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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Made in Detroitby Paul Clemens

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.95

    A New York Times Notable BookA powerfully candid memoir about growing up white in Detroit and the conflicted point of view it produced. Raised in Detroit during the ?70s, ?80s, and ?90s, Paul Clemens saw his family growing steadily isolated from its surroundings: white in a predominately black city, Catholic in an area where churches were closing... more...

  • Was Huck Black?by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 34.99

    Published in 1884, Huck Finn has become one of the most widely taught novels in American curricula. But where did Huckleberry Finn come from, and what made it so distinctive? Shelley Fisher Fishkin suggests that in Huckleberry Finn , more than in any other work, Mark Twain let African-American voices, language, and rhetorical traditions play... more...

  • Shifting Through Neutralby Bridgett M. Davis

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Not yet a woman yet more than a little girl, Rae Dodson is caught up in her family's drama. Her hip older sister, Kimmie, whom her mother favors, has moved from New Orleans to join them in Detroit, a city that moves as if in synch with the Stevie Wonder tunes that play giddily from new automobiles fresh off the factory lots. Her bid whist?playing... more...