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  • Backwater Bluesby Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    The Mississippi River flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, reshaping the social and cultural landscape as well as the physical environment. Often remembered as an event that altered flood control policy and elevated the stature of powerful politicians, Richard M. Mizelle Jr. examines the place of the flood within African... more...

  • Stepping Into Zionby Janice W. Fernheimer

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimer’ s Stepping into Zion considers the question “ Who is a Jew?” — a critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike. Hatzaad Harishon ("The First Step")... more...

  • Yearningby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety of cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's film Do... more...

  • Black Looksby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    In the critical essays collected in Black Looks , bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship?in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film?and her aim is to create... more...

  • Talking Backby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among her discoveries is that moving from silence into... more...

  • Black Women's Healthby Hope Landrine; Elizabeth A. Klonoff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95

    In this special issue, top researchers from a diversity of disciplines provide an overview of and insights into the major social, cultural, and structural variables that play a role in Black women's poor health, and differential morbidity and mortality. The articles focus on the major threats to Black women's health such as diabetes, obesity, cancer,... more...

  • A Child Shall Lead Themby Jr. Rufus Burrow

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Dr. Rufus Burrow turns his attention to a less investigated but critically important byway in this powerful story?the role of children and young people in the Civil Rights Movement. What role did young people play, and how did they support the efforts of their elders? What did they see that their elders were unable to envision? How did children play... more...

  • Latino Americaby Matt Barreto; Gary M. Segura

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    Sometime in April 2014, somewhere in a hospital in California, a Latino child tipped the demographic scales as Latinos displaced non-Hispanic whites as the largest racial/ethnic group in the state. So, one-hundred-sixty-six years after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo brought the Mexican province of Alta California into the United States, Latinos once... more...

  • Remembering Jim Crowby William H. Chafe; Raymond Gavins; Robert Korstad

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 19.95

    Praised as “viscerally powerful? ( Publishers Weekly ), this remarkable work of oral history captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years—enriched by memories of individual, family, and community triumphs and tragedies. In vivid, compelling accounts, men and women from all walks of life tell how their day-to-day lives were subjected to profound... more...

  • Running for Freedomby Steven F. Lawson

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    Running for Freedom, Fourth Edition, updates historian Steven Lawson’s classic volume detailing the history of African-American civil rights and black politics from the beginning of World War II to the present day. Offers comprehensive coverage of the African-American struggle for civil rights in the U.S. from 1941 to 2014 Integrates events... more...