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Image for Lo! Here the Gentle Lark: An Inspirational Story of Ellabelle Davis' Journey from Seamtress to Songstress

Lo! Here the Gentle Lark: An Inspirational Story of Ellabelle Davis' Journey from Seamtress to Songstress

By: Allen, Karen S

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kalena East-West Press: 2016

Seller ID: 027047

ISBN: 0977712710

Condition: As New


New Rochelle New York Historian writiing a documentary and narrative history of Black / African-American opera singer (1907-1960). Brand new condition. Very slight shelf-wear. 286 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: African-American Studies; ISBN/EAN: 9780977712717. Inventory No: 027047. Paperback View more info

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

By: Godfrey, Mark

Price: $22.42

Publisher: D.A.P./Tate: 2017

Seller ID: 029514

ISBN: 1942884176

Condition: Very Good Condition


256 pages. Text unmarked. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight shelf-wear and bumping to corners. African American art in the era of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers. In the period of radical change that was 1963-83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, politics and racial identity. How to make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as black Americans? Soul of a Nation surveys this crucial period in American ar... View more info

Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts

By: Gottschild, Brenda Dixon

Price: $25.10

Publisher: Praeger: 1998

Seller ID: 029356

ISBN: 027596373X

Condition: Very Good Condition


224 pages. Text unmarked. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Some reading-wear and bumping to corners. Different / earlier cover than pictured on Amazon. This ground-breaking work brings dance into current discussions of the African presence in American culture. Dixon Gottschild argues that the Africanist aesthetic has been invisibilized by the pervasive force of racism. This book provides evidence to correct and balance the record, investigating the Africanist presence as a conditioning factor in shaping American performance, onstage and in everyday life. She examines the Africa... View more info

Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery

By: Huey, Lois Miner

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn., Millbrook: 2016

Seller ID: 027272

ISBN: 1467733938

Condition: New Book


Brand new condition. Size: 8.5" x 10.25". 49 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: African-American Studies; 19th century; ISBN: 1467733938. ISBN/EAN: 9781467733939. Inventory No: 027272. Hardcover View more info

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Eva's Man

By: Jones, Gayl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Random House: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027498

ISBN: 0394499344

Condition: Very Good Condition


Jacket bright showing some small (closed) nicks to edges. Book solid and unmarked showing slight age and reading-wear. Jacket in new Brodart protector. Second Printing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: African-American Studies; ISBN: 0394499344. Inventory No: 027498. Hardcover View more info

What They Never Told You in History Class

By: Kush, Indus Khamit

Price: $11.97

Publisher: Luxorr Publications: 1983

Seller ID: 028460

ISBN: 1883080088

Condition: Very Good Condition


325 pages. Text unmarked . Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Some age-toning to page edges. Some reading-wear and bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: African-American Studies; ISBN: 1883080088. Inventory No: 028460. Paperback View more info

On the Real Side: A History of African American Comedy

By: Watkins, Mel

Price: $16.55

Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books: 1999

Seller ID: 029357

ISBN: 1556523513

Condition: Good Condition


672 pages. Text contains neat ink underlining on a handful of pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Some reading-wear and bumping to corners. This comprehensive history of black humor sets it in the context of American popular culture. Blackface minstrelsy, Stepin Fetchit, and the Amos 'n' Andy show presented a distorted picture of African Americans; this book contrasts this image with the authentic underground humor of African Americans found in folktales, race records, and all-black shows and films. After generations of stereotypes, the underground humor finally emerged bef... View more info