Jubilee

Jubilee (1966) is a historical novel written by Margaret Walker, which focuses on the story of a biracial enslaved woman during the American Civil War. It is set in Georgia and later in various parts of Alabam...

Middle Passage

Middle Passage (1990) is a historical novel by Charles R. Johnson about the final voyage of an illegal American slave ship. Set in 1830, it presents a personal and historical perspective of the illegal slave tr...

Roots

“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments i...

A Lesson Before Dying

Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize 1993 National Book Critics Circle award for Fiction October 1997 Oprah Book Club Selection Lesson Before Dying, is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s.  Jeffe...