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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Houston Boundby Tyina Steptoe

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Beginning after World War I, Houston was transformed from a black-and-white frontier town into one of the most ethnically and racially diverse urban areas in the United States.  Houston Bound  draws on social and cultural history to show how, despite Anglo attempts to fix racial categories through Jim Crow laws, converging migrations?particularly those... more...

  • Schooling Jim Crowby Jay Winston Jr. Driskell

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In 1919 the NAACP organized a voting bloc powerful enough to compel the city of Atlanta to budget $1.5 million for the construction of schools for black students. This victory would have been remarkable in any era, but in the context of the Jim Crow South it was revolutionary. Schooling Jim Crow tells the story of this little-known... more...

  • The Rising of Black America with the Assistance of White Americaby James Hudson

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    Blacks are moving in the right direction but at a snail?s pace. The race has a long way to go before it can be on parity with its white counterparts. However, it seems that some aspects are improving. White Americans are now reaching out to assist their fellow black Americans. And with the recent inauguration of a black president, there is hope that... more...

  • Making Friends With Black Peopleby Nick Adams

    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...

  • Three Narratives of Slaveryby Sojourner Truth; Harriet Jacobs; Mary Prince

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Straightforward, yet often poetic accounts of the battle for freedom, three memoirs by courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against degrading injustice, and their determination to attain racial equality. In Narrative of Sojourner Truth , one of the most important documents on slavery ever... more...

  • Three African-American Classicsby W. E. B. Du Bois; Frederick Douglass; Booker T. Washington

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    This essential collection comprises a trio of the most influential African-American writings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exploring such themes as slavery and its abolition, the struggle for equality, and the impassioned rise from bondage to international recognition, each landmark book is a founding work in the civil rights literature... more...

  • Voices from Slaveryby Norman R. Yetman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Vivid, first-person accounts of what it was like to be a slave in the antebellum South recounted in simple, often poignant language. Stark descriptions of the horrors of slave auctions, and many other unforgettable details of slave life. Accompanied by 32 compelling photographs and a new preface by the editor. more...

  • Great Speeches by African Americansby James Daley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other influential figures in the history of African-American culture and politics. The collection begins with Henry Highland Garnet's 1843 "An Address to... more...