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Gerald Horne is professor of African & Afro-American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His numerous books include Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois and Race War! White Supremacy and the Japanese Attack on the British Empire (both available from NYU Press).


Winner of a 2005 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award (Honorable Mention) "Gerald Horne is one of America's most outstanding and prolific historians. In his latest work, Horne illustrates the extensive involvement of black Americans in Mexico's revolutionary past. Black and Brown provides a powerful and provocative interpretation of the complex connections linking African Americans with Latin American history. Superbly researched and well-crafted, Black and Brown sets a high standard in the writing of modern social history." --Manning Marable, Professor of Public Affairs, History and African-American Studies and Director, Center for Contemporary Black History at Columbia University "This is history plus ... The road traveled by this expert driver is not an easy straight away but a series of ascending curves, reaching a new mountaintop of understanding." --Juan Gomez Quinones, UCLA "A masterful, elegant work of history...As the African Diaspora grows in importance, and as the surging Latino presence arrests the attention of the nation--Horne puts the relationship between blacks and Mexicans on center stage...A 'must read' for all interested in the bold new course of American race-relations." --Ben Vinson III, Penn State University, author of Flight: The Story of Virgil Richardson, A Tuskegee Airman in Mexico and Bearing Arms for His Majesty: The Free-Colored Militia in Colonial Mexico "Thought-provoking" --WTBF, Troy, Alabama "Black and Brown is a book that shows the sides of Jack Johnson and Henry O. Flipper only a serious, politically astute and socially conscious writer and ovserver like Gerald Horne has the insight to delve into and prompt a reader to truly say 'I didn't know that' about these otherwise popular personalities of their day." --Caribbean Life "Black and Brown benefits from the author's extensive research on both sides of the border, and it suceeds in shedding light on a forgotten corner of American history." --Military History

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