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  • Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 27.99

    In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Sociological Souls of Black Folkby W. E. Burghardt Du Bois; Robert Wortham

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 39.99

    The Sociological Souls of Black Folk is a collection of sixteen sociological essays published by W.E.B. Du Bois between 1897 and 1902. The first eight essays included in the volume provided the foundation for The Souls of Black Folk , and collectively these sixteen essays showcase the work of one of the pioneering figures in the development... more...

  • Black America, Body Beautiful: How the African American Image is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other Industriesby Eric Bailey

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 64.00

    Despite all the medical and media attention focused on the rate of overweight and obesity in the African American population, African American images and body types are greatly influencing changes in the fashion, fitness, advertising, television and movie industries. This is because overweight, like beauty, can be in the eye of the beholder. Most... more...