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- Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00
?The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we?re committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable.? Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 23.99
The Best Kept Secret studies the often-overlooked group of single, African American custodial fathers. Filled with dynamic interviews and intriguing case studies, the author draws on qualitative research to paint a nuanced picture of the parenting experiences of these fathers and recommends policy changes to improve the situations for children... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 18.99
An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
"We're far more accustomed to?and comfortable with?seeing women portrayed as victims of war who deserve our sympathy rather than as resilient survivors who demand our respect?" Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the riveting true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban?s fearful rise to... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 17.50
We commonly think of the American Revolution as simply the war for independence from British colonial rule. But, of course, that independence actually applied to only a portion of the American population—African Americans would still be bound in slavery for nearly another century. Alan Gilbert asks us to rethink what we know about the Revolutionary... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 27.95
Erin N. Winkler uses in-depth interviews with an economically diverse group of African American children and their mothers to reorient the way we look at how children develop their ideas about race. She shows the importance of considering this process from children’s points of view and listening to their interpretations of their experiences.... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831, and the savage reprisals that followed, shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 26.00
The autobiographies of former slaves contributed powerfully to the abolitionist movement in the United States, fanning national--even international--indignation against the evils of slavery. The four texts gathered here are all from North Carolina slaves and are among the most memorable and influential slave narratives published in the nineteenth... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 26.00
Black gospel music grew from obscure nineteenth-century beginnings to become the leading style of sacred music in black American communities after World War II. Jerma A. Jackson traces the music's unique history, profiling the careers of several singers--particularly Sister Rosetta Tharpe--and demonstrating the important role women played in popularizing... more...