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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...

  • Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Centuryby JeffriAnne Wilder

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Race still matters. And for black women, the related issues of skin tone are just as important today as in decades past. Part cultural commentary, part empirical analysis, this book offers a compelling study and discussion of colorism?a widely discussed but understudied issue in "post-racial" America?that demonstrates how powerful a factor skin color... more...

  • Lessons from the Black Working Class: Foreshadowing America's Economic Healthby Lori Martin; Hayward Horton; Teresa Booker

    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...

  • 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; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Heroism and the Black Intellectualby Jerry Gafio Watts

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Before and after writing Invisible Man , novelist and essayist Ralph Ellison fought to secure a place as a black intellectual in a white-dominated society. In this sophisticated analysis of Ellison's cultural politics, Jerry Watts examines the ways in which black artists and thinkers attempt to establish creative intellectual spaces for themselves.... more...

  • Tales of the Congareeby Edward C. L. Adams; Robert G. O'Meally

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This volume brings back into print a remarkable record of black life in the 1920s, chronicled by Edward C.L. Adams, a white physician from the area around the Congaree River in central South Carolina. It reproduces Adams's major works, Congaree Sketches (1927) and Nigger to Nigger (1928), two collections of tales, poems, and dialogues from blacks... more...

  • Charles N. Hunter and Race Relations in North Carolinaby John H. Haley

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Charles N. Hunter, one of North Carolina's outstanding black reformers, was born a slave in Raleigh around 1851, and he lived there until his death in 1931. As public school teacher, journalist, and historian, Hunter devoted his long life to improving opportunities for blacks. A political activist, but never a radical, he skillfully used his journalistic... 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...