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  • Race and the Politics of the Exception: Equality, Sovereignty, and American Democracyby Utz McKnight

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The traditional assumption today about race is that it is not political; that it has no political content and is a matter of individual beliefs and attitudes. In Race and the Politics of the Exception , Utz McKnight argues that race is in fact political and defines how it functions as a politics in the United States. McKnight organizes his... more...

  • The End of White World Supremacyby Malcolm X

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Malcolm X gave black Americans not only their consciousness, but their history, their dignity, and a new pride. No single individual can claim a more important responsibility for a sociological and historical leap forward such as the one sparked in America in the 1960s. In 1965, when Malcolm X was gunned down on the stage of a Harlem theater,... more...

  • After Slaveryby Bruce E. Baker; Brian Kelly

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Moves beyond broad generalizations concerning black life during Reconstruction in order to address the varied experiences of freed slaves across the South. This collection examines urban unrest in New Orleans and Wilmington, North Carolina, loyalty among former slave owners and slaves in Mississippi, armed insurrection along the Georgia coast, racial... more...

  • Race Mannersby Bruce A. Jacobs

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    On a plane, a black passenger nervously scrutinizes an Arab?American passenger. In front of a store, a white woman clutches her purse as a black man walks by. In conversation, the topic of race comes up and both people wonder what they are willing to say?and what they are not. Each scenario reveals that how we act and react to each other on a daily... more...

  • Black Statsby Monique W. Morris; Khalil Gibran Muhammad

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 14.95

    Black Stats —a comprehensive guide filled with contemporary facts and figures on African Americans—is an essential reference for anyone attempting to fathom the complex state of our nation. With fascinating and often surprising information on everything from incarceration rates, lending practices, and the arts to marriage, voting habits, and green... more...

  • Winning While Losingby Kenneth Osgood; Derrick E. White

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95

    During the four decades separating the presidencies of Lyndon B. Johnson and Barack Obama, the meaning of civil rights has become increasingly complex. Civil rights leaders made great strides in breaking down once-impermeable racial barriers, but they also suffered many political setbacks in their attempts to remedy centuries of discrimination and... more...

  • Dog Whistle Politicsby Ian Haney Lopez

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" and "strapping young bucks" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In trumpeting these tales of welfare run amok, Reagan never needed to mention race, because he was blowing a dog whistle: sending a message about racial minorities... more...

  • X-The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thoughtby Nahum Dimitri Chandler

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    X: The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought offers an original account of matters African American, and by implication the African diaspora in general, as an object of discourse and knowledge. It likewise challenges the conception of analogous objects of study across dominant ethnological disciplines (e.g., anthropology, history, and sociology)... more...

  • Black Mayors, White Majoritiesby Ravi K. Perry

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 40.00

    Recent years have seen an increase in the number of African Americans elected to political office in cities where the majority of their constituents are not black. In the past, the leadership of black politicians was characterized as either ?deracialized? or ?racialized??that is, as either focusing on politics that transcend race or as making black... more...

  • Peace Be Stillby Matthew C. Whitaker

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 30.00

    A concise, engaging, and provocative history of African Americans since World War II, Peace Be Still is also nothing less than an alternate history of the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Organizing this history around culture, politics, and resistance, Matthew C. Whitaker takes us from World War II as a galvanizing force... more...