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  1. The Mysterious Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveaux

    A Study of Powerful Female Leadership in Nineteenth Century New Orleans

    By Ina J. Fandrich

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This study investigates the emergence of powerful female leadership in New Orleans' Voodoo tradition. It provides a careful examination of the cultural, historical, economic, demographic and socio-political factors that contributed both to the feminization of this religious culture and its strong...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Jesse Owens, the Press, and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

    By Pamela C. Laucella

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    Jesse Owens secured his place as one of the most celebrated athletes of the twentieth-century after winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. This book examines the press coverage of the time, which helped to elevate Owens to such status. Pamela C. Laucella utilizes examples not just...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. African American Intellectual-Activists

    Legacies in the Struggle

    By Dia N. Sekayi

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. African Americans and Colonial Legislation in the Middle Colonies

    By Oscar Williams

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Postwar Struggle for Civil Rights

    African Americans in San Francisco, 1945–1975

    By Paul T. Miller

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    The war industries associated with World War II brought unparalleled employment opportunities for African Americans in San Francisco, a city whose African American population grew by over 650% between 1940 and 1945. With this population increase came an increase in racial discrimination directed at...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South, 1918–1942

    By Claudrena N. Harold

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South provides the first detailed examination of the Universal Negro Improvement Association's rise, maturation, and eventual decline in the urban South between 1918 and 1942. It examines the ways in which Southern black workers fused...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Race and Masculinity in Contemporary American Prison Novels

    By Auli Ek

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of how contemporary American prison narratives reflect and produce ideologies of masculinity in the United States, and in so doing, compellingly engages popular culture in order to demonstrate the profound ways in which implicit understandings of...

    Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture

    By Shawan M. Worsley

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture analyses black cultural representations that appropriate anti-black stereotypes. Using examples from literature, media, and art, Worsley examines how these cultural products do not rework anti-black stereotypes into seemingly positive images....

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. African American Slavery and Disability

    Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860

    By Dea H. Boster

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    Disability is often mentioned in discussions of slave health, mistreatment and abuse, but constructs of how "able" and "disabled" bodies influenced the institution of slavery has gone largely overlooked. This volume uncovers a history of disability in African American slavery from the primary...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Womanism, Literature, and the Transformation of the Black Community, 1965–1980

    By Kalenda C. Eaton

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book examines how cultural and ideological reactions to activism in the post-Civil Rights Black community were depicted in fiction written by Black women writers, 1965–1980. By recognizing and often challenging prevailing cultural paradigms within the post-Civil Rights era, writers such as...

    Published October 8th 2012 by Routledge