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  • 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...

  • 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 Souls of Black Folkby W.E.B DuBois

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an African American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. The importance of his work to the success of the Civil Rights movement cannot be overestimated. "In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually... more...

  • The Negro Problemby Booker T. Washington

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    Here are six historic essays on the state of race relations during the Reconstruction and early twentieth century, written from the African American point of view. These essays show us how far race relations have progressed, and sadly how far we have yet to go. Included are "Industrial Education for the Negro," by Booker T. Washington, "The Talented... more...

  • White Screens/Black Imagesby James Snead

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 43.95

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Conjugal Relstionship of African and Afican Americansby Blanche Saffron Kabengele; Kenneth Ghee

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2016; US$ 179.95

    This study investigates whether racial and historical connections assist in the success of Afican and African-American relationships, or if cultural and patririarchal differences threaten the success of these relationships. The research centers on establishing the success and failure rates of these relationships, and the extent to which racial and... more...

  • The African American Student's Guide to STEM Careersby Robert Palmer; Andrew Arroyo; Alonzo Flowers

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 58.00

    Most experts agree that America's success depends on having a workforce that is highly prepared in STEM areas. Unfortunately, students of color continue to be underrepresented in higher education, and specifically, in completing degrees and entering careers within the STEM fields. This book supports African American students (as well as all students)... more...

  • Harlem: The Crucible of Modern African American Cultureby Lionel Bascom

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 48.00

    When the first slave escaped bondage in the American South and migrated to the Northeast region of the United States, this act of an individual started what became known as the "great migration" of African Americans fleeing the feudal South for New York and other Northern cities. This migration fueled an intellectual, social, and personal pursuit—the... more...

  • The Key to the Doorby Maurice Apprey; Shelli M. Poe

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 27.50

    The Key to the Door frames and highlights the stories of some of the first black students at the University of Virginia. This inspiring account of resilience and transformation offers a diversity of experiences and perspectives through first-person narratives of black students during the University of Virginia’s era of incremental desegregation.... more...