History and Culture

By Material Life

By Material Life

History and Culture

Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore

Roxane Gay, Vanessa Friedman, et al.


Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture

Roxane Gay



Kaitlyn Greenidge


Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era

Elizabeth Pepin Silva and Lewis Watts


Red River

Lalita Tademy


Cane River

Lalita Tademy


Bouki Fait Gombo



Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer


Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs

Emily Bernard and Deborah Willis


A Small Nation of People: W. E. B. Du Bois and African...

Deborah Willis and David Levering Lewis


Sojourner Truth: A Life, a Symbol (Revised)

Nell Irvin Painter


Picturing Children

Marian Wright Edelman, National Museum of African American Hist, et al.


African American Women


Question Bridge: Black Males in America

Deborah Willis


Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Nicole R. Fleetwood


Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and...

Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins


Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul

Leila Taylor


Hottentot Venus

Barbara Chase-Riboud


Black Futures

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham


Josephine Baker's Cinematic Prism

Terri Simone Francis


Josephine Baker: Entertainer

Alan Schroeder and Heather Lehr Wagner


Josephine: Singer dancer soldier spy

Eilidh McGinness


Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of...

Mikki Kendall and A D'Amico


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of...

Michelle Alexander


Panama Silver: A Silver Web

Glenville Lovell


Two Wings to Fly Away

Penny Mickelbury


Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats

Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry


Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America...

Lori Tharps and Ayana Byrd


Black: A Celebration of a Culture

Deborah Willis


A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities

Jan Bondeson


Secrets of the Sideshows

Joe Nickell


Cabinets of Curiosities

Patrick Mauriès


In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers...

Julia Turshen and Hawa Hassan


Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest

Hanif Abdurraqib


Desert Children

Waris Dirie


Photography, Fourth Edition: A Cultural History

Mary Warner Marien


No Disrespect

Sister Souljah


When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Patrisse Cullors and Asha Bandele


Black Beauties: African American Pageant Queens in the...

Kimberly Brown Pellum Phd


Black Skin, White Masks

Frantz Fanon


Black Bottom Saints

Alice Randall


The Souls of Black Folk

W. E. B. Du Bois


Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art...

Bridget R. Cooks and Bridget Cooks


Built by Blacks: African American Architecture and...

Selden Richardson


Biddy Mason Speaks Up

Arisa White, Laura Atkins, et al.