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African-American Studies

  • Fifty Shades of Feminismby

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    Fifty years after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really exchanged purity and maternity to become desiring machines inspired only by variations of sex, shopping and masochism - all coloured a brilliant neuro-pink? In this volume, fifty women young and old - writers, politicians, actors, scientists, mothers - reflect on the... more...

  • Fifty Shades of Feminismby

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 21.52

    Fifty years after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really exchanged purity and maternity to become desiring machines inspired only by variations of sex, shopping and masochism - all coloured a brilliant neuro-pink? In this volume, fifty women young and old - writers, politicians, actors, scientists, mothers - reflect on the... more...

  • Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians [2 volumes]by

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 131.00

    This book introduces America to the Black Reconstruction politicians who fought valiantly for the civil rights of all people?important individuals who have been ignored by modern historians as well as their contemporaries. more...

  • Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project [3 volumes]by

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 294.00

    For the first time, the WPA Slave Narratives are organized by theme, making it easier to examine?and understand?specific aspects of slave life and culture. more...

  • African American History in New Mexicoby

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Bruce Glasrud assembles the best information available on the themes, events, and personages of black New Mexico history. more...

  • Private Politics and Public Voicesby

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    This political history of middle-class African American women during World War I focuses on their patriotic activity and social work. Nearly 200,000 African American men joined the Allied forces in France. At home, black clubwomen raised more than $125 million in wartime donations and assembled "comfort ... more...

  • Reel Black Talkby LINDA ALLEN; SPENCER MOON

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 182.00

    As evidenced in interviews included in this volume, many African American filmmakers consider themselves artists first, their ethnicity being only part of what influences their work. This is the first book by an African American on contemporary African American filmmakers. Here directors and producers speak for themselves, posing challenges to current... more...

  • Sanctificumby Chris Abani

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Chris Abani finds the sacred in a charged and broken world, to "build meaning from detritus." more...

  • To Do This, You Must Know Howby Lynn Abbot; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 187.50

    To Do This, You Must Know How traces black vocal music instruction and inspiration from the halls of Fisk University to the mining camps of Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, and on to Chicago and New Orleans. In the 1870s, the Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers successfully combined Negro spirituals with formal choral music disciplines, and... more...

  • Ragged but Rightby Lynn Abbott; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 75.00

    The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers. However, every prospect was mitigated by systemic racism. The biggest hits of the ragtime era weren't Scott Joplin's stately piano rags. "Coon songs," with their ugly name, defined ragtime for the masses.... more...