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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95

    How do the mass media contribute to the social and economic advantages of the privileged and the subjection of African American women? Does America really care about providing equal opportunities for African American women? Passionately written and supported with detailed evidence this book shows the deeply rooted abiding cancer of oppresion in American... more...

  • Cultural Traumaby Ron Eyerman

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    Ron Eyerman explores the formation of African American identity through the cultural trauma of slavery. more...

  • Black Families at the Crossroadsby Leanor Boulin Johnson; Robert Staples

    Wiley 2004; US$ 55.00

    This updated edition of the classic book Black Families at the Crossroads , offers a comprehensive examination of the diverse and complex issues surrounding Black families. Leanor Boulin Johnson and Robert Staples combine more than sixty years of writing and research on Black families to offer insights into the pre-slavery development of the Black... more...

  • Whitewashing Raceby Michael K. Brown; Martin Carnoy; Elliott Currie; Troy Duster; David B. Oppenheimer

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 28.95

    White Americans, abetted by neo-conservative writers of all hues, generally believe that racial discrimination is a thing of the past and that any racial inequalities that undeniably persist?in wages, family income, access to housing or health care?can be attributed to African Americans' cultural and individual failures. If the experience of most black... more...

  • How Long? How Long?by Belinda Robnett

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 37.99

    A compelling and readable narrative history, How Long? How Long? presents both a rethinking of social movement theory and a controversial thesis: that chroniclers have egregiously neglected the most important leaders of the Civil Rights movement, African-American women, in favor of higher-profile African-American men and white women. Author Belinda... more...

  • In Search of Democracyby Sondra Kathryn Wilson

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 134.99

    This collection of writings offers a glimpse into the minds of three N.A.A.C.P. leaders who occupied the center of black thought and action during some of the most troublesome and pivotal times of the civil rights movement. The volume delineates fifty-seven years of the N.A.A.C.P.'s program under the successive direction of James Weldon Johnson, Walter... more...

  • Massive Resistanceby Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    On May 17, 1954, in Brown v. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. When the court failed to specify a clear deadline for implementation of the ruling, southern segregationists seized the opportunity to launch a campaign of massive resistance against the federal government.... more...

  • Mercy, Mercy Meby James C. Hall

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 114.99

    Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book argues that American artistry in the 1960s can be understood as one of the most vital and compelling interrogations of modernity. James C. Hall finds that the legacy of slavery and the resistance to it have by necessity made African Americans among the most incisive critics and celebrants of the Enlightenment... more...

  • The White Image in the Black Mindby Mia Bay

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    How did African-American slaves view their white masters? As gods, monsters, or another race entirely? Did nineteenth-century black Americans ever come to regard white Americans as innately superior? If not, why not? Mia Bay traces African-American perceptions of whites between 1830 and 1925 to depict America's shifting attitudes about race in a period... more...

  • We Can't Go Home Againby Clarence E. Walker

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    An eloquent, pithy, and impassioned broadside against Afrocentrism by a leading African-American historian. more...