American Identity

Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - A sweeping, genre-bending "masterpiece" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity--from ...
March 8, 2022
You Dont Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-...
November 12, 2019
Back Bay Books
Gruet Brut, New Mexico
High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing

Joining the ranks of Evicted, The Warmth of Other Sons, and classic works of literary non-fiction by Alex Kotlowitz and J. Anthony Lukas, High-Risers braids personal...

February 12, 2019
Harper Paperbacks
Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction: 1948-1985
An essential compendium of James Baldwin's most powerful nonfiction work, calling on us "to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country."

Personal and prophetic, these essays...

September 21, 2021
Beacon Press
704 Pages
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

A groundbreaking history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of enslaved people

Winner of the 2015 Avery O. Craven Prize from the Organization of...

October 25, 2016
Basic Books
A Black Womens History of the United States

A Black Womens History of the United States

Berry, Daina Ramey ; Gross, Ka
2021 NAACP Image Award Nominee: Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction

Honorable Mention for the 2021 Organization of American Historians Darlene Clark Hine Award

A vibrant...

March 16, 2021
Beacon Press
The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impover
The brilliant, controversial, bestselling critique of American culture that "hits with the approximate force and effect of electroshock therapy" (The New York Times)--now featuring a new...
April 3, 2012
Simon & Schuster
400 Pages
Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America

Through stark observations and visceral experiences, Blood Orchid begins Charles Bowden's dizzying excavation of the brutal, systemic violence and corruption at the roots of American...

September 19, 2018
Blues for Cannibals: The Notes from Underground

Cultivated from the fierce ideas seeded in Blood Orchid, Blues for Cannibals is an elegiac reflection on death, pain, and a wavering confidence in humanity's own abilities for self-...

September 19, 2018
University of Texas Press

New Arrivals

Hell of a Book
Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu
Tracy Flick Can't Win
Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle
Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History
Books of Jacob
How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question