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  • 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...

  • Fanon For Beginnersby Deborah Baker Wyrick

    For Beginners 2014; US$ 15.95

    Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophet...although difficult to categorize, Frantz Fanon (1925?1961) is one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century and one of our most powerful writers on race and revolution. The book opens with a biography, following Fanon from his birthplace of Martinique through combat in World... more...

  • Finding Your Rootsby Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series more...

  • Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destructionby Midori Takagi

    University of Virginia Press 2000; US$ 19.50

    RICHMOND WAS NOT only the capital of Virginia and of the Confederacy; it was also one of the most industrialized cities south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Boasting ironworks, tobacco processing plants, and flour mills, the city by 1860 drew half of its male workforce from the local slave population. Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction examines this... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...