Tom Chaffin“A vivid social and intellectual history of Douglass’s Irish, Scottish, and British travels, and of their influence throughout his life.” —Joan Walsh · Salon
“Chaffin deftly argues that Douglass's encounter with Irish politics helped to shape his own politics. . . . The study is well researched, drawing on letters, journals, and newspaper accounts, and the writing brings these figures to life, presenting Douglass in all his complexities.” —CHOICE
Thirty years after Toni Morrison re-imagined the heart-wrenching story of Margaret Garner in her bestselling novel Beloved, Jennings’s edited volume records key events, debates, and critical assessments of Morrison's success with Garner’s story as a libretto, with contributors ranging from opera scholars to specialists in American slavery studies.
“As The Risen Phoenix brilliantly demonstrates, African Americans transformed antebellum freedom struggles into crusades for civil, political, and educational equality. A superb, important book.” —Douglas Egerton
"The story of the NAACP-led fight for school desegregation in Virginia in the decades following the 1954 Brown ruling has been one of the great untold stories of the civil rights era—until now. Keep On Keeping On sheds critical historical light on the racial inequities and division that continue to subvert the opportunities of countless children in Virginia and beyond." —Patricia A. Sullivan
THE ROAD TO BLACK NED'S FORGE Turk McCleskey"The remarkable story of Edward Tarr, a black freed man who lived with a white wife and worked as a blacksmith. . . . A deeply researched study of slavery on the frontier." —CHOICE
In Hidden History, Rainville travels through the forgotten African American cemeteries of central Virginia to recover information crucial to the stories of the black families who lived and worked there for over two hundred years.
"Trustbuilding, using personal narrative and exhaustive reporting by Rob Corcoran, chronicles how Hope in the Cities has moved what looked like an immoveable barricade. The job is not done, but this book provides a map for the future." —Tim Kaine
This inspiring account of resilience and transformation offers a diversity of experiences and perspectives through first-person narratives of black students during the University of Virginia’s era of incremental desegregation.
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"Right is of no sex, truth is of no color. . . we are all brethren" —Frederick Douglass