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A Domestic Cook Book

Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts for the Kitchen

Bringing new life to the oldest known published cookbook written by an African American woman

Readying the Revolution

African American Theater and Performance from Post-World War II to the Black Arts Movement

A critical history of Black culture post-World War II that helped cultivate the spirit of Black revolutionary theater

The Revolution Will Be Improvised

The Intimacy of Cultural Activism

An examination of revolutionary intimacy-making, experimental performance, and art activism during the civil rights movement

Owning My Masters (Mastered)

The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions

Using hip hop to create new theory

Teaching Difficult Topics

Reflections from the Undergraduate Music Classroom

Reflections from college music instructors offering various approaches to inclusive, supportive pedagogy in the classroom

Rock This Way

Cultural Constructions of Musical Legitimacy

What remixes, covers, mash-ups, and parodies say about the perceived legitimacy of music making

Racing the Great White Way

Black Performance, Eugene O’Neill, and the Transformation of Broadway

How artists of color challenged racist stereotypes on the Broadway stage

Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies

Performance, Race, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance

Gay and lesbians in Harlem nightclubs, speakeasies, rent parties, and on Broadway stages

For the Culture

Hip-Hop and the Fight for Social Justice

Examines the relationship between social justice, Hip-Hop culture, and resistance

Sampling and Remixing Blackness in Hip-Hop Theater and Performance

Explores expressions of Blackness in Hip-Hop performance by non-African American artists

Land of Opportunity

One Family's Quest for the American Dream in the Age of Crack

The story of the Chambers brothers’ crack cocaine empire and the city that made them

Collected Prose

A collection of essays on poetry and the experiences that influenced this poet

A Change Is Gonna Come

Music, Race & the Soul of America

Revised Edition

The new edition of the groundbreaking chronicle of forty years of black music in America

Clothed in Meaning

Literature, Labor, and Cotton in Nineteenth-Century America

Textured readings of the literary expression of workers in the era of big cotton


Black Lawmaking in the U.S. Congress from Carter to Obama

New Edition, With New Preface and Afterword

Revised, With New Preface and Afterword
As black leaders have turned from political activism to formal politics, they have moved closer to the political center

i used to love to dream

Fourteen tracks that use hip-hop creative and compositional practice to interrogate the idea of home

Bad Boys

Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity

with a foreword by Pedro A. Noguera

The classic ethnography on how implicit bias impacts black male students’ identities

Rhymes in the Flow

How Rappers Flip the Beat

Reveals the deep roots, poetic structures, and uncommon artistry of rap poetry and performance

Playing in the Shadows

Fictions of Race and Blackness in Postwar Japanese Literature

How do encounters with black literature, music, culture, and thinking invite postwar Japanese authors to re-envision the relationship between race and literature in the wake of world war?

Of Vagabonds and Fellow Travelers

African Diaspora Literary Culture and the Cultural Cold War

Yields new insights by connecting Cold War counter-hegemonic writings in English and French by intellectuals of the African diaspora