Overground Railroad: The Green Book & Roots of Black Travel in America

29 February 2020 | By Candacy A. Taylor | Filed in: history.

The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the black travel guide to America At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African Americans to travel

The Art of Resistance

29 February 2020 | By Justus Rosenberg | Filed in: history.

99 year old literature professor Justus Rosenberg escaped the Holocaust and spent four daring years in the French Underground during World War II Now he finally writes his own unforgettable epic A gripping memoir from an Eastern European Jew who fought in the French Resistance The narrative

Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

29 February 2020 | By David Zucchino | Filed in: history.

From Pulitzer Prize winner, David Zucchino, comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans By the 1890s, Wilmington was North Carolina s largest city and a shining example of a mixed race community It was a bustling port city with

Mengele: Unmasking the "Angel of Death"

29 February 2020 | By David G. Marwell | Filed in: history.

A gripping account of the infamous Nazi doctor, from a former Justice Department official tasked with uncovering his fate One of the most notorious war criminals of all time, Dr Josef Mengele has come to symbolize both the evil of the Nazi regime and the failure of justice in the postwar world.

What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She

29 February 2020 | By Dennis Baron | Filed in: history.

Like trigger warnings and gender neutral bathrooms, pronouns are sparking a national debate, prompting new policies in schools, workplaces, even prisons, about what pronouns to use Colleges ask students to declare their pronouns along with their majors corporate conferences print name tags with

Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

29 February 2020 | By Marcia Chatelain | Filed in: history.

Often blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans, fast food restaurants like McDonald s have long symbolized capitalism s villainous effects on our nation s most vulnerable communities But how did fast food restaurants so thoroughly saturate black neighborhoods in the

My War Criminal: Personal Encounters with an Architect of Genocide

29 February 2020 | By Jessica Stern | Filed in: history.

An investigation into the nature of violence, terror, and trauma through conversations with a notorious war criminal by Jessica Stern, one of the world s foremost experts on terrorism Between October 2014 and November 2016, global terrorism expert Jessica Stern held a series of conversations in a