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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Into the Fireby Robin D. G. Kelley

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Crucible of Raceby Joel Williamson

    Oxford University Press 1984; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    This landmark work provides a fundamental reinterpretation of the American South in the years since the Civil War, especially the decades after Reconstruction, from 1877 to 1920. Covering all aspects of Southern life--white and black, conservative and progressive, literary and political--it offers a new understanding of the forces that shaped the... more...