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- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99
A compelling and readable narrative history, How Long?, How Long? presents both a rethinking of social movement theory and a controversial thesis: that chroniclers have egregiously neglected the most important leaders of the civil-rights movement, African-American women, in favor of higher-profile African-American men and white women. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99
This collection of writings offers a glimpse into the minds of three N.A.A.C.P. leaders who occupied the center of black thought and action during some of the most troublesome and pivotal times of the civil rights movement. The volume delineates fifty-seven years of the N.A.A.C.P.'s program under the successive direction of James Weldon Johnson, Walter... more...
- Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 13.00
The critically acclaimed book from the bestselling author of Losing the Race and The Power of Babel John McWhorter is one of the most original and provocative thinkers on the issue of race in America today. In Authentically Black McWhorter argues that although African-Americans stress hard work and initiative in private, they have assumed the... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 107.99
The author attempts to delineate the important ideas that developed from the political experience of the US Civil Rights Movement. He argues that the Movement was not so much about ending segregation, as having blacks recognized as individuals whose sense of self-worth could be enhanced. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 39.99
Provides an in-depth look at how the black mayors of America's major cities achieve social change. Tracing the historical development and contemporary practice of black mayoral politics, this is a study of the motivations of black politicians, competing ideologies in the black community, and the inner dynamics of urban social change. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 54.99
This text analyzes the evolution of the contemporary African-American family from historical, cultural and social policy perspectives to show why marital ties have weakened among poor African-Americans and why mother-only families have increasingly become a normal feature of ghetto poverty. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 134.99
This work explores Emerson's contribution to the debate on democracy, race and social reform. Emerson's writings, it argues, reveal a pattern of contradiction between fundamental individual rights and race as a factor impossible to dismiss in a consideration of democratic values. more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.95
A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 80.00
Challenging widely held beliefs, this provocative book offers nothing less than a blueprint for enhancing the social and economic status of African American families. Despite the implementation of liberal social policies in the 1960s and '70s, successive U.S. administrations continue to dash the hopes and expectations of African Americans, who remain... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99
Brings together ten essays that critically assess southern white resistance to school desegregation. This collection examines the practice of massive resistance, revealing the ideological and tactical divisions that characterized the southern white response to civil rights protest. It also looks at white resistance through gender issues. more...