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Status and development since emancipation

  • Private Politics and Public Voicesby

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    This political history of middle-class African American women during World War I focuses on their patriotic activity and social work. Nearly 200,000 African American men joined the Allied forces in France. At home, black clubwomen raised more than $125 million in wartime donations and assembled "comfort ... more...

  • Signs of the Timesby Elizabeth Abel

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Signs of the Times traces the career of Jim Crow signs?simplified in cultural memory to the "colored/white" labels that demarcated the public spaces of the American South?from their intellectual and political origins in the second half of the nineteenth century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and ?70s. In this beautifully... more...

  • Wounds of Returningby Jessica Adams

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Wounds of Returning: Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation more...

  • Black and Multiracial Politics in Americaby Yvette Marie Alex-Assensoh; Lawrence J. Hanks

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 75.00

    America is currently in the midst of a major racial and ethnic demographic shift. By the twenty-first century, the population of Hispanics and Asians will increase significantly, while the black population is expected to remain relatively stable. Non-Hispanic Whites will decrease to just over half of the nation's population. How will the changing... more...

  • Performing Black Masculinityby Bryant Keith Alexander

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 33.99

    Alexander's linked essays on the African American male experience. more...

  • Gender, Race, and Nationalism in Contemporary Black Politicsby Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    An examination of the interrelationship between gender, race, narrative, and nationalism in black politics specifically within American politics as a whole. The author not only highlights the critical role of race and gender, she goes further to show how they operate to define political discourse and to determine public policy. more...

  • In the Lion's Mouthby Omar H. Ali; Robin D. G. Kelley

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 55.00

    Following the collapse of Reconstruction in 1877, African Americans organized a movementÃ?--distinct from the white Populist movementÃ?--in the South and parts of the Midwest for economic and political reform: Black Populism. Between 1886 and 1898, tens of thousands of black farmers, sharecroppers, and agrarian workers created their own organizations... more...

  • Survival Pending Revolutionby Paul Alkebulan

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    The Black Panther Party (BPP) seized the attention of America in the frenetic days of the late 1960s when a series of assassinations, discontent with the Vietnam War, and impatience with lingering racial discrimination roiled the United States, particularly its cities. The BPP inspired dread among the American body politic while receiving support... more...

  • The Political Economy of Hope and Fearby Marcellus William Andrews

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 89.00

    Popular liberal writing on race has relied on appeals to the value of "diversity" and the fading memory of the Civil Rights movement to counter the aggressive conservative assault on liberal racial reform generally, and on black well-being, in particular. Yet appeals to fairness and justice, no matter how heartfelt, are bound to fail, Marcellus... more...

  • Color Consciousby Kwame Anthony Appiah; Amy Gutmann; David B. Wilkins

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 31.95

    In America today, the problem of achieving racial justice--whether through "color-blind" policies or through affirmative action--provokes more noisy name-calling than fruitful deliberation. In Color Conscious , K. Anthony Appiah and Amy Gutmann, two eminent moral and political philosophers, seek to clear the ground for a discussion of the place of... more...