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  • Black Lies, White Liesby Tony Brown

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    PBS television commentator and syndicated radio talk-show host Tony Brown has been called an "out-of-the-box thinker" and, less delicately, and "equal opportunity ass kicker." Those who attempt to pigeonhole him do so at their own peril. This journalist, media commentator, self-help advocate, entrepreneur, public speaker, film director, and author... more...

  • A Member of the Clubby Lawrence Otis Graham

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Member of the Club is a searching book of essays ranging from examining life as a black Princetonian and corporate lawyer to exploring life as a black busboy at an all white country-club. From New York magazine cover stories Invisible Man and Harlem on My Mind to such new essays as "I Never Dated a White Girl" and "My Dinner with Mister Charlie:... more...

  • 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...

  • A COUNTRY OF STRANGERSby Conrad Richter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 9.95

    A "chronicle of a white girl captive of the Indians returned against her will to her white home . . . Her reception here, her rejection and that of her Indian son by her Caucasian father and sister . . . the conflicts of her Indian upbringing with the white way are related."  more...

  • The Fire Next Timeby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative... more...

  • Stories of Scottsboroby James Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95

    "A rich and compelling narrative, as taut and suspenseful as good fiction. In places, Stories of Scottsboro is almost heartbreaking, not least because Goodman shows what people felt as well as what they thought." -- Washington Post Book World To white Southerners, it was "a heinous and unspeakable crime" that flouted a taboo as old as slavery. To... more...

  • Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprisingby Robert Gooding-Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising keeps the public debate alive by exploring the connections between the Rodney King incidents and the ordinary workings of cultural, political, and economic power in contemporary America. Its recurrent theme is the continuing, complicated significance of race in American society. Contributors: Houston A.... 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 Set-Up Menby Sarah L. Trembanis

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book is an examination of cultural resistance to segregation in the world of black baseball. Through an analysis of editorial art, folktales, nicknames, "manhood" and the art of clowning, African Americans worked to dismantle Jim Crow through the creation of a cultural counter-narrative that centered on baseball and the Negro Leagues,... more...

  • Feminist Theoryby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    When Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center was first published in 1984, it was welcomed and praised by feminist thinkers who wanted a new vision. Even so, individual readers frequently found the theory "unsettling" or "provocative." Today, the blueprint for feminist movement presented in the book remains as provocative and relevant as ever. Written... more...