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Status and development since emancipation

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  • 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...

  • The Struggle in Black and Brownby Brian D Behnken; Brian D Behnken

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 35.00

    It might seem that African Americans and Mexican Americans would have common cause in matters of civil rights. This volume, which considers relations between blacks and browns during the civil rights era, carefully examines the complex and multifaceted realities that complicate such assumptions—and that revise our view of both the civil rights... more...

  • What It Means to Be Daddyby Jennifer Hamer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Absent fathers and households headed by single mothers are frequently blamed for the poor quality of life of African-American children. This book challenges these assumptions, arguing that they are largely an unfair reflection of non-working class white American values. Hamer places the behaviors of black non-custodial fathers in their social, political,... more...

  • Outlaw Cultureby Bell Hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 20.95

    Controversial and polemical, this work targets cultural icons as diverse as Madonna and Spike Lee, and presents a collection of feminist explorations that pulls no punches. more...

  • Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Lineby Erin Aubry Kaplan; Michael Eric Dyson

    Northeastern University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    This lively and thoughtful book explores what it means to be black in an allegedly postracial America more...

  • The Role of Ideas in the Civil Rights Southby Ted Ownby

    University Press of Mississippi 2002; US$ 125.00

    With essays by Tony Badger, David L. Chappell, Elizabeth Jacoway, Richard H. King, Ralph E. Luker, Charles Marsh, Keith D. Miller, Linda Reed, and Lauren F. Winner In the 1950s and 1960s the American South was in upheaval. Brilliant thinkers and writers joined on-the-ground activists to challenge segregation and the South's long established Jim... more...

  • Television's Imageable Influencesby Camille O. Cosby

    University Press of America 1994; US$ 64.99

    Camille O. Cosby presents a startling examination of how young African-Americans are dramatically impacted by the pervasive negative images of their culture that are regularly portrayed on television. Dr. Cosby shows how American media establishments have engineered a climate of ignorance and disenfranchisement by fostering misinformation and indifference. more...