African Dominion A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

A groundbreaking book that puts early and medieval West Africa on the map of global historyPick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you...

Bring That Beat Back How Sampling Built Hip-Hop

Sampling—incorporating found sound and manipulating it into another form entirely—has done more than any musical movement in the twentieth century to maintain a continuum of...

Feed Your Mind A Story of August Wilson

August Wilson (1945–2005) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who had a particular talent for capturing the authentic everyday voice of Black Americans. As a child,...

We Will Shoot Back Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement

A bold and exciting historical narrative of the armed resistance of Black soldiers of the Mississippi Freedom MovementIn We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi...

Black Samson The Untold Story of an American Icon

Before Harriet Tubman or Martin Luther King was identified with Moses, African Americans identified those who challenged racial oppression in America with Samson. In Black Samson:...

Oscar Charleston The Life and Legend of Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Player

Buck O'Neil once described him as "Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Tris Speaker rolled into one." Among experts he is regarded as the best player in Negro Leagues history. During his...

The Brown Bullet Rajo Jack's Drive to Integrate Auto Racing

The powers-that-be in auto racing in the 1920s, namely the American Automobile Association's Contest Board, prohibited everyone who wasn't a white male from the sport. Dewey...

The Soul of Baseball A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America

When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to...

Better Days Will Come Again The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp

Arthur Briggs's life was Homeric in scope. Born on the the tiny island of Grenada, he set sail for Harlem during the Renaissance, then to Europe in the aftermath of World War I,...

Kd: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit To Be The Greatest

Golden State Warriors insider and bestselling author Marcus Thompson “paints a complex portrait and captures all the multitudes of a dynamic athlete trying to carve his...

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