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African-American Studies

  • Making We the Peopleby Chaihark Hahm; Sung Ho Kim

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This book examines Japan and Korea's post-World War II constitutional history to challenge enduring assumptions about the nature of constitution-making. more...

  • Prince of Darknessby Shane White

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    The amazing and forgotten story of Wall Street's first black millionaire in pre-Civil War New York more...

  • The People's Placeby Dave Hoekstra; Chaka Khan; Paul Natkin

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Celebrated former Chicago Sun-Times columnist Dave Hoekstra unearths stories as he travels, tastes, and talks his way through 20 of America?s soul food restaurants   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. loved the fried catfish and lemon icebox pie at Memphis?s Four Way restaurant. In New Orleans, beloved chef Leah Chase recalls introducing George W. Bush... more...

  • The American Slave Coastby Ned Sublette; Constance Sublette

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    A wide-ranging, powerful, alternative vision of the history of the United States and how the slave-breeding industry shaped it   The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the reproductive labor of ?breeding women? essential to the expansion of the nation. The book shows how slaves?... more...

  • Memories of the Enslavedby Spencer Crew; Lonnie Bunch; Clement Price

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Today's students understandably have a hard time imagining what life for slaves more than 150 years ago was like. The best way to communicate what slaves experienced is to hear their words directly. The material in this concise single-volume work illuminates the lives of the last living generation of enslaved people in the United States?former slaves... more...

  • Gold Coast Diasporasby Walter C. Rucker

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Although they came from distinct polities and peoples who spoke different languages, slaves from the African Gold Coast were collectively identified by Europeans as "Coromantee" or "Mina." Why these ethnic labels were embraced and how they were utilized by enslaved Africans to develop new group identities is the subject of Walter C. Rucker?s absorbing... more...

  • Anti-Black Violence in Twentieth-Century Texasby Bruce A. Glasrud

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    Anti-Black Violence in Twentieth-Century Texas  provides an arresting look at the history of violence against African Americans in Texas. From a lynching in Paris at the turn of the century to the 1998 murder of Jasper resident James Byrd Jr., who was dragged to death behind a truck, this volume uncovers the violent side of race relations in the... more...

  • Will the Real Pakistani Woman Please Stand Up?by Moon Charania

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    This series of absorbing case studies focuses on the portrayal of Pakistani women in the global media. Analyzing Hollywood films, British documentaries, newspapers and mainstream U.S. magazines, the book traces sensational female figures of Pakistan--all of whom have been subject to patriarchal violence--highlighting the imagery of exploitation and... more...

  • A Joosr Guide to? The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sklootby Joosr

    Bokish Ltd 2015; US$ 2.99

    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at more...

  • Keeping Heartby Otis Trotter; Joe William Trotter Jr.

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    A personal account of an African American family?s journey north during the second Great Migration. more...