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  • Shiftingby Charisse Jones; Kumea Shorter-Gooden

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They... more...

  • Gender Talkby Johnnetta B. Cole; Beverly Guy-Sheftall

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Why has the African American community remained silent about gender even as race has moved to the forefront of our nation?s consciousness? In this important new book, two of the nation?s leading African American intellectuals offer a resounding and far-reaching answer to a question that has been ignored for far too long. Hard-hitting and brilliant... more...

  • Strawby Darryl Strawberry

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    ? Straw is the story of a guy who had two strikes against him in the middle innings of life and hit one out of the park.? ?Reggie Jackson   ?A riveting and memorable account of one man?s pursuit of a meaningful life.? ?David Cone   Former New York Met and Yankee slugger Darryl Strawberry has subtitled his autobiography Straw... more...

  • Yet a Strangerby Deborah Mathis

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    In a provocative examination of the state of race relations today, Deborah Mathis provides personal and sociological perspective on what it feels like for African Americans who continue to be segregated spiritually and emotionally from the rest of the country. Mathis airs mutual fears and suppositions and shines a spotlight on how far we still have... more...

  • Running a Thousand Miles for Freedomby William Craft; Ellen Craft

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom details the escape of Ellen and William Craft from slavery in Georgia in the United States. Well publicized at the time, the married couple became celebrities in the abolitionist struggle. Their daring and risky plan meant passing the light-skinned Ellen off as a white male traveling with 'his' slave, William,... more...

  • Clotelby William W. Brown; Hilton Als

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.00

    The first novel published by an African American, Clotel takes up the story, in circulation at the time, that Thomas Jefferson fathered an illegitimate mulatto daughter who was sold into slavery. Powerfully reimagining this story, and weaving together a variety of contemporary source materials, Brown fills the novel with daring escapes and encounters,... more...

  • America in Black and Whiteby Stephan Thernstrom; Abigail Thernstrom

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 18.00

    In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception... more...

  • Understanding Labor and Employment Law in Chinaby Ronald C. Brown

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    This 2009 book provides a clear overview of the labor and employment law environment in China and its legal requirements. more...

  • Selected Poemsby Paul Laurence Dunbar; Herbert Martin

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.00

    Paul Laurence Dunbar was ?the most promising young colored man? in nineteenth-century America, according to Frederick Douglass, and subsequently one of the most controversial. His plantation lyrics, written while he was an elevator boy in Ohio, established Dunbar as the premier writer of dialect poetry and garnered him international recognition. More... more...

  • Out of the Madnessby Jerrold Ladd

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    A raw and hopeful autobiography of a young African-American who used self-education and sheer force of will to overcome the battery of drugs, violence, and abject povery of his early life in the Dallas projects. more...