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  • Hardnekkig wantrouwenby Chris Quispel

    Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 35.25

    Belangrijke maatschappelijke veranderingen in de twintigste eeuw hebben de relatie tussen blanke en zwarte Amerikanen ingrijpend veranderd, maar het hardnekkige, wederzijdse wantrouwen is daarmee niet weggenomen. Ondanks de individuele successen van zwarte Amerikanen als Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson en Colin Powell is de emancipatie van de zwarte... more...

  • Little White Housesby Dianne Harris

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    A rare exploration of the racial and class politics of architecture, Little White Houses examines how postwar media representations associated the ordinary single-family house with middle-class whites to the exclusion of others, creating a powerful and invidious cultural iconography that continues to resonate today. Drawing from popular and trade... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    Up From Slavery (1901) is an autobiography by Booker T. Washington that served as a powerful and potent voice in the battle for African-American equality and for the abolition of slavery in turn-of-the-century America. The autobiography depicts the life of the author as a slave child during the Civil War, his early struggles and education, and his... more...

  • Disintegrationby Eugene Robinson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    Instead of one black America, today there are four. ?There was a time when there were agreed-upon 'black leaders,' when there was a clear 'black agenda,' when we could talk confidently about 'the state of black America'?but not anymore.? ?from Disintegration The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single... more...

  • A Century and Some Changeby Ann Nixon Cooper; Karen Grigsby Bates

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 19.99

    President-elect Barack Obama reflected on the life of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, singling her out of millions of voters, he said, because she was ?born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky, when someone like her couldn?t vote for two reasons?because she was a woman and because... more...

  • Survival of the African American Familyby Karen S. Jewell

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 36.95

    Challenging widely held beliefs, this provocative book offers nothing less than a blueprint for enhancing the social and economic status of African American families. Despite the implementation of liberal social policies in the 1960s and '70s, successive U.S. administrations continue to dash the hopes and expectations of African Americans, who... more...

  • The Great Black Migrationsby Liz Sonneborn

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    During the early decades of the 20th century, the movement of blacks from the South to urban areas in the North, the Midwest, and the West increased dramatically. They sought better lives away from the South, where the economic conditions were worsening. The only job opportunities were sharecropping land where their ancestors had been enslaved or doing... more...

  • Sojourner Truthby Kathleen Kudlinski; Lenny Wooden

    Aladdin 2010; US$ 5.99

    What do you do when you don't have a home or a family to call your own anymore? Eleven-year-old Abigail is not entirely sure how she'll find it, but after losing her mother to smallpox and her father to the sea, she knows that it is up to her to build a new life for herself and her little brother, Seth. But carving a future out of the harsh realities... more...

  • The Hidden Woundby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 14.95

    With the expected grace of Wendell Berry comes The Hidden Wound , an essay about racism and the damage it has done to the identity of our country. Through Berry?s personal experience, he explains how remaining passive in the face of the struggle of racism further corrodes America?s potential. In a quiet and observant manner, Berry opens up about... more...

  • Acts of Faithby Eboo Patel

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    With a new afterword   Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel?s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people?and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith... more...