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The Denmark Vesey Affair

Read TIME magazine’s review of The Denmark Vesey Affair . “Brilliantly conceptualized, exhaustively researched, and eloquently written, it is a gold mine for anyone interested in America’s ongoing dilemma with slavery and race.”—John Stauffer, author of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln “This stunning and magisterial documentary history accumulates and analyzes much evidence never […]

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Who Owns Haiti?

“A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti.”—Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti “Directly asks the provocative question of ownership and […]

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Books for Black History Month

Browse our selection of books for Black History Month! New books explore topics including portrayals of the healthy black self in early black print culture; how slaves built an ethos of “honest labor” and collective humanism; the ways in which African Americans in postbellum Georgia used militia service to define freedom and citizenship; and the […]

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White Sand Black Beach

“Provides new insights into the torturous legacy of race in Miami through the vantage point of Virginia Beach.”–Paul S. George, author of Along the Miami River “With ample measures of passion and research, Bush has written a remarkable book about a special place: Virginia Key, a reminder of the possibilities of protest and change.”–Gary R. […]

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Show Thyself a Man

“Mixon’s examination of black militias in post-emancipation Georgia and their fight for citizenship and equality provides a powerful and compelling portrait of the social revolution process at the grassroots level.”–Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie, author of Freedom’s Seekers: Essays on Comparative Emancipation “Tells the story of the rise and fall of black militia units in Georgia during […]

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Known for My Work

“Demonstrates that the ‘emancipation generation’ bequeathed values, ethical frameworks, and identities to multiple ensuing generations, shaping religious, educational, and cultural institutions as well as labor and political organizations. “–Peter Rachleff, editor of Starving Amidst Too Much and Other IWW Writings on the Food Industry “Shows how far off the mark arguments are that claim that […]

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Black Well-Being

“An innovative interpretation of antebellum black literature as well as a timely contribution to the growing body of scholarship on health and the black body in slavery and freedom.”–Erica L. Ball, author of To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class “Engages productively with discourses of identity and subjectivity, the […]

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Books for Black History Month

Books for Black History Month: upf.com/bhm16 Read about the preseason before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, the lost color line in Florida’s Silver Springs park, the adventures of Alabama’s legendary black outlaw, the only known slave memoir from Florida, Zora Neale Hurston’s final years, the proud heritage of Miami’s black community, the unsung heroines […]

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New Paperback Release: The Odyssey of an African Slave

“This is the only known slave memoir from Florida . . . A fine addition to slave narrative reading lists.”—Library Journal “Griffin intersperses Sitiki’s account with commentary that places this extraordinary narrative into historical context, noting the scarcity of slave narratives—particularly slaves born in Africa.”—Booklist “The publication of a heretofore unknown slave narrative is significant, […]

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No Jim Crow Church

“A richly detailed study of the rise of the Bahá’í Faith in South Carolina. There isn’t another study out there even remotely like this one.”—Paul Harvey, coauthor of The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America “A pioneering study of how and why the Bahá’í Faith became the […]

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