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African-American Studies

  • Black Man in a White Coatby M.D. Damon Tweedy

    Picador 2015; US$ 26.99

    One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans When Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where... more...

  • Negrolandby Margo Jefferson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00

    At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac?here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author?s rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both.... more...

  • The Coltrane Churchby Nicholas Louis Baham III

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

    The John Coltrane Church began in 1965, when Franzo and Marina King attended a performance of the John Coltrane Quartet at San Francisco's Jazz Workshop and saw a vision of the Holy Ghost as Coltrane took the bandstand. Celebrating the spirituality of the late jazz innovator and his music, the storefront church emerged during the demise of black-owned... more...

  • Pillars of Cloud and Fireby Herbert Robinson Marbury

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 21.10

    At the birth of the United States, African Americans were excluded from the newly-formed Republic and its churches, which saw them as savage rather than citizen and as heathen rather than Christian. Denied civil access to the basic rights granted to others, African Americans have developed their own sacred traditions and their own civil discourses.... more...

  • The Power to Dieby Terri L. Snyder

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    The history of slavery in early America is a history of suicide. On ships crossing the Atlantic, enslaved men and women refused to eat or leaped into the ocean. They strangled or hanged themselves. They tore open their own throats. In America, they jumped into rivers or out of windows, or even ran into burning buildings. Faced with the reality of... more...

  • The Myth of Post-Racialism in Television Newsby Libby Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book explores the written and unwritten requirements Black journalists face in their efforts to get and keep jobs in television news. Informed by interviews with journalists themselves, Lewis examines how raced Black journalists and their journalism organizations process their circumstances and choose to respond to the corporate and institutional... more...

  • Household Workers Uniteby Premilla Nadasen

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Telling the stories of African American domestic workers, this book resurrects a little-known history of domestic worker activism in the 1960s and 1970s, offering new perspectives on race, labor, feminism, and organizing.   In this groundbreaking history of African American domestic-worker organizing, scholar and activist Premilla Nadasen shatters... more...

  • Multiply/Divideby Wendy S. Walters

    Sarabande Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Literary essays explore psyches of American cities, race, and the shrinking space between safety and danger. more...

  • Unstable Constitutionalismby Mark Tushnet; Madhav Khosla

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines constitutional law and practice in five South Asian countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literatureby Crystal Parikh; Daniel Y. Kim

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This Companion surveys Asian American literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. more...