In honor of African American History Month (February), we’ve put together a mini-catalog of the titles that expand on the subject, including the pivotal Civil War. The contents of the mini-catalog will change as our catalog changes.
Mini-Catalog for African American History Month
These are the titles we have currently in our catalog. If you’ve got some titles that you’d like to add, please contact us.
African American History
"Ira Berlin's masterful new account of these monumental passages evokes both the terrible price paid by men and women forcibly and then willingly uprooted, as well as their extraordinary accomplishments and astounding creativity. More than perhaps any other experience, the great migrations capture the essence of four centuries of African American life." — Dust Jacket
"The group's courage was tested at every stop, where the thirteen men and women along with a few other supporters of black rights, were often harassed or beaten. TV cameras captured these senseless beatings and gave worldwide attention to the social injustice characteristic of the South. Reform took many years, but it began with a few brave men and women known as the 'freedom riders.'" — Childrens Press, Publisher
His Promised Land: The Autobiography of John P. Parker, Former Slave and Conductor on the Underground Railroad (Hardback)
"A riveting account from the thick of the fray, John P. Parker's oral autobiography presents the Underground Railroad and his own slave experience in uniquely human detail. His Promised Land is at once astonishing and believable." — Nell Irvin Painter, Author of Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol
Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation (Hardback)
"With deft portrayals of Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall and captivating accounts of the cases they were involved in, Rawn James, Jr., brings back to our attention two central figures in the nation's efforts to use constitutional law to confront and overcome our history of segregation and racism." — Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
"In keeping his promise, Jackie Robinson showed the world that he was not only a great baseball player but, more importantly, a great man." — in "A Legend in His Own Time" (page 2)
This volume in the TimeFrame series features: Russia Looks West ~ The Rise of Prussia ~ The Pacific Adventure ~ America Independent ~ The French Revolution