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Status and development since emancipation

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  • The Fruits of Integrationby Charles T. Banner-Haley

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00

    In late twentieth-century America the black middle class has occupied a unique position. It greatly influenced the way African Americans were perceived and presented to the greater society, and it set roles and guidelines for the nation's black masses. Though historically a small group, it has attempted to be a model for inspiration and uplift.... more...

  • African American Civil Rights: Early Activism and the Niagara Movementby Angela Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 45.00

    This fresh and invigorating analysis illuminates the often-neglected story of early African American civil rights activism. more...

  • Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identitiesby Rychetta Watkins

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 55.00

    Images of upraised fists, afros, and dashikis have long dominated the collective memory of Black Power and its proponents. The "guerilla" figure-taking the form of the black-leather-clad revolutionary within the Black Panther Party-has become an iconic trope in American popular culture. That politically radical figure, however, has been shaped as much... more...

  • Black Exodusby Alferdteen Harrison

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 20.00

    What were the causes that motivated legions of black southerners to immigrate to the North? What was the impact upon the land they left and upon the communities they chose for their new homes? Perhaps no pattern of migration has changed America's socioeconomic structure more than this mass exodus of African Americans in the first half of the twentieth... more...

  • Young People’s Visions of the Worldby Teresa Torres de Eca; Rachel Kroupp; Bick Har Lam

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 29.00

    It is widely agreed in art education literature that art educators need to think about the possibility of widening the concept of art education. Educators need to understand the context of learning and for that they need to understand student interests in both local and global aspects. This book values young people’s expression of their own culture... more...

  • AfroAsian Encountersby Heike Raphael-Hernandez; Shannon Steen; Vijay Prashad

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro. How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado , Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture?. AfroAsian Encounters... more...

  • Racial Innocenceby Robin Bernstein

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    Beginning in the mid nineteenth century in America, childhood became synonymous with innocenceoa reversal of the previously- dominant Calvinist belief that children were depraved, sinful creatures. As the idea of childhood innocence took hold, it became racialized: popular culture constructed white children as innocent and vulnerable while excluding... more...

  • The Rodrigo Chroniclesby Richard Delgado

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 89.00

    Richard Delgado is one of the most evocative and forceful voices writing on the subject of race and law in America today. The New York Times has described him as a pioneer of critical race theory, the bold and provocative movement that, according to the Times "will be influencing the practice of law for years to come. ". In The Rodrigo Chronicles... more...

  • Black Coolby Rebecca Walker; Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 14.95

    Black Cool explores the ineffable state and aesthetic of Black Cool. From the effortless reserve of Miles Davis in khakis on an early album cover, to the shock of resistance in black women?s fashion from Angela Davis to Rihanna, to the cadence of poets as diverse as Staceyann Chin and Audre Lorde, Black Cool looks at the roots of Black Cool and... more...

  • The Michael Eric Dyson Readerby Michael Eric Dyson

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 29.95

    : At last in one place-and in paperback-the best and most important writing from the leading African-American intellectual of his generation. more...