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  • One Day It'll All Make Senseby Common; Adam Bradley

    Atria Books 2011; US$ 16.00

    From the hip hop icon, Hollywood star, and ?a true artist and writer of deep talent? (James McBride, author of The Color of Water )?a candid, New York Times bestselling memoir ranging from his childhood on Chicago?s South side and his emergence as one of rap?s biggest names. Common has earned a reputation in the hip-hop world as a conscious... more...

  • The Signifying Monkeyby Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s original, groundbreaking study explores the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature, elaborating a new critical approach located within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself. more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a pooráblack tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.áHenrietta's cellsáhave been bought and sold by... more...

  • Let's Get Freeby Paul Butler

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 16.95

    Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who gave up his corporate law salary to fight the good fight?until one day he was arrested on the street and charged with a crime he didn?t commit. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler?s account of his trial "the most riveting first chapter I have ever read." In a book Harvard Law... more...

  • Language, Discourse and Power in African American Cultureby Marcyliena Morgan

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Covers the entire field of African American language in the United States. more...

  • Survival of the Historically Black Colleges and Universitiesby Edward Fort

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 44.99

    Survival of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities as edited by Edward Fort is a hard-hitting thesis concerned with this segment of higher education in America. Fort and his colleagues outline such challenges as the economics of equality, fiscal accountability, and the impact of higher education politics on HBCU's. more...

  • Opportunities and Challenges at Historically Black Colleges and Universitiesby Marybeth Gasman; Felecia Commodore

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    In this edited collection, the authors grapple with both the strengths and challenges that HBCUs face as the nation's demographics change, from their place in American society and growing diversity on HBCU campuses to class and elitism issues to study abroad and honors programs. more...

  • Inhuman Bondageby David Brion Davis

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    A definitive history by a writer deeply immersed in the subject, Inhuman Bondage offers a compelling narrative that links together the profits of slavery, the pain of the enslaved, and the legacy of racism. The heart of the book looks at slavery in the American South, describing black slaveholding planters, the rise of the Cotton Kingdom, the daily... more...

  • American Uprisingby Daniel Rasmussen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically... more...

  • Mississippiby Anthony Walton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    á To most Americans, Mississippi is not a state but a scar, the place where segregation took its ugliest form and struck most savagely at its challengers.á But to many Americans, Mississippi is also home.á And it is this paradox, with all its overtones of history and heartache, that Anthony Walton?whose parents escaped Mississippi for the relative... more...