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The Black Box: Writing the Race

Listeners who seek to engage in today’s debates about school curricula, inclusive perspectives on U.S. history, and forming a shared national culture will find this powerfully argued and narrated work an invaluable resource.

The Black Box: Writing the Race

A must for scholars, yet still accessible to general audiences, by arguably the preeminent scholar of African American studies. This gem brilliantly reflects multiple depictions of what it means to be a Black American amid complex, structured interracial and color-based discrimination discourses, in which writing and language are keys.

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

An excellent introduction to the Redemption period for new readers and a reminder to experts of why the era is still so crucial to American history.

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

An entertaining and informative read for those with an interest in black history and who enjoy historical trivia.

Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series

Gates provides practical information for beginning genealogists and recounts stories of celebrity ancestry, from John Lewis to Robert Downey Jr...

Looking at African American History, 1500–2008

Of course you trust Gates, Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W...

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