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Black History

We are pleased to present an eclectic range of titles examining black history, the legacy of slavery, and racial theory. For a limited time, save 20% with discount code HIS17!

Highlights

  • Ida B. Wells

    Social Activist and Reformer

    By Kristina DuRocher

    Born into slavery in 1862, Ida B. Wells went on to become an influential reformer and leader in the African American community. A Southern black woman living in a time when little social power was available to people of her race or gender, Ida B. Wells made an extraordinary impact on American…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The Meaning of Slavery in the North

    Edited by Martin H. Blatt, David R. Roediger

    Southern cotton planters and Northern textile mill owners maintained what has been called "an unholy alliance between the lords of the lash and the lords of the loom." This collection of essays focuses on the central role of slavery in the early development of industrialization in the United States…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Labor in America

  • The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism

    Edited by Edward Cavanagh, Lorenzo Veracini

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism examines the global history of settler colonialism as a distinct mode of domination from ancient times to the present day. It explores the ways in which new polities were established in freshly discovered ‘New Worlds’, and covers the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-22
    Routledge
    Routledge History Handbooks

  • South Africa

    The Rise and Fall of Apartheid, 3rd Edition

    By Nancy L. Clark, William H. Worger

    South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa from 1948 to the present day, covering the introduction of the oppressive policy of apartheid when the Nationalists came to power, its mounting opposition in the 1970s and 1980s, its eventual collapse in the 1990s,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • Sojourner Truth

    Prophet of Social Justice

    By Isabelle Kinnard Richman

    Although Sojourner Truth was born into bondage and oppression, in liberation she emerged as a leader in the most radical causes of her era. She travelled the country as an outspoken and riveting presence, battling for the abolition of slavery and for women’s suffrage. While her role in these…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Racial Theories in Social Science

    A Systemic Racism Critique

    By Sean Elias, Joe R. Feagin

    Racial Theories in Social Science: A Systemic Racism Critique provides a critique of the white racial framing and lack of systemic-racism analysis prevalent in past and present mainstream race theory. As this book demonstrates, mainstream racial analysis, and social analysis more generally,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-14
    Routledge
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • Shadows of the Slave Past

    Memory, Heritage, and Slavery

    By Ana Lucia Araujo

    This book is a transnational and comparative study examining the processes that led to the memorialization of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the second half of the twentieth century. Araujo explores numerous kinds of initiatives such as monuments, memorials, and museums as well as heritage…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Black Women in Television

    An Illustrated History and Bibliography

    By George H. Hill, Lorraine Raglin, Chas Floyd Johnson

    This bibliography lists more than 700 articles, books, dissertations, and theses on the participation of African American women in the television industry. Includes materials on specific television personalities and programs, and black women's involvement as producers, news anchors, and editorial…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Television

  • Unyielding Spirits

    Black Women and Slavery in Early Canada and Jamaica

    By Maureen G. Elgersman

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20
    Routledge
    Crosscurrents in African American History

  • Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement

    By Yohuru Williams

    The African American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century is one of the most important stories in American history. With all the information available, however, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement, Yohuru…

    Paperback – 2015-11-18
    Routledge
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • Muhammad Ali

    A Man of Many Voices

    By Barbara L. Tischler

    Muhammad Ali was not only a champion athlete, but a cultural icon. While his skill as a boxer made him famous, his strong personality and his identity as a black man in a country in the midst of the struggle for civil rights made him an enduring symbol. From his youth in segregated Louisville,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Race, Power, and the Obama Legacy

    By Pierre Orelus

    This book critically examines Obama’s presidency and legacy, especially in regard to race, inequality, education, and political power. Orelus depicts an “interest convergence factor” that led many White liberals and the corporate media to help Obama get elected in 2008 and 2012. He assesses Obama’s…

    Paperback – 2015-10-09
    Routledge

  • How Blacks Built America

    Labor, Culture, Freedom, and Democracy

    By Joe R. Feagin

    How Blacks Built America examines the many positive and dramatic contributions made by African Americans to this country over its long history. Almost all public and scholarly discussion of African Americans accenting their distinctive societal position, especially discussion outside black…

    Paperback – 2015-07-27
    Routledge

  • The Atlantic Connection

    A History of the Atlantic World, 1450-1900

    By Anna Suranyi

    Focusing on the interconnections of the Atlantic world from 1450-1900, The Atlantic Connection examines the major themes of Atlantic history. During this period, ships, goods, diseases, human beings and ideas flowed across the ocean, tying together the Atlantic basin in a complex web of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-28
    Routledge

  • Africans and Britons in the Age of Empires, 1660-1980

    By Myles Osborne, Susan Kingsley Kent

    Africans and Britons in the Age of Empires, 1660-1980 tells the stories of the intertwined lives of African and British peoples over more than three centuries. In seven chapters and an epilogue, Myles Osborne and Susan Kingsley Kent explore the characters that comprised the British presence in…

    Paperback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge

  • The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History

    By Jeremy Black

    In The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History, Jeremy Black presents a compact yet comprehensive survey of slavery and its impact on the world, primarily centered on the Atlantic trade. Opening with a clear discussion of the problems of defining slavery, the book goes on to investigate the Atlantic…

    Paperback – 2015-03-17
    Routledge
    Themes in World History

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    2nd Edition

    By Peter J. Ling

    Peter Ling’s acclaimed biography of Martin Luther King Jr provides a thorough re-examination of both the man and the Civil Rights Movement, showing how King grew into his leadership role and kept his faith as the challenges facing the movement strengthened after 1965. Ling combines a detailed…

    Paperback – 2015-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Concrete Demands

    The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century

    By Rhonda Y. Williams

    Between the 1950s and 1970s, Black Power coalesced as activists advocated a more oppositional approach to fighting racial oppression, emphasizing racial pride, asserting black political, cultural, and economic autonomy, and challenging white power. In Concrete Demands, Rhonda Y. Williams provides a…

    Paperback – 2014-12-11
    Routledge

  • The History of Africa

    The Quest for Eternal Harmony, 2nd Edition

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe—instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own…

    Paperback – 2014-10-27
    Routledge

  • The Art of the Possible

    Booker T. Washington and Black Leadership in the United States, 1881-1925

    By Kevern J. Verney

    The Art of The Possible is a new study of the ideas and achievements of Booker T. Washington, the most influential African American leader of the period 1881-1915.…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge
    Crosscurrents in African American History

  • Slavery and the Founders

    Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson, 3rd Edition

    By Paul Finkelman

    In Slavery and the Founders, Paul Finkelman addresses a central issue of the American founding: how the first generation of leaders of the United States dealt with the profoundly important question of human bondage. The book explores the tension between the professed idea of America as stated in…

    Paperback – 2014-04-09
    Routledge

  • Problematizing Blackness

    Self Ethnographies by Black Immigrants to the United States

    By Jean Muteba Rahier, Percy Hintzen

    This cutting-edge piece of scholarship studies the invisibility of the black migrants in popular consciousness and intellectual discourse in the United States through the interrogation of actual members of this community.…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
    Routledge
    Crosscurrents in African American History

  • Color Matters

    Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America

    Edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood

    In the United States, as in many parts of the world, people are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. This type of skin tone bias, or colorism, is both related to and distinct from discrimination on the basis of race, with which it is often conflated. Preferential treatment of…

    Paperback – 2013-12-09
    Routledge
    New Directions in American History

  • The Routledge History of Western Empires

    Edited by Robert Aldrich, Kirsten McKenzie

    The Routledge History of Western Empires is an all new volume focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight thematic sections, the book explores European overseas expansion from the Age of…

    Hardback – 2013-11-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories