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On Freedom and the Will to AdornThe Art of the African American Essay

On Freedom and the Will to Adorn: The Art of the African American Essay

Cheryl A. Wall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646909
eISBN:
9781469646923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646909.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Although they have written in various genres, African American writers as notable and diverse as W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker have done their most influential work in the essay ... More

Every Nation Has Its DishBlack Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645216
eISBN:
9781469645230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645216.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book gives a nuanced history of black foodways across the twentieth century, challenging traditional narratives of "soul food" as a singular style of historical African American cuisine. It ... More

Mapping DiasporaAfrican American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Patricia de Santana Pinho

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Brazil, like some countries in Africa, has become a major destination for African American tourists seeking the cultural roots of the black Atlantic diaspora. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic ... More

Embattled FreedomJourneys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps

Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps

Amy Murrell Taylor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643625
eISBN:
9781469643649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643625.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of ... More

The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy

The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy

Kevin D. Greene

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646497
eISBN:
9781469646510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646497.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between the turn of the twentieth century to his death in 1958, William “Big Bill Broonzy” was one of the most successful and recorded bluesmen of the period. Widley regarded as the most important of ... More

Jim Crow CapitalWomen and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646725
eISBN:
9781469646749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646725.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Jim Crow Capital tells the story of how black women in Washington, D.C. transformed civil rights politics between 1920 and 1945. Even though no resident of the nation’s capital could cast a ballot, ... More

The Mismeasure of MindsDebating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

The Mismeasure of Minds: Debating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

Michael E. Staub

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643595
eISBN:
9781469643618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643595.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision required desegregation of America’s schools, but it also set in motion an agonizing multidecade debate over race, class, and IQ. In this innovative book, ... More

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.An Oral History

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History

E. Patrick Johnson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469641102
eISBN:
9781469641126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641102.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History reveals how identity is made through race, gender, sexuality, class, and region. In particular, it centers the life stories of more than seventy Black, ... More

Policing Los AngelesRace, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646831
eISBN:
9781469646855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646831.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

When the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts erupted in violent protest in August 1965, the uprising drew strength from decades of pent-up frustration with employment discrimination, residential ... More

Political EducationBlack Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 2012, Chicago’s school year began with the city’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter century and ended with the largest mass closure of public schools in recent U.S. history. On one side, a union ... More

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