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  • Why White Kids Love Hip Hopby Bakari Kitwana

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 14.95

    Why White Kids Love Hip Hop addresses uncomfortable truths about America's level of comfort with black people and challenges preconceived notions of race. more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass; Peter J. Gomes; Gregory Stephens

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 4.95

    Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of pre-Civil War plantations in the South and reveals the daily terrors he... more...

  • 'Stony the Road' to Changeby Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00

    An anthropological study of issues within a Black community that affect social action, political participation, and social cohesion. more...

  • Understanding Storytelling Among African American Childrenby Tempii B. Champion

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.00

    Understanding Storytelling Among African American Children: A Journey From Africa to America reports research on narrative production among African American children for the purpose of extending previous inquiry and discussion of narrative structure. Some researchers have focused on the influence of culture on the narrative structures employed by... more...

  • Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movementby Barbara Ransby

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives. A gifted grassroots organizer, Baker shunned the spotlight in favor of vital behind-the-scenes... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • The River Flows Onby Walter C. Rucker

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    The River Flows On offers an impressively broad examination of slave resistance in America, spanning the colonial and antebellum eras in both the North and South and covering all forms of recalcitrance, from major revolts and rebellions to everyday acts of disobedience. Walter C. Rucker analyzes American slave resistance with a keen understanding... more...

  • Schooling Jim Crowby Jay Winston Jr. Driskell

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In 1919 the NAACP organized a voting bloc powerful enough to compel the city of Atlanta to budget $1.5 million for the construction of schools for black students. This victory would have been remarkable in any era, but in the context of the Jim Crow South it was revolutionary. Schooling Jim Crow tells the story of this little-known campaign, which... 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...