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Books Books 21 - 30 of about 38 related to Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America.   

An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad

Claude Andrew Clegg - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 377 pages
The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad The first full biography of Elijah Muhammad, the controversial founding father of The Nation of Islam and the forbearer to Louis Farrakhan.
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Mankiller: A Chief and Her People

Wilma Mankiller, Michael Wallis - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 310 pages
The first female chief of a large tribe, the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, tells her life story, from her childhood on Mankiller Flats to her struggle to lead her people into a ...
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A Place to Stand

Jimmy Santiago Baca - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 272 pages
Jimmy Santiago Baca's harrowing, brilliant memoir of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in a maximum-security prison garnered tremendous critical ...
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Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha who Bewitched the West

Lesley Downer - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 321 pages
The author of Women of the Pleasure Quarters shares the story of the famous geisha whose life inspired Puccini's Madame Butterfly, from her training and participation in secret ...
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For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

Chana Kai Lee - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 255 pages
"The definitive biography of one of the most important civil rights activists of the twentieth century, For Freedom's Sake is also a moving social history of a critical epoch ...
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To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760 ...

William L. Andrews - Biography & Autobiography - 1988 - 353 pages
To Tell A Free Story traces in unprecedented detail the history of black America's most innovative literary tradition--the autobiography--from its beginnings to the end of the ...
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Black Leaders of the Nineteenth Century

Leon F. Litwack - Biography & Autobiography - 1991 - 344 pages
A rich and rewarding collection that will repay many reading by students of Afro-American, social, and political history.
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Marian Anderson: A Singer's Journey

Allan Keiler - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 447 pages
A biography of one of America's greatest singers and a seminal figure in the American civil rights movement uncovers the life of the first African American soloist at the Met.
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