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African-American Studies

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  • The Hidden Cost of Being African Americanby Thomas M. Shapiro

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    Over the past three decades, racial prejudice in America has declined significantly and many African American families have seen a steady rise in employment and annual income. But alongside these encouraging signs, Thomas Shapiro argues in The Hidden Cost of Being African American, fundamental levels of racial inequality persist, particularly in the... more...

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

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 14.00

    A bold exposť 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...

  • Desert Flowerby Waris Dirie; Cathleen Miller

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Waris Dirie leads a double life -- by day, she is an international supermodel and human rights ambassador for the United Nations; by night, she dreams of the simplicity of life in her native Somalia and the family she was forced to leave behind. Desert Flower, her intimate and inspiring memoir, is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered about... more...

  • The Dreamkeepersby Gloria Ladson-Billings

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 16.07

    In the second edition of her critically acclaimed book The Dreamkeepers , Gloria Ladson-Billings revisits the eight teachers who were profiled in the first edition and introduces us to new teachers who are current exemplars of good teaching. She shows that culturally relevant teaching is not a matter of race, gender, or teaching style. What matters... more...

  • Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000by George Reid Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... 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$ 16.00

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

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    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...