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- Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 4.95
This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
A distinguished Stanford law professor examines the steep decline in marriage rates among the African American middle class, and offers a paradoxical-nearly incendiary-solution. Black women are three times as likely as white women to never marry. That sobering statistic reflects a broader reality: African Americans are the most unmarried... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 26.95
Set in Haiti following the 2004 coup and enhanced by research carried out after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their relationships with local communities. It offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women?s NGOs working... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99
Presented in a narrative format, this book tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville. It follows Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the complex and ambiguous nature of slavery and freedom in the Old South. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner (Nonfiction) PEN/Oakland Award Winner BCALA Nonfiction Award Winner Gustavus Meyers Award Winner From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America?s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery?s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
- Washington Post "Remarkable...a well-researched, vivid retelling of the 1964 civil rights crusade to put Mississippi's 200,000 disenfranchised blacks on the voting rolls...[an] important book." - San Francisco Chronicle "Elegantly written...A fascinating look at ordinary people at their best and worst...Riveting." - Richmond Times-Dispatch... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 17.99
The two volumes of Kelley and Lewis's To Make Our World Anew integrate the work of eleven leading historians into the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available of African American history, from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, right up to today's black filmmakers and politicians. This second volume covers the... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99
The survivor of a difficult childhood and youth, Rubin Carter rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people in a New Jersey bar. While in prison, Carter chronicled the events that led him from the ring... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 33.95
From questioning forces that have constrained sexual choices to examining how Blacks have forged healthy sexual identities in an oppressive environment, Black Sexualities acknowledges the diversity of the Black experience and the shared legacy of racism. Contributors seek resolution to Blacks' understanding of their lives as sexual beings through... more...