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The books listed below are just a sample of what is available in Butler Library.
Reference Books in Butler Library
Black Women in America
All prominent women in the Civil Rights era.
Contains over 150 documents, letters, images, and artifacts representing African-American history from the African slave trade and Civil War, the Harlem Renaissance and the Jim Crow Era, and the modern Civil Rights movement.
Milestone Documents in African American History
A collection of primary sources, arranged chronologically from 1901 through 1964, that document the history of African-Americans.
Africa and the African-American experience, focusing on political and social history, literature, and the arts.
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
Major persons, organizations, and political and social movements in African-American history from 1896 to the twenty-first-century.
Black History in NYC
Chronicles the history of Harlem over the course of four hundred years.
Presents a comprehensive history of the Harlem Renaissance during the early decades of the twentieth century.
Race and Class Politics in New York City Before the Civil War
The author examines the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors, revealing the greater history of African-American elites in New York City, and describing how members of the early elite managed to find success despite the rise of scientific racism, Civil War draft riots, the advent of Jim Crow, and other challenges.
The World in a City
A tour of New York City as it exists in the early twenty-first century, looking at how neighborhoods have changed since the 1950s, and describing the development of different ethnic sectors as immigrants from Ghana, the Philippines, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, and other nations have settled in the city.
Traces the history of Five Points, New York, discussing how the neighborhood made significant contributions to American music, politics, and culture.
How It Feels to Be Free
Examines celebrated black women performers, illuminating the risks they took, their roles at home and abroad, and the ways that they raised the issue of gender amid their demands for black liberation.
In Search of Our Roots
Traces the ancestral roots of nineteen known African- Americans, and details the lineages of Maya Angelou, Quincy Jones, Morgan Freeman, Tina Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Rock and others
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston, discussing how she dealt with ill health and funded her projects and exploring her relationships with family members and friends, her influence during the Harlem Renaissance, and more.
Come Out the Wilderness
Chronicles the life of artist Estella Conwill Májozo and discusses her childhood in segregated Louisville, Kentucky, her struggle to fit in in a predominantely white school, her studies in African-American literature.