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  • On the Down Lowby J.L. King; E. Lynn Harris; Karen Hunter

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 14.00

    A bold exposé of the controversial secret that has potentially dire consequences in many African American communities Delivering the first frank and thorough investigation of life ?on the down low? (the DL), J. L. King exposes a closeted culture of sex between black men who lead ?straight? lives. King explores his own past as a DL man, and the path... 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...

  • Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?by Touré; Michael Eric Dyson

    Atria Books 2011; US$ 16.00

    In this provocative book, writer and cultural critic Touré explores the concept of Post-Blackness: the ability for someone to be rooted in but not restricted by their race. Drawing on his own experiences and those of 105 luminaries, he argues that racial identity should be understood as fluid, complex, and self-determined. more...

  • Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848by Bernard Moitt

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635--1848 Bernard Moitt Examines the reaction of black women to slavery. In Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635--1848, Bernard Moitt argues that gender had a profound effect on the slave plantation system in the French Antilles.... more...

  • Crusade for Justiceby Ida B. Wells; Alfreda M. Duster

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks. "No student of black history should overlook Crusade for... more...

  • Freedom Ridersby Raymond Arsenault

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Presents an account of a dramatic and indeed pivotal moment in American history, Freedom Rides, a critical episode that transformed the civil rights movement in the early 1960s. more...

  • Worse Than Slaveryby David M. Oshinsky

    Free Press 1997; US$ 15.95

    The brutal conditions and inhuman treatment of African-Americans in Southern prisons has been immortalized in blues songs and in such movies as Cool Hand Luke. Now, drawing on police and prison records and oral histories, David M. Oshinsky presents an account of Mississippi?s notorious Parchman Farm; what it tells us about our past is well worth remembering... more...

  • Maya Angelouby Mary Lupton

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 48.00

    Maya Angelou: The Iconic Self examines this iconic artist's work as an autobiographer, offering an up-to-date assessment of Angelou's contributions to American literature and to American and international culture. This is the only book to interpret Angelou's autobiographies as unique experiments in the history of black narrative. It attests to Angelou's... more...

  • Racial Subjectsby David Theo Goldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Racial Subjects heralds the next wave of writing about race and moves discussions about race forward as few other books recently have. Arguing that racism is best understood as exclusionary relations of power rather than simply as hateful expressions, David Theo Goldberg analyzes contemporary expressions of race and racism. He engages political economy,... more...

  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberationby Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 17.95

    An indispensable contribution to the movement for racial justice in postracial? America. more...