African-American history Products

  • 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 – 2015-11-17 
    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 – 2015-11-17 
    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 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 Historical Americans

  • The Black Press and Black Baseball, 1915-1955

    A Devil’s Bargain

    By Brian Carroll

    This book brings into dramatic relief the dilemma, or devil's bargain, that faced the black press in first building up black baseball, then crusading for the sport's integration and, as a result of that largely successful campaign, ultimately encouraging and even ensuring the demise of those same…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • Black Conservatism

    Essays in Intellectual and Political History

    Edited by Peter Eisenstadt

    This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21

  • Black Citizenship and Authenticity in the Civil Rights Movement

    By Randolph Hohle

    This book explains the emergence of two competing forms of black political representation that transformed the objectives and meanings of local action, created boundaries between national and local struggles for racial equality, and prompted a white response to the civil rights movement that set…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • Blacks, Mulattos, and the Dominican Nation

    By Franklin J. Franco

    Blacks, Mulattos, and the Dominican Nation is the first English translation of the classic text Los negros, los mulatos y la nación dominicana by esteemed Dominican scholar Franklin J. Franco. Published in 1969, this book was the first systematic work on the role of Afro-descendants in Dominican…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
    Classic Knowledge in Dominican Studies

  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

    African American Reform Rhetoric and the Rise of a Modern Nation State

    By Michael Stancliff

    A prominent early feminist, abolitionist, and civil rights advocate, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper wrote and spoke across genres and reform platforms during the turbulent second half of the nineteenth century. Her invention of a new commonplace language of moral character drew on the persuasive and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23

  • 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

  • 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 Historical Biographies

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