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  • Far from Russiaby Olga Andreyev Carlisle

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    Olga Andreyev Carlisle has never lived in Russia, and yet throughout her life Russia has never been far. Far From Russia captures the enduring grip of Russia, and how the idea of that homeland shaped her world. We see her first as an aspiring painter in post-World War II Paris, savoring her independent life. There she falls in love with an American... more...

  • Democracy's Reconstructionby Lawrie Balfour

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 37.99

    In Democracy's Reconstruction, the latest addition to Cathy Cohen and Fredrick Harris's Transgressing Boundaries series, noted political theorist Lawrie Balfour challenges a longstanding tendency in political theory: the disciplinary division that separates political theory proper from the study of black politics. Political theory rarely engages... more...

  • Black Powerby Charles Hamilton; Kwame Ture

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In 1967, this revolutionary work exposed the depths of systemic racism in this country and provided a radical political framework for reform: true and lasting social change would only be accomplished through unity among African-Americans and their independence from the preexisting order. An eloquent document of the civil rights movement that remains... more...

  • Paul Robeson: Entertainer and Activistby Louise Chipley Slavicek

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    Paul Robeson rose from humble circumstances to become a Phi Beta Kappa honoree and college football star. Discouraged by the limited opportunities for black lawyers in the United States, he gave up a law career to become a professional actor and singer. His rich bass-baritone voice, personal charisma, and exceptional acting abilities soon made him... more...

  • What's Going On?by Katherine Tate

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In political opinion surveys from the 1950s through the 1970s, African Americans were consistently among the most liberal groups in the United States and were much further to the left than White Americans on most issues. Starting in the 1980s, Black public opinion began to move to the center, and this trend has deepened since. Why is this the case?.... more...

  • The Fruits of Integrationby Charles T. Banner-Haley

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00

    In late twentieth-century America the black middle class has occupied a unique position. It greatly influenced the way African Americans were perceived and presented to the greater society, and it set roles and guidelines for the nation's black masses. Though historically a small group, it has attempted to be a model for inspiration and uplift.... more...

  • W.E.B. Du Boisby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2001; US$ 54.00

    -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers more...

  • African-American Political Leadersby Charles W Carey; Liz Sonneborn

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 59.40

    African-American Political Leaders, Revised Edition summarizes the lives and political careers of more than 180 important African Americans who have been elected to federal, state, or local office; who have served as cabinet secretaries or in other cabinet-level posts; and who have run for president of the United States. An introduction provides an... more...

  • The Asian Americansby Golson Books

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 66.00

    The Asian Americans focuses on the social history, customs, and traditions of Asian Americans across U.S. history. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations, box features, and further reading lists are scattered throughout this user-friendly resource. more...

  • The Jewish Americansby Golson Books

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 66.00

    Written in an engaging and informative manner, The Jewish Americans offers students and general readers a fascinating glimpse into the history of this ethnic group, as well as their contributions and conflicts in American society. Features of this comprehensive new resource include black-and-white photographs, box features, and further reading lists. more...