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  • Race Manby Ann Field Alexander

    University of Virginia Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    Although he has largely receded from the public consciousness, John Mitchell Jr., the editor and publisher of the Richmond Planet, was well known to many black, and not a few white, Americans in his day. A contemporary of Booker T. Washington, Mitchell contrasted sharply with Washington in temperament. In his career as an editor, politician, and businessman,... more...

  • Trustbuildingby Rob Corcoran; Tim Kaine

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    "Trustbuilding, using personal narrative and exhaustive reporting by Rob Corcoran, chronicles how Hope in the Cities has moved what looked like an immoveable barricade. The job is not done, but Hope in the Cities has provided a map for the future."?from the foreword by Governor Tim Kaine The national director of Initiatives of Change and founder... 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 journey, traveling... 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 investigate the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Morals and Manners among Negro Americansby W. E. Burghardt Du Bois; Augustus Dill; Robert A. Wortham

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    This conference volume represents an early attempt by W.E.B. Du Bois and Augustus Dill to empirically gauge evaluators' perceptions of the state of morals and manners within the African American community at the beginning of the twentieth century. Qualitative and quantitative data are provided by the original editors and are further analyzed by the... more...

  • Voyage of The Slave Shipby Stephen J. May

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade, this book traces the development, exhibition, and final disposition of one of J.M.W. Turner's greatest and most memorable paintings. Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901) in Great Britain produced unprecedented wealth and luxury. For artists and writers this period was particularly noteworthy... more...

  • Can't Get Enoughby Tenille Brown; Cole Riley

    Cleis Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    Picking up where Gotta Have It left off, Can't Get Enough captures the passion and intensity of quickies and nooners: those delicious times when the urge to merge takes over. Veteran erotica author and first-time editor Tenille Brown has collected stories for Can?t Get Enough that highlight the essence of insatiable desire. With contributions... more...

  • The Signifying Monkeyby Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "eclectic, exciting, convincing, provocative" and in The Washington Post Book World as "brilliantly original," Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s The Signifying Monkey is a groundbreaking work that illuminates the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and... more...