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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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Civil Rights Childhood

Jordana Y. Shakoor - Social Science - 2010 - 216 pages
Two voices blend in this poignant memoir from the Civil Rights era in Mississippi--a father's and a daughter's. He was Andrew L. Jordan, a son in a dirt-poor family of ...
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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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Brothers in Arms: THE EPIC STORY OF THE 761ST TANK BATTALION, WWII'S ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anthony Walton - History - 2004 - 504 pages
A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, BROTHERS IN ARMS recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st “Black Panthers,” the first all ...
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