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Books for Black History Month

A selection of recent books about African American art, music, history, and literature.

Collins, Lisa Gail and Margo Natalie Crawford, eds.
New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement
A collection of essays examining African American creativity in relation to politics and Civil Rights.
NX512.3 A35 N49 2006
Considering Genius:  Writings on Jazz Crouch, Stanley
Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz
Crouch's insightful essays on jazz and musicians, from Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis.
ML3506 .C75 2006
Group Harmony Goosman, Stuart L.
Group Harmony: the Black Urban Roots of Rhythm & Blues
An entertaining social history of R&B.
ML3521 .G66 2005
Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Women's Literature Lee, Valerie, ed.
Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Women's Literature
From the eighteenth century to the twenty-first century - poetry, essays, journal entries, short stories, novels and black feminist criticism are all included in this seminal work.
PS508 .N3 P743 2006
Living Black History Marable, Manning
Living Black History: How Reimagining the African-American Past can Remake America's Racial Future
Marable's concept of "living history" explained, from Medger Evans to Malcolm X.
E184.65 M37 2006
Creating Black Americans Painter, Nell Irvin
Creating Black Americans: African-American History and its Meanings, 1619 to the Present
A richly illustrated work documenting the many facets of African American culture.
E185 .P15 2005
Portraits of a People Shaw, Gwendolyn DuBois
Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century
A compelling collection of portraits of famous and obscure African Americans represented within their social context.
qN7593.2 S53
The Education of Booker T. Washington West, Michael Rudolph
The Education of Booker T. Washington: American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations
A scholarly analysis of Washington's theory of race.
E185.97 W4 W47 2006
African-American Architects Wilson, Dreck Spurlock, ed.
African-American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, 1865-1945
A thoroughly researched landmark publication on Black architects and their works.
qNA736 .A47 2004x
Harlem Speaks Wintz, Cary D., ed.
Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance
Music, art, writing, politics and performance are brought to life in this exciting portrait of the coming of age of African American culture. A CD is included.
PS153 .N5 H267 2007