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- 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...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 85.00
From the slave trade and the Civil War to “40 acres and a mule” and Jim Crow laws, African Americans in the 1800s struggled to be afforded legally protected citizenship and social acceptance. This work explores African American life across the breadth of the 19th century and the expanse of the nation, giving voice to men, women, and children too often... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...