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The Abolitionist Sisterhood
Women's Political Culture in Antebellum America
A small group of black and white American women who banded together in the 1830s and 1840s to remedy the evils of slavery and racism, the "antislavery females" included many who ultimately struggled for equal rights for women as well. Organizing fundraising fairs, writing pamphlets and giftbooks, circulating petitions, even speaking before...



All Men Free and Brethren
Essays on the History of African American Freemasonry
The first in-depth account of an African American institution that spans the history of the American Republic.



The American Dream in Black and White
The Clarence Thomas Hearings
Jane Flax
"This is not... the nomination of a justice of the peace to some small county in some small state. This involves the very integrity and fabric of our country."—Senator Orrin G. Hatch The transcripts of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings...



American Odyssey
Haitians in New York City
Michel S. Laguerre, Michel Laguerre
Caribbean immigrants have now become part of the social landscape of many American cities. Few studies, however, have treated in detail the process of their integration in American society. American Odyssey assesses the development and adaptation...



Becoming American under Fire
Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship during the Civil War Era
Christian G. Samito
In Becoming American under Fire, Christian G. Samito provides a rich account of how African American and Irish American soldiers influenced the modern vision of national citizenship that developed during the Civil War era. By bearing arms for the...



Between Homeland and Motherland
Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America
Alvin B. Tillery
The history of African American political engagement with Africa, from back-to-Africa movements to the anti-apartheid campaign.



Black Freedom Fighters in Steel
The Struggle for Democratic Unionism
Ruth Needleman
Thousands of African Americans poured into northwest Indiana in the 1920s dreaming of decent-paying jobs and a life without Klansmen, chain gangs, and cotton. Black Freedom Fighters in Steel: The Struggle for Democratic Unionism by Ruth Needleman...



Black Power at Work
Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry
Black Power at Work chronicles the history of direct action campaigns to open up the construction industry to black workers in the 1960s and 1970s, with case studies of Brooklyn, Newark, the Bay Area, Detroit, Chicago, and...



Black Subjects
Identity Formation in the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery
Arlene R. Keizer, Arlene Keizer
Writers as diverse as Carolivia Herron, Charles Johnson, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Derek Walcott have addressed the history of slavery in their literary works. In this groundbreaking new book, Arlene R. Keizer contends that these...



Black Yanks in the Pacific
Race in the Making of American Military Empire after World War II
Michael Cullen Green
By the end of World War II, many black citizens viewed service in the segregated American armed forces with distaste if not disgust. Meanwhile, domestic racism and Jim Crow, ongoing Asian struggles against European colonialism, and prewar calls...



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