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  • Playing in the Darkby Toni Morrison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    "A profound redefinition of American cultural identity."--Philadelphia Inquirer From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Crossing the Continent 1527-1540by Robert Goodwin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The true story of America's first great explorer and adventurer?an African slave named Esteban Dorantes Crossing the Continent takes us on an epic journey from Africa to Europe and America as Dr. Robert Goodwin chronicles the incredible adventures of the African slave Esteban Dorantes (1500-1539), the first pioneer from the Old World to explore... more...

  • 12 Angry Menby Gregory S. Parks; Matthew W. Hughey

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 16.95

    Called a book that "is factual yet reads like a novel" on the Huffington Post , 12 Angry Men reveals some pointed truths about our nation as a dozen African American authors from across the United States tell their personal stories of being racially profiled. In this "extraordinarily compelling" ( Publishers Weekly ) book, we hear tales of injustice... more...

  • Gendering Addictionby Nancy Campbell; Elizabeth Ettorre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This study, by two leading scholars in the field, draws on feminist theory and science and technology studies to uncover a basic injustice for the human rights of drug-using women: most women who need drug treatment in the US and UK do not get it. Why not? 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...

  • Letter to My Daughterby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Baltimore Sun ?Sound advice, vivid memory and strong opinion . . . What is clear is that [Maya] Angelou is, all these years later, still a charmer, still speaking her mind.?? Washington Post Book World ?A slim volume packed with nourishing nuggets of wisdom . . . Overarching each brief chapter is the vital energy of a woman taking life?s measure... more...

  • Death of Innocenceby Mamie Till-Mobley; Christopher Benson; Jesse Rev Jackson

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    There are many heroes of the civil rights movement?men and women we can look to for inspiration. Each has a unique story, a path that led to a role as leader or activist. Death of Innocence is the heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring story of one such hero: Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till?an innocent fourteen-year-old African-American... more...

  • The African American Urban Experienceby Joe Trotter; Earl Lewis; Tera Hunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary anthology that explores the relationship between urban history and African-American studies. more...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass; John David Smith

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    My Bondage and My Freedom ,? writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, ?[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.? As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass?abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...