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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 US$ 32.67

    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 US$ 116.09

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Massive Resistanceby Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    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 US$ 98.89

    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...

  • Double Troubleby J. Phillip III Thompson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    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...

  • The White Image in the Black Mindby Mia Bay

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    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...

  • From Emerson to Kingby Anita Haya Patterson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59

    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...

  • We Can't Go Home Againby Clarence E. Walker

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    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...