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  • Abolition Democracyby Angela Y. Davis

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    Revelations about U.S policies and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever since the breaking of the Abu Ghraib prison story in April 2004. Since then, a debate has raged regarding what is and what is not acceptable behavior for the world?s leading democracy. It is within this context that Angela Davis, one of America?s most remarkable... 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...

  • Out of the House of Bondageby Thavolia Glymph

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Glymph challenges popular depictions of mistresses as 'friends' and 'allies' of slaves in the plantation household. 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...

  • Imperium in Imperioby Sutton Griggs; A.J. Verdelle; Cornel West

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    Self-published in 1899 and sold door-to-door by the author, this classic African-American novel?a gripping exploration of oppression, miscegenation, exploitation, and black empowerment?was a major bestseller in its day. The dramatic story of a conciliatory black man and a mulatto nationalist who grow up in a racist America and are driven to join a... 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...

  • African Americans in the Militaryby Catherine Reef

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40

    African Americans in the Military, Revised Edition brings to life the inspiring stories of those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. This volume gives readers important biographical essentials, including year and place of birth, rank, and family background, and examines the major accomplishments of each individual. Each entry includes a further... more...

  • The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellisonby Ralph Ellison; John Callahan; Saul Bellow

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison?s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as ?a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions that... more...

  • America I AM Black Factsby Robert Holden

    Hay House 2009; US$ 9.95

    This invaluable reference timeline charts African American history from 1601-2008 against the backdrop of American and world history. AIA Black Facts reveals the unexpected relationships between people and events, and the often unrecognized causes and effects that created African Americans’ indelible imprint on our nation. more...

  • America I AM Journalby The Smiley Group

    Hay House 2009; US$ 11.95

    What will you leave behind? It’s time to discover the unique and indelible life imprint that only you can create. Filled with inspiring quotations from those who have made a lasting impression on our culture and left a rich legacy, the AIA Journal will encourage you to reflect on what makes your life worth living. Record the positive imprints... more...