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  • Promises Keptby Joe Dr Brewster; Michele Stephenson; Hilary Beard

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    As seen on PBS?s POV An unprecedented guide to helping black boys achieve success at every stage of their lives?at home, at school, and in the world   Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the ?achievement gap?: a divide that shows up not only in our sons? test scores, but in their social... more...

  • Race and Nature from Transcendentalism to the Harlem Renaissanceby Paul Outka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00

    Drawing on theories of sublimity, trauma, and ecocriticism, this book examines how the often sharp division between European American and African American experiences of the natural world developed in American culture and history, and how those natural experiences, in turn, shaped the construction of race. more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    A dramatic autobiography and powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America?s most influential abolitionist First published in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography, part human-rights treatise, it describes the everyday horrors inflicted on captive laborers,... more...

  • Ghettosideby Jill Leovy

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    Ghettoside, if there?s any justice, will be the most important book about urban violence in a generation.? ?David M. Kennedy, The Washington Post ?Moving and engrossing.? ? San Francisco Chronicle   ?A serious and kaleidoscopic achievement . . . [Leovy is] a crisp writer with a crisp mind and the ability to boil entire skies of information... more...

  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy and Other Playsby Lynn Nottage

    Theatre Communications Group 2003; US$ 18.95

    First collection by an important, new African-American playwright. more...

  • The Five Negro Presidentsby J. A. Rogers

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    JOEL AUGUSTUS ROGERS (September 6, 1880?March 26, 1966) was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially the history of African Americans in the United States. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevailing... more...

  • The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Brideby Julia C. Collins; William L. Andrews; Mitch Kachun

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 8.99

    In 1865, The Christian Recorder, the national newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serialized The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, a novel written by Mrs. Julia C. Collins, an African American woman living in the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The first novel ever published by a black American woman, it is set in antebellum... 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...

  • The Shame of the Nationby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 16.00

    ?The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we?re committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable.? Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds... more...

  • Citizenshipby Ruth Lister

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 27.95

    An undergraduate-level study of theoretical and policy dilemmas in the construction of women's citizenship. Develops a woman-friendly theory and praxis of citizenship which embraces both rights and political participation, challenges conventional dichotomies and takes account of the differences between women. more...