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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Interviews with African American Women Engaged in Local Indiana Politicsby Paul Kriese; David J. Gillespie

    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...

  • Black Gods of the Asphaltby Onaje X. O. Woodbine

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    J-Rod moves like a small battle tank on the court, his face mean, staring down his opponents. I play just like my father,? he says. Before my father died, he was a problem on the court. I?m a problem.? Playing basketball for him fuses past and present, conjuring his father?s memory into a force that opponents can feel in every bone-breaking drive... 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...

  • Uplifting the Raceby Kevin K. Gaines

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Amidst the violent racism prevalent at the turn of the twentieth century, African American cultural elites, struggling to articulate a positive black identity, developed a middle-class ideology of racial uplift. Insisting that they were truly representative of the race's potential, black elites espoused an ethos of self-help and service to the black... 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...

  • The age of Obamaby Tom Clark; Robert D. Putnam; Edward Fieldhouse

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    Drawing on collaborative research from a distinguished team at Harvard and Manchester universities, 'The age of Obama' asks how two very different societies are responding to the tide of diversity that is being felt around the rich world. 'Guardian' journalist Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam - best-selling author of 'Bowling alone' - and Manchester's Edward... more...