Kathryn Stewart

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Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer

An inspiring read for activists fighting for voting rights and against racism.
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Surviving Southampton: African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner’s Community

An important new perspective on the Turner rebellion for readers of Black U.S.history.

On Juneteenth

This beautifully written memoir makes the case that the history of Black Texas is central to the history of the United States. Gordon-Reed’s writing will move all readers of U.S. history.

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

An excellent travelogue and introduction to slavery’s impact on both the United States and its people. It will hold the interest of readers who are only starting to grapple with the topic.

The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America

This original work adds an important new voice to conversations about slavery, disability, and medical history. Exceptional analysis of an understudied topic.

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

A must read for anyone interested in the history of 20th-century women’s lives, fashion, publishing, and New York.

With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Community Activism

This essential, well-written biography fills a huge gap in the history of American feminism.
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Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel

Pankhurst's life is ripe for discovery by new readers and a younger generation. However, this biography is often so dense that her story often gets lost within its pages.

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Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast

A must-read for anyone interested in slave revolts and the history of Atlantic slavery.
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