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  • Harriet Tubmanby Catherine Clinton

    Little, Brown and Company 2004; US$ 9.99

    Who was Harriet Tubman? To John Brown, the leader of the Harpers Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For those slaves whom she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slavers who hunted her down, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists she was a prophet. As Catherine Clinton shows in this riveting biography, Harriet Tubman was,... more...

  • Islands in the Cityby Nancy Foner

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    This collection of original essays draws on a variety of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and empirical data to explore the effects of West Indian migration and to develop analytic frameworks to examine it. more...

  • Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwomanby Michele Wallace; Jamilah Lemieux

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Originally published in 1978, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman caused a storm of controversy. Michele Wallace blasted the masculine biases of the black politics that emerged from the sixties. She described how women remained marginalized by the patriarchal culture of Black Power, demonstrating the ways in which a genuine female subjectivity... more...

  • Indigeneity and Legal Pluralism in Indiaby Pooja Parmar

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This interdisciplinary study juxtaposes the popular, legal, and indigenous accounts of a dispute over a Coca-Cola bottling facility in India. more...

  • American Negro Folktalesby Richard M. Dorson

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected during the mid-twentieth century, tell of talking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints. The first part of the book provides a setting for... more...

  • The Red Recordby Ida B. Wells

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    A shocking and powerful account of lynching written by activist, journalist, and former slave Ida B. Wells In the postbellum American South, lynching was a frightfully common occurrence, perpetrated so frequently that most Southern politicians and leaders turned a blind eye to the practice. This vicious form of vigilante ?justice? was in truth... 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...

  • 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...

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

    The Floating Press 1903; US$ 4.99

    The Souls of Black Folk is the seminal work by Du Bois on race in late 19th-century North America. The way we think about and examine race today stems from his ideas. He spoke of the "double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others," and of the progress and obstacles to progress of the black... more...