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Status and development since emancipation

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  • Performing Black Masculinityby Bryant Keith Alexander

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 33.99

    Alexander's linked essays on the African American male experience. 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...

  • 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...

  • American Allegoryby Black Hawk Hancock

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 90.00

    “Perhaps,” wrote Ralph Ellison more than seventy years ago, “the zoot suit contains profound political meaning; perhaps the symmetrical frenzy of the Lindy-hop conceals clues to great potential power.” As Ellison noted then, many of our most mundane cultural forms are larger and more important than they appear, taking on great... more...

  • Climbing Up to Gloryby Wilbert L. Jenkins

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 30.99

    The Civil War was undeniably an integral event in American history, but for African Americans, whose personal liberties were dependent upon its outcome, it was an especially critical juncture. In Climbing Up to Glory, Wilbert L. Jenkins explores this defining period in a story that documents the journey of average African Americans as they struggled... more...

  • The Voice of Anna Julia Cooperby Anna J. Cooper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 31.99

    This collection is a major contribution to the reconstruction of gender balance in African-American history ?Manning Marable, Columbia University more...

  • Exploring Black Sexualityby Robert Staples

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 27.99

    Exploring Black Sexuality provides an overview of the myths and stereotypes that surround Black sexuality and an analysis of how Euro-Americans developed these myths as Chapter of a strategy to enslave and exploit Afro-Americans in the new world. It explores various dimensions of Black sexuality, ranging from its roots in the popular culture fashioned... more...

  • The Embodiment of Disobedienceby Andrea Elizabeth Shaw

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 32.99

    The Embodiment of Disobedience explores the ways in which the African Diaspora has rejected the West's efforts to impose imperatives of slenderness and mass market fat-anxiety. more...

  • Embracing Sisterhoodby Katrina Bell McDonald

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 29.99

    Embracing Sisterhood describes the contemporary state of the black woman collective and explores the legacy of black sisterhood in these times. Through an examination of how these ideas are articulated and experienced in the population, McDonald determines the relative degree of black sisterhood and 'black step-sisterhood' that exists among African-American... more...

  • Race & Economicsby Walter E. Williams

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Walter E. Williams applies an economic analysis to the problems black Americans have faced in the past and still face in the present to show that that free-market resource allocation, as opposed to political allocation, is in the best interests of minorities. He debunks many common labor market myths and reveals how excessive government regulation... more...