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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 41 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman
    Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - by Saidiya Hartman

    £17.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788163231 | ISBN 10: 1788163230

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, black women in the US were carving out new ways of living. The first generations born after emancipation, their struggle was to live as if they really were free. Their defeats were bitter, but their triumphs beca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness by David Austin (Editor)
    Moving Against the System: The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness - by David Austin (Editor)

    £19.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780745338651 | ISBN 10: 0745338658

    In 1968, as protests shook France and war raged in Vietnam, the giants of Black radical politics descended on Montreal to discuss the unique challenges and struggles facing their Black brothers and sisters. For the first time since 1968, David Austin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Organized Labor And The Black Worker 1619-1981 by Philip S. Foner
    Organized Labor And The Black Worker 1619-1981 - by Philip S. Foner

    £18.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781608467877 | ISBN 10: 1608467872

    In this classic account, historian Philip Foner traces the radical history of Black workers’ contribution to the American labor movement. "Organized Labor and the Black Worker… documents a very long history of trade union and white working-cla ... more

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    'I Was Transformed': Frederick Douglass: An American Slave in Victorian Britain - by Laurence Fenton

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781445670195 | ISBN 10: 1445670194

    In the summer of 1845, Frederick Douglass, the young runaway slave catapulted to fame by his incendiary autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, arrived in Liverpool for the start of a near-two-year tour of Brita ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers by Various writers, edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates
    The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers - by Various writers, edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780143105992 | ISBN 10: 014310599x

    A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century.   The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive ant ... more

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  • Cover image of book Frederick Douglass by William S. McFeely
    Frederick Douglass - by William S. McFeely

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780393354423 | ISBN 10: 0393354423

    Born into but escaped from slavery, Frederick Douglass — orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America — was a towering figure, at once consummately charismatic and flawed. His Narrative of the Life of Frederick Do ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Slave
    The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition - by Manisha Sinha

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780300227116 | ISBN 10: 0300227116

    A groundbreaking history of abolition that recovers the largely forgotten role of African Americans in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War.  Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Power 50 by Sylviane A. Diouf and Komozi Woodard (Editors)
    Black Power 50 - by Sylviane A. Diouf and Komozi Woodard (Editors)

    £21.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781620971482 | ISBN 10: 1620971488

    With a foreword by Khalil Gibran Muhammad.   The fully illustrated companion to a major exhibit at New York’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a sweeping fiftieth-anniversary retrospective of Black Power in America and around ... more

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  • Cover image of book Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul by Stuart Cosgrove
    Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul - by Stuart Cosgrove

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846973666 | ISBN 10: 184697366x

    Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything. Twelve chapters take you on a turbulent year-long journey through the drama and chaos that ripped through the city in 1967 and tore it apart in personal, political and interra ... more

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  • Cover image of book W.E.B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line by Bill V. Mullen
    W.E.B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line - by Bill V. Mullen

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745335056 | ISBN 10: 0745335055

    On the 27th August, 1963, the day before Martin Luther King electrified the world from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with the immortal words, "I Have a Dream", the life of another giant of the Civil Rights movement quietly drew to a close in Accr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary by Gerald Horne
    Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary - by Gerald Horne

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745335322 | ISBN 10: 0745335322

    A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages. These could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived, yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling ... more

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  • Cover image of book Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice by David Pilgrim
    Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice - by David Pilgrim

    £15.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629631141 | ISBN 10: 1629631140

    For many people, especially those who came of age after landmark civil rights legislation was passed, it is difficult to understand what it was like to be an African American living under Jim Crow segregation in the United States. Most young American ... more

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  • Cover image of book Civil Rights for Beginners by Paul Von Blum, illustrated by Frank Reynoso
    Civil Rights for Beginners - by Paul Von Blum, illustrated by Frank Reynoso

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781934389898 | ISBN 10: 1934389897

    A large swath of literature on the civil rights movement exists in the United States. Much of that literature focuses on the dramatic events of the African American resistance to Jim Crow and oppression from the mid 1950s through the early 1970s. Fre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Between the World and Me - by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781925240702 | ISBN 10: 1925240703

    Winner, Kirkus Prize for Non-Fiction, United States, 2015 Shortlisted, National Book Award for Non-Fiction, United States, 2015  In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daisy Turner
    Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga - by Jane C. Beck

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780252080791 | ISBN 10: 0252080793

    The oral history of an American family from Africa to the twentieth century. A daughter of freed African American slaves, Daisy Turner became a living repository of history. The family narrative entrusted to her--"a well-polished artifact, an hei ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Heroic Slave: A Cultural and Critical Edition by Frederick Douglass; Edited by R.S. Levine, J. Stauffer, and J.R. McKivigan
    The Heroic Slave: A Cultural and Critical Edition - by Frederick Douglass; Edited by R.S. Levine, J. Stauffer, and J.R. McKivigan

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780300184624 | ISBN 10: 030018462x

    First published nearly a decade prior to the Civil War, The Heroic Slave is the only fictional work by abolitionist, orator, author, and social reformer Frederick Douglass, himself a former slave. It is inspired by the true story of Madison Washingto ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement by Vincent J. Intondi
    African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement - by Vincent J. Intondi

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780804792752 | ISBN 10: 0804792755

    Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Light of Truth by Ida Wells
    The Light of Truth - by Ida Wells

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780143106821 | ISBN 10: 0143106821

    In this collection, Wells's anti-lynching crusade comes alive. Through brilliant social analysis, she exposed lynching as part of a larger framework of subjugation in which white people used violence as a deliberate tactic to combat black economic pr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Martin
    Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. - by Clayborne Carson

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781137278937 | ISBN 10: 1137278935

    On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flocked to the nations capital for the March on Washington. That day Clayborne Carson, a 19-year-old black student from a working-class family in New Mexico who had hitched a ride to Washing ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas by Emory Douglas, edited by Sam Durant
    Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas - by Emory Douglas, edited by Sam Durant

    £19.95   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780847841899 | ISBN 10: 0847841898

    A reformatted and reduced price edition of the first book to show the provocative posters and groundbreaking graphics of the Black Panther Party.   The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, formed in the aftermath of the assassination of Malc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Call Mr. Robeson by Tayo Aluko
    Call Mr. Robeson - by Tayo Aluko

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780957679252 | ISBN 10: 0957679254

    They say I'm meddling in the foreign affairs of the United States Government. Now, that's too bad, 'cause I'm going to have to continue to meddle...   Paul Robeson is a world famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When over the yea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination by Celeste-Marie Bernier
    Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination - by Celeste-Marie Bernier

    £35.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780813933245 | ISBN 10: 0813933242

    Across the centuries, the acts and arts of black heroism have inspired a provocative, experimental, and self-reflexive intellectual, political, and aesthetic tradition. In Characters of Blood, Celeste-Marie Bernier illuminates the ways in which six i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry by David Goldberg and Trevor Griffey (Editors)
    Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry - by David Goldberg and Trevor Griffey (Editors)

    £18.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780801474316 | ISBN 10: 0801474310

    Black Power at Work chronicles the history of direct action campaigns to open up the construction industry to black workers in the 1960s and 1970s. The book's case studies of local movements in Brooklyn, Newark, the Bay Area, Detroit, Chicago, and Se ... more

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  • Cover image of book Say it Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Dury Smith (Editors)
    Say it Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity - by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Dury Smith (Editors)

    £30.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781595581136 | ISBN 10: 1595581138

    "Say it loud: Im black and Im proud! "(From James Brown's 1969 anthem) In 2005, The New Press published Say It Plain, the celebrated companion to the American RadioWorks American Public Media documentary chronicling the great tradition ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution by Simon Schama
    Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution - by Simon Schama

    £16.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099536079 | ISBN 10: 0099536072

    Rough Crossings is the astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence.   With gripping, powerfully vivid story-te ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
    Black Like Me - by John Howard Griffin

    £12.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780285638570 | ISBN 10: 0285638572

    The history-making classic about crossing the color line in the segregated South. In the Deep South of the 1950s, a color line was etched in blood across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism by Stokely Carmichael
    Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism - by Stokely Carmichael

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781556526497 | ISBN 10: 1556526490

    In the speeches and articles collected in this book, the black activist, organizer, and freedom fighter Stokely Carmichael traces the dramatic changes in his own consciousness and that of black Americans that took place during the evolving movements ... more

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  • Cover image of book Race, Reform and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945-2006 by Manning Marable
    Race, Reform and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945-2006 - by Manning Marable

    £29.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780230545144 | ISBN 10: 0230545149

    Since its original publication, this book has become widely known as one of the most crucial political and social histories of African Americans.  This updated third edition analyzes the effects of such factors as black neo-conservatism, welfare ... more

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  • Cover image of book Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery by Edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Stephen F. Miller
    Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery - by Edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Stephen F. Miller

    £26.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781595582287 | ISBN 10: 1595582282

    Nearly ten years ago, The New Press published Remembering Slavery, a book-and-tape set that offered a startling first-person history of slavery. Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with ex-slaves in the 1930s by researchers work ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Radical: The Education of an American Revolutionary 1946-1968 by Nelson Peary
    Black Radical: The Education of an American Revolutionary 1946-1968 - by Nelson Peary

    £21.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781595581457 | ISBN 10: 1595581456

    Black Fire, the celebrated first volume of Nelson Peerys riveting autobiography, told the story of his childhood and teenage years during the Depression and his subsequent political awakening as a soldier in the all-black 93rd Infantry Division in W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Say it Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches by Edited by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Drury Smith
    Say it Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches - by Edited by Catherine Ellis and Stephen Drury Smith

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781595581266 | ISBN 10: 159558126x

    'Ive seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land!' - Martin Luther King, Jr. Say It Plain is a vivid, moving portrait of how black Americans have sounded ... more

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  • Cover image of book The African American Slave Narrative by Edited by Audrey Fisch
    The African American Slave Narrative - by Edited by Audrey Fisch

    £26.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780521615266 | ISBN 10: 0521615267

    The slave narrative has become a crucial genre within African American literary studies and an invaluable record of the experience and history of slavery in the United States.  This Companion examines the slave narrative's relation to British an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X - by Malcolm X

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141032726 | ISBN 10: 0141032723

    Malcolm X's blazing, legendary auto-biography, completed shortly before his assassination in 1965, depicts a remarkable life: a child born into rage and despair, who turned to street-hustling and cocaine in the Harlem ghetto, followed by prison, wher ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Freedom Stairs: The Story of Adam Lowry Rankin, Underground Railroad Conductor by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin
    The Freedom Stairs: The Story of Adam Lowry Rankin, Underground Railroad Conductor - by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780828320849 | ISBN 10: 0828320845

    The Rankin family helped to bring over 2000 slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Discover their world through the eyes of Adam, the oldest of the Rankin children. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey by William J. Switala
    Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey - by William J. Switala

    £13.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780811732581 | ISBN 10: 0811732584

    This book tells the story of the network that guided escaped slaves to freedom, its operation, its important figures, and its specific history in New York and New Jersey. It pinpoints major routes in the states, with maps and information for locating ... more

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  • Cover image of book Underground Railroad in Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia by William J. Switala
    Underground Railroad in Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia - by William J. Switala

    £13.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780811731430 | ISBN 10: 081173143x

    This book presents detailed maps that trace the routes runaway slaves followed. It explores the impact of geography, transportation, free blacks, and members of religious congregations on the Underground Railroad. Switala focuses on the escaped-slave ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Boy by Richard Wright
    Black Boy - by Richard Wright

    £9.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780099285069 | ISBN 10: 0099285061

    First published in 1945, Black Boy remains one of the most moving and shaming records ever written of life under a system only one step from slavery. At four years of age, the young Richard Wright set fire to his home in a moment of boredom; at ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lay This Body Down: The 1921 Murders of Eleven Plantation Slaves by Gregory A. Freeman
    Lay This Body Down: The 1921 Murders of Eleven Plantation Slaves - by Gregory A. Freeman

    £12.50   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781556524479 | ISBN 10: 1556524471

    The sensational story of how slavery survived into this century, and the brutal murders that changed Southern history.   The John S. Williams plantation in Georgia was operated largely with the labor of slavesand this was in 1921, 56 years af ... more

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  • Cover image of book Up From Slavery by Booker T.Washington
    Up From Slavery - by Booker T.Washington

    £2.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780486287386 | ISBN 10: 0486287386

    Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T.Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and cul ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
    The Souls of Black Folk - by W.E.B. Du Bois

    £3.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780486280417 | ISBN 10: 0486280411

    This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays ... more

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  • Cover image of book Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom and the Civil War by Edited by I. Berlin, B. J. Fields, S. F. Miller, J. P. Reidy and L.S Rowland
    Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom and the Civil War - by Edited by I. Berlin, B. J. Fields, S. F. Miller, J. P. Reidy and L.S Rowland

    £21.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9781565841208 | ISBN 10: 1565841204

    A handsome new edition of an essential work by the groundbreaking historian of African American life in the nineteenth century.  Free at Last brings together some of the most remarkable correspondence ever written by Americans. These letter ... more

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