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African-American Studies

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  • Living Dollsby Natasha Walter

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    `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...

  • 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...

  • Greening Africana Studiesby Rubin Patterson

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Insufficient attention has been given to the environment in Africana studies within the academy. In Greening Africana Studies , Rubin Patterson initiates an important conversation explaining why and how the gap between these two disciplines can and should be bridged. His comprehensive book calls for a green African transnationalism and focuses on... more...

  • The Rising of Black America with the Assistance of White Americaby James Hudson

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    Blacks are moving in the right direction but at a snail?s pace. The race has a long way to go before it can be on parity with its white counterparts. However, it seems that some aspects are improving. White Americans are now reaching out to assist their fellow black Americans. And with the recent inauguration of a black president, there is hope that... 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...

  • How to Marry a Black Manby Monique Jellerette Dejongh; Cassandra Cato-Louis

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 19.00

    Ten of Monique and Cassandra's twenty-five tips... 1.      Get your act togetha, so when you finally do meet Mr. Right, he can't resist you. 2.      Smile and say "hello" to every Black man you see. 3.      Forgive old lovers and make peace with them. 4.      Tell everyone you know that you're looking for a husband. 5.      Go on as may blind... more...

  • Great Speeches by African Americansby James Daley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other influential figures in the history of African-American culture and politics. The collection begins with Henry Highland Garnet's 1843 "An Address to... more...

  • Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garveyby Marcus Garvey; Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50

    A controversial figure in the history of race relations around the world, Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, including "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."... more...

  • African-American Poetryby Joan R. Sherman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from the religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753?1784) to 20th-century work of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Other contributors include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, many others. Indispensable for students of the black experience in America and any lover of fine poetry.... more...

  • Women's Slave Narrativesby Annie L. Burton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    The moving testimonies of five African-American women comprise this unflinching account of slavery in the pre-Civil War American South. Covering a wide range of narrative styles, the voices provide authentic recollections of hardship, frustration, and hope?from Mary Prince's groundbreaking account of a lone woman's tribulations and courage, the spiritual... more...