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African-American Studies

  • Romance with Voluptuousnessby Kamille Gentles-Peart

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 45.00

    Offering a unique vantage point from which to view black women?s body image and Caribbean migration, Romance with Voluptuousness illuminates how first- and second-generation immigrant black Caribbean women engage with a thick body aesthetic while living in the United States.                  Using personal accounts, Romance with Voluptuousness... more...

  • Slavery's Metropolisby Rashauna Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    A vivid examination of slave life in New Orleans in the early nineteenth century. more...

  • The Fixersby Julia Rabig

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Stories of Newark?s postwar decline are easy to find. But in The Fixers , Julia Rabig supplements these tales of misery with the story of the many imaginative challenges to the city?s decline mounted by Newark?s residents and suburban neighbors. In these pages, we meet the black nationalists whose dynamic organizing elected African American candidates... more...

  • The Birth of a Nationby Nate Parker

    Atria / 37 Ink 2016; US$ 24.00 US$ 16.99

    This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation , surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring Turner?s relevance to contemporary dialogues on race relations. Based on astounding events in American history, The Birth of a Nation... more...

  • The Afro-Latin@ Experience in Contemporary American Literature and Cultureby Jill Toliver Richardson

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 90.89

    This book examines contemporary Afro-Latin@ literature and its depiction of the multifaceted identity encompassing the separate identifications of Americans and the often-conflicting identities of blacks and Latin@s.  The Afro-Latin@ Experience in Contemporary American Literature and Culture highlights the writers? aims to define Afro-Latin@... more...

  • An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties and Literature of Negroesby Henri Gregoire; Graham Hodges

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Amongst other things, this book is a devastating critique of Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, in which he mused about black inferiority. Its publication in 1810, after Jefferson's opposition to its appearance, was a major event for African Americans. more...

  • The Boys of Dunbarby Alejandro Danois

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    The inspiring true story of a high-school basketball team that overcame desperate circumstances in 1980s Baltimore to produce four NBA players and give hope to a neighborhood and a city, thanks to a remarkable coach who relentlessly pursued perfection. As the crack epidemic swept across inner-city America in the early 1980s, the streets of Baltimore... more...

  • The "Lotus S?tra"by Jr. Donald S. Lopez

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 20.50 US$ 16.40

    The Lotus Sutra is arguably the most famous of all Buddhist scriptures. Composed in India in the first centuries of the Common Era, it is renowned for its inspiring message that all beings are destined for supreme enlightenment. Here, Donald Lopez provides an engaging and accessible biography of this enduring classic. Lopez traces the many roles... more...

  • Hidden Figuresby Margot Lee Shetterly

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    New York Times Bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth,... more...

  • Full Court Pressby Jason A. Peterson

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    How basketball loosened the grip of segregation and its proponents in the media more...