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  • Masterpieces of Negro Eloquenceby Alice Moore Dunbar

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    51 speeches by prominent African-American leaders include Booker T. Washington's "Atlanta Compromise" address, Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?", plus speeches by W. E. B. Du Bois, Fanny Jackson, Rev. W. J. Gaines, and many others. more...

  • The Mis-Education of the Negroby Carter Godwin Woodson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    In 1933, American historian and educator Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric"school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage. In issuing this challenge, Woodson laid the foundation... more...

  • Morals and Manners among Negro Americansby W. E. Burghardt Du Bois; Augustus Dill; Robert A. Wortham

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    This conference volume represents an early attempt by W.E.B. Du Bois and Augustus Dill to empirically gauge evaluators' perceptions of the state of morals and manners within the African American community at the beginning of the twentieth century. Qualitative and quantitative data are provided by the original editors and are further analyzed by the... more...

  • Narrative of My Escape from Slaveryby Moses Roper

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.95

    This 1838 autobiography ranks among the most important and authentic accounts of life in slavery, recounting the experiences of a North Carolina native who was sold or traded until his successful escape to New England. Roper's moving reminiscences offer a powerful first-hand account of the realities of life in bondage. Introduction. more...

  • The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slaveby William Wells Brown

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    The Narrative of William W. Brown ranks alongside Frederick Douglass' memoirs as an influential force in the abolition movement and a lasting testimonial to the injustice of slavery. The simple, straightforward style of Brown's Narrative offers a sincere and moving account of life in bondage, recounted 13 years after the author's escape. Already... more...

  • Nat Turner's Slave Rebellionby Herbert Aptheker

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    In the summer of 1831, a band of some forty slaves led by Nat Turner attacked slave-owning residents of Southampton County, Virginia. One of the largest and most violent revolts in the history of the young nation, the rebellion took the lives of some sixty white men, women, and children. An outcry against the South's exploitative slave system, the... more...

  • The Negro and the Schoolsby Harry S. Ashmore

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    This book provides an impartial look at the whole picture of biracial education in the United States. It is also a history of segregation in education in the United States and the story of the South's effort to equalize educational opportunities for white and black children. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest... 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...

  • The Preacher and the Politicianby Clarence E. Walker; Gregory D. Smithers

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    Barack Obama?s inauguration as the first African American president of the United States has caused many commentators to conclude that America has entered a postracial age. The Preacher and the Politician argues otherwise, reminding us that, far from inevitable, Obama?s nomination was nearly derailed by his relationship with Jeremiah... 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... more...