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Status and development since emancipation

  • The Wheel of Servitudeby Daniel A. Novak

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Emancipation brought an end to many of the evils of slavery, but it did not do away with involuntary servitude in the South. Even during Reconstruction, state legislatures passed laws that bound laborers to the landowner with a nearly unbreakable tie -- which still chains many a rural black to what a 1914 Supreme Court ruling called an "ever-turning... more...

  • The Negro's Image in the Southby Claude H. Nolen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Symbolic of the historic conflict between North and South has been the South's attitude toward African Americans. This historical study presents a thorough analysis -- derived from books, periodicals, speeches, sermons, lectures, and other documents -- of the doctrine of white supremacy. more...

  • Legislating Racismby Thomas Adams Upchurch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Civil War and Reconstruction were characterized by two lasting legacies -- the failure to bring racial harmony to the South and the failure to foster reconciliation between the North and South. The nation was left with a festering race problem, as a white-dominated society and political structure debated the +proper role for blacks. At the national... more...

  • Civil Rights Crossroadsby Steven F. Lawson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    Over the past thirty years, Steven F. Lawson has established himself as one of the nation's leading historians of the black struggle for equality. Civil Rights Crossroads is an important collection of Lawson's writings about the civil rights movement that is essential reading for anyone concerned about the past, present, and future of race relations... more...

  • The Shame of Southern Politicsby Leslie Dunbar; Dan T. Carter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    As a leader of the Southern Regional Council in the early 1960s, and later as executive director of the Field Foundation, Leslie Dunbar's advocacy and behind-the-scenes organizing made him one of the most significant (but least recognized) people in the civil rights movement. His essays and speeches often helped set the agenda. They also continue... more...

  • UnAfrican Americansby Tunde Adeleke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Though many scholars will acknowledge the Anglo-Saxon character of black American nationalism, few have dealt with the imperialistic ramifications of this connection. Now, Nigerian-born scholar Tunde Adeleke reexamines nineteenth-century black American nationalism, finding not only that it embodied the racist and paternalistic values of Euro-American... more...

  • Twenty-Five Years in the Black Beltby William J. Edwards; Consuela Lee; Daniel T. Williams

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    "Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt is the memoir of the founder and principal of Snow Hill Institute, a 'little Tuskegee,' located in rural Wilcox County, Alabama. . . . Edwards reveals the conditions of blacks and race relations in Alabama between 1890 and 1917 and tells of his determination to uplift his race through education in the years following... more...

  • The Loneliness of the Black Republicanby Leah Wright Rigueur

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Covering more than four decades of American social and political history, The Loneliness of the Black Republican examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials, and politicians, from the era of the New Deal to Ronald Reagan?s presidential ascent in 1980. Their unique stories reveal African Americans fighting for an alternative... more...

  • Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sitesby Max van Balgooy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99

    This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. more...

  • Raising Black Girlsby Jawanza Kunjufu

    African American Images 2014; US$ 12.99

    Geared toward African American parents, this handbook offers more than 50 tips on successfully guiding girls into womanhood and helping them avoid common pitfalls. The book looks at topics such as education, the definition of beauty, peer pressure, social media, dating, career development, music, television, role models, and the importance of paternal... more...