Molly McArdle

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The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation

This first study of its kind follows an enslaved person's life through the lens of their monetary value, from University of Texas at Austin history professor Berry...
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Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination

Writer and historian Boyd blends memoir, history, and reportage in this consideration of the Motor City and its significance for black Americans...
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The Blood of Emmett Till

National Book Critics Circle finalist Tyson presents a new history of 14-year-old Emmett Till's 1955 lynching, drawing from sources such as the only interview given by the white woman Till was accused of whistling at and a murder trial transcript believed to be missing for 50 years...
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The Song and the Silence: A Story About Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright

Filmmaker Johnson returns to the story of her grandfather Booker Wright and his murder—the subject of her 2012 documentary, Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story...
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Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

Never-before-published short stories by writer Collins comprise this new collection...
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Good Stock Strange Blood

A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award for her second collection, Discipline, Martin (English, Univ...
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Chester B. Himes: A Biography

Writer and Johns Hopkins professor Jackson isn't the first to write a biography about crime novelist Chester Himes, but he aims to pen the definitive one, with exclusive interviews and full archival access at his disposal...
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Difficult Women

New York Times best-selling writer Gay presents a collection of short stories, her second after 2011's brilliant Ayiti...
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He Calls Me by Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

A Samford University historian tells the story of Caliph Washington, who was a teenager when he was wrongfully convicted of killing a policeman in 1957, and who was saved—a dozen times—from execution by electric chair...

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