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Status and development since emancipation

  • Civil Rights Childhoodby Katharine Capshaw

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Childhood joy, pleasure, and creativity are not often associated with the civil rights movement. Their ties to the movement may have faded from historical memory, but these qualities received considerable photographic attention in that tumultuous era. Katharine Capshaw?s Civil Rights Childhood reveals how the black child has been?and continues... more...

  • Jim Crow's Legacyby Ruth Thompson-Miller; Joe R. Feagin; Leslie H. Picca

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 27.99

    Jim Crow?s Legacy shows the lasting impacts of segregation on the lives of African Americans who lived through it, as well as its impact on future generations. The book draws on interviews with elderly African American southerners whose stories poignantly show the devastation of racism not only in the past, but also in the present. more...

  • Jim Crow: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaicby Nikki Brown; Barry Stentiford

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00

    This one-volume reference work examines a broad range of topics related to the establishment, maintenance, and eventual dismantling of the discriminatory system known as Jim Crow. more...

  • Black Mosaicby Candis Watts Smith

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in large part to the influx of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and African immigrants to the United States. In fact, the very definition of ?African American?... more...

  • Documenting the Black Experienceby Novotny Lawrence

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    History taught at the elementary, middle, high school and even college levels often excludes significant events from African American history, such as the murder of Emmett Till or the murder of four black girls by the Ku Klux Klan in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham. Such events are integral parts of history that continue to... more...

  • Whitewashing the Southby Kristen M. Lavelle

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 27.99

    Whitewashing the South is a powerful exploration of how ordinary white southerners recall living through extraordinary racial times?Jim Crow, civil rights, and post-civil rights. Drawing on interviews with the oldest living generation of white southerners, the book uncovers uncomfortable racial realities of the past and present. more...

  • Backwater Bluesby Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    The Mississippi River flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, reshaping the social and cultural landscape as well as the physical environment. Often remembered as an event that altered flood control policy and elevated the stature of powerful politicians, Richard M. Mizelle Jr. examines the place of the flood within African... more...

  • Stepping Into Zionby Janice W. Fernheimer

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimer?s Stepping into Zion considers the question ?Who is a Jew??? a critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike. Hatzaad Harishon ("The First Step") was a New York-based, multiracial Jewish organization that worked to increase... more...

  • Yearningby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety of cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's film Do... more...

  • Black Looksby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    In the critical essays collected in Black Looks , bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship?in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film?and her aim is to create... more...