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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 38 new and published books in the subject of African-American history — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Story of Black Military Officers, 1861-1948

    By Krewasky A. Salter I

    Series: Routledge Studies in African American History

    Black members of the military served in every war, conflict and military engagement between 1861 and 1948. Beyond serving only as enlisted soldiers and non-commissioned officers, many also served as commissioned officers in positions of leadership and authority. This book offers the first complete...

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Color Matters

    Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America

    Edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood

    Series: New Directions in American History

    In the United States, as in many parts of the world, people are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. This type of skin tone bias, or colorism, is both related to and distinct from discrimination on the basis of race, with which it is often conflated. Preferential treatment of...

    Published December 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. From Selma to Montgomery

    The Long March to Freedom

    By Barbara Harris Combs

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Fort Pillow Massacre

    North, South, and the Status of African Americans in the Civil War Era

    By Bruce Tap

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest. While the battle was insignificant from a strategic standpoint, the...

    Published October 27th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

    Edited by Mark Ledwidge, Kevern Verney, Inderjeet Parmar

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    The 2008 presidential election was celebrated around the world as a seminal moment in U.S. political and racial history. White liberals and other progressives framed the election through the prism of change, while previously acknowledged demographic changes were hastily heralded as the dawn of a "...

    Published October 17th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Museums and Social Activism

    Engaged Protest

    By Kylie Message

    Series: Museum Meanings

    Museums and Social Activism is the first study to bring together historical accounts of the African American and later American Indian civil rights-related social and reform movements that took place on the Smithsonian Mall through the 1960s and 1970s in Washington DC with the significant but...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The American Middle Class

    A Cultural History

    By Lawrence R Samuel

    The middle class is often viewed as the heart of American society, the key to the country’s democracy and prosperity. Most Americans believe they belong to this group, and few politicians can hope to be elected without promising to serve the middle class. Yet today the American middle class is...

    Published June 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Thurgood Marshall

    Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union

    By Charles L. Zelden

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson, Marshall was a lawyer...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Economic Civil Rights Movement

    African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power

    Edited by Michael Ezra

    Series: Routledge Studies in African American History

    Economic inequalities have been perhaps the most enduring problem facing African Americans since the civil rights movement, despite the attention they have received from activists. Although the civil rights movement dealt successfully with injustices like disenfranchisement and segregated public...

    Published March 25th 2013 by Routledge