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  • Body and Soulby Alondra Nelson

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    The legacy of the Black Panther Party?s commitment to community health care, a central aspect of its fight for social justice more...

  • All Our Kinby Carol B. Stack

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95

    "This landmark study debunked the misconception that poor families were unstable and disorganized. Here is the chronicle of a young white woman?s sojourn into The Flats, an African-American ghetto comm" more...

  • Sweet Land of Libertyby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 20.00

    The struggle for racial equality in the North has been a footnote in most books about civil rights in America. Now this monumental new work from one of the most brilliant historians of his generation sets the record straight. Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York,... more...

  • Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America, 1925-1945by Beth Tompkins Bates

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Between World War I and World War II, African Americans' quest for civil rights took on a more aggressive character as a new group of black activists challenged the politics of civility traditionally embraced by old-guard leaders in favor of a more forceful protest strategy. Beth Tompkins Bates traces the rise of this new protest politics--which was... more...

  • Extraordinary, Ordinary Peopleby Condoleezza Rice

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist.  Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman - and the first black woman ever -- to... more...

  • Not Even Pastby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Barack Obama, in his acclaimed campaign speech discussing the troubling complexities of race in America today, quoted William Faulkner's famous remark "The past isn't dead and buried. In fact, it isn't even past." In Not Even Past , award-winning historian Thomas Sugrue examines the paradox of race in Obama's America and how President Obama intends... more...

  • From Black Power to Hip Hopby Patricia Hill Collins

    Temple University Press 2006; US$ 25.95

    Despite legislation designed to eliminate unfair racial practices, the United States continues to struggle with a race problem. Some thinkers label this a "new" racism and call for new political responses to it. Using the experiences of African American women and men as a touchstone for analysis, Patricia Hill Collins examines new forms of racism as... more...

  • American Uprisingby Daniel Rasmussen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Makes Me Wanna Hollerby Nathan Mc Call

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Examining the complexities of the problems of black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his own troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful Washington Post career. more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...