History Books - African American

We Carry Their Bones: The Search for Justice at the Dozier School for Boys By Erin Kimmerle Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063030244
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Published: William Morrow - June 14th, 2022

"With We Carry Their Bones, Erin Kimmerle continues to unearth the true story of the Dozier School, a tale more frightening than any fiction. In a corrupt world, her unflinching revelations are as close as we'll come to justice." –Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer-Prize Winning author of The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad


Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy By Damien Lewis Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541700666
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Published: PublicAffairs - July 12th, 2022

Singer. Actress. Beauty. Spy. During WWII, Josephine Baker, the world's richest and most glamorous entertainer, was an Allied spy in Occupied France. 

Prior to World War II, Josephine Baker was a music-hall diva renowned for her singing and dancing, her beauty and sexuality; she was the highest-paid female performer in Europe.


Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781982115197
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 21st, 2022

A Best Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington Post

Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour de force that tells the “powerful” (The New York Times Book Review) story of women-led slave revolts and chronicles scholar Rebecca Hall’s efforts to uncover the truth about these women warriors who, until now, have been left out o


Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction By Kate Masur Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781324021841
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2022

Finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in History
Finalist for the 2022 Lincoln Prize
Winner of the 2022 John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History
One of NPR's Best Books of 2021 and a New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2021


Riding Jane Crow: African American Women on the American Railroad (Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History) By Miriam Thaggert Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780252086595
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Published: University of Illinois Press - June 28th, 2022

Miriam Thaggert illuminates the stories of African American women as passengers and as workers on the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century railroad. As Jim Crow laws became more prevalent and forced Black Americans to "ride Jim Crow" on the rails, the train compartment became a contested space of leisure and work.


African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals By David Hackett Fischer Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781982145095
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 31st, 2022

In this sweeping, foundational work, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Hackett Fischer draws on extensive research to show how enslaved Africans and their descendants enlarged American ideas of freedom in varying ways in different regions of the early United States.

African Founders explores the little-known history of how enslaved people from different regions of A


Alabama V. King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Criminal Trial That Launched the Civil Rights Movement By David Fisher, Dan Abrams, Fred D. Gray (With) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781335475190
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Published: Hanover Square Press - May 24th, 2022

"Poignant, sometimes harrowing." -Wall Street Journal

The defense lawyer for Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, the Selma marchers, and other civil rights heroes reveals the true story of the historic trial that made Dr. King a national hero.


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A Lynching at Port Jervis: Race and Reckoning in the Gilded Age By Philip Dray Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780374194413
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 24th, 2022

An account of a lynching that took place in New York in 1892, forcing the North to reckon with its own racism.


The Ground Breaking: The Tulsa Race Massacre and an American City's Search for Justice By Scott Ellsworth Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593182994
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Published: Dutton - May 17th, 2022

2021 National Book Award Longlist

2022 Carnegie Medal Nonfiction Longlist


The Devil's Half Acre: The Untold Story of How One Woman Liberated the South's Most Notorious Slave Jail By Kristen Green Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541675636
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Published: Seal Press - April 12th, 2022

The inspiring true story of an enslaved woman who liberated an infamous slave jail and transformed it into one of the nation’s first HBCUs 

In The Devil’s Half AcreNew York Times bestselling author Kristen Green draws on years of research to


Of Blood and Sweat: Black Lives and the Making of White Power and Wealth By Clyde W. Ford Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063038516
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Published: Amistad - April 5th, 2022

“Ford’s overlap of past and present, narrative and commentary is masterful, and makes this volume all the more valuable to those readers wise enough to allow the past to inform the future.


Heart First Into This Ruin: The Complete American Sonnets By Wanda Coleman, Mahogany L. Browne (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Wanda Coleman, Mahogany L. Browne (Introduction by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781574232530
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Published: Black Sparrow Press - June 21st, 2022

"Fantastically entertaining and deeply engaging...potent distillations of creative rage, social critique, and subversive wit."--Washington Post

"Terrifying and fearlessly inventive."--New York Times