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African-American Studies

  • We Just Keep Running the Lineby LaGuana Gray

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The poultry processing industry in El Dorado, Arkansas, was an economic powerhouse in the latter half of the twentieth century. It was the largest employer in the interconnected region of South Arkansas and North Louisiana surrounding El Dorado, and the fates of many related companies and farms depended on its continued financial success. We Just Keep... more...

  • Where a Man Standsby Carter Paysinger; Steven Fenton

    Howard Books 2014; Not Available

    When Beverly Hills High School welcomed a skinny boy from the other side of the tracks, no one knew just how life-changing the decision would be, not just for Carter Paysinger but for all of Beverly Hills. Carter grew up hearing his parents say, ?Don?t just strive to be good. Always strive to be great.? He dreamed of finding greatness in playing professional... more...

  • Where a Man Standsby Carter Paysinger; Steven Fenton

    Howard Books 2014; Not Available

    When Beverly Hills High School welcomed a skinny boy from the other side of the tracks, no one knew just how life-changing the decision would be, not just for Carter Paysinger but for all of Beverly Hills. Carter grew up hearing his parents say, ?Don?t just strive to be good. Always strive to be great.? He dreamed of finding greatness in playing professional... more...

  • Where a Man Standsby Carter Paysinger; Steven Fenton

    Howard Books 2014; US$ 25.00

    When Beverly Hills High School welcomed a skinny boy from the other side of the tracks, no one knew just how life-changing the decision would be, not just for Carter Paysinger but for all of Beverly Hills. Carter grew up hearing his parents say, ?Don?t just strive to be good. Always strive to be great.? He dreamed of finding greatness in playing professional... more...

  • The Birth of a Nationby Dick Lehr

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    In a scene at the end of the Civil War, James Trotter, a sergeant in an all-black union regiment, marched into Charleston, South Carolina just as the Kentucky cavalry that included Colonel “Roaring Jake? Griffith fled for their lives. The two men were bit players in the vicious struggle for their country?s future. Fifty years later their sons, Monroe... more...

  • Song of My Lifeby Carolyn J. Brown

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 20.00

    The first biography of the much admired author of the novel Jubilee and the poem "For My People" more...

  • Black Mosaicby Candis Watts Smith

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in large part to the influx of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and African immigrants to the United States. In fact, the very definition of ?African American?... more...

  • Backwater Bluesby Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    The Mississippi River flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, reshaping the social and cultural landscape as well as the physical environment. Often remembered as an event that altered flood control policy and elevated the stature of powerful politicians, Richard M. Mizelle Jr. examines the place of the flood within African... more...

  • Stepping Into Zionby Janice W. Fernheimer

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimer?s Stepping into Zion considers the question ?Who is a Jew??? a critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike. Hatzaad Harishon ("The First Step") was a New York-based, multiracial Jewish organization that worked to increase... more...

  • Feminism Is for Everybodyby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives?to see that feminism is for everybody. more...