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  • Screening the Los Angeles 'Riots'by Darnell M. Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 38.00

    Examines TV coverage of Los Angeles riots and responses of viewers of different ethnicity. more...

  • Race in American Sportsby James L. Conyers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    These essays critically examine the issue of race in college and professional sports, beginning with the affects of stereotypes on black female college athletes, and the self-handicapping of black male college athletes. Also discussed is the movement of colleges between NCAA designated conferences, and the economic impact and effects on academics for... more...

  • Tomlinson Hillby Chris Tomlinson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Tomlinson Hill is the stunning story of two families?one white, one black?who trace their roots to a slave plantation that bears their name. Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent, award-winning journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family?s abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County,... 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 Publishing Group 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 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...

  • Is Bill Cosby Right?by Michael Eric Dyson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.99

    The best-selling book that sparked a national debate about the class divide in black America more...

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

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • Curt Flood in the Mediaby Abraham Iqbal Khan

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 55.00

    Curt Flood in the Media examines the public discourse surrounding Curt Flood (1938-1997), the star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals throughout the sixties. In 1969, Flood was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. At the time, all Major League Baseball players were subject to the reserve clause, which essentially bound a player to work in perpetuity... more...