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Black History Month from Oxford University Press

Discover prize-winning authors and empowering scholarship from Oxford University Press.


A Concise History of African Americans
By Jonathan Scott Holloway
"Throughout this compelling history, Holloway challenges the reader to consider what it means to be an American, a citizen, and, most importantly, a human being. The Cause of Freedom is both a wonderful introduction to African American history for those new to the topic and a handy reference for those who are well-versed in the field.” — Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
By W. Caleb McDaniel

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History

New in Paperback

"[A] superbly written chronicle . . . rich with vivid personalities and unexpected turns." — Wall Street Journal
The Life of Alain Locke
By Jeffrey C. Stewart

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction


New in Paperback

"The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke is a vitally important, astonishingly well researched, exhaustive biography of the brilliant, complex, flawed, utterly fascinating man who, if he did not start the movement, served as its curator, intellectual champion, and guiding spirit... It is difficult to imagine a more able chronicler of Alain Locke's singular journey than Mr. Stewart." — Wall Street Journal
The African American Struggle for Civil Rights
By Thomas C. Holt
"A slender but potent history of the civil rights movement... Essential for students of American history as well as activists in the ongoing struggle for civil rights for all." — Kirkus, Starred Review

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