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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • The Risen Phoenixby Luis-Alejandro Dinnella-Borrego

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 49.50

    The Risen Phoenix charts the changing landscape of black politics and political culture in the postwar South by focusing on the careers of six black congressmen who served between the Civil War and the turn of the nineteenth century: John Mercer Langston of Virginia, James Thomas Rapier of Alabama, Robert Smalls of South Carolina, John Roy Lynch... more...

  • The Known Worldby Edward P. Jones

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 11.00

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Black educator documents his struggle for freedom and self-respect and his fight to establish industrial training programs. more...

  • A Song Flung Up to Heavenby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings . A Song Flung Up to Heaven opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to... more...