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  • The Other Wes Mooreby Wes Moore

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU?s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West ... more...

  • The Black Countby Tom Reiss

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo ? a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as  The Count of Monte Cristo  and  The Three Musketeers . The real-life protagonist of  The Black Count , General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet with a story... more...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Linda Brent

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the immensely powerful autobiography of Harriet Jacobs, who wrote under a pen name. A feminist work, she uses her experiences to state and restate her belief that though all unhappiness sprung from being a slave, she had to endure worse, being also a woman. Her experiences show that the only refuge and relief... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    A dramatic autobiography and powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America?s most influential abolitionist First published in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography, part human-rights treatise, it describes the everyday horrors inflicted on captive laborers,... more...

  • Something Like Loveby Beverly Jenkins

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    Blackboard bestselling author Beverly Jenkins delivers another lush historical novel featuring brothers that were first introduced in her award-winning novel Always and Forever . This is the story that readers have been waiting for. He was a wanted man. But no one wanted him more than she did. Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, Olivia Sterling... more...

  • The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhismby Jr. Robert E. Buswell; Jr. Donald S. Lopez

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a... more...

  • Dreams from My Fatherby Barack Obama

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.95

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father?a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man?has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires... more...

  • On the Real Sideby Mel Watkins

    Chicago Review Press 1999; US$ 21.99

    This comprehensive history of black humor sets it in the context of American popular culture. Blackface minstrelsy, Stepin Fetchit, and the Amos ?n? Andy show presented a distorted picture of African Americans; this book contrasts this image with the authentic underground humor of African Americans found in folktales, race records, and all-black shows... more...

  • American Slaveryby Heather Andrea Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Europeans, Africans, and American Indians practiced slavery long before the first purchase of a captive African by a white land-owner in the American colonies; that, however, is the image of slavery most prevalent in the minds of Americans today. This Very Short Introduction begins with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s and traces the... more...