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  • Shameby Shelby Steele

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 25.99

    The greatest barrier to racial equality today is not overt racism, Shelby Steele argues in [ Title TK ], but white liberals. Under the guise of benevolence, liberals today maintain their position of power over blacks by continuing to cast them as victims in need of saving. This ideology underlies liberal social policies from affirmative action to... more...

  • The Trouble with Post-Blacknessby Houston A. Baker; K. Merinda Simmons

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    An America in which the color of one?s skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama?s rise reflects a nation of fluid populations and fortunes, a society in which a biracial individual could be embraced as a leader by all.Yet complicating this vision are the... more...

  • The Hero's Fightby Ferná; Patricia ndez-Kelly

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Baltimore was once a vibrant manufacturing town, but today, with factory closings and steady job loss since the 1970s, it is home to some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America. The Hero?s Fight provides an intimate look at the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of Baltimore?s urban poor, and sheds critical light on the unintended... more...

  • Malcolm Xby Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 13.38

    Er galt als der "zornigste Mann Amerikas". Wohl kein anderer hat sich so radikal und sprachgewaltig für die Rechte der Schwarzen eingesetzt wie Malcolm X. Bis heute werden die USA in regelmäßigen Abständen von Rassenunruhen erschüttert - ein Phänomen, das ohne die lange Geschichte des amerikanischen Rassismus nicht zu verstehen ist. Malcolm X prangerte... more...

  • Latino Statsby Idelisse Malavé; Esti Giordani

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 14.95

    At a time when politics is seemingly ruled by ideology and emotion and when immigration is one of the most contentious topics, it is more important than ever to cut through the rhetoric and highlight, in numbers, the reality of the broad spectrum of Latino life in the United States. Latinos are both the largest and fastest-growing racial/ethnic group... more...

  • Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice [2 volumes]by Gabriel Gutiérrez

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    This two-volume collection of essays addresses the Latino/a experience in present-day America, covering six major areas of importance: education, health, family, children, teens, and violence. more...

  • History of Asian Americans: Exploring Diverse Rootsby Jonathan Lee

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    A comprehensive, compelling, and clearly written title that provides a rich examination of the history of Asians in the United States, covering well-established Asian American groups as well as emerging ones such as the Burmese, Bhutanese, and Tibetan American communities. more...

  • Twenty-Five Years in the Black Beltby William J. Edwards; Consuela Lee; Daniel T. Williams

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    "Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt is the memoir of the founder and principal of Snow Hill Institute, a 'little Tuskegee,' located in rural Wilcox County, Alabama. . . . Edwards reveals the conditions of blacks and race relations in Alabama between 1890 and 1917 and tells of his determination to uplift his race through education in the years following... more...

  • Blacks in Appalachiaby William H. Turner; Edward J. Cabbell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although southern Appalachia is popularly seen as a purely white enclave, blacks have lived in the region from early times. Some hollows and coal camps are in fact almost exclusively black settlements. The selected readings in this new book offer the first comprehensive presentation of the black experience in Appalachia. Organized topically, the... more...

  • Democracy Risingby Peter F. Lau

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    A comprehensive history of the African American fight for racial equality from the standpoint of the civil rights movement in South Carolina, Democracy Rising examines the struggle from the end of the Civil War through the modern civil rights movement of the 1960s. In an effort to broaden our understanding of civil rights and democracy in America,... more...