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  • Stigma and Cultureby J. Lorand Matory; Thomas P. Gibson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Stigma and Culture , J. Lorand Matory provocatively shows how ethnic identification in the United States?and around the globe?is a competitive and hierarchical process in which populations, especially of historically stigmatized races, seek status and income by dishonoring other stigmatized populations. And there is no better place to see this... more...

  • Martin Luther King Jr. and the Sermonic Power of Public Discourseby Carolyn Calloway-Thomas; John Louis Lucaites

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The nine essays in this volume offer critical studies of the range of King?s public discourse as forms of sermonic rhetoric. They focus on five diverse and relative short examples from King?s body of work: ?Death of Evil on the Seashore,? ?Letter from Birmingham Jail,? ?I Have a Dream,? ?A Time to Break Silence,? and ?I?ve Been to the Mountaintop.?... more...

  • Before Brownby Glenn Feldman; Andrew M Manis; John White; Patricia Sullivan; John A. Salmond; Jennifer E. Brooks; Sarah Hart Brown; Raymond Arsenault; Linda Beito; Adam Fairclough; Pamela Tyler; Glenn Feldman; Patricia Sullivan

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Before Brown details the ferment in civil rights that took place across the South before the momentous Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954. This collection refutes the notion that the movement began with the Supreme Court decision, and suggests, rather, that the movement originated in the 1930s and earlier, spurred by the Great Depression... more...

  • We Too Sing Americaby Deepa Iyer

    The New Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Many of us can recall the targeting of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the wake of 9/11. We may be less aware, however, of the ongoing racism directed against these groups in the past decade and a half. In We Too Sing America , nationally renowned activist Deepa Iyer catalogs recent racial flashpoints, from the 2012 massacre at the... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociologyby Assoc Prof Edward V. Wallace; Professor Earl Wright II

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 149.95

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology provides the most up to date exploration and analysis of research focused on Blacks in America. Beginning with an examination of the project of Black Sociology, it offers studies of recent events, including the ?Stand Your Ground? killing of Trayvon Martin, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on emerging... more...

  • This Muslim American Lifeby Moustafa Bayoumi

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Over the last few years, Moustafa Bayoumi has been an extra in Sex and the City 2 playing a generic Arab, a terrorist suspect (or at least his namesake ?Mustafa Bayoumi? was) in a detective novel, the subject of a trumped-up controversy because a book he had written was seen by right-wing media as pushing an ?anti-American, pro-Islam? agenda, and... more...

  • Fritz Martiby Judith Baumrin

    UPA 2015; US$ 54.99

    Fritz Marti: Immigrant, A Biographical Memoir is the story of Marti?s encounter with and adaptation to America and a look at American academic life during the early Twentieth Century. more...

  • 492 Great Things About Being Italianby Boze Hadleigh

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    492 Great Things About Being Italian is fun, informative and catnip for 17 million Italian-Americans. It follows in the footsteps of other successful books aimed at this minority proud of its remarkableand ongoing!heritage. It comprises 492 (as in 1492) individual people, things, places and phenomena that make one proud to be Italian (or half-Italian,... more...

  • Un-Americanby Bill V Mullen

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    Un-American is Bill Mullen?s revisionist account of renowned author and activist W.E.B. Du Bois?s political thought toward the end of his life, a period largely dismissed and neglected by scholars. He describes Du Bois?s support for what the Communist International called ?world revolution? as the primary objective of this aged radical?s activism.... more...

  • The Kentucky African American Encyclopediaby Gerald L. Smith; Karen Cotton McDaniel; John A. Hardin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 49.95

    The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth. The encyclopedia includes biographical sketches of politicians and community leaders as well as pioneers... more...