Neglected Black Histories on Hoopla Audiobooks
Authors continue to bring to light episodes of Black American history that were overlooked or even suppressed in the past. These eye-opening audiobook accounts are available for immediate download on the Hoopla website or app.
2011 by Rasmussen, DanielGet this item
While the revolts of Nat Turner and John Brown are likely to be known to any American student of history, few know about America's largest revolt of enslaved people, which took place in New Orleans in 1811. This important book restores this neglected event restored to its full significance.
2015 by Bryant, Jonathan M.Get this item
The capture in 1820 of a Spanish ship filled with enslaved people sparked a U.S. legal battle that made it all way the Supreme Court, where an impassioned Francis Scott Key argued before John Marshall. This event foreshadowed much better-known court cases such as the Amistad affair.
2020 by Sorin, Gretchen SullivanGet this item
Owning a car providing many Black Americans with a sense of freedom but they still had to contend with a racist society that restricted their movements. This book tells of those pioneering individuals who first drove while Black.
2016 by Holland, Jesse J.Get this item
Enslaved Black Americans could be found in the White House from its beginnings to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Jesse Holland pieces together their stories from the scant historical record.
2017 by George, DeniseGet this item
Black soldiers in World War II faced entrenched racism as well as enemy soldiers as revealed in this account of one troop that was cruelly butchered by the Germans; a sacrifice their own country failed to acknowledge. This is one history that reads like a novel.
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present2006 by Washington, Harriet A.Get this item
Harriet Washington provides a valuable public service in this disturbing, comprehensive overview of the many ways that Black Americans suffered at the hands and scalpels of white medical practitioners throughout U.S. history.
2005 by Lepore, JillGet this item
One of the best professional historians who writes for a broad audience, Jill Lepore first revealed her talents to the general public with this account of a horrific crime against Black men perpetuated by whites in the feverish atmosphere of colonial New York City.
2019 by Jones-Rogers, Stephanie E.Get this item
White women played a significant role in the slave-owning economy of the South according to this groundbreaking work in women's studies, plantation economics, and Black American history.
2017 by Steigerwald, BillGet this item
In 1948, a white journalist posed as a Black laborer to get a sense of the hardships faced by Black Americans in the South. His account of his experiences shocked his Northern readers and makes for compelling reading today.