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Status and development since emancipation

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  • Soulby Monique Guillory; Richard Green

    NYU Press 1753; US$ 19.20

    No other word in the English language is more endemic to contemporary Black American culture and identity than "Soul". Since the 1960s Soul has been frequently used to market and sell music, food, and fashion. However, Soul also refers to a pervasive belief in the capacity of the Black body/spirit to endure the most trying of times in an ongoing... more...

  • A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadershipby Ralph J. Bunche; Jonathan Scott Holloway

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 42.50

    A world-renowned scholar and statesman, Dr. Ralph J. Bunche (1903?1971) began his career as an educator and a political scientist, and later joined the United Nations, serving as Undersecretary General for seventeen of his twenty-five years with that body. This African American mediator was the first person of color anywhere in the world to be awarded... more...

  • Achieving Blacknessby Algernon Austin

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    Achieving Blackness offers an important examination of the complexities of race and ethnicity in the context of black nationalist movements in the United States. By examining the rise of the Nation of Islam, the Black Power Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and the ?Afrocentric era? of the 1980s through 1990s Austin shows how theories of race have... more...

  • Sisters in the Struggleby Bettye Collier-Thomas; V.P. Franklin

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.95

    Women were at the forefront of the civil rights struggle, but their indvidiual stories were rarely heard. Only recently have historians begun to recognize the central role women played in the battle for racial equality. In Sisters in the Struggle , we hear about the unsung heroes of the civil rights movements such as Ella Baker, who helped found... more...

  • Talking at Trena'sby Reuben A. Buford May

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.10

    Talking at Trena's is an ethnography conducted in a bar in an African American, middle-class neighborhood on Chicago's southside. May's work focuses on how the mostly black, working- and middle-class patrons of Trena's talk about race, work, class, women, relationships, the media, and life in general. May recognizes tavern talk as a form of social... more...

  • Trauma and Raceby Sheldon George

    Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    African American identity is racialized. And this racialized identity has animated and shaped political resistance to racism. Hidden, though, are the psychological implications of rooting identity in race, especially because American history is inseparable from the trauma of slavery.In Trauma and Race author Sheldon George begins with the fact that... more...

  • Dog Whistle Politicsby Ian Haney L?pez

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    An eye-opening account of how racial appeals generate broad enthusiasm for policies that injure the middle class more...

  • A Different Visionby Thomas D Boston

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 240.00

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Black Culture Industryby Ellis Cashmore

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 67.95

    Cashmore's controversial study argues that black culture has been converted into a commodity, usually in the interests of white owned corporations. Using detailed studies of the marketing of Motown, Michael Jackson and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Cashmore suggests that inflating the significance of this commodified 'black culture' may actually... more...

  • Souls Looking Backby Andrew Garrod; Janie Victoria Ward; Tracy L. Robinson; Robert Kilkenny

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...