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African-American Studies

  • Womanby Natalie Angier

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    A revised and updated edition of Natalie Angier's radical and hugely influential book. 'A glorious, fascinating encyclopaedic look at the wonder of the female body.' WOMAN'S JOURNAL more...

  • Womanby Natalie Angier

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 21.36

    A revised and updated edition of Natalie Angier's radical and hugely influential book. 'A glorious, fascinating encyclopaedic look at the wonder of the female body.' WOMAN'S JOURNAL more...

  • The Historic Murder Trial of George Crawfordby David Bradley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Depression-era murder trial of George Crawford in Northern Virginia helped end the exclusion of African Americans from juries. Nearly forgotten today, the murders, ensuing manhunt, extradition battle and sensational trial enthralled the nation. Before it was over, the U.S. House of Representatives threatened to impeach a federal judge, the age-old... more...

  • Constructing Black Education at Oberlin Collegeby Roland M. Baumann

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 51.99

    In 1835 Oberlin became the first institute of higher education to make a cause of racial egalitarianism when it decided to educate students ?irrespective of color.? Yet the visionary college?s implementation of this admissions policy was uneven. In Constructing Black Education at Oberlin College: A Documentary History , Roland M. Baumann presents... more...

  • A Transplanted Chicagoby Robert E. Gutsche

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book looks at the movement of urban blacks into small-city America through the experience of Iowa City, a town desperately trying to redefine itself. As Chicago's urban poor have moved deeper into the Midwest, pressing questions have plagued smaller communities for decades: Why are people from Chicago coming here? By answering this question,... more...

  • Philadelphia Quakers and the Antislavery Movementby Brian Temple

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Quakers came to America in the 17th century to seek religious freedom. After years of struggle, they achieved success in various endeavors and, like many wealthy colonists of the time, bought and sold slaves. But a movement to remove slavery from their midst, sparked by their religious beliefs, grew until they renounced the slave trade and freed... more...

  • The Williamston Freedom Movementby Amanda Hilliard Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    During the summer of 1963 civil rights movements were taking place all over the South. In Northeastern North Carolina the struggle for freedom focused on Williamston, a small agricultural based town. The town's legacy of voting rights advocacy and a history of violence caught the attention of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Southern Christian... more...

  • Hip-Hop within and without the Academyby Karen Snell; Johan Söderman

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    As a platform for communicating the issues of marginalized peoples, hip-hop remains a universal, relevant art form. Moreover, hip-hop culture?s affirmation of liberation pedagogy has great potential not only to address many current issues in educational contexts, but also to create more egalitarian ambitions in western public schools. more...

  • Buddhism and Lawby Rebecca Redwood French; Mark A. Nathan

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law. more...

  • Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine?by Brittany C. Slatton; Kamesha Spates

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Presenting new interview and auto-ethnographic data, and drawing on an array of theoretical approaches methodologies, Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine? explores the formation of gendered and sexual identity in the lives of black men, shedding light on the manner in which these are affected by class and social structure. It examines the intersecting oppressions... more...