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Status and development since emancipation

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  • Massive Resistanceby Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    On May 17, 1954, in Brown v. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. When the court failed to specify a clear deadline for implementation of the ruling, southern segregationists seized the opportunity to launch a campaign of massive resistance against the federal government.... more...

  • The White Image in the Black Mindby Mia Bay

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    How did African-American slaves view their white masters? As gods, monsters, or another race entirely? Did nineteenth-century black Americans ever come to regard white Americans as innately superior? If not, why not? Mia Bay traces African-American perceptions of whites between 1830 and 1925 to depict America's shifting attitudes about race in a period... more...

  • Mercy, Mercy Meby James C. Hall

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 114.99

    Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book argues that American artistry in the 1960s can be understood as one of the most vital and compelling interrogations of modernity. James C. Hall finds that the legacy of slavery and the resistance to it have by necessity made African Americans among the most incisive critics and celebrants of the Enlightenment... more...

  • From Emerson to Kingby Anita Haya Patterson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 159.99

    This book traces a provocative line from Emerson's work on race, reform, and identity to work by three influential African- American thinkers--W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cornel West--each of whom offers subtle engagement with both the tradition of written protest and the critique of liberalism Emerson shaped. Emerson has been cast... more...

  • We Can't Go Home Againby Clarence E. Walker

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    An eloquent, pithy, and impassioned broadside against Afrocentrism by a leading African-American historian. more...

  • We Changed the Worldby Vincent Harding

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    Examines African-American life at the close of World War II, describes the struggle for freedom and justice during the 1940s and 1950s, and discusses the explosive years of the 1960s. more...

  • Into the Fireby Robin D. G. Kelley

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    When something goes from bad to worse, we say it "fell out of the frying pan and into the fire." This timeless phrases succinctly captures what has happened to the majority of African Americans since the 1970s. The civil rights movement of the 1960s brought about remarkable gains for most black people, and by 1970 African Americans were beginning to... more...

  • Changing White Attitudes toward Black Political Leadershipby Zoltan L. Hajnal

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    This is one of the first examinations of the effect of black political representation on the white community. more...

  • The Crucible of Raceby Joel Williamson

    Oxford University Press 1984; US$ 64.99

    This landmark work provides a fundamental reinterpretation of the American South in the years since the Civil War, especially the decades after Reconstruction, from 1877 to 1920. Covering all aspects of Southern life--white and black, conservative and progressive, literary and political--it offers a new understanding of the forces that shaped the... more...

  • The Journey to the Promised Landby Dickson A. Mungazi

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 125.00

    A study of African American development since the Civil War, as measured by progress in four critical areas of national life: economic, political, educational and social. It includes discussion of important watershed events and key individuals who helped to redefine the nation's history. more...