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  • The Complete Encyclopedia of African American Historyby Jessie Carney Smith; Lean'tin Bracks; Linda T Wynn

    Visible Ink Press 2015; US$ 379.99

    Celebrate the Achievements . . . The Complete Encyclopedia of African American History chronicles 400 years of African American history. This comprehensive resource explores the past, the progress, and the present of African Americans in four volumes, each building, complementing, and expanding on the previous volume. Volume 1: 400 Years... more...

  • The Complete Encyclopedia of African American Historyby Jessie Carney Smith; Lean'tin Bracks; Linda T Wynn

    Visible Ink Press 2015; US$ 379.99

    Celebrate the Achievements . . . The Complete Encyclopedia of African American History chronicles 400 years of African American history. This comprehensive resource explores the past, the progress, and the present of African Americans in four volumes, each building, complementing, and expanding on the previous volume. Volume 1: 400 Years... more...

  • The Fruits of Integrationby Charles T. Banner-Haley

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00

    In late twentieth-century America, the black middle class has occupied a unique position. It greatly influenced the way African Americans were perceived and presented to the greater society, and it set roles and guidelines for the nation's black masses. Though historically a small group, it has attempted to be a model for inspiration and uplift. As... more...

  • I Belong to South Carolinaby Susanna Ashton

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; Not Available

    Rare firsthand accounts of slavery from across the Palmetto State collected together for the first time more...

  • Dawn of Desegregationby Ophelia De Laine Gona

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    An inspirational biography of an unsung civil rights champion from South Carolina more...

  • Black Workers and the New Unionsby Horace R. Cayton; George S. Mitchell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    This is a book for those who want to know what really happens when, in circumstances of enormous complexity and under the impetus of the New Deal, an irresistible drive for labor organization runs head-on into an immovably imbedded race prejudice. It is based on interviews by the authors with those people most intimately concerned. Originally published... more...

  • Upbuilding Black Durhamby Leslie Brown

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    In the 1910s, both W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington praised the black community in Durham, North Carolina, for its exceptional race progress. Migration, urbanization, and industrialization had turned black Durham from a post-Civil War liberation community into the "capital of the black middle class." African Americans owned and operated mills,... more...

  • Hiring the Black Workerby Timothy J. Minchin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    In the 1960s and 1970s, the textile industry's workforce underwent a dramatic transformation, as African Americans entered the South's largest industry in growing numbers. Only 3.3 percent of textile workers were black in 1960; by 1978, this number had risen to 25 percent. Using previously untapped legal records and oral history interviews, Timothy... more...

  • Telling Historiesby Deborah Gray White

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    The field of black women's history gained recognition as a legitimate field of study only late in the twentieth century. Collecting stories that are both deeply personal and powerfully political, Telling Histories compiles seventeen personal narratives by leading black women historians at various stages in their careers. Their essays illuminate how--first... more...

  • Black Votes Countby Frank R. Parker

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Most Americans see the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as the culmination of the civil rights movement. When the law was enacted, black voter registration in Mississippi soared. Few black candidates won office, however. In this book, Frank Parker describes black Mississippians' battle for meaningful voting rights, bringing the story up... more...