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  • The End of Angerby Ellis Cose

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    ?A tremendously important book?gracefully done, painfully perceptive?fearless in its honesty.? ?Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities ?The most authoritative accounting I?ve seen of where our country stands in its unending quest to resolve the racial dilemma on which it was founded.? ?Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Carry... 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...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W.E.B. Dubois

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 5.50

    Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. With a dash of the Victorian and Enlightenment influences... more...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W. E. B. Du Bois

    The Floating Press 1903; US$ 4.99

    The Souls of Black Folk is the seminal work by Du Bois on race in late 19th-century North America. The way we think about and examine race today stems from his ideas. He spoke of the "double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others," and of the progress and obstacles to progress of the black... more...

  • 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 Wright, the... more...

  • Tomlinson Hillby Chris Tomlinson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Tomlinson Hill is the stunning story of two families?one white, one black?who trace their roots to a slave plantation that bears their name. Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent, award-winning journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family?s abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County,... more...

  • Living Dollsby Natasha Walter

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 8.09

    `I once believed that we only had to put in place the conditions for equality for the remnants of old-fashioned sexism in our culture to wither away. I am ready to admit that I was wrong.? Empowerment, liberation, choice. Once the watchwords of feminism, these terms have now been co-opted by a society that sells women an airbrushed, highly sexualised... more...