African-American history Products

  • Trailblazing African American Public Administrators

    By Beverly C. Edmond, Ron W. Finnell

    While the historical evolution of the field of public administration has long viewed social equity and inclusiveness as a core administrative value, African American voices have all too often been ignored in the discourse about the theory and practice of public administration. This book is the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge

  • Jesse Owens, the Press, and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

    By Pamela C. Laucella

    Jesse Owens secured his place as one of the most celebrated athletes of the twentieth-century after winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. This book examines the press coverage of the time, which helped to elevate Owens to such status. Pamela C. Laucella utilizes examples not just…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in African American History and Culture

  • His Truth is Marching On

    African Americans Who Taught the Freedmen for the American Missionary Association, 1861-1877

    By Clara Merritt DeBoer

    This title, first published in 1995, explores the history of the American Missionary Association (AMA) – an abolitionist group founded in New York in 1846, whose primary focus was to abolish slavery, to promote racial equality and Christian values and to educate African Americans. This title will…

    Hardback – 2016-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Education 1800-1926

  • Writing History from the Margins

    African Americans and the Quest for Freedom

    Edited by Claire Parfait, Helene Le Dantec-Lowry, Claire Bourhis-Mariotti

    With contributions from leading American and European scholars, this collection of original essays surveys the actors and the modes of writing history from the "margins" of society, focusing specifically on African Americans. Nearly 100 years after The Journal of Negro History was founded, this…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-09-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • 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

  • The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military

    Edited by Geoffrey Jensen

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding race in the American military establishment from the French and Indian War to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest research on race and ethnicity…

    Hardback – 2016-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge History Handbooks

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Economic Civil Rights Movement

    African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power

    Edited by Michael Ezra

    Economic inequalities have been perhaps the most enduring problem facing African Americans since the civil rights movement, despite the attention they have received from activists. Although the civil rights movement dealt successfully with injustices like disenfranchisement and segregated public…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African American History

  • Harriet Tubman

    Slavery, the Civil War, and Civil Rights in the 19th Century

    By Kristen T. Oertel

    Escaped slave, Civil War spy, scout, and nurse, and champion of women's suffrage, Harriet Tubman is an icon of heroism. Perhaps most famous for leading enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad, Tubman was dubbed "Moses" by followers. But abolition and the close of the Civil War…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

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