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  • Bird of Paradiseby Raquel Cepeda

    Atria Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she?d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery?a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig... more...

  • Black Culture and Black Consciousnessby the late Lawrence W. Levine

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered... more...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W.E.B. Du Bois

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line."  Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk , one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature.  In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903,... 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...

  • Schooling Citizensby Hilary J. Moss

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    While white residents of antebellum Boston and New Haven forcefully opposed the education of black residents, their counterparts in slaveholding Baltimore did little to resist the establishment of African American schools. Such discrepancies, Hilary Moss argues, suggest that white opposition to black education was not a foregone conclusion. Through... more...

  • Makes Me Wanna Hollerby Nathan Mccall

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Examining the complexities of the problems of black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his own troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful Washington Post career. more...

  • The Race Beatby Gene Roberts; Hank Klibanoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American press?and the journalists responsible for them?profoundly changed the nation?s thinking about civil rights in the South during the 1950s and ?60s. Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • Slavery's Constitutionby David Waldstreicher

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99

    Taking on decades of received wisdom, David Waldstreicher has written the first book to recognize slavery's place at the heart of the U.S. Constitution. Famously, the Constitution never mentions slavery. And yet, of its eighty-four clauses, six were directly concerned with slaves and the interests of their owners. Five other clauses had implications... more...

  • Having It All?by Veronica Chambers

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.00

    A behind-the-scenes look into the lives of successful middle- and upper-middle class African American women, the groundbreaking HAVING IT ALL? is sure to spark discussions from cocktail parties to boardrooms. In a single generation, black women have made extraordinary strides academically, professionally, and financially. They?ve entered the workplace... more...