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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 41 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. A Queer Capital

    A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C.

    By Genny Beemyn

    Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation’s capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and...

    Published July 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Shadows of the Slave Past

    Memory, Heritage, and Slavery

    By Ana Lucia Araujo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This book is a transnational and comparative study examining the processes that led to the memorialization of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the second half of the twentieth century. Araujo explores numerous kinds of initiatives such as monuments, memorials, and museums as well as heritage...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Slavery and the Founders

    Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson, 3rd Edition

    By Paul Finkelman

    In Slavery and the Founders, Paul Finkelman addresses a central issue of the American founding: how the first generation of leaders of the United States dealt with the profoundly important question of human bondage. The book explores the tension between the professed idea of America as stated in...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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