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  • Brown v. Board and the Transformation of American Cultureby Ben Keppel

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Brown v. Board of Education , which ended legally sanctioned segregation in American public schools, brought issues of racial equality to the forefront of the nation?s attention. Beyond its repercussions for the educational system, the decision also heralded broad changes to concepts of justice and national identity. ?Brown v. Board? and the Transformation... more...

  • Uneven Roadsby Todd Shaw; Louis Desipio; Dianne Pinderhughes; Toni-Michelle C. Travis

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 46.00

    No other book on the market maps U.S. race and ethnic politics with the same breadth and scope as Todd Shaw, Louis DeSipio, Dianne Pinderhughes, and Toni-Michelle C. Travis?s Uneven Roads; it explores when, why, and how race and ethnicity matter in U.S. politics. The book begins with an introduction to broad political racialization and the roots of... more...

  • In Search of Federal Enforcementby Vanessa A. Holloway

    UPA 2015; US$ 59.99

    This book is a call to investigate the history of federal oversight to secure and preserve black Americans? voting rights over a ninety-five-year interregnum. Holloway confronts this historical conundrum and offers keen observations about voting manipulations and electoral abuse by both government incumbents and private actors. more...

  • On Liberty and Utilitarianismby John Stuart Mill

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 6.50

    These two essays by John Stuart Mill, England's greatest nineteenth-century philosopher, are the fruit of six hundred years of progressive thought about individual rights and the responsibilities of society. Together they provide the moral and theoretical justification for liberal democracy as we know it, and their incalculable influence on modern... more...

  • Who's Gonna Take the Weight?by Kevin Powell

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.95

    ?A mighty wind of fresh air. His pitiless self-examination?and his equally honest exploration of the racial, sexual, cultural, and class fault lines that thread our psychic and social landscape?is not only brave but necessary if our nation is to survive.? ?Michael Eric Dyson ?Kevin Powell is pushing to bring, as he has so brilliantly done before,... more...

  • Jim Crow's Childrenby Peter Irons

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court sounded the death knell for school segregation with its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. So goes the conventional wisdom. Weaving together vivid portraits of lawyers and such judges as Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren, sketches of numerous black children throughout history whose parents joined lawsuits... more...

  • Norman Thomasby Raymond F. Gregory

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 32.95

    A conscientious objector in two world wars and a relentless advocate for world peace as well as social justice, Norman Thomas was tear-gassed, arrested, and jailed as he stood up for the rights of minorities, immigrants, and the working poor. In addition to being a civil rights activist, Thomas headed the Socialist Party for 18 years, ran for president... more...

  • Public Philosophy in a New Key: Volume 2, Imperialism and Civic Freedomby James Tully

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Two ambitious volumes from one of the world's leading political philosophers presenting a new kind of political and legal theory. more...

  • A Conversation with the Mannby John Ridley

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    What do you want? "I want the Ed Sullivan Show." At the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, like a lot of black Americans, comedian Jackie Mann wanted to be somebody. And for him there was only one way to achieve that: to make it big. Make it, no matter the cost: friends, family, one's own self-esteem and self-respect. This is the story of a young... more...

  • Equality for Womenby Mayra Buvinic

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    This volume tracks countries' progress with implementing and financing the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG3) by examining national experiences and successes with policies and programs. It also contains an assessment the effectiveness of different strategies in achieving MDG3 and the financial requirement needed in order to attain MDG3 by... more...