MAAH Stone Book Award

MAAH Stone Book Award An annual $25,000 prize to the author of a stellar non-fiction book focusing on African American history or culture written in a literary style.

53/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @damonyoungvsb's "What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker" is a hilarious and honest debut that is ...
06/26/2019

53/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @damonyoungvsb's "What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker" is a hilarious and honest debut that is both a celebration of the idiosyncrasies and distinctions of Blackness and a critique of white supremacy and how we define masculinity. @HarperCollinsUS Ecco Books

52/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #seanwilentz "No Property in Man" argues controversially that far from concealing a crime against h...
06/25/2019

52/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #seanwilentz "No Property in Man" argues controversially that far from concealing a crime against humanity the U.S. Constitution limited slavery’s legitimacy -- in time inspiring the antislavery politics that led to Southern secession, Civil War, & Emancipation. Harvard University Press

51/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #davidkwiggins's "More than a Game" discusses how African American men and women sought to particip...
06/25/2019

51/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #davidkwiggins's "More than a Game" discusses how African American men and women sought to participate in sport and what that participation meant to them, the African American community, and the United States more generally. @RLPGBooks

50/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "On Freedom and the Will to Adorn" #cherylawall offers the first sustained study of the African ...
06/24/2019

50/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "On Freedom and the Will to Adorn" #cherylawall offers the first sustained study of the African American essay as a distinct literary genre. Wall's beautifully written and insightful book is a redefinition of how we understand the genres of African American literature. @University of North Carolina Press

49/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #vanessasiddlewalker "The Lost Education of Horace Tate" is a monumental work offering fresh insigh...
06/24/2019

49/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #vanessasiddlewalker "The Lost Education of Horace Tate" is a monumental work offering fresh insight into the southern struggle for human rights, revealing little-known accounts of leaders such as W.E.B. Du Bois & James Weldon Johnson, as well as hidden provocateurs like Horace Tate. The New Press

48/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "A Politial Education" #ElizabethToddBreland tells the story of black education reformers' commu...
06/23/2019

48/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "A Politial Education" #ElizabethToddBreland tells the story of black education reformers' community-based strategies to improve education beginning during the 1960s and continuing up through the late 20th century in Chicago. @University of North Carolina Press

47/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Drawing on an extraordinary survey of slave refugee camps throughout the country, @amurrelltaylor's...
06/23/2019

47/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Drawing on an extraordinary survey of slave refugee camps throughout the country, @amurrelltaylor's "Embattled Freedom" reveals the everyday experiences of refugees from slavery making their way through the vast landscape of army-supervised camps during the war. @University of North Carolina Press

46/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #williamsturkey A multigenerational saga of race & family in Hattiesburg, Mississippi that tells th...
06/22/2019

46/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #williamsturkey A multigenerational saga of race & family in Hattiesburg, Mississippi that tells the story of how Jim Crow was built, how it changed, & how the most powerful social movement in American history came together to tear it down. "Hattiesburg". Harvard University Press

45/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #deriksmith sheds new light on Hayden's work in "Robert Hayden in Verse" in response to changing li...
06/22/2019

45/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #deriksmith sheds new light on Hayden's work in "Robert Hayden in Verse" in response to changing literary scholarship. This fresh appreciation recontextualizes his achievements against the backdrop of the Black Arts Movement & traces his influence on contemporary Af-Am poets. @UofMPress

44/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @profjshan's "The American Negro Theater and the Long Civil Rights Era" is the 1st in-depth study o...
06/21/2019

44/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @profjshan's "The American Negro Theater and the Long Civil Rights Era" is the 1st in-depth study of the ANT & its lasting influence on American pop culture -- of interest to scholars & students of African-American & American studies, theatre history, & popular culture enthusiasts alike.

43/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Delving into the obscurity of 18th c records in Spanish, English, & French, #juliussscott has writt...
06/21/2019

43/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Delving into the obscurity of 18th c records in Spanish, English, & French, #juliussscott has written "The Common Wind" a powerful “history from below” following the spread of “rumors of emancipation”, and bringing to life the protagonists in the slave revolution. Verso Books

42/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #erinmichaelsalius "Sacraments of Memory" is the 1st book to focus on Catholic themes & imagery in ...
06/20/2019

42/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #erinmichaelsalius "Sacraments of Memory" is the 1st book to focus on Catholic themes & imagery in Af-Am literature, focusing on neo-slave narratives written by Toni Morrison, Leon Forrest, Phyllis Alesia Perry, & Charles Johnson, among others. Florida Press

41/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ By showing the many ways business innovation can be a byproduct of bondage, in "Accounting for Slav...
06/20/2019

41/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ By showing the many ways business innovation can be a byproduct of bondage, in "Accounting for Slavery" #CaitlinRosenthal erodes the false boundary between capitalism & slavery, illuminating parallels between 18th-19th century slaveholders & 21st century businesses. Harvard University Press

40/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #justinrose draws on MLK Jr.’s sermons, political speeches, and writings in "The Drum Major Instinc...
06/19/2019

40/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #justinrose draws on MLK Jr.’s sermons, political speeches, and writings in "The Drum Major Instinct" to conceptualize King’s politics as a unified theory. The Drum Major Instinct is an invaluable resource for understanding King's vision for a more just, democratic society. University of Georgia Press

39/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ  Drawing on ethnographic research and textual, visual, & archival sources, in "Mapping Diaspora" #p...
06/19/2019

39/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Drawing on ethnographic research and textual, visual, & archival sources, in "Mapping Diaspora" #patriciadesantanapinho investigates Af-Am roots tourism, a kind of travel that provides personal & collective meaning for those searching for black identity and heritage. @University of North Carolina Press

38/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @imaniperry's "Looking for Lorraine" is a multidimensional, illuminating biography. It's a revealin...
06/18/2019

38/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @imaniperry's "Looking for Lorraine" is a multidimensional, illuminating biography. It's a revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, black artists and intellectuals of the 20th century. Beacon Press

37/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #joannmorgan's "The Black Arts Movement and the Black Panther Party in American Visual Culture" exa...
06/18/2019

37/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #joannmorgan's "The Black Arts Movement and the Black Panther Party in American Visual Culture" examines a range of visual expressions of Black Power across American art and popular culture from 1965-1972, concluding with a focus on how selected Black Panthers self-represented to promote Party doctrine and agendas.

36/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @lauralmielke's "Provocative Eloquence" recounts how the theater, long an arena for heightened eloq...
06/17/2019

36/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @lauralmielke's "Provocative Eloquence" recounts how the theater, long an arena for heightened eloquence & physical contest, proved terribly relevant in the lead up to the Civil War. As antislavery speech and open conflict intertwined, the nation became a stage. @UofMPress

35/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #jennymluke "Delivered by Midwives": A new perspective on the childbirth experience of 20th c Af-Am...
06/17/2019

35/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #jennymluke "Delivered by Midwives": A new perspective on the childbirth experience of 20th c Af-Am women, maternity care providers, the shift in childbirth culture, & their changing expectations & agency in the demand to be part of an inclusive, desegregated society. @University Press of Mississippi

34/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ "We Want to do More than Survive"! @BLoveSoulPower argues that educators must teach students about ...
06/16/2019

34/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ "We Want to do More than Survive"! @BLoveSoulPower argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. @BeaconPressBks

33/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ "Pan-African American Literature" by #stephanieli charts the contours of literature by African born...
06/16/2019

33/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ "Pan-African American Literature" by #stephanieli charts the contours of literature by African born or identified authors centered around life in the United States. Rutgers University Press

32/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "Heavy", @KieseLaymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to...
06/15/2019

32/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "Heavy", @KieseLaymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. Scribner Books

31/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ "They Were Her Property". #stephanieejonesrogers examines slave-owning women as sophisticated econo...
06/15/2019

31/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ "They Were Her Property". #stephanieejonesrogers examines slave-owning women as sophisticated economic actors who engaged in and benefited from the South’s slave market, employing management techniques that were as effective & brutal as those used by men. Yale University Press

30/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "Birthright Citizens" @marthasjones_ shows how African-American activists made national belongin...
06/14/2019

30/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "Birthright Citizens" @marthasjones_ shows how African-American activists made national belonging through battles in legislatures, conventions & courthouses in defiance of the Dred Scott decision -- radically transforming the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Cambridge University Press

29/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Through detailed documentation of Taylor Gordon’s career—newspaper articles, reviews, letters, & ot...
06/14/2019

29/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Through detailed documentation of Taylor Gordon’s career—newspaper articles, reviews, letters, & other archival material — in "Can't Stand Still" #michaelkjohnson demonstrates the scope of the singer's cultural importance to the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. University Press of Mississippi

28/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #epatrickjohnson's "Black. Queer. Southern. Women." vividly enriches the historical record of racia...
06/13/2019

28/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #epatrickjohnson's "Black. Queer. Southern. Women." vividly enriches the historical record of racialized sexual minorities in the South and brings to light the realities of the region's thriving black lesbian communities. University of North Carolina Press

27/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @MitchSJackson's "Survival Math" explores gangs & guns, near-death experiences, sex work, masculini...
06/13/2019

27/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @MitchSJackson's "Survival Math" explores gangs & guns, near-death experiences, sex work, masculinity, composite fathers, the concept of “hustle,” & the destructive power of addiction—all framed within the story of Jackson, his family, & his community. Scribner Books

26/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "Force and Freedom" @kelliecarterjackson argues that through tactical violence black abolitionis...
06/12/2019

26/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "Force and Freedom" @kelliecarterjackson argues that through tactical violence black abolitionist leaders accomplished what white nonviolent abolitionists could not: creating the conditions that necessitated the Civil War. University of Pennsylvania Press

25/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @DwestonHaywood's "Let Us Make Men" sheds light on the roots of African-American mobilizations for ...
06/12/2019

25/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @DwestonHaywood's "Let Us Make Men" sheds light on the roots of African-American mobilizations for civil rights & racial justice in the 20th century & the crucial role black male newspaper publishers played in grounding these issues in a quest to redeem black manhood. University of North Carolina Press

24/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Using new evidence and a broadened historical context, #elliottgorn delves more fully than anyone h...
06/11/2019

24/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Using new evidence and a broadened historical context, #elliottgorn delves more fully than anyone has into how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and always will. Oxford University Press

23/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Biography, history, memoir. Reading like a jazz composition, in "Sophisticated Giant" #maxinegordon...
06/11/2019

23/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Biography, history, memoir. Reading like a jazz composition, in "Sophisticated Giant" #maxinegordon blends research, anecdote, and a selection of Dexter Gordon’s personal letters to reflect his colorful life & legendary times. University of California Press

22/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "A Place to Worship", @MinuetteFloyd shares an intimate portrait of the culture, traditions, and...
06/10/2019

22/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In "A Place to Worship", @MinuetteFloyd shares an intimate portrait of the culture, traditions, and long history of the camp meeting as one of the most vital institutions in the lives of rural African Americans in North and South Carolina.

21/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #josephrfitzgerald's "The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation" explores the...
06/10/2019

21/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #josephrfitzgerald's "The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation" explores the life of one of the most influential and unsung leaders of the civil rights movement & her determination to improve the lives of black people. @KentuckyPress

20/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @DrCherylFinley traces the slave ship icon as a powerful tool used by British & American abolitioni...
06/09/2019

20/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @DrCherylFinley traces the slave ship icon as a powerful tool used by British & American abolitionists and the rediscovery of its radical potential by 20th century black artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, and curators. A beautiful book. @PrincetonUPress

19/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #eveewing knows Chicago Public Schools: as a student, then a teacher, and now a scholar who studies...
06/09/2019

19/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #eveewing knows Chicago Public Schools: as a student, then a teacher, and now a scholar who studies them. "Ghosts in the Schoolyard" is the story of systemic racism, inequality, bad faith, & distrust that stretches deep into Chicago history. @UChicagoPress

18/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ  By turns historical, critical, and personal, @DarbyEnglish examines the use of art—and love—as a r...
06/08/2019

18/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ By turns historical, critical, and personal, @DarbyEnglish examines the use of art—and love—as a resource amid the recent wave of shootings by American police of innocent black women and men. Powerful, challenging, and timely. @yalepress

17/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @MichaelEDyson's "What Truth Sounds Like" addresses the tense intersection of the conflict between ...
06/08/2019

17/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ @MichaelEDyson's "What Truth Sounds Like" addresses the tense intersection of the conflict between politics and prophecy – do we embrace political resolution or moral redemption to fix our fractured racial landscape? @StMartinsPress

16/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #chrisdixon explores neglected aspects of African-American history and of WW II; deepens understand...
06/07/2019

16/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #chrisdixon explores neglected aspects of African-American history and of WW II; deepens understanding of the connections between the US as an international power and the racial ideologies and practices of American life during the mid-20th century. @cambUP_History

15/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #andrewdelbanco's "The War Before the War" documents the fugitive slave story in the aftermath of t...
06/07/2019

15/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #andrewdelbanco's "The War Before the War" documents the fugitive slave story in the aftermath of the notorious Compromise of 1850, illuminating what brought us to war with ourselves and the terrible legacies of slavery that are with us still. @penguinpress

14/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #perodagbovie's  "Reclaiming the Black Past" explores how 21st century African-American history is ...
06/06/2019

14/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #perodagbovie's "Reclaiming the Black Past" explores how 21st century African-American history is regarded, depicted, & juggled by diverse & contesting interpreters from museum curators to filmmakers, entertainers, politicians, journalists, & bloggers. @VersoBooks

13/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ  THICK. In 8 piercing explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, @tressiemcphd embraces her ve...
06/06/2019

13/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ THICK. In 8 piercing explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, @tressiemcphd embraces her venerated role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society. @thenewpress

12/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #johncoggeshall "Liberia, South Carolina" chronicles the struggles of 5 generations of the Owens fa...
06/05/2019

12/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #johncoggeshall "Liberia, South Carolina" chronicles the struggles of 5 generations of the Owens family through slavery, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, and the desegregation of the state. @uncpressblog

11/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Moving, haunting, and as fast-paced as a novel. "Invisible" tells the true story of #stephenlcarter...
06/05/2019

11/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ Moving, haunting, and as fast-paced as a novel. "Invisible" tells the true story of #stephenlcarter's grandmother, the black woman prosecutor who in the 1930s devised the strategy to convict Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history. @HenryHolt

10/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In this definitive, defining, and immersive biography of Romare Bearden, #maryschmidtcampbell shows...
06/04/2019

10/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ In this definitive, defining, and immersive biography of Romare Bearden, #maryschmidtcampbell shows us that the relationship between art and race was central to Bearden's life and work -- a constant, driving creative tension.

9/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #howardbryant The rise, fall, and return of the athlete-activist! Research and interviews of well-kn...
06/04/2019

9/53 #MAAHStoneAtoZ #howardbryant The rise, fall, and return of the athlete-activist! Research and interviews of well-known athletes, law enforcement and the military detail the collision of post-9/11 sports in America and the post-Ferguson black athlete.

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