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1. Cover image for 'Queer Roots for the Diaspora'
Ghosts in the Family Tree
Jarrod Hayes
Uses comparative narratives to explore the dualism between marginalization and the desire for roots within a rooted identity

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Ghosts in the Family Tree
Jarrod Hayes
Uses comparative narratives to explore the dualism between marginalization and the desire for roots within a rooted identity

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Ghosts in the Family Tree
Jarrod Hayes
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Acts of Critique in Black Performance
Faedra Chatard Carpenter
Reading representations of whiteness by contemporary African American performers and artists
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Acts of Critique in Black Performance
Faedra Chatard Carpenter
Reading representations of whiteness by contemporary African American performers and artists
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Acts of Critique in Black Performance
Faedra Chatard Carpenter
Reading representations of whiteness by contemporary African American performers and artists
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3. Cover image for 'American Socialist Triptych'
The Literary-Political Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, and W. E. B. Du Bois
Mark W. Van Wienen
A closer look at three American writers sheds new light on the evolution of socialist thought in the U.S.
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The Literary-Political Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, and W. E. B. Du Bois
Mark W. Van Wienen
A closer look at three American writers sheds new light on the evolution of socialist thought in the U.S.
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The Literary-Political Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, and W. E. B. Du Bois
Mark W. Van Wienen
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4. Cover image for 'Butch Queens Up in Pumps'
Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit
Marlon M. Bailey
20 years after Paris Is Burning, a rare look at Ballroom culture—from the inside
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Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit
Marlon M. Bailey
20 years after Paris Is Burning, a rare look at Ballroom culture—from the inside
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Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit
Marlon M. Bailey
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Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz
Daniel Stein
A groundbreaking study of Louis Armstrong’s autobiographical practices
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Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz
Daniel Stein
A groundbreaking study of Louis Armstrong’s autobiographical practices
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Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz
Daniel Stein
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6. Cover image for 'The Problem of the Color[blind]'
Racial Transgression and the Politics of Black Performance
Brandi Wilkins Catanese
How the debate on colorblind versus multicultural casting sheds light on on larger sociopolitical questions
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Racial Transgression and the Politics of Black Performance
Brandi Wilkins Catanese
How the debate on colorblind versus multicultural casting sheds light on on larger sociopolitical questions
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Racial Transgression and the Politics of Black Performance
Brandi Wilkins Catanese
How the debate on colorblind versus multicultural casting sheds light on on larger sociopolitical questions
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Stillness, Critical Memory, and the Black Body
Harvey Young
How the history of the diasporic black body in American art, athleticism, and performance resonates in daily life
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Stillness, Critical Memory, and the Black Body
Harvey Young
How the history of the diasporic black body in American art, athleticism, and performance resonates in daily life
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Stillness, Critical Memory, and the Black Body
Harvey Young
How the history of the diasporic black body in American art, athleticism, and performance resonates in daily life
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8. Cover image for 'Blues in Black and White'
The Landmark Ann Arbor Blues Festivals
As photographed by Stanley Livingston with Text and a History of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival by Michael Erlewine

Never-before-seen photographs—with text accompaniment—of the performers onstage and backstage at the legendary Ann Arbor Blues Festival

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9. Cover image for 'Rhythm Is Our Business'
Jimmie Lunceford and the Harlem Express
Eddy Determeyer

The life and times of famed band leader, entrepreneur, and entertainer Jimmie Lunceford

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Jimmie Lunceford and the Harlem Express
Eddy Determeyer

The life and times of famed band leader, entrepreneur, and entertainer Jimmie Lunceford

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10. Cover image for 'Someone to Watch Over Me'
The Life and Music of Ben Webster
Frank Büchmann-Møller

The definitive biography of the great tenor saxophonist Ben Webster

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The Life and Music of Ben Webster
Frank Büchmann-Møller

The definitive biography of the great tenor saxophonist Ben Webster

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The Life and Music of Lee Morgan
Jeffery S. McMillan
The story of one of the most individual jazz stylists of his time
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The Life and Music of Lee Morgan
Jeffery S. McMillan
The story of one of the most individual jazz stylists of his time
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Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition
Lorenzo Thomas
Reflections on the relationships between black American intellectuals and African American  musical traditions from blues to hip hop
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Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition
Lorenzo Thomas
Reflections on the relationships between black American intellectuals and African American  musical traditions from blues to hip hop
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13. Cover image for 'Jackie Ormes'
The First African American Woman Cartoonist
Nancy Goldstein
A richly illustrated biography of a pioneering woman artist and the characters she created
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Law, Intimacy, and the White State in Alabama, 1865-1954
Julie Novkov

A stunning exploration of America's attitudes on interracial marriage

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Law, Intimacy, and the White State in Alabama, 1865-1954
Julie Novkov

A stunning exploration of America's attitudes on interracial marriage

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15. Cover image for 'Race, Republicans, and the Return of the Party of Lincoln'
Tasha S. Philpot
How political parties use racial issues to manipulate their image and public opinion
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Tasha S. Philpot
How political parties use racial issues to manipulate their image and public opinion
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Twelve Plays and Selected Writings
Ed Bullins
Collecting works by one of the most influential playwrights of the Black Arts Movement of the 60s and 70s
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17. Cover image for 'The Past as Present in the Drama of August Wilson'
Harry J. Elam, Jr.
An indispensable guide to the dramatic work of one of America's most important contemporary playwrights
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Harry J. Elam, Jr.
An indispensable guide to the dramatic work of one of America's most important contemporary playwrights
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Harry J. Elam, Jr.
An indispensable guide to the dramatic work of one of America's most important contemporary playwrights
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18. Cover image for 'Black Cultural Traffic'
Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture
Edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr. and Kennell Jackson
Fresh takes on key questions in black performance and black popular culture, by leading artists, academics, and critics
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Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture
Edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr. and Kennell Jackson
Fresh takes on key questions in black performance and black popular culture, by leading artists, academics, and critics
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Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture
Edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr. and Kennell Jackson
Fresh takes on key questions in black performance and black popular culture, by leading artists, academics, and critics
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19. Cover image for 'A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt'
An African Memoir
Toyin Falola
The long-awaited memoir from the most prolific historian of Africa
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An African Memoir
Toyin Falola
The long-awaited memoir from the most prolific historian of Africa
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20. Cover image for 'Cattle Bring Us to Our Enemies'
Turkana Ecology, Politics, and Raiding in a Disequilibrium System
J. Terrence McCabe
An in-depth look at the ecology, history, and politics of land use among the Turkana pastoral people in Northern Kenya
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Turkana Ecology, Politics, and Raiding in a Disequilibrium System
J. Terrence McCabe
An in-depth look at the ecology, history, and politics of land use among the Turkana pastoral people in Northern Kenya
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Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity
Ann Arnett Ferguson
How do schools identify African American males as "bad boys"?
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Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity
Ann Arnett Ferguson
How do schools identify African American males as "bad boys"?
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The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka
Harry J. Elam, Jr.
An original and valuable assessment of American political theater in the 1960s and 1970s
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The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka
Harry J. Elam, Jr.
An original and valuable assessment of American political theater in the 1960s and 1970s
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23. Cover image for 'John Coltrane'
His Life and Music
Lewis Porter
A definitive assessment of the life and work of jazz musician John Coltrane, based on new interviews with his colleagues and never-before-published material
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24. Cover image for 'Let the Good Times Roll'
The Story of Louis Jordan and His Music
John Chilton
The first biography of the father of rhythm and blues
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The Life and Recordings of Coleman Hawkins
John Chilton
The first full-length biography of Coleman Hawkins
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