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Status and development since emancipation

  • From Power to Prejudiceby Leah N. Gordon

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Americans believe strongly in the socially transformative power of education, and the idea that we can challenge racial injustice by reducing white prejudice has long been a core component of this faith. How did we get here? In this first-rate intellectual history, Leah N. Gordon jumps into this and other big questions about race, power, and social... more...

  • The Civil Rights Movement in Americaby Peter Levy; Peter Levy

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    This single volume encyclopedia not only provides accessible A?Z entries about the well-known people and events of the Civil Rights Movement but also offers coverage of lesser-known contributors to the movement's overall success and outcomes. This comprehensive work provides both authoritative ready reference and curricular content presented in a... more...

  • Picture Freedomby Jasmine Nichole Cobb

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    In the decades leading up to the end of U.S. slavery, many free Blacks sat for daguerreotypes decorated in fine garments to document their self-possession. People pictured in these early photographs used portraiture to seize control over representation of the free Black body and reimagine Black visuality divorced from the cultural logics of slavery.... more...

  • The Buffalo Soldiersby 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...

  • Black Girls and Adolescentsby Catherine Collins

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    African American girls are one of the United States' most endangered populations, yet meaningful explorations of the issues that impact their lives are almost nonexistent. In this riveting book, led by one of the African American community's best-known scholars, experts from across the nation explain the risks, challenges, and influences?both good... 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...

  • Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African Peopleby Michael Simanga

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This important look at CAP combines historical research and analysis with the author's first-hand experience with the organization, providing the first historical narrative of a consequential player in the Black Power Movement. 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...