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- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
Self-published in 1899 and sold door-to-door by the author, this classic African-American novel?a gripping exploration of oppression, miscegenation, exploitation, and black empowerment?was a major bestseller in its day. The dramatic story of a conciliatory black man and a mulatto nationalist who grow up in a racist America and are driven to join a... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 139.95
"This book clarifies and celebrates the role of African-American women through their democratic engagement in the United States... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99
How do we balance the desire for tales of exceptional accomplishment with the need for painful doses of reality? How hard do we work to remember our past or to forget it? These are some of the questions that Jonathan Scott Holloway addresses in this exploration of race memory from the dawn of the modern civil rights era to the present. Relying on social... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 60.00
How have the experiences of black working-class women and men residing in urban, suburban, and rural settings impacted U.S. labor relations and the broader American society? This book asserts that a comprehensive and critical examination of the black working class can be used to forecast whether economic troubles are on the horizon. It documents how... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
Raised as a plantation slave, Douglass went on to become a writer, orator, and major participant in the struggle for African-American freedom and equality. In this engrossing narrative he recounts early years of abuse; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and his crusade for full civil rights for former slaves.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50
The earliest known prison memoir by an African American writer?recently discovered and authenticated by a team of Yale scholars?sheds light on the longstanding connection between race and incarceration in America. ?Remarkable . . . triumphantly defiant . . . The book?s greatest value lies in the gap it fills: As writer and historian Edward Ball... more...
- Kensington 2006; US$ 11.99
White people of America, we know you've got it rough. Sure, black men and women have been through four hundred years of slavery, oppression, murder, and watching white college students try to dance. But now that it's hip to have black friends, white people aren't sure how to go about it. And that is a real American tragedy. Thank God Nick Adams... more...