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Books Books 31 - 40 of about 48 related to Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America.   

Standing Fast: The Autobiography of Roy Wilkins

Roy Wilkins, Tom Mathews - Biography & Autobiography - 1982 - 361 pages
History will remember Roy Wilkins (1901–1981) as one of the great leaders of the twentieth century for his contributions to the advancement of civil rights in America. For ...
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Swing that Music

Louis Armstrong, Rudy Vallée, Dan Morgenstern, Horace Gerlach, Benny Goodman - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 136 pages
The first autobiography of a jazz musician, Louis Armstrong’s Swing That Music is a milestone in jazz literature. Armstrong wrote most of the biographical material, which is of ...
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Dance of the Infidels: A Portrait of Bud Powell

Francis Paudras - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 353 pages
A biography of the jazz great covers his early influences, his time in mental institutions, his work with other jazz greats in Europe and New York, and his early death
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The Brothers

Art Neville, Aaron Neville, Charles Neville, David Ritz, Cyril Neville - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 400 pages
In a unique autobiography, the four Neville brothers--Art, Aaron, Charles, and Cyril--take turns chronicling their journey from a segregated, crime-ridden New Orleans to the ...
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The World of Duke Ellington

Stanley Dance - Biography & Autobiography - 1970 - 311 pages
A fascinating portrait of one of America's greatest composer-performers in his own words and the words of the musicians he played with.
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The Shadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America

Hugh Pearson - Social Science - 1995 - 422 pages
The first complete and balanced history of the Black Panther Party
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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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