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David Finley: Quiet Force for America’s Arts
“Throughout his long and remarkable lifetime, David E. Finley (1890-1977) made brilliant contributions to the cultural life of this country. Yet less than thirty years after his death, his name is barely known. In David Finley: Quiet Force for America’s Arts, biographer David Doheny revitalizes Finley’s legacy, presenting the compelling story of his life and incorporating fascinating excerpts from recently discovered private journals, published here for the first time.”
Hardcover by David A. Doheny
Howardsville: The Journey of an African-American Community in Loudoun County, Virginia
Paperback by Kevin Grigsby about the rich history of Howardsville in Loudoun County,Virginia.
Vicky Moon’s Sylvia Rideoutt Bishop Had A Way With Horses
Sylvia Rideoutt Bishop was one of seventeen children born to a West Virginia family whose ancestors were enslaved. Sent to live with a nearby childless couple as a toddler, she was indulged with fancy dresses and one mesmerizing pony ride that changed her life. Her love of horses took her to the Charles Town racetrack at age fourteen to work as a groom, hot walker and then trainer, all the time fighting sexism and racial bigotry against a backdrop of the swirling Civil Rights movement.
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.
Hardback by Michael W. Twitty
The First Emancipator – Paperback
In this haunting, brilliantly original work, Andrew Levy explores the confluence of circumstance, conviction, war, and emotion that led to Carter’s extraordinary act of Emancipation in 1791.