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  • Wind in a Boxby Terrance Hayes

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 18.00

    The third collection of poetry from the author of Lighthead , winner of the 2010 National Book Award Terrance Hayes is an elegant and adventurous writer with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and brilliant turns of phrase. He is very much interested in what it means to be an artist and a black man. In his first collection, Muscular Music... more...

  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.by Clayborne Carson

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 9.99

    First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day. more...

  • Dreams from My Fatherby Barack Obama

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Freedom Ridersby Raymond Arsenault

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 14.99

    The saga of the Freedom Rides is an improbable, almost unbelievable story. In the course of six months in 1961, four hundred and fifty Freedom Riders expanded the realm of the possible in American politics, redefining the limits of dissent and setting the stage for the civil rights movement. In this new version of his encyclopedic Freedom Riders, Raymond... more...

  • Working Toward Whitenessby David R. Roediger

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 18.95

    A preeminent scholar explores the history of the "new immigrants" who came to the United States in the late nineteenth century and describes how they became insiders by the end of World War II. more...

  • Talking Backby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among her discoveries is that moving from silence into... more...

  • Between Sundaysby Marla Frederick

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    To be a black woman of faith in the American South is to understand and experience spirituality in a particular way. How this understanding expresses itself in everyday practices of faith is the subject of Between Sundays, an innovative work that takes readers beyond common misconceptions and narrow assumptions about black religion and into the actual... more...

  • Malik Goes to Schoolby Holly K. Craig; Julie A. Washington

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 38.95

    Malik Goes to School: Examining the Language Skills of African American Students From Preschool-5th Grade synthesizes a decade of research by the authors, Holly Craig and Julie Washington, on the oral language and literacy skills of African American children from preschool to fifth grade. Their research has characterized significant influences on... more...

  • They Sayby James West Davidson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 7.00

    Foreword. Acknowledgments. Prologue: "Does This Look Natchel?". One: Into a Changing World. Two: A Moral Education. Three: Unladylike Lady. Four: Edged Tools. Five: Ambition to Edit. Six: They Say. Seven: Do Something. Eight: Exiled. Afterword. Selected Bibliography. Index more...

  • Contested Watersby Jeff Wiltse

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    From nineteenth-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the United States, Jeff Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private... more...