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The African-American bookshelf : 50 must-reads from before the Civil War through today

Author: Clifford Mason
Publisher: New York : Citadel Press, ©2003.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Book reviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Mason
ISBN: 0806522046 9780806522043
OCLC Number: 51634490
Description: xix, 300 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Fighting for the first freedom ("World's great men of color" / J.A. Rogers --
"Black cargoes : a history of the Atlantic slave trade,1518-1865" / Daniel Manix in collaboration with Malcolm Cowley --
"The negro in Virginia" : compiled by Workers of the Writers Program of the Works Progress Administration in Virginia --
"David Walker's appeal", in four articles, together with a preamble, to the coloured citizens of the world, but in particular, and very expressly, to those of the United States of America / edited and with an introduction by Charles M. Wiltse --
"William Styron's Nat Turner : Ten black writers respond", edited by John Henrik Clarke --
"The Travels of William Wells Brown" / William Wells Brown) --
That all shall be free ("The Dred Scott case : its significance in American law and politics" / Don E. Fehrenbacher --
"Harriet Tubman : conductor on the Underground Railroad" / Ann Petry. "The Negro in the Civil War" / Benjamin Quarles --
"Captain of the Planter : the story of Robert Smalls" / Dorothy Sterling --
"The life and times of Frederick Douglass", with a new introduction by Rayford Logan --
"The glorious failure : Black Congressman Robert Brown Elliott and the reconstruction in South Carolina" / Peggy Lamson --
"Pinckney Benton Steward Pinchback" / James Haskins --
"Buffalo Soldiers : a narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West" / William H. Leckie --
"The Negro cowboys" / Philip Durham and Everett L. Jones --
"The betrayal of the Negro : from Rutherford B. Hayes to Woodrow Wilson / Rayford Logan). What racism couldn't kill--the accommodating and the angry ("Created equal : the lives and ideas of Black American innovators" / James Michael Brodie --
"Before the Mayflower : a history of Black America" / Lerone Bennett, Jr. --
"The Negro in New York : an informal social history", edited by Roi Ottley and William J. Weatherby --
"Crusade for justice : the autobiography of Ida B. Wells Barnett", edited by Alfreda M. Duster --
"Up from slavery" / Booker T. Washington --
"Along this way : the autobiography of James Weldon Johnson" / James Weldon Johnson --
"The Negro Press in the United States" / Frederick Detweiler --
"The guardian of Boston : Monroe Trotter" / Stephen Fox --
"The mis-education of the Negro" / Carter G. Woodson). Infants of the spring--a literature arises from the holocaust ("Cane" / Jean Toomer --
"Harlem Renaissance" / Nathan Irvin Huggins --
"Their eyes were watching God : a novel" / Zora Neale Hurston --
"Marcus Garvey and the vision of Africa", edited by John Henrik Clark --
"100 years of lynchings" / Ralph Ginzburg --
"The ways of white folks" / Langston Hughes --
"The last of the Scottsboro Boys" / Clarence Norris and Sybil Washington). Making the world safe for democracy--again! ("The African-American soldier" / Michael Lee Lanning --
"Invisible man" / Ralph Ellison --
"The outsider" / Richard Wright --
"Here I stand" / Paul Robeson --
"The autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois" --
"Stride toward freedom : the Montgomery story" / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
"Sex and racism in America" / Calvin Hernton --
"Adam by Adam : the autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr."). The Emperor's new clothes (Dutchman and the slave and The baptism and the toilet / Amiri Baraka --
"This little light of mine : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer" / Kay Mills --
"The autobiography of Malcolm X", with the assistance of Alex Haley --
"The making of Black revolutionaries" / James Forman --
"Soul on ice" / Eldridge Cleaver --
"Soledad brother : the prison letters of George Jackson", with an introduction by Jean Genet --
"And the walls came tumbling down : an autobiography" / Ralph David Abernathy --
"The COINTELPRO papers" / Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall --
"Defending the spirit" / Randall Robinson --
"Harlem Renaissance : art of Black America" : essays by David Driskell, David Levering Lewis, and Deborah Willis Ryan, with an introduction by Mary Schmidt Campbell).
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