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Making Good Neighbors
Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia
Abigail Perkiss
Abigail Perkiss tells the remarkable story of West Mount Airy, drawing on archival research and her oral history interviews with residents of this purposefully integrated Philadelphia...



Radicals on the Road
Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Wu analyzes how interactions among people from the U.S. and several East and Southeast Asian nations inspired transnational identities and multiracial coalitions that challenged political commitments during the Vietnam War era.



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 Worlds of Langston Hughes
Modernism and Translation in the Americas
Vera M. Kutzinski
Kutzinski shows that translating and being translated (and often mistranslated) are as vital to Hughes's own poetics as they are to understanding the historical network of cultural relations known as literary modernism.



In the Words of Frederick Douglass
Quotations from Liberty's Champion
Frederick Douglass
A rich trove of nearly seven hundred quotations by Douglass that demonstrate the breadth and strength of his intellect as well as the eloquence with which he expressed his political and ethical principles.



The Business of Empire
United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America
Jason M. Colby
Colby provides new insight into the role of transnational capital, labor migration, and racial nationalism in shaping U.S. expansion into Central America and the greater Caribbean.



"We Will Be Satisfied With Nothing Less"
The African American Struggle for Equal Rights in the North during Reconstruction
Hugh Davis
Davis concentrates on the two issues that African Americans in the North considered most essential: black male suffrage rights and equal access to the public schools.



Hirelings
African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland
Jennifer Hull Dorsey
Recreating the social and economic milieu of Maryland's Eastern Shore when slaves and freedmen lived side by side.



White Flight/Black Flight
The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood
Rachael A. Woldoff
Life of a working-class neighborhood in the aftermath of white flight.



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.



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