Despite police violence against Chicano demonstrators in Los Angeles, the movement was not deterred.
“Now the old men are folding their arms and going to sleep,” said William H. Seward while campaigning for Lincoln, “and the young men are Wide Awake.”
Intended to protect consumers from unscrupulous quackery, a nineteenth-century ban on medical advertising proved to be a double-edged sword.
A distinctly American restlessness is inspiring some to abandon the idea of a permanent home, while others are displaced by harsh realities.
This non-exhaustive list of readings in African American Studies highlights the vibrant history of the discipline and introduces the field.