“Who Set You Flowin’?:” The African-American Migration Narrative. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995); If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (New York: The Free Press, 2001.); Book-in-progress Miles Davis and John Coltrane (tentative title) co-authored with Salim Washington. (New York: Thomas Dunne, Forthcoming 2005)
Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African American Travel Writing. (Boston: Beacon, 1998.) Co-edited with Cheryl Fish.; Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868. Edited volume (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999) -- Nominated for 2000 NAACP Image Award, Best nonfiction Literary Work.; “Transforming Traditions: African, African-American and Africana Studies in the 21st Century” Special issue edited with Laura Chrisman and Tukufu Zuberi, Black Scholar vol. 30, No. 3-4.; “Jazz Poetics,” special issue edited with Brent Hayes Edwards and Maria Damon, Callaloo 25.1 9 Winter 2002. Runner-up, Best Special issue Award, Council of Editors of Learned Journals, 2002; Notes and Introduction for Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois. (Barnes & Nobles Classic Texts, Fine Media, 2003); Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies, edited with Robert G. O’Meally and Brent Hayes Edwards (Columbia University Press, 2004); Notes and Introduction for Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Linda Brent. (Barnes & Nobles Classic Texts, Fine Media, Forthcoming, 2005) Rethinking the Americas Series at University of Pennsylvania Press. Series Editor along with Houston Baker, Jr. Eric Cheyfitz, and Joan Dayan.
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