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Status and development since emancipation

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  • Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sitesby Max van Balgooy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99

    This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. more...

  • Raising Black Girlsby Jawanza Kunjufu

    African American Images 2014; US$ 12.99

    Geared toward African American parents, this handbook offers more than 50 tips on successfully guiding girls into womanhood and helping them avoid common pitfalls. The book looks at topics such as education, the definition of beauty, peer pressure, social media, dating, career development, music, television, role models, and the importance of paternal... more...

  • Black Girls and Adolescents: Facing the Challengesby Catherine Collins

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    African American girls are one of the United States' most endangered populations, yet meaningful explorations of the issues that impact their lives are almost nonexistent. In this riveting book, led by one of the African American community's best-known scholars, experts from across the nation explain the risks, challenges, and influences?both good... more...

  • Double Burden: Black Women and Everyday Racismby Yanick St Jean; Joe R Feagin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Studies of contemporary black women are rare and scattered, and are often extensions of a legacy beginning in the 19th century that characterized black women as domineering matriarchs, prostitutes, or welfare queens, negative characterizations that are perpetuated by both white and non-white social scientists. Based on over 200 interviews, this book... more...

  • African Americans at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice [2 volumes]by Glenn Starks

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    This two-volume set examines the issues and policies that put African Americans at risk in our culture today, utilizing the most recent research from scholars in the field to provide not only objective, encyclopedic information, but also varying viewpoints to encourage critical thinking. The entries comprehensively document how African Americans are... more...

  • 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 Jonathan Scott Holloway; Ralph J. Bunche

    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...

  • Rosa Leeby Leon Dash

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 16.99

    Based on a heart-rending and much discussed series in the Washington Post, this is the story of one woman and her family living in the projects in Washington, D.C. A transcendent piece of writing, it won the Pulitzer Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. more...