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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95
Almost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West--two of Du Bois's most prominent intellectual descendants--reassess that relationship... more...
- Beacon Press 2000; US$ 20.00
The fundamental litmus test for American democracy-its economy, government, criminal justice system, education, mass media, and culture-remains: how broad and intense are the arbitrary powers used and deployed against black people. In this sense, the problem of the twenty-first century remains the problem of the color line. --from the new Preface... more...
- Hay House, Inc. 2008; US$ 19.95
The New York Times best-selling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters offers open-hearted wisdom for our times in this courageous collection of quotations, speech excerpts, letters, philosophy, and photographs that reflect the profound humanity that fuels the passionate public intellectual. In a world that seesaws between unconditional love... more...
- Hay House, Inc. 2009; US$ 15.95
New York Times best-selling author Cornel West is one of Americas most provocative and admired public intellectuals. Whether in the classroom, the streets, the prisons, or the church, Dr. Wests penetrating brilliance has been a bright beacon shining through the darkness for decades. Yet, as he points out in this new memoir, Ive... more...
- Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 12.99
In his major bestseller, Race Matters , philosopher Cornel West burst onto the national scene with his searing analysis of the scars of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, still in print after ten years, having sold more than four hundred thousand copies. A mesmerizing speaker with a host of fervidly devoted... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 25.95
'The sheer range of West's interests and insights is staggering and exemplary: he appears equally comfortable talking about literature, ethics, art, jurisprudence, religion, and popular-cultural forms.' - Artforum Keeping Faith is a rich, moving and deeply personal collection of essays from one of the leading African American intellectuals... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 54.99
Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the O.J. Simpson verdict, and the contentious responses to these events--suggest just how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition that was formed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95
Howard Zinn on Race is Zinn?s choice of the shorter writings and speeches that best reflect his views on America?s most taboo topic. As chairman of the history department at all black women?s Spelman College, Zinn was an outspoken supporter of student activists in the nascent civil rights movement. In "The Southern Mystique," he tells of how he was... more...
- New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
Self-published in 1899 and sold door-to-door by the author, this classic African-American novel?a gripping exploration of oppression, miscegenation, exploitation, and black empowerment?was a major bestseller in its day. The dramatic story of a conciliatory black man and a mulatto nationalist who grow up in a racist America and are driven to join a... more...