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African-American Studies

  • Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945by Jon Stratton; Nabeel Zuberi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Black Popular Music in Britain since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae, 1990s Jungle and the sounds of Dubstep and Grime that have echoed through the 2000s. While the book offers... more...

  • The Loneliness of the Black Republicanby Leah Wright Rigueur

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Covering more than four decades of American social and political history, The Loneliness of the Black Republican examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials, and politicians, from the era of the New Deal to Ronald Reagan?s presidential ascent in 1980. Their unique stories reveal African Americans fighting for an alternative... more...

  • Managing Inequalityby Karen R. Miller

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 47.00

    In the wake of the Civil War, many white northern leaders supported race-neutral laws and anti-discrimination statutes. These positions helped amplify the distinctions they drew between their political economic system, which they saw as forward-thinking in its promotion of free market capitalism, and the now vanquished southern system, which had been... more...

  • Ain't I a Womanby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move... more...

  • The Ecology of War in Chinaby Micah S. Muscolino

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    This book explores the interplay between war and the environment in Henan Province from 1938?50. more...

  • The Little Edgesby Fred Moten

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Poems that play in the sonic texture of discourses more...

  • Getting Away with Murderby Vanessa A. Holloway

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 28.99

    During the early twentieth century, nearly 200 anti-lynching proposals were introduced in the United States Congress. Getting Away with Murder argues that constitutional defenses for these proposals were merely excuses for Southern Democrats? racist attitudes toward black Americans and for giving private citizens a license to murder. more...

  • Enslaved Women in Americaby Emily West

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In this book, historian Emily West offers the first comprehensive overview of the lives of enslaved women in America by placing their stories within the broader context of slavery in this country from the colonial era through to the end of the Civil War. more...

  • Schooling Jim Crowby Jay Winston Jr. Driskell

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In 1919 the NAACP organized a voting bloc powerful enough to compel the city of Atlanta to budget $1.5 million for the construction of schools for black students. This victory would have been remarkable in any era, but in the context of the Jim Crow South it was revolutionary. Schooling Jim Crow tells the story of this little-known campaign, which... more...

  • For a Voice and the Voteby Lisa Anderson Todd

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    During the summer of 1964, more than a thousand individuals descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to black Mississippians... more...