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Status and development since emancipation

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  • 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 Crucible of Raceby Joel Williamson

    Oxford University Press 1984; US$ 64.99

    This landmark work provides a fundamental reinterpretation of the American South in the years since the Civil War, especially the decades after Reconstruction, from 1877 to 1920. Covering all aspects of Southern life--white and black, conservative and progressive, literary and political--it offers a new understanding of the forces that shaped the... 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 2001; US$ 16.99

    Afrocentrism has been a controversial but popular movement in schools and universities across America, as well as in black communities. But in We Can't Go Home Again , historian Clarence E. Walker puts Afrocentrism to the acid test, in a thoughtful, passionate, and often blisteringly funny analysis that melts away the pretensions of this "therapeutic... more...

  • We Changed the Worldby Vincent Harding

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    Examines African-American life at the close of World War II, describes the struggle for freedom and justice during the 1940s and 1950s, and discusses the explosive years of the 1960s. more...

  • How to Rent a Negroby damali ayo

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step... more...

  • Double Troubleby J. Phillip III Thompson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 54.99

    This book provides the first in-depth look at how the black mayors of America's major cities achieve social change. Thompson argues that African-American mayors, legislators, and political activists need to more effectively challenge opinions and public policies supported by the white public and encourage greater political inclusion and open political... more...