Aphrodite's Daughters: Three Modernist Poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Rutgers University
Shadowed Dreams: Women's Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance (Rutgers 1989), revised edition 2006.
Double-Take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology (Rutgers 2001), co-edited with Venetria Patton.
Madame Butterfly and a Japanese Nightingale: Two Orientalist Texts (Rutgers 2002), co-edited with Jean Lee Cole.
Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II (University of Missouri 1999).
Breaking the Ties That Bind: Popular Stories of the New Woman (University of Oklahoma 1992), eBook available through UNL Libraries/EBSCO.
Creating Rosie the Riveter: Class, Gender and Propaganda in World War II (University of Massachusetts Press 1985). eBook available through UNL Libraries/EBSCO.
Former Director of Women's Studies, 1987-1992.