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  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khanaby Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    "We're far more accustomed to?and comfortable with?seeing women portrayed as victims of war who deserve our sympathy rather than as resilient survivors who demand our respect?"   Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the riveting true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban?s fearful rise to... more...

  • The Promised Landby Nicholas Lemann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Home To Harlemby Claude McKay; Wayne F. Cooper

    Northeastern University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    A novel that gives voice to the alienation and frustration of urban blacks during an era when Harlem was in vogue more...

  • In Search of the Promised Landby John Hope Franklin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Presented in a narrative format, this book tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville. It follows Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the complex and ambiguous nature of slavery and freedom in the Old South. more...

  • Race and Religion Among the Chosen People of Crown Heightsby Henry Goldschmidt

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 26.95

              In the first major scholarly work to look beyond the sensationalized violence of August 1991, Henry Goldschmidt explores the everyday realities of Black-Jewish difference in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork, he argues that collective identities like Blackness and Jewishness are... more...

  • The Strange Career of Jim Crowby C. Vann Woodward; William S. McFeely

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 13.99

    C. Vann Woodward, who died in 1999 at the age of 91, was America's most eminent Southern historian, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chestnut's Civil War and a Bancroft Prize for The Origins of the New South. Now, to honor his long and truly distinguished career, Oxford is pleased to publish this special commemorative edition of Woodward's... 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...

  • Arc of Justiceby Kevin Boyle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 18.99

    An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in... more...

  • Think and Grow Richby Dennis Kimbro; Napoleon Hill

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    "An inspiring an powerful success guide." ESSENCE Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestseeling author Napolean Hilll's law of success with his own vast knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, including: Spike Lee, Jesse... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU?s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West ... more...