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Status and development since emancipation

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  • Signs of the Timesby Elizabeth Abel

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Signs of the Times traces the career of Jim Crow signs?simplified in cultural memory to the "colored/white" labels that demarcated the public spaces of the American South?from their intellectual and political origins in the second half of the nineteenth century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and ?70s. In this beautifully... more...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W.E.B. Du Bois

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line."  Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk , one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature.  In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903,... more...

  • Protestfreie Zonen?by Horst Meier

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 30.95

    Hauptbeschreibung Wer in Freiheit leben möchte, sollte bereit sein, ein kalkuliertes Risiko einzugehen. Das klingt nicht spektakulär. Doch man muss nur fragen, ob Hassprediger Meinungsfreiheit oder Rechtsradikale Versammlungsfreiheit genießen, ob mutmaßliche Terroristen mit einem "Feindstrafrecht" überzogen, ja gefoltert werden dürfen oder ob die... more...

  • Modern Slavery in African Land: Situations of Trafficking Women from Ethiopia to Sudanby Shewit Gebreegziabher

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 41.66

    This study objects to explore the experiences of women who are victims of trafficking, and specializes in women from Ethiopia who are taken to the Sudan, particularly through the Metema trafficking route. The study demonstrates the way how the trafficking women victims were trapped by the web of the traffickers, the means of transportations, the manner... more...

  • The Civil Rights Movement for Kidsby Mary C. Turck

    Chicago Review Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, who was the first black student to desegregate elementary schools in... more...

  • When and Where I Enterby Paula J. Giddings

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    When and Where I Enter is an eloquent testimonial to the profound influence of African-American women on race and women's movements throughout American history. Drawing on speeches, diaries, letters, and other original documents, Paula Giddings powerfully portrays how black women have transcended racist and sexist attitudes--often confronting white... more...

  • Post Blackby Ytasha L. Womack; Derek T. Dingle

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Highlighting certain socioeconomic and cultural trends, this exploration discloses the new dynamics shaping contemporary lives of African Americans. Using information from conversations with mavericks within black communitiessuch as entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, and activists as well as members of both the working and upper classesthis powerful... more...

  • Conversate Is Not a Wordby Jam Donaldson

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Funny, sad, and refreshingly honest, this provocative commentary based on the author's award-winning blog explores what is wrong with black culture and what needs to be done to fix neighborhoods and improve lives. The fresh, female voice presents a new perspectivediffering from so many other treatises on the subject  written primarily by older menand... more...

  • Disintegrationby Eugene Robinson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    Instead of one black America, today there are four. ?There was a time when there were agreed-upon 'black leaders,' when there was a clear 'black agenda,' when we could talk confidently about 'the state of black America'?but not anymore.? ?from Disintegration The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single... more...

  • Survival of the African American Family: The Institutional Impact of U.S. Social Policyby Karen Jewell

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 36.95

    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...