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  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movementby Robbie Lieberman; Clarence Lang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 37.00

    This collection of essays looks at the impact of anticommunism on black political culture during the early years of the Cold War, with an eye toward local and individual stories that offer insight into larger national and international issues. more...

  • Revolutionary Suicideby Huey P. Newton; Fredrika Newton; Ho Che Anderson

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newton's famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America's Black Panther Party. From Newton's impoverished childhood on the streets... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50

    Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...

  • Scots in the USAby Jenni Calder

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 12.95

    The map of the United States is peppered with Scottish place-names and America's telephone directories are filled with surnames illustrating Scottish ancestry. Increasingly, Americans of Scottish extraction are visiting Scotland in search of their family history. more...

  • Caribbean Crossingby Sara Fanning

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti?s leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti?s first leaders looked especially hard at the United States, which had a sizeable free black population that included vocal champions of black emigration and colonization.... more...

  • Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sitesby Max van Balgooy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99

    This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. more...

  • African Americans Against the Bombby Vincent Intondi

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first citizens to protest Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Now for... more...

  • Raising Black Girlsby Jawanza Kunjufu

    African American Images 2014; US$ 12.99

    Geared toward African American parents, this handbook offers more than 50 tips on successfully guiding girls into womanhood and helping them avoid common pitfalls. The book looks at topics such as education, the definition of beauty, peer pressure, social media, dating, career development, music, television, role models, and the importance of paternal... more...

  • 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...