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African American Studies Book Library:

Polk Library has created a new resource page for the subject of African American Studies!  It can be found here.  You'll find research databases such as the Oxford African American Studies Center, Ethnic Newswatch, Political Science Complete and SocIndex with Full Text.


Below is a list of books that African American Studies currently holds in its personal collection. Feel free to stop by and check out a book in Sage 3465


Author Title of the Book
Abrahams Deep Down the Jungle
Ackley Essays from Contemporary Culture
The New Jim Crow
Alpers The Pilates Book
Ama Ata Aidoo Our Sister Killjoy
Anderson The Pursuit of Fairness
Andrews, Pat Voices of Diversity
Andrews, William L. African American Autobiography
Anthony Cookie Cutter
On Rhetoric
Atwood, Margaret The Best American Short Stories 1989
Bailey African American Mystery Writers x2
Bailey Death's Favorite Child
Bailey Negro Politics in America
Bailey Out of the Woodpile
Bakhtin Rabelais and His World
Baldwin Nobody Knows My Name
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Baldwin Price of the Ticket
Ball Slaves in the Family
Bandyopadhyay Picture Imperfect
Bardolphy, Richard The Civil Rights Record
Barr Blind Descent
Bean Engaging Ideas
Bellamy Looking Backwards x2
Bender & Braveman Power, Privilege and Law: A Civil Rights Reader
Bennett & Dickerson Recovering the Black Female Body
Bennett, Lerone Jr. Before the Mayflower
Berger Equality by Statute
Bernstein Generation Q
Blackburn White Justice
Bland A Dark & Deadly Deception
Bland Dead Time
Bland Shades of Black
Bland Whispers in the Dark
Bland Windy City Dying x2
Bogle Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, & Bucks
Bogue Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture
Bone Down Home
Boyd Brazzaville Beach
Bracey On Racism
Bracey Places in Political Time
Bracken Bad Girls
Branch At Canaan's Edge
Branch Pillar of Fire
Broderick Negro Protest Thought in the Twentieth Century
Maud Martha
Brooks Report from Part One
Brooks Selected Poems
Brown Manchild in the Promised Land
Brown Trumbull Park
Brown Whitewashing Race
Bruce The Black Sleuth
Bryant Ella Price's Journal
Buckley Congo Jack
Black Americans of Achievement: Madam C.J. Walker, Entrepreneur 
Butler Fledgling
Blood Orchid
Campbell Successful Woman, Angry Men
Canfield The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary
The Redemption of Pastwatch
Carly Black Ice
Carter The Criminal Color: A Book of Realism
Carver Fires
Carver Were I'm Calling From
Cather Three Complete Novels
Chamoiseau Creole Folktales
Chandler The Big Sleep
Chandler The Big Sleep & Farewell My Lovely
Chandler The Lady in the Lake
Chandler The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler
Lost One, Found One
Chappell Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You
Chelby We Who Are Dark
Christopher America's Black Congressmen
Christopher Somewhere in the Night
Cisneros The House on Mango Street
Clarke American Negro Short Stories
Clark-Lewis Living In, Living Out
Cleaver Soul on Ice
Cloward The Politics of Turmoil
Coale The Mystery of Mysteries
Cochran American Noir
Cole No Equal Justice
Cole, Johnnetta Betsch Gender Talk
Collier-Thomas, Bettye Sisters in the Struggle
Collins, Julia C. The Curse of Taste; or the Slave Bride
Collins, Merle Rotten Pomerack
Collins, Patricia Black Sexual Politics
Conde, Maryse The Last of the African Kings
Conde, Maryse Land of Many Colors & Nanna-ya
Conde, Maryse Windward Heights
Cooper, Clarence Jr. The Scene
Copage, Eric V. Soul Food
Cox, Earnest Sevier Lincoln's Negro Policy
Craft, Hannah The Bondwoman's Narrative
Crain, Robert L. The Politics of School Desegregation
Cremin, Lawrence A. American Education
Cruise, Harold The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual
Cuthbert, Margaret The Silent Cradle x2
D'Angelo Douglas Taking Sides: Fifth Edition
D'Angelo Douglas Taking Sides: Sixth Edition
Darby & Shelby
Hip Hop and Philosophy: Rhyme 2 Reason
Darity & Myers Persistently Disparity
Darity & Myers The Black Underclass
Dashing Diamond Dicks And Other Classic Dime Novels
Davis I Got the Word in Me and I Can Sing It, You Know
Women, Race, and Class
De Lauretis Feminist Studies
Delany Having Our Say
Delillo, Don Underworld
DeLoach, Nora Mama Cracks a Mask of Innocence
DeLoach, Nora Mama Solves a Murder
Diaz, Junot Drown
Dixon, Jr.
The Clansmen
Douglass, Frederick Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Dove Through the Ivory Gate
Dreiser, Theodore Sister Carrie
Du Bois The Souls of the Black Folk x6
Du Bois The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois
Du Bois Black Reconstruction in America
During, Simon The Cultural Studies Reader
Dye, Thomas R. The Politics of Equality
Dyer, Richard The Matter of Images
Dymally, Mervyn M. The Black Politician: His Struggle for Power
Early, Gerald Speech and Power: Volume 1
Early, Gerald Speech and Power: Volume 2
Eburne, Jonathan P. Surrealism and the Art of Crime
Edwards, Grace F. If I Should Die
Edwards, Grace F. No Time to Die
Eley & Casstevens The Politics of Fair-Housing Legislation
Ellison Going to the Territory
Ellison Invisible Man
Ellison Shadow and Act
Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of…
Essien-Udom, E.U. Black Nationalism
Before You Suffocate Yourself
Evans, Gleason & Wlley Cultural Tapestry
Ezorsky Racism and Justice
Faber, Michel Under the Skin
Fabre & Williams A Street Guide to African Americans in Paris
Fagg, William The Art of Central Africa
Fagg, William The Art of Western Africa
Fanon, Frantz The Wretched of the Earth
Ferre The Youngest Doll
Ferster Arguing Through Literature
Fisher, Rudolph The City of Refuge
Fisher, Rudolph The Conjure-Man Dies
Fisher, Sethard Power and the Black Community
Fleming, Barbara Hot Stones/ Cold Death
Folklore Forum Volume 28, Number 1 1997
Forester Murdering Masculinities
Forrest The Bloodworth Orphans
Foster, Frances Smith A Brighter Coming Day
Foucault, Michel Discipline & Punish
Franklin & Resnik The Political Economy of Racism
Franklin, H. Bruce Prison Writing in 20th-Century America
Franklin, John Hope From Slavery to Freedom
Freccero Popular Culture
Friedman, Leon Southern Justice
Gaines, Ernest J. Bloodline
Gaines, Ernest J. Mozart and Leadbelly
Gallagher Rethinking the Color Line
Gates, et al
The Norton Anthology of African American Literature x6
George & Trimbur Reading Culture
George, Elizabeth What Came Before He Shot Her
Germano, William Getting It Published
Giddings, Paula When and Where I Enter
Gilfoyle City of Eros
Gilmore, Glenda E. Gender & Jim Crow
Gilyard & Wardi African American Literature
Gothic America
Goines, Donald White Man's Jutice, Black Man's Grief
Goldberg, Lee Monk
Gordon Assimilation in American Life
Gosnell Negro Politicians
Greene, Robert E. Black Courage 1775 - 1783
Greenlee, Sam The Spook Who Sat by the Door
Greer, Robert Heat Shock
Greer, Robert The Devil's Hatband
Griffith & McAlister American Quarterly: Religion and Politics…
Gross, Kali N. Colored Amazons
Gutman, Herbert G. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom
Hacker The Bedford Handbook
Hambly, Barbara Die Upon a Kiss
Hamilton, Charles V. The Bench and the Ballot
Hamilton, Charles V. The Black Experience in American Politics
Hammett, Dashiell Red Harvest
Hammett, Dashiell The Glass Key
Hammett, Dashiell The Maltese Falcon
Hammett, Dashiell The Thin Man
Harcourt & Brave & Jovanovich The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
Hardwick, Gary Cold Medina
Harley Women's Labor in the Global Economy
Harris, Joel Chandler Uncle Remus His Songs and His Saying
Harris, Trudier Black Women in the Fiction of James Baldwin
Harris, Trudier Saints, Sinners, Saviors
Haut, Woody Neon Noir
Haywood, Gar Anthony Black News Travels Fast
Haywood, Gar Anthony Going Nowhere Fast
Haywood, Gar Anthony You Can Die Trying
Herberle Feminist Interpretations of Theodora Adoano
Hiaasen, Carl Tourist Season
Higginbotham Righteous Discontent
Hillerman, Tony The Wailing Wind
Hine & Thompson A Shining Thread of Hope
Hirschberg One World, Many Cultures
Holden The Politics of the Black "Nation"
Holton, Hugh Windy City
Hooks & Messa-Bains Homegrown
Hooks, Bell
Outlaw Culture
Hooks, Bell
The Contemporary African American Novel
Hooks, Bell
Faces at the Bottom of the Well
Hooks, Bell Black Looks
Hooks, Bell Communion: Black Female Search For Love
Hooks, Bell Salvation: Black People and Love
Hooks, Bell We Real Cool
Hord Reconstructing Memory
Horsley Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction
Howells, William Dean A Hazard of New Fortunes
Hughes The Best Short Stories by Negro Writers
Hurston, Zora Neale I Love Myself
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God
Hutchinson Cultural Portrayals of African Americans
A Life
Jackson, Renay Peanut's Revenge
Jackson, Shirely The Lottery
James The Spoils of Poynton
Jance, J.A. Partner in Crime
Johnson Street Justice
Johnson & Hendersen
Black Queer Studies
Johnson & Lyne Walkin' the Talk
Johnson, Charles Middle Passage
Johnson, James Weldon The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
Johnson, Mrs. A.E. Clarence and Corinne / God's Way
Johnson, Pamela M. From a Hard Rock to a Gem
Johnson, Pamela M. I'll Cry Tomorrow
Jones & Shorter-Gooden Shifting
Jones, Edward P. Lost in the City
Jones, Lisa Bulletproof Diva
Kaufman & Kay "G" Is for Grafton
Kayser, Wolfgang The Grotesque in Art and Literature
Race Rebels
YO' mama's disFUNKtional!
Kennedy, William Legs
Kester, Suzy Under My Own Colors
Kincaid, Jamaica Annie John
King, James G. The Biology of Race
Kingsolver, Barbara The Poisonwood Bible
Kiser, Clyde Vernon Sea Island to City
Klein Diversity and Detective Fiction
Knight The Caribbean
Knowles-Prewitt Institutional Racism in America
Kutler, Stanley L. The Dred Scott Decision
LaCapra, Dominick Writing History, Writing Trauma
Ladner, Joyce A. Tomorrow's Tomorrow
LaGuardia & Guth American Voices
LaGuardia & Guth American Voices
Lanehart, Sonja L. Sista, Speak!
Layman & Rivett Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett
Le Guth, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness
Lemert & Branaman The Goffman Reader
Leontiev, A. Political Economy
Lerner, Gerda Black Women in White America
Lerner, Gerda Black Women in White America
Leroy, Iola Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Lessing, Doris African Stories
Levine Black Culture and Black Consciousness
Lewis Color, Hair, and Bone
Lewis, John Walking with the Wind
Liebman Ethnic Relations in America
Light Making the Most of College
Limerick The Legacy of Conquest
Linebaugh The Many-Headed Hydra
Livingston Fair Game?
Locke, Alain The New Negro
Locke, Alain LeRoy Race Contacts and Interracial Relations
Lodge, David Paradise News
Long & Collier Afro-American Writing
Lopez, Steve The Sunday Macaroni Club
Lovell, Glenville Love and Death in Brooklyn
Lowe, Jeanne R. Cities in a Race With Time
MaCarthy, Comac Blood Meridian
Major, Clarence Dirty Bird Blues
Major, Clarence Reflex & Bone Structure
Mann, Judy The Difference: Growing Up Female in America
Mansfield-Kelley & Marchino The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction
Marshall, Paule Brown Girl, Brownstones
McCann Gumshoe America
McClain & Stewart "Can We All Get Along?"
Monstapha's Eclipse
Meltzer, Milton In Their Own Words: A History of…
Melus Varieties of Ethnic Criticism
Meriwether, Louise Daddy Was a Number Runner
Mickelbury, Penny Night Songs
Mickelbury, Penny Two Graves Dug
Miller, Loren The Petitioners
The Other Wes Moore
Morrison, Toni Love
Morrison, Toni A Mercy
Morrison, Toni Playing in the Dark
Morrison, Toni Sula
Morrison, Toni Jazz
Morrison, Toni Songs of Solomon
Morrison, Toni The Bluest Eye
Morson & Emerson Mikhail Bakhtin
Mosley, Walter Blue Light
Mosley, Walter Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
Mosley, Walter Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
Mosley, Walter Blue Light
Mosley, Walter Cinnamon Kiss
Mosley, Walter Devil in a Blue Dress
Mosley, Walter Gone Fishin'
Mosley, Walter The Man in my Basement
Munt, Sally R. Murder by the Books?
Murray, Albert The Omni-Americans
Murray, Albert The Spyglass Tree
Murray, Charles Losing Ground
Myers, Gustavus History of Bigotry in the United States
Naylor, Gloria The Women of Brewster Place
Naylor, Gloria Bailey's Circle
Neely, Barbara Blanche Cleans Up
Neely, Barbara Blanche Among the Talented Tenth
Neely, Barbara Blanche Among the Talented Tenth
Neely, Barbara Blanche on the Lam
Neely, Barbara Blanche Passes Go
Neihardt Black Elk Speaks
Nelscott, Kris A Dangerous Road
Nelscott, Kris Smoke-Filled Rooms
Nelson, Dana D. National Manhood
Ng, Fae Myenne Bone
Nieman Promises to Keep
Nkrumah, Kwame Class Struggle in Africa
Noll, James Wm. Taking Sides: Educational Issues
Norment, Nathaniel Reading in African American Language
Omi & Winant Racial Formation in the United States
Ousby, Ian Guilty Parties
Padura, Leonardo Havana Blue
Painter Creating Black Americans
Patterson Black City Politics
Patterson Zora Neale Hurston and A History of Southern Life
Patterson Zora Neale Hurston and A History of Southern Life
One Search with Research Navigator
Pelecanos, George P. Hard Revolution
Pelecanos, George P. King Suckerman
Pelecanos, George P. Nick's Trip
Pelecanos, George P. Right as Rain
Pelecanos, Geroge P. The Big Blowdown
Pelecanos, Geroge P. The Night Gardener
Pelecanos, Geroge P. The Sweet Forever
Penzler, Otto Black Noir
Pepper, Andrew The Contemporary American Crime Novel
Perez-Reverte The Club Dumas
Prophets of the Hood
Petry, Ann The Narrows
Petry, Ann The Street
Pharr, Robert Deane Giveadamn Brown
Pharr, Robert Deane S.R.O.
Phillips High Hand x2
Phillips, Mike Blood Rights
Phillips, Mike Point of Darkness
Phillips, Mike The Late Candidate
Polito, Robert Savage Art: Biography of Jim Thompson
Porter The Pursuit of Crime
Brave New Words
Rabelais, Francois Gargantua and Pantagruel
Raymond, Derek He Died with His Eyes Open
Reddy Reading Race in Crime Fiction
Redmann The Intersection of Law and Desires
Rhines Black Film/White Money
Roberts & Jacobs Literature
Roediger, David R. The Wages of Whiteness
Black Noise
Rosen The Academic Writer's Handbook
Rosenberg Can These Bones Live?
Ross Oreo
Rotheberg Racism and Sexism
Ruiz DuBois Unequal Sisters
Saillis, James Eye of the Cricket
Salomone, Rosemary C. Equal Education Under Law
Sampson, Anthony Mandela
Next Step
Schwartz The Detective Story
Schwartz, Alison Mundy A Century of Great African-Americans
Sears & McConahay The Politics of Violence
Seranella, Barbara No Man Standing
Shannon, Ray Firecracker
Shannon, Ray Man Eater
Shelby We Who Are Dark
Sigler, Jay A. American Rights Policies
Silko, Leslie Marmon Ceremony
Silverman, Sondra The Black Revolt and Democratic Politics
Simmons, Herbert Man Walking on Eggshells
Simon & Edwards The Corner
Sindler Bakke, Defunis, and Minority Admissions
Singer, Gammy L. The Landlord's Tale
Skar Women's Rights merges within the Antislavery Movement
Skinner, Robert Blood to Drink
Skinner, Robert Cat-Eyed Trouble
Skinner, Robert Pale Shadow
Skinner, Robert Skin Deep Blood Red
Skinner, Robert Skin Deep Blood Red
Slim Mama Black Widow
Smiley, Jane Moo
Smith, Alexander McCall The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency x2
Smith, Erin A. Hard Boiled
Snyder, Gary The Back Country
Soitos The Blues Detective
Soyinka, Wole The Interpreters
Spiegelman, Peter Black Maps
Stalin Dialectical and Historical Materialism
Stanford Now and Then
Steinbeck, John The Grapes of Wraths
Stone, Chuck Black Political Power in America
Strathmore, William Muhammad Ali
Strode & Wood
The Hip Hop Reader
Sullivan Civil Rights and Liberties
Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn Women in Africa and the African Diaspora
Terry, Robert W. For Whites Only
Thompson, Carlyle Van Eating the Black Body
Thompson, Jim A Hell of a Woman
Thompson, Jim Bad Boy
Thompson, Jim Fireworks
Thompson, Jim Pop. 1280
Thompson, Jim Roughneck
Thompson, Jim The Golden Gizmo
Thompson, Jim The Kill-Off
Tolkien, J. R.R. The Hobbit
Tomashino Discovering Popular Cultures
Tompkins, Peter Secrets of the Great Pyramids
Topp, Micheal M. The Sacco and Vanzetti Case
Trachenberg The Incorporation of America
The Dying Ground
Tursten, Helene Detective Inspector Huss
Tussman, Joseph The Supreme Court on Racial Discrimination
Twine, Winddance Racism in a Racial Democracy
Uphaus & Foster The "Other" Eighteenth Century
U.S. Riot Commission Report
Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
Steel Beach
Vieira Civial Rights
Walker, Alice How I wrote Jubilee
Walker, Alice The Color Purple
Walker, Alice The Rights Revolution
Walker, Alice The Third Life of Grange Copeland
Wallace & Dent
Black Popular Culture
Washington, DuBois, Johnson
Three Negro Classics
Watkins, Mel African American Humor
Watkins, S. Craig
Hip Hop Matters
Weinberg Tough Guys & Dangerous Dames
Wells Crusade for Justice: the Autobiography of Ida B. Wells
Welty Delta Wedding
West, Chassie Killing Kin
West, Cornell
Race Matters
West, Dorothy The Living Is Easy
Westlake, Donald E. Baby, Would I Lie?
Wheeler Uncontained: Urban Fiction in Postwar America
White, Deborah Gray Ar'n't I a Woman?
White, Deborah Gray Telling Histories
White, Deborah Gray Too Heavy A Load
Sag Harbor
Wideman, John Edgar Philadelphia Fire
Wiggins O Freedom!
Williams & Abbott
Introduction to Bibliographical Textual Studies
Williams, John !Click Song
Williams, John
Captain Blackman
Williams, John Into the Badlands
Williams, John Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light
Williams, John The Angry Ones
Williams, John The Man Who Cried I am
Williams, John The Man Who Cried I am
Wilson, Harriet
Our Nig; or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black
Wilson, Jamese Q. Negro Politics: The Search For Leadership
Wilson, William Julius The Truly Disadvantaged
Wilson-Fried Outside Child
Wintz, Cary D. The Harlem Renaissance
Wisconsin Review Volume 39, Issue 2
Wolcott Remaking Respectability
Wolfe, Tom The Bonfire of the Canities
Wolffin Principles of Art History
Wood, Paula L Development Arrested
Woods Inner City Blues
Woods, Paula L. Woods Spooks, Spies and Private Eyes
Wright, Thomas A History of Caricature and Grotesque in Literature and Art
X, Malcolm The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Young, Al African American Literature




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