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Permanent Waves - Julie Willett

Permanent WavesJulie Willett

Throughout the twentieth century, beauty shops have been places where women could enjoy the company of other women, exchange information, and share secrets. The female equivalent of barbershops, they have been institutions vital to communit… more

Permanent Waves
Julie Willett
Jim Crow Guide to the U.S.A.... - Stetson Kennedy

Jim Crow Guide to the U.S.A....Stetson Kennedy

Jim Crow Guide documents the system of legally imposed American apartheid that prevailed during what Stetson Kennedy calls “the long century from Emancipation to the Overcoming.” The mock guidebook covers every area of activity where th… more

Jim Crow Guide to the U.S.A.: The Laws, Customs and Etiquette Governing the Conduct of Nonwhites and Other Minorities as Second-Class Citizens
Stetson Kennedy
University Alabama Press , English
BEATING THE ODDS: PEDAGOGY, ... - Dr. James Oliver Richardson Jr.

BEATING THE ODDS: PEDAGOGY, ...Dr. James Oliver Richardson Jr.

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The purpose of my qualitative research is to reveal how four African-American men overcame inferior education and Jim Crow laws. In the early twentiethcentury the social and economic conditions of African American men were appalling,yet th… more

Dr. James Oliver Richardson Jr.
Trafford , English
Freedom Dreams: The Black Ra... - Robin D.G. Kelley

Freedom Dreams: The Black Ra...Robin D.G. Kelley

Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley w… more

Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
Robin D.G. Kelley
Beacon Press , English
Stories from the Back of the Bus - Joseph Moore

Stories from the Back of the BusJoseph Moore

My book tells the story of what it was like living in the segregated south; New Orleans in particular. It relates how I and a few friends suffered under the yoke of segregation, Jim Crow laws and what we accomplished to secure change in our… more

Stories from the Back of the Bus
Joseph Moore
PublishAmerica , English


Warren argues, quite bluntly, that “African American literature” has outlived its relevance as the dominant category for poetry, fiction, and plays written by African Americans. Contradicting an influential portion of the field, which regar… more

Kenneth W. Warren
Harvard University Press , English
A Mayor's Proclamation: "Was... - James Vrana

A Mayor's Proclamation: "Was...James Vrana

A Mayor’s Proclamation is a book about the covert policies of an African American Mayor which are designed to systematically displace the African American population in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Furthermore, it addresses the mu… more

A Mayor’s Proclamation: “Washington D.C., We’re Open for Business” African Americans Need Not Apply
James Vrana
Trafford Publishing , English
Creating a Confederate Kentu... - Anne E. Marshall

Creating a Confederate Kentu...Anne E. Marshall

Historian E. Merton Coulter famously said that Kentucky “waited until after the war was over to secede from the Union.” In this fresh study, Anne E. Marshall traces the development of a Confederate identity in Kentucky between 1865 and 1925… more

Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State (Civil War America)
Anne E. Marshall
The University of North Carolina Press , English
Stonewall ~ A DM Anthology - Walter Conley, Arlene Greene...

Stonewall ~ A DM AnthologyWalter Conley, Arlene Greene...

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Vampires, desire, and the opiate of nostalgia. Jim Crow, popcorn, and ticket stubs. Angry dykes, God, and the G-spot. STONEWALL crafts a mosaic of rainbow-hued glass, one inimitable voice at a time. Poems look through the glass darkly, seei… more

Stonewall ~ A DM Anthology
Walter Conley, Arlene Greene, Brant Lyon, Colin Gilbert, Frank Kelly, Chavisa Woods, Dave Lordan, Richard Marx Weinraub, Etkin Camoglu
Hammer & Anvil Books , English
Right to Ride: Streetcar Boy... - Blair L. M. Kelley

Right to Ride: Streetcar Boy...Blair L. M. Kelley

Through a reexamination of the earliest struggles against Jim Crow, Blair Kelley exposes the fullness of African American efforts to resist the passage of segregation laws dividing trains and streetcars by race in the early Jim Crow era. Ri… more

Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)
Blair L. M. Kelley
The University of North Carolina Press , English
Memphis Blues Again Episode 1 - Bob R Bogle

Memphis Blues Again Episode 1Bob R Bogle

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Memphis Blues Again delivers a fresh approach to literary fiction. “We’re far more inextricably joined to a distant past than we suppose.”

Memphis Blues Again is Bob R Bogle’s masterwork, a great novel of all that America has been and is n… more

Memphis Blues Again Episode 1
Bob R Bogle
Ouroboros Independent Books , English
Mambo Montage: The Latinizat... -

Mambo Montage: The Latinizat...

New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and ethno-racial politics, from Lat… more

Mambo Montage: The Latinization of New York City
Columbia University Press , English
Black Jack - George Patton

Black JackGeorge Patton

Black Jack Herman Eva turns 109 as seen on the Today Show 4/9/08. Quote of the day: “When you’ve been buried alive, you’re not looking forward to the real thing!” The premiere African-American magician of the twentieth century, he was an… more

Black Jack
George Patton
iUniverse , English
Ten Generations of Bondage: ... - Johari Ade

Ten Generations of Bondage: ...Johari Ade

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This updated editon of Ten Generations of Bondage includes 66 more pages than the 2008 version and includes never before released information.Ten Generations of Bondage is the true story about an African American family from enslavement to … more

Ten Generations of Bondage: Eleven Generations of Faith
Johari Ade
Sakhu Shule Publications , English
The Mee Street Chronicles: S... - Frankie Lennon

The Mee Street Chronicles: S...Frankie Lennon

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The Mee St. Chronicles: Straight Up Stories of a Black Woman’s Life is the extraordinarily candid memoir of Frankie Lennon’s battle to claim her own life and sexual identity. Beginning with vivid stories of growing up in segregated Knoxvill… more

The Mee Street Chronicles: Straight Up Stories of a Black Woman’s Life
Frankie Lennon
Kerlak Publishing , English
We Shall Overcome: A History... - Professor Alexander Tsesis

We Shall Overcome: A History...Professor Alexander Tsesis

Despite America’s commitment to civil rights from the earliest days of nationhood, examples of injustices against minorities stain many pages of U.S. history. The battle for racial, ethnic, and gender fairness remains unfinished. This compr… more

We Shall Overcome: A History of Civil Rights and the Law
Professor Alexander Tsesis
Yale University Press , English
Learning to Win: Sports, Edu... - Pamela Grundy

Learning to Win: Sports, Edu...Pamela Grundy

Over the past century, high school and college athletics have grown into one of America’s most beloved—and most controversial—institutions, inspiring great loyalty while sparking fierce disputes.In this richly detailed book, Pamela Grundy… more

Learning to Win: Sports, Education, and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)
Pamela Grundy
The University of North Carolina Press , English
America's Forgotten History.... - Mark David Ledbetter

America's Forgotten History....Mark David Ledbetter

Part Three of America’s Forgotten History takes us from the end of the Civil War to the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurection. We look at Reconstruction, the Indian Wars in the West, the land grant railroads of the West, the l… more

America’s Forgotten History. Part 3: A Progressive Empire
Mark David Ledbetter
Mark David Ledbetter , English
Small Moments: A Child's Mem... - Mary M. Barrow

Small Moments: A Child's Mem...Mary M. Barrow

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Jim Crow. Segregation. Separate but equal.

At the dawn of the Civil Rights movement, these words mean little to Mary, an eleven-year-old Southern transplant in New Jersey. Forced to grow up in an place so unlike her old home, Mary clings o… more

Small Moments: A Child’s Memories of the Civil Rights Movement
Mary M. Barrow
Wise Ink Creative Publishing , English
American Nightmare: The Hist... - Jerrold M. Packard

American Nightmare: The Hist...Jerrold M. Packard

For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial “etiquette,” these rules governed nearly every… more

American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow
Jerrold M. Packard
St. Martin’s Press , English