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Status and development since emancipation

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  • 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...

  • From Emerson to Kingby Anita Haya Patterson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 159.99

    This book traces a provocative line from Emerson's work on race, reform, and identity to work by three influential African- American thinkers--W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cornel West--each of whom offers subtle engagement with both the tradition of written protest and the critique of liberalism Emerson shaped. Emerson has been cast... more...

  • Survival of the African American Familyby K. Jewell

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 80.00

    Challenging widely held beliefs, this provocative book offers nothing less than a blueprint for enhancing the social and economic status of African American families. Despite the implementation of liberal social policies in the 1960s and '70s, successive U.S. administrations continue to dash the hopes and expectations of African Americans, who remain... more...

  • Into the Fireby Robin D. G. Kelley

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    When something goes from bad to worse, we say it "fell out of the frying pan and into the fire." This timeless phrases succinctly captures what has happened to the majority of African Americans since the 1970s. The civil rights movement of the 1960s brought about remarkable gains for most black people, and by 1970 African Americans were beginning to... more...

  • A Chance to Make Goodby James R. Grossman

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    Chronicles the lives of African Americans from the turn of the twentieth century to the Great Depression. more...

  • A Rage for Orderby Joel Williamson

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 34.99

    A Rage for Order abridges one of the most important books on race relations in the American South. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Frank Owsley Award of the Southern Historical Association, and a Robert Francis Kennedy Book Award, A Crucible of Race explores the troubled relations... 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 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...