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Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation

Steve Luxenberg · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

A myth-shattering narrative of how a nation embraced "separation" and its pernicious consequences.Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision...
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Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal

Yuval Taylor · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Hurston and Hughes, two giants of the Harlem Renaissance and American literature, were best friends -- until they weren't.Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and Langston Hughes ("The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Let America Be America Again") were...
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Once a Wolf: The Science Behind Our Dogs? Astonishing Genetic Evolution

Bryan Sykes · Liveright
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author of Seven Daughters of Eve returns with a lively account of how all dogs are descended from a mere handful of wolves. How did wolves evolve into dogs? When did this happen, and what role did humans play? Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes used the full array of modern technology to explore...
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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

Saidiya Hartman · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century.In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free...
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