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Status and development since emancipation

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  • Mercy, Mercy Meby James C. Hall

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 94.99

    This study argues that American artistry in the 1960s can be understood as one of the most vital and compelling interrogations of modernity. The author posits that the legacy of slavery has made African-Americans among the most incisive critics and celebrants of the "Enlightenment inheritance". more...

  • Double Troubleby J. Phillip Thompson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    Provides an in-depth look at how the black mayors of America's major cities achieve social change. Tracing the historical development and contemporary practice of black mayoral politics, this is a study of the motivations of black politicians, competing ideologies in the black community, and the inner dynamics of urban social change. more...

  • Ensuring Inequalityby Donna L. Franklin; William Julius Wilson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 54.99

    This text analyzes the evolution of the contemporary African-American family from historical, cultural and social policy perspectives to show why marital ties have weakened among poor African-Americans and why mother-only families have increasingly become a normal feature of ghetto poverty. more...

  • From Emerson to Kingby Anita Haya Patterson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 134.99

    This work explores Emerson's contribution to the debate on democracy, race and social reform. Emerson's writings, it argues, reveal a pattern of contradiction between fundamental individual rights and race as a factor impossible to dismiss in a consideration of democratic values. more...

  • The Crucible of Raceby Joel Williamson

    Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 64.99

    "Black/White Relations in the American South since Emancipation". Winner of the Parkman Prize of The Society of American Historians. more...

  • How to Rent a Negroby damali ayo

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step... 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...

  • Black & Whiteby T. Thomas Fortune; Seth Moglen

    Washington Square Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    This new edition of T. Thomas Fortune's masterpiece -- originally published in 1884 -- presents a classic work of African-American political thought to a new generation of readers. Like the intellectual giants who emerged before and after him -- Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois -- T. Thomas Fortune was a writer, activist, and public intellectual.... more...

  • Freedom Ridersby Raymond Arsenault

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Presents an account of a dramatic and indeed pivotal moment in American history, Freedom Rides, a critical episode that transformed the civil rights movement in the early 1960s. more...

  • David Hackett Souterby Tinsley E. Yarbrough

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Since his appointment, David Hackett Souter has embraced a flexible, evolving, and highly pragmatic judicial style that embraces a high regard for precedent. Drawing on Souter's opinions, papers of the Justice's contemporaries and other relevant records and interviews, this book offers a biography of David Hackett Souter. more...