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Status and development since emancipation

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  • Cultural Traumaby Ron Eyerman

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    Ron Eyerman explores the formation of African American identity through the cultural trauma of slavery. more...

  • Whitewashing Raceby Michael K. Brown; Martin Carnoy; Elliott Currie; Troy Duster; David B. Oppenheimer

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 28.95

    White Americans, abetted by neo-conservative writers of all hues, generally believe that racial discrimination is a thing of the past and that any racial inequalities that undeniably persist?in wages, family income, access to housing or health care?can be attributed to African Americans' cultural and individual failures. If the experience of most black... more...

  • How Long? How Long?by Belinda Robnett

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 34.99

    A compelling and readable narrative history, How Long?, How Long? presents both a rethinking of social movement theory and a controversial thesis: that chroniclers have egregiously neglected the most important leaders of the civil-rights movement, African-American women, in favor of higher-profile African-American men and white women. more...

  • In Search of Democracyby Sondra Kathryn Wilson

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99

    This collection of writings offers a glimpse into the minds of three N.A.A.C.P. leaders who occupied the center of black thought and action during some of the most troublesome and pivotal times of the civil rights movement. The volume delineates fifty-seven years of the N.A.A.C.P.'s program under the successive direction of James Weldon Johnson, Walter... more...

  • Black Liberationby George M. Fredrickson

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 34.99

    When George M. Fredrickson published White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South African History, he met universal acclaim. David Brion Davis, writing in The New York Times Book Review, called it "one of the most brilliant and successful studies in comparative history ever written." The book was honored with the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize,... more...

  • Authentically Blackby John McWhorter

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 13.00

    The critically acclaimed book from the bestselling author of Losing the Race and The Power of Babel John McWhorter is one of the most original and provocative thinkers on the issue of race in America today. In Authentically Black McWhorter argues that although African-Americans stress hard work and initiative in private, they have assumed the... 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...

  • Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedomby Richard H. King

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 107.99

    The author attempts to delineate the important ideas that developed from the political experience of the US Civil Rights Movement. He argues that the Movement was not so much about ending segregation, as having blacks recognized as individuals whose sense of self-worth could be enhanced. more...

  • Double Troubleby J. Phillip Thompson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 52.99

    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...