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  • 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...

  • Telling Historiesby Deborah Gray White

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    The field of black women's history gained recognition as a legitimate field of study only late in the twentieth century. Collecting stories that are both deeply personal and powerfully political, Telling Histories compiles seventeen personal narratives by leading black women historians at various stages in their careers. Their essays illuminate how--first... more...

  • Black Votes Countby Frank R. Parker

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Most Americans see the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as the culmination of the civil rights movement. When the law was enacted, black voter registration in Mississippi soared. Few black candidates won office, however. In this book, Frank Parker describes black Mississippians' battle for meaningful voting rights, bringing the story up... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...