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African-American Studies

  • African & Americanby Marilyn Halter; Violet Showers Johnson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    African & American tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the complex role of post-colonialism in the recent history of black America, Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson highlight the intricate patterns... more...

  • The Thirteenth Turnby Jack Shuler

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 28.99

    The story of a rope, a symbol, and rough justice in America. The hangman?s knot is a simple thing to tie, just a rope carefully coiled around itself up to thirteen times. But in those thirteen turns lie a powerful symbol, one that is all too deeply connected to America?s past—and present. The last man to be hanged in the United States was Billy... more...

  • The Age of Garveyby Adam Ewing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey (1887?1940) organized the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Harlem in 1917. By the early 1920s, his program of African liberation and racial uplift had attracted millions of supporters, both in the United States and abroad. The Age of Garvey presents an expansive global history of the movement that came to... more...

  • African American Religionby Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Since the first African American denomination was established in Philadelphia in 1818, churches have gone beyond their role as spiritual guides in African American communities and have served as civic institutions, spaces for education, and sites for the cultivation of individuality and identities in the face of limited or non-existent freedom. In... more...

  • African-American Males and the U.S. Justice System of Marginalizationby Floyd Weatherspoon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book provides an overview of the economic and social status of African-American males in America which continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. more...

  • The Work of Recognitionby Jason McGraw

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Work of Recognition: Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship more...

  • The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Caseby Michael A. Ross

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In June 1870, the residents of the city of New Orleans were already on edge when two African American women kidnapped seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down: black men now voted, held office, sat on juries, and served as... more...

  • Natural Human Rightsby Michael Boylan

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This timely book focuses on the history, application and significance of human rights in the West and in China. more...

  • 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$ 21.40

    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...