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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jim Crow Wisdomby Jonathan Scott Holloway

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    How do we balance the desire for tales of exceptional accomplishment with the need for painful doses of reality? How hard do we work to remember our past or to forget it? These are some of the questions that Jonathan Scott Holloway addresses in this exploration of race memory from the dawn of the modern civil rights era to the present. Relying on social... more...

  • Black Workers and the New Unionsby Horace R. Cayton; George S. Mitchell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    This is a book for those who want to know what really happens when, in circumstances of enormous complexity and under the impetus of the New Deal, an irresistible drive for labor organization runs head-on into an immovably imbedded race prejudice. It is based on interviews by the authors with those people most intimately concerned. Originally published... more...

  • Upbuilding Black Durhamby Leslie Brown

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    In the 1910s, both W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington praised the black community in Durham, North Carolina, for its exceptional race progress. Migration, urbanization, and industrialization had turned black Durham from a post-Civil War liberation community into the "capital of the black middle class." African Americans owned and operated mills,... more...

  • 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...