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  • 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...

  • Prison of Cultureby John Howard Griffin

    Wings Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of Black Like Me , this book features John Howard Griffin?s later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive evolution in thinking, it further explores Griffin?s ethical stand in the human rights struggle and nonviolent pursuit of equality—a view he shared with greats such as... 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...

  • The Hidden Woundby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 14.95

    With the expected grace of Wendell Berry comes The Hidden Wound , an essay about racism and the damage it has done to the identity of our country. Through Berry?s personal experience, he explains how remaining passive in the face of the struggle of racism further corrodes America?s potential. In a quiet and observant manner, Berry opens up about... more...

  • Geschlechterrollen und ihre Folgenby Ursula Athenstaedt; Dorothee Alfermann

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 32.37

    Geschlecht ist eine wesentliche soziale Kategorie, die in allen Lebensbereichen und -zeiten eine bedeutende Rolle spielt. Viel wird über die Unterschiedlichkeit von Frauen und Männern geschrieben. Dieses Buch stellt die neueste sozialpsychologische Forschung zu diesem Thema vor und beschreibt die wichtigsten Theorien, die geschlechtstypisches Verhalten... more...

  • From Mammy to Miss America and Beyondby K. Sue Jewell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95

    Passionately written and supported with detailed evidence, Karen Sue Jewell reveals the formal and informal ways in which African-American women have been excluded from equal participation. more...