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African-American Studies

  • Crucibles of Black Empowermentby Jeffrey Helgeson

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The term ?community organizer? was deployed repeatedly against Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a way to paint him as an inexperienced politician unfit for the presidency. The implication was that the job of a community organizer wasn?t a serious one, and that it certainly wasn?t on the list of credentials needed for a presidential résumé. In... more...

  • Race in Another Americaby Edward E. Telles

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the increasingly important and controversial subject of race relations in Brazil. North American scholars of race relations frequently turn to Brazil for comparisons, since its history has many key similarities to that of the United States. Brazilians have commonly compared themselves with North... more...

  • The Counter-Revolution of 1776by Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated  Negro Comrades of the Crown , by showing that in the... more...

  • The Complete Antislavery Writings of Anthony Benezet, 1754-1783by David L. Crosby

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Pennsylvanian Quaker Anthony Benezet was one of the most important and prolific abolitionists of the eighteenth century. The first to combine religious and philosophical arguments with extensive documentation of the slave trade based on eyewitness reports from Africa and the colonies, Benezet's antislavery writings served as foundational texts for... more...

  • Visible Manby Jeffrey B. Leak

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Henry Dumas (1934-1968) was a writer who did not live to see most of his fiction and poetry in print. A son of Sweet Home, Arkansas, and Harlem, he devoted himself to the creation of a black literary cosmos, one in which black literature and culture were windows into the human condition. While he certainly should be understood in the context of the... more...

  • This Ain't Chicagoby Zandria F. Robinson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of African American Theologyby Katie G. Cannon; Anthony B. Pinn

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 149.99

    African American theology has a long and important history. With modern roots in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, African American theology has gone beyond issues of justice and social transformation to participate in broader dialogues of theological inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology brings together leading scholars... more...

  • Baptized in PCBsby Ellen Griffith Spears

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 80.00

    Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town more...

  • River of Hopeby Elizabeth Gritter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    One of the largest southern cities and a hub for the cotton industry, Memphis, Tennessee, was at the forefront of black political empowerment during the Jim Crow era. Compared to other cities in the South, Memphis had an unusually large number of African American voters. Black Memphians sought reform at the ballot box, formed clubs, ran for office,... more...

  • Between Slavery and Freedomby Julie Winch

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    Between Slavery and Freedom explores one of the central ironies of racial dynamics in this nation?s history from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War. more...