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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Known Worldby Edward P. Jones

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.81

    In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs... more...

  • Gotham Diariesby Tonya Lewis Lee

    Hyperion 2004; US$ 9.95

    In the clever, absorbing novel, GOTHAM DIARIES, Tonya Lewis Lee and Crystal McCrary Anthony guide us through a world of luxury, class, style, and extravagance?all with an incredible view of Manhattan. From the bedroom to the boardroom, the art world to the philanthropic jet set, this moving story explores seduction, scandal, excess, betrayal, desire,... more...

  • The Shirt off His Backby Parry Ebonysatin Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 6.99

    After a brief relationship in college, Catherine and Terry found themselves the parents of twin baby girls; Catherine, a reluctant mother from the start, abandoned the children for a successful career overseas. With the help of family and friends, Terry has raised the twins by himself, and now, eleven years later, is about to expand his family again... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 9.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Black educator documents his struggle for freedom and self-respect and his fight to establish industrial training programs. more...