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  • The Sociological Souls of Black Folkby W. E. Burghardt Du Bois; Robert Wortham

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 39.99

    The Souls of Black Folk is W.E.B. Du Bois' most famous work. While the work is often viewed as a classic in African American literature and the history of the African American experience, the sociological significance of the work has been understated. In his initial discussions with the book's original publisher, Du Bois desired to prepare a volume... more...

  • Three Black Generations at the Crossroadsby Lois Benjamin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 25.99

    Three Generations at the Crossroads weaves a collective tapestry, linking personal biographies of individuals in different generations to the larger social forces acting on them. This second edition contains new chapters on politicians and artists, two groups that are symbolic of the new occupations that have emerged since the post-civil rights era.... more...

  • Jim Crow Wisdomby Jonathan Scott Holloway

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940 more...

  • Uplifting the Raceby Kevin K. Gaines

    The University of North Carolina Press 1996; US$ 29.99

    Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture in the Twentieth Century more...

  • The Civil Rights Movement for Kidsby Mary C. Turck

    Chicago Review Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, who was the first black student to desegregate elementary schools in... more...

  • Conversate Is Not a Wordby Jam Donaldson

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Funny, sad, and refreshingly honest, this provocative commentary based on the author's award-winning blog explores what is wrong with black culture and what needs to be done to fix neighborhoods and improve lives. The fresh, female voice presents a new perspective—differing from so many other treatises on the subject  written primarily by older... more...

  • Post Blackby Ytasha L. Womack; Derek T. Dingle

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Highlighting certain socioeconomic and cultural trends, this exploration discloses the new dynamics shaping contemporary lives of African Americans. Using information from conversations with mavericks within black communities—such as entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, and activists as well as members of both the working and upper classes—this powerful... more...

  • Fierce Angelsby Sheri Parks; Marcia Ann Gillespie

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    The ?Strong Black Woman? has been a part of mainstream culture for centuries, as a myth, a goddess, a positive role model, a stereotype, and as a burden. In Fierce Angels , Sheri Parks explores the concept of the Strong Black Woman, its influence on people of all races, and the ways in which black women respond to and are affected by this image.... 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...

  • Black Powerby Charles Hamilton; Kwame Ture

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In 1967, this revolutionary work exposed the depths of systemic racism in this country and provided a radical political framework for reform: true and lasting social change would only be accomplished through unity among African-Americans and their independence from the preexisting order. An eloquent document of the civil rights movement that remains... more...