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Status and development since emancipation

  • Picture Freedomby Jasmine Nichole Cobb

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ? Picture Freedom provides a unique and nuanced interpretation of nineteenth-century African American life and culture. Focusing on visuality, print culture, and an examination of the parlor, Cobb has fashioned a book like none other, convincingly demonstrating how whites and blacks reimagined racial identity and belonging in the early republic.?-Erica... more...

  • Buffalo Soldiers, The: Their Epic Story and Major Campaignsby Debra Sheffer

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    This riveting narrative focuses on the Buffalo Soldiers, tracing the legacy of black military service and its social, economic, and political impact from the colonial era through the end of the 19th century. more...

  • Double Burden: Black Women and Everyday Racismby Yanick St Jean; Joe R Feagin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Studies of contemporary black women are rare and scattered, and are often extensions of a legacy beginning in the 19th century that characterized black women as domineering matriarchs, prostitutes, or welfare queens, negative characterizations that are perpetuated by both white and non-white social scientists. Based on over 200 interviews, this book... more...

  • The Trouble with Post-Blacknessby Houston A. Baker; K. Merinda Simmons

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    An America in which the color of one?s skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama?s rise reflects a nation of fluid populations and fortunes, a society in which a biracial individual could be embraced as a leader by all.Yet complicating this vision are the... more...

  • New Black Manby Mark Anthony Neal

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Ten years ago, Mark Anthony Neal?s New Black Man put forth a revolutionary model of Black masculinity for the twenty-first century?one that moved beyond patriarchy to embrace feminism and combat homophobia. Now, Neal?s book is more vital than ever, urging us to imagine a New Black Man whose strength resides in family, community, and diversity. Part... more...

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

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    "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...

  • 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...