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Andrew Durnford: A Black Sugar Planter in the Antebellum South

David O. Whitten - Biography & Autobiography - 138 pages
Had Durnford done no more than build a sugar plantation out of the wilderness with black slave labor, his accounts would be valuable, but he also practiced medicine, recounting ...
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Signifyin(g), Sanctifyin', and Slam Dunking

Gena Dagel Caponi - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 467 pages
Observers of American society have long noted the distinctive contribution of African Americans to the nation's cultural life. We find references to African American music and ...
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C.L.R. James: His Intellectual Legacies

Selwyn Reginald Cudjoe, William E. Cain - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 476 pages
C.L.R. James (1901-1989) made important contributions in a range of fields - literature, criticism, cultural studies, political theory, history and philosophy, serving as a ...
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What Mama Taught Me

Tony Brown - Self-Help - 2009 - 240 pages
Millions of viewers of Tony Brown's Journal, the longest-running series on PBS, know Tony Brown as an advocate for self-reliance and self-enrichment. Now, in his most personal ...
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Charles Benson: Mariner of Color in the Age of Sail

Michael Sokolow - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 234 pages
What a miserable life a sea fareing life is, wrote steward Charles Augustus Benson (1830-1881) in his journal in 1862. As a career mariner for nearly two decades, he was well ...
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Black Lives: Essays in African American Biography

James L. Conyers, Jr. - Biography & Autobiography - 1998
These fifteen chapters comprise groundbreaking biographical sketches of notable but heretofore unknown (or lesser known) African Americans, among them General Daniel Chappie ...
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Red Seas: Ferdinand Smith and Radical Black Sailors in the United States and ...

Gerald Horne - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 359 pages
"Gerald Horne draws on Smith's life to make insightful connections between labor radicalism, the Civil Rights Movement and American anticommunism, demonstrating that the gains ...
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Pauline E. Hopkins: A Literary Biography

Hanna Wallinger - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 368 pages
Republished here for the first time, it establishes Hopkins as an early advocate of black nationalism and one of the few women writers who joined the discourse on this topic ...
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Free at Last?: Black America in the Twenty-First Century

Juan Jose Battle, Michael Bennett, Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr. - Social Science - 294 pages
W.E.B. Du Bois said that "the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line." It has been one hundred years since Du Bois made that prescient statement ...
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Arthur Ashe: A Biography

Richard Steins - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 103 pages
Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American athlete and social activist who overcame racial prejudices and segregation to break into the world of tennis.
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