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  • The Preacher and the Politicianby Clarence E. Walker; Gregory D. Smithers

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    Barack Obama?s inauguration as the first African American president of the United States has caused many commentators to conclude that America has entered a postracial age. The Preacher and the Politician argues otherwise, reminding us that, far from inevitable, Obama?s nomination was nearly derailed by his relationship with Jeremiah... more...

  • Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slaveryby Henry Goings; Calvin Schermerhorn; Michael Plunkett; Edward Gaynor

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery tells of an extraordinary life in and out of slavery in the United States and Canada. Born Elijah Turner in the Virginia Tidewater, circa 1810, the author eventually procured freedom papers from a man he resembled and took the man?s name, Henry Goings. His life story takes us on an epic ... more...

  • The Punitive Turnby Deborah E. McDowell; Claudrena N. Harold; Juan Battle

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    The Punitive Turn explores the historical, political, economic, and sociocultural roots of mass incarceration, as well as its collateral costs and consequences. Giving significant attention to the exacting toll that incarceration takes on inmates, their families, their communities, and society at large, the volume?s contributors... more...

  • Paul Robeson For Beginnersby Paul Von Blum; Elizabeth Von Notias; Ramsess

    For Beginners 2013; US$ 16.99

    Paul Robeson, despite being one of the greatest Renaissance figures in American history, still remains in relative anonymity. An exceptional scholar, lawyer, athlete, stage and screen actor, linguist, singer, civil rights and political activist, he performed brilliantly in every professional enterprise he undertook. Any serious treatment of civil... more...

  • Winning the Money Gameby Adonal Foyle

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 13.99

    A successful NBA veteran offers essential financial management advice for athletes, their families, and the fans to help them protect and keep their wealth. Over his sixteen-year career, former NBA center Adonal Foyle has watched other pros burn through their salaries, endorsement, and merchandising money, creating serious financial and legal hardships.... more...

  • Winning the Money Gameby Adonal Foyle

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    A successful NBA veteran offers essential financial management advice for athletes, their families, and the fans to help them protect and keep their wealth. Over his sixteen-year career, former NBA center Adonal Foyle has watched other pros burn through their salaries, endorsement, and merchandising money, creating serious financial and legal hardships.... more...

  • Winning the Money Gameby Adonal Foyle

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    A successful NBA veteran offers essential financial management advice for athletes, their families, and the fans to help them protect and keep their wealth. Over his sixteen-year career, former NBA center Adonal Foyle has watched other pros burn through their salaries, endorsement, and merchandising money, creating serious financial and legal hardships.... 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... more...

  • Project Fatherhoodby Jorja Leap

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    A group of former gang members come together to help one another answer the question ?How can I be a good father when I?ve never had one??   In 2010, former gang leader turned community activist Big Mike Cummings asked UCLA gang expert Jorja Leap to co-lead a group of men struggling to be better fathers in Watts, South Los Angeles, a neighborhood... more...

  • Delta Jewelsby Alysia Burton Steele

    Center Street 2015; US$ 31.57

    ALYSIA BURTON STEELE won a 2006 Pulitzer Prize with the Dallas Morning News team, where she was picture editor. She is currently an assistant professor at the Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. She holds an MA in photography from Ohio U. Born in Harrisburg, PA. Learn more: AlysiaBurton.com more...