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In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re running a month-long raffle! In addition to featuring guest posts on our blog we’ll be linking to book excerpts from books authored by women on  Facebook and Twitter, and showcasing covers on Instagram.

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“Moving fluidly from the change purse to the bank vault, Banking on Freedom offers the first full accounting of the financial sector, womanhood, and Afro-America simultaneously transformed. Rich and brilliant.” ~ N. D. B. Connolly, author of A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida Black women have historically played a role
“Shennette Garrett-Scott’s compelling and highly original account demonstrates that, for black people, banks were more than financial institutions. In the hands of black women, capital accumulation, credit, and insurance became community building practices, mutual aid, strategies for collective survival, and sources of contestation. Banking on Freedom offers a new perspective on the entire community and the nation.”
“Ivanova’s work is a fascinating exploration of the reception, reproduction, and reimagination of Sei Shōnagon’s The Pillow Book over time, focusing in particular on book history and publishing cultures of the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries.” ~Keller Kimbrough, University of Colorado, Boulder On Monday you read about Sei Shōnagon, a highly educated woman who felt the weight of
“Garrett-Scott’s extensively researched and documented study is the first history of U.S. finance that puts African American women at the center. Banking on Freedom makes a tremendously monumental contribution to African American banking history, and it substantially enriches our understanding of U.S. finance and capitalism.” ~ Juliet E. K. Walker, author of The History of Black Business in
Our list of new books is now available! The Caring Heirs of Doctor Samuel Bard Profiles of Selected Distinguished Graduates of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Peter Wortsman Malebranche Theological Figure, Being 2 Alain Badiou. Translated by Jason E. Smith with Susan Spitzer. Introduction by Jason E. Smith. Vice, Crime, and Poverty