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  • 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...

  • White Guiltby Shelby Steele

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In 1955 the murderers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted of their crime, undoubtedly because they were white. Forty years later, O. J. Simpson, whom many thought would be charged with murder by virtue of the DNA evidence against him, went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. Clearly, a sea change had... 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...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W. E. B. Du Bois

    The Floating Press 1903; US$ 4.99

    The Souls of Black Folk is the seminal work by Du Bois on race in late 19th-century North America. The way we think about and examine race today stems from his ideas. He spoke of the "double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others," and of the progress and obstacles to progress of the black... more...

  • Race, Gender and the Activism of Black Feminist Theoryby Suryia Nayak

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Beginning from the premise that psychology needs to be questioned, dismantled and new perspectives brought to the table in order to produce alternative solutions, this book takes an unusual transdisciplinary step into the activism of Black feminist theory. The author, Suryia Nayak, presents a close reading of Audre Lorde and other related scholars... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...