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  • When We Were Coloredby Eva Rutland

    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...

  • Survival of the African American Family: The Institutional Impact of U.S. Social Policyby Karen 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 remain... 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...

  • It Is Well with My Soulby Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson; Patricia Mulcahy

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    "Now 105, Johnson offers a broad perspective on life for a woman who was the child of former slaves and lived to attend the inauguration of the first black president of the U.S. She describes herself as an "unabashed beggar," meaning unashamed to admit to her needs and ask for help and also happy to switch roles and fulfill the needs of others. She... 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...

  • 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...

  • Marxism, Reparations & the Black Freedom Struggleby Monica Moorehead

    World View Forum 2007; US$ 15.95

    From the daily instances of police brutality and racial profiling to the government?s callous disregard of poor and mainly African American people in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina, this remarkable book identifies the continuing struggles for justice among a society still permeated with the racism, oppression, and economic, political, and social... more...

  • Erotic Revolutionariesby Shayne Lee

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 29.99

    Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Flipping the Sexual Script: The Social Construction of Sexuality Chapter 4 2. Sultry Divas of Pop and Soul: Janet, Beyoncé, and Jill Chapter 5 3. Confessions of a Video Vixen Chapter 6 4. Zane's Urban Erotica Chapter 7 5. Serena and the Power Chicks Chapter 8 6. Vagina Power: Alexyss Tylor... more...