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Forthcoming African-American history Books

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Forthcoming Books

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  1. 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...

    To Be Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Concrete Demands

    The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century

    By Rhonda Y Williams

    Between the 1950s and 1970s, Black Power coalesced as activists advocated a more oppositional approach to fighting racial oppression, emphasizing racial pride, asserting black political, cultural, and economic autonomy, and challenging white power. In Concrete Demands, Rhonda Y. Williams provides a...

    To Be Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sweet Land of Liberty?

    The African-American Struggle for Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century

    By Robert Cook

    Series: Studies In Modern History

    A powerful and moving account of the campaign for civil rights in modern America. Robert Cook is concerned less with charismatic leaders like Martin Luther King, and more with the ordinary men and women who were mobilised by the grass-roots activities of civil-rights workers and community leaders....

    To Be Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Civil Rights Movement

    Revised Edition

    By Bruce J Dierenfield

    Series: Seminar Studies

    The civil rights movement was arguably the most important reform in American history. This book recounts the extraordinary and often bloody story of how tens of thousands of ordinary African-Americans overcame long odds to dethrone segregation, to exercise the right to vote and to improve...

    To Be Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    2nd Edition

    By Peter J. Ling

    Series: Routledge Historical Biographies

    Peter Ling’s acclaimed biography of Martin Luther King Jr provides a thorough re-examination of both the man and the Civil Rights Movement, showing how King grew into his leadership role and kept his faith as the challenges facing the movement strengthened after 1965. Ling combines a detailed...

    To Be Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement

    By Yohuru R. Williams

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    The Civil Rights Movement is one of the most written-about and studied topics in American history. With all the information available though, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement, Yohuru Williams has synthesized the most...

    To Be Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Sojourner Truth

    Prophet of Social Justice

    By Isabelle Kinnard Richman

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Although Sojourner Truth was born into bondage and cruel oppression, in liberation, she emerged as a leader in the most radical causes of her era. She travelled the country, an outspoken and riveting presence in the struggles for the abolition of slavery and women’s suffrage. While her role in...

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  8. African American Leaders

    Edited by Ronald W. Walters

    To Be Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History

    By Jeremy Black

    Series: Themes in World History

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

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