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  • 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...

  • American Israelisby Uzi Rebhun; Lilach Lev Ari

    BRILL 2010; US$ 131.00

    This is a thorough investigation of Israelis who live in the United States tracing their social and economic mobility, their integration into the local Jewish community, as well as their attachment to their home country. more...

  • What's Race Got to Do with It?by Larry Elder

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Larry Elder ands his straight talk are ?controversial?*, ?provocative?**, ?iconoclastic?***, ?refreshing?. **** IS LIFE UNFAIR FOR BLACK AMERICANS? In What?s Race Got to Do with It?, bestselling author Larry Elder takes on the touchiest topic in American life: Race.  Some Americans think race is the biggest issue this country faces today. ... more...

  • Identity in Narrativeby Anna De Fina

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 149.00

    This volume presents both an analysis of how identities are built, represented and negotiated in narrative, as well as a theoretical reflection on the links between narrative discourse and identity construction. The data for the book are Mexican immigrants' personal experience narratives and chronicles of their border crossings into the United... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...