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  • Whitewashing Raceby Michael K. Brown; Martin Carnoy; Elliott Currie; Troy Duster; David B. Oppenheimer

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 28.95

    White Americans, abetted by neo-conservative writers of all hues, generally believe that racial discrimination is a thing of the past and that any racial inequalities that undeniably persist?in wages, family income, access to housing or health care?can be attributed to African Americans' cultural and individual failures. If the experience of most black... more...

  • Atonement and Forgivenessby Roy L. Brooks

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    Roy L. Brooks reframes one of the most important, controversial, and misunderstood issues of our time in this far-reaching reassessment of the growing debate on black reparation. Atonement and Forgiveness shifts the focus of the issue from the backward-looking question of compensation for victims to a more forward-looking opportunity for racial reconciliation. more...

  • Cultural Traumaby Ron Eyerman

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 34.00

    Ron Eyerman explores the formation of African American identity through the cultural trauma of slavery. more...

  • Black Liberationby George M. Fredrickson

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 34.99

    When George M. Fredrickson published White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South African History, he met universal acclaim. David Brion Davis, writing in The New York Times Book Review, called it "one of the most brilliant and successful studies in comparative history ever written." The book was honored with the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize,... more...

  • How Long? How Long?by Belinda Robnett

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 34.99

    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. more...

  • In Search of Democracyby Sondra Kathryn Wilson

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99

    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...

  • Authentically Blackby John McWhorter

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 13.00

    The critically acclaimed book from the bestselling author of Losing the Race and The Power of Babel John McWhorter is one of the most original and provocative thinkers on the issue of race in America today. In Authentically Black McWhorter argues that although African-Americans stress hard work and initiative in private, they have assumed... more...

  • The White Image in the Black Mindby Mia Bay

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    Historical studies of white racial thought have focused on white ideas about the "Negroes". Bay's study examines the reverse - black ideas about whites, and, consequently, black understandings of race and racial categories. more...

  • Massive Resistanceby Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Brings together ten essays that critically assess southern white resistance to school desegregation. This collection examines the practice of massive resistance, revealing the ideological and tactical divisions that characterized the southern white response to civil rights protest. It also looks at white resistance through gender issues. more...

  • Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedomby Richard H. King

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 107.99

    The author attempts to delineate the important ideas that developed from the political experience of the US Civil Rights Movement. He argues that the Movement was not so much about ending segregation, as having blacks recognized as individuals whose sense of self-worth could be enhanced. more...