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Forthcoming African-American history Books

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  1. The Black Press and Black Baseball, 1915-1955

    A Devil’s Bargain

    By Brian Carroll

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book brings into dramatic relief the dilemma, or devil's bargain, that faced the black press in first building up black baseball, then crusading for the sport's integration and, as a result of that largely successful campaign, ultimately encouraging and even ensuring the demise of those same...

    To Be Published July 17th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Harriet Tubman

    Slavery, the Civil War, and Civil Rights in the 19th Century

    By Kristen T. Oertel

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Escaped slave, Civil War spy, scout, and nurse, and champion of women's suffrage, Harriet Tubman is an icon of heroism. Perhaps most famous for leading enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad, Tubman was dubbed "Moses" by followers. But abolition and the close of the Civil War...

    To Be Published August 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 October 1st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement

    By Yohuru R. Williams

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

    The African American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century is one of the most important stories in American history. With all the information available, however, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement, Yohuru...

    To Be Published November 19th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Muhammad Ali

    A Man of Many Voices

    By Barbara L. Tischler

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Muhammad Ali was not only a champion athlete, but a cultural icon. While his skill as a boxer made him famous, his strong personality and his identity as a black man in a country in the midst of the struggle for civil rights made him an enduring symbol. From his youth in segregated Louisville,...

    To Be Published December 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. African American Leaders

    Edited by Ronald W. Walters

    To Be Published January 15th 2016 by Routledge

  8. Toni Morrison

    Life, Liberty, and Literature

    By Veronica Hendrick

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Toni Morrison is one of the most celebrated living authors. Her work, for which she received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, vibrantly portrays American life from the Antebellum period to the present. Her best-selling novels and short stories have been adapted for theater and film,...

    To Be Published February 1st 2016 by Routledge

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