African American Studies Products

  • Diversity among Architects

    From Margin to Center

    By Craig Wilkins

    Diversity among Architects presents a series of essays questioning the homogeneity of architecture practitioners, who remain overwhelmingly male and Caucasian, to help you create a field more representative of the population you serve. The book is the collected work of author Craig L.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25 

  • Auto/Biography in the Americas

    Relational Lives

    Edited by Ricia A. Chansky

    Auto/Biography in the Americas: Relational Lives brings together scholars from disparate geographic regions, cultural perspectives, linguistic frameworks, and disciplinary backgrounds to explore what connects narrated lives in the Americas. By interweaving scholarship on Afro-diasporic…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23 

  • Race Matters, Animal Matters

    Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1838-1934

    By Lindgren Johnson

    This book challenges the grand narrative of African American studies: that African Americans rejected racist associations of blackness and animality through a disassociation from animality. Taking an animal studies approach to texts written by Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Ida B.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-01 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • 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
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • The Myth of Post-Racialism in Television News

    By Libby Lewis

    This book explores the written and unwritten requirements Black journalists face in their efforts to get and keep jobs in television news. Informed by interviews with journalists themselves, Lewis examines how raced Black journalists and their journalism organizations process their circumstances…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • African American Slavery and Disability

    Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860

    By Dea H. Boster

    Disability is often mentioned in discussions of slave health, mistreatment and abuse, but constructs of how "able" and "disabled" bodies influenced the institution of slavery has gone largely overlooked. This volume uncovers a history of disability in African American slavery from the primary…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Studies in African American History and Culture

  • 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
    Themes in World History

  • The History of Africa

    The Quest for Eternal Harmony

    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

  • Pilgrimage Tourism of Diaspora Africans to Ghana

    By Ann Reed

    Processes of globalization have led to diasporic groups longing for their homelands. One such group includes descendants from African ancestors displaced by the trans-Atlantic slave trade, who may be uncertain about their families' exact origins. Traveling home often means visiting African sites…

    Hardback – 2014-09-16
    Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora

  • Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press

    Framing Dissent

    By Sarah J. Jackson

    Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations about race, celebrity, and protest in the twenty-first century call for a closer examination of the evolution of dissent by black celebrities and their reception in the public sphere. This book focuses on the way the mainstream and black press have…

    Hardback – 2014-06-04
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • 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

  • Rewriting the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Beyond Disciplinary and National Boundaries

    Edited by Robert L. Adams Jr.

    This volume considers the African Diaspora through the underexplored Afro-Latino experience in the Caribbean and South America. Utilizing both established and emerging approaches such as feminism and Atlantic studies, the authors explore the production of historical and contemporary identities and…

    Hardback – 2013-04-12

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