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  • Crusade for Justiceby Ida B. Wells; Alfreda M. Duster

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks. "No student of black history should overlook Crusade for... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50

    Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...

  • Die Philosphie des Marcus Garvey: Der jamaikanische Nationalistenführer und die Gründung der UNIAby Sebastian Stehlik

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 32.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Dieses Buch liefert als bisher einzige Publikation dieser Art in deutscher Sprache, eine biographische Gesamtdarstellung über das Leben und Schaffen des Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Besondere Schwerpunkte bilden hierbei die wichtigsten Lebensstationen Garveys, sein Weltbild, seine Philosophie sowie eine ausführliche Betrachtung von Garveys... more...

  • A. Philip Randolphby Andrew E. Kersten

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 29.99

    Before the emergence of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., there were several key leaders who fought for civil rights in the United States. Among them was A. Philip Randolph, who perhaps best embodied the hopes, ideals, and aspirations of black Americans. In this concise and engaging new book, historian Andrew E. Kersten explores Randolph's influences... more...

  • African-American Political Leadersby Charles W Carey; Liz Sonneborn

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 59.40

    African-American Political Leaders, Revised Edition summarizes the lives and political careers of more than 180 important African Americans who have been elected to federal, state, or local office; who have served as cabinet secretaries or in other cabinet-level posts; and who have run for president of the United States. An introduction provides an... more...

  • America I AM Legendsby Tavis Smiley

    Hay House 2009; US$ 6.99

    This lavish photography book captures the dynamism of 75 legendary African Americans through powerful images and penetrating words, showcasing the indelible imprint they have made on the United States and the world. A comment on each iconic figure—made by someone who knew the legend well or is carrying on their legacy today—captures the vision... more...

  • A Century and Some Changeby Ann Nixon Cooper; Karen Grigsby Bates

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 19.99

    President-elect Barack Obama reflected on the life of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, singling her out of millions of voters, he said, because she was ?born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky, when someone like her couldn?t vote for two reasons?because she was a woman and because... more...

  • The Civil Rights Movementby Wendy Conklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2007; US$ 8.99

    Although slavery was illegal at the beginning of the twentieth century, segregation was prevalent, especially in the South. Through many uprisings, protests, and demonstrations, segregation was finally abolished and civil rights were established for people of varying colors, races, and genders. Today, we celebrate diversity in our nation because of... more...

  • Democracy's Reconstructionby Lawrie Balfour

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 43.99

    In Democracy's Reconstruction, the latest addition to Cathy Cohen and Fredrick Harris's Transgressing Boundaries series, noted political theorist Lawrie Balfour challenges a longstanding tendency in political theory: the disciplinary division that separates political theory proper from the study of black politics. Political theory rarely engages... more...

  • Don't Let My Mama Read Thisby Hadjii

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 12.95

    Meet Hadjii. He?s got a loving family, a taste for making trouble, and a wicked sense of humor. His first book, Don?t Let My Mama Read This , is a rarity?an upbeat memoir about a blessedly normal childhood written by a natural-born storyteller. In it, he offers a warm, witty look at the pleasures and pitfalls of growing up in a close-knit Southern... more...