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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...

  • 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...

  • Cornel West and Philosophyby Clarence Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • On Our Own Termsby Leith Mullings

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    This volume utilizes the cross-cultural, historical and ethnographic perspective of anthropology to illuminate the intrinsic connections of race, class and gender. The author begins by discussing the manner in which her experience as a participant observer led her to research and write about various aspects of African-American women's experiences.... 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...

  • (Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedomby Venus E. Evans Winters; Magaela C. Bethune

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    The authors bring you in this edited volume a collection of essays that address the relationship between racial violence, media, the criminal justice system, and education. This book is unique in that it brings together the perspectives of university professors, artists, poets, community activists, classroom teachers, and legal experts. With the Trayvon... more...