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African-American Studies

  • The Battle for the Souls of Black Folk: W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and the Debate That Shaped the Course of Civil Rightsby Thomas Aiello

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 73.00

    The debate between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington on how to further social and economic progress for African Americans lasted 20 years, from 1895 to Washington's death in 1915. Their ongoing conversation evolved over time, becoming fiercer and more personal as the years progressed. But despite its complexities and steadily accumulating bitterness,... more...

  • Robert Parris Mosesby Laura Visser-Maessen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Moses presented himself as a mere facilitator of grassroots activism rather than a charismatic figure... more...

  • Black Gods of the Asphaltby Onaje X. O. Woodbine

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    J-Rod moves like a small battle tank on the court, his face mean, staring down his opponents. I play just like my father,? he says. Before my father died, he was a problem on the court. I?m a problem.? Playing basketball for him fuses past and present, conjuring his father?s memory into a force that opponents can feel in every bone-breaking drive... more...

  • From Slave to Statesmanby Robert Heinrich; Deborah Harding

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In the 1980s, Willis McGlascoe Carter?s handwritten memoir turned up unexpectedly in the hands of a midwestern antiques dealer. Its twenty-two pages told a fascinating story of a man born into slavery in Virginia who, at the onset of freedom, gained an education, became a teacher, started a family, and edited a newspaper. Even his life as a slave... more...

  • Murray Talks Musicby Albert Murray; Paul Devlin; Gary Giddins; Greg Thomas

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    The year 2016 will mark the centennial of the birth of Albert Murray (1916?2013), who in thirteen books was by turns a lyrical novelist, a keen and iconoclastic social critic, and a formidable interpreter of jazz and blues. Not only did his prizewinning study Stomping the Blues (1976) influence musicians far and wide, it was also a foundational... more...

  • A Crisis of Leadership and the Role of Citizens in Black Americaby Stephen C.W. Graves

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book investigates the role, duties, and obligations of leaders and citizens through examining post ? Civil Rights Black leaders and the patterns of behavior within the African American community. The major themes of this book include the significance of service, sacrifice, and commitment to the common good as the core characteristics of effective... more...

  • Tell the Truth & Shame the Devilby Lezley McSpadden; Lyah Beth LeFlore

    Regan Arts. 2016; US$ 26.95 US$ 18.99

    The revelatory memoir of Lezley McSpadden?the mother of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014?sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent history.  ?I wasn?t there when Mike Mike was shot. I didn?t see him fall or take his last breath, but as his mother,... more...

  • Civil Rights Musicby Reiland Rabaka

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 46.99

    This book critically examines the music and politics that emerged from the Civil Rights Movement as incredibly important sites and sources of spiritual rejuvenation, social organization, political education, and cultural transformation. The book is primarily preoccupied with that liminal, in-between, and often inexplicable place where black popular... more...

  • Black Natural Lawby Vincent W. Lloyd

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 33.99

    Black Natural Law offers a new way of understanding the African American political tradition, and it argues that this tradition has collapsed into incoherence. Vincent William Lloyd revives Black politics by telling stories of its central figures in a way that exhibits the connections between their religious, philosophical, and political ideas. more...

  • Nelson Mandela et la lutte contre l'apartheidby Françoise Puissant Baeyens; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu?il faut savoir sur Nelson Mandela en moins d?une heure ! Connu pour l?incroyable combat qu?il a mené toute sa vie durant contre l?apartheid, Nelson Mandela est devenu une véritable icône de la lutte contre l?oppresseur blanc. Grâce à son courage, à sa détermination et à sa foi en l?humanité, il est parvenu à mener son... more...