Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award

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2017     Dispossessed lives : enslaved women, violence, and the archive by Marisa J. Fuentes; honorable mention: Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar; honorable mention: Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century by Tera W. Hunter.; honorable mention: The revolution has come : Black power, gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland by Robyn C. Spencer
2015     Chained in silence : black women and convict labor in the New South by Talitha L. LeFlouria
2012     Body and soul : the Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination by Alondra Nelson
2011     Talk with you like a woman : African American women, justice, and reform in New York, 1890-1935 by Cheryl D. Hicks; Groping toward democracy : African American social welfare reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949 by Priscilla A. Dowden-White; Sojourning for freedom : black women, American communism, and the making of black left feminism by Erik S. McDuffie
2010     Beauty shop politics : African American women's activism in the beauty industry by Tiffany M. Gill; Right to ride : streetcar boycotts and African American citizenship in the era of Plessy v. Ferguson by Blair Murphy Kelley; Jesus, jobs, and justice : African American women and religion by Bettye Collier-Thomas
2009     Sojourner Truth's America by Margaret Washington; Justice older than the law : the life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree by Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson
Roundtree; Beyond Lift every voice and sing : the culture of uplift, identity, and politics in black musical theater (2d ed.) by Paula Marie Seniors
2008     Ida : a sword among lions : Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching by Paula Giddings; Left of Karl Marx : the political life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies; Telling histories : Black women historians in the ivory tower by Deborah G. White
2007     The segregated scholars : Black social scientists and the creation of Black labor studies, 1890-1950 by Francille Rusan Wilson; Private politics and public voices : Black women's activism from World War I to the New Deal by Nikki L. M. Brown
2006     Colored amazons : crime, violence, and Black women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910 by Kali N. Gross
2005     Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists by Lisa E. Farrington
2004     The politics of public housing : Black women's struggles against urban inequality by Rhonda Y. Williams
2003     Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision by Barbara Ransby
2002     Persons of color and religious at the same time : the Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860 by Diane Batts Morrow
2001     On her own ground : the life and times of Madam C. J. Walker by A'Lelia Perry Bundles
2000     For freedom's sake : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Chana Kai Lee
1999     The history of Black business in America : capitalism, race, entrepreneurship by Juliet E. K. Walker
1998     Freedoms given, freedoms won : Afro-Brazilians in post-abolition São Paulo and Salvador by Kim D. Butler; African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
1997     To 'joy my freedom : Southern Black women's lives and labors after the Civil War by Tera W. Hunter
1996     What a woman ought to be and to do : Black professional women workers during the Jim Crow era by Stephanie J. Shaw
1994     Living in, living out : African American domestics in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940 by Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
1993     Righteous discontent : the women's movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920 by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
1992     Simple decency and common sense : the Southern Conference movement, 1938-1963
1991     Black feminist thought : knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins (Rev. 10th anniversary ed here)
1990     Lugenia Burns Hope, Black southern reformer by Jacqueline Anne Rouse; Black women in white : racial conflict and cooperation in the nursing profession, 1890-1950 by Darlene Clark Hine
1987     Standing at Armageddon : the United States, 1877-1919 by Nell Irvin Painter
1986     The Black women in the Middle West Project : a comprehensive resource guide, Illinois and Indiana : historical essays, oral histories,
biographical profiles, and document collections by Darlene Clark Hine; Ar'n't I a woman? : female slaves in the plantation South by Deborah Gray White
1985     Labor of love, labor of sorrow : Black women, work, and the family from slavery to the present by Jacqueline Jones; Slavery and freedom on the middle ground : Maryland during the nineteenth century by Barbara Jeanne Fields; Free Frank : a Black pioneer on the antebellum frontier by Juliet E. K. Walker
1984     The African nexus : Black American perspectives on the European partitioning of Africa, 1880-1920 by Sylvia M. Jacobs