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Black America, Body Beautiful: How the African American Image is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other IndustriesABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00
Despite all the medical and media attention focused on the rate of overweight and obesity in the African American population, African American images and body types are greatly influencing changes in the fashion, fitness, advertising, television and movie industries. This is because overweight, like beauty, can be in the eye of the beholder. Most... more...
Multiculturalism in the United States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturation and Ethnicity Revised and Expanded EditionABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 87.00
Interest in ethnic studies and multiculturalism has grown considerably in the years since the 1992 publication of the first edition of this work. Co-editors Ratner and Buenker have revised and updated the first edition of Multiculturalism in the United States to reflect the changes, patterns, and shifts in immigration showing how American culture... more...
- IWP Book Publishers 2007; US$ 7.95
Recounting the civil rights era from the perspective of an African American wife and mother, this memoir travels from growing up in the segregated South before World War II to postwar family life in California. Told with humor and homespun wisdom, this is the story of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. Through the bad and the good,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00
Salvadorans and other Central Americans have a strong presence in the United States because of the recent civil wars, natural disasters, and resulting economic downturns in the region. Most fled the right-wing death squads that were funded by the Reagan and first Bush Administrations and that targeted civilian populations in the 1980s and 1990s. The... more...
- 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 remain... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00
An African American centenarian who saw W. E. B. Du Bois speak in 1924 and attended President Barack Obama?s inauguration in 2009 shares wisdom from a life well lived during a crucial period in American history Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson was an inspirational, dynamic, and one-of-a-kind woman, whose ordinary life was nothing less than extraordinary... more...
- 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...
- 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...