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African-American Studies

  • New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonizationby Beverly Tomek; Matthew J Hetrick

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 89.95

    “Never has the story of American African colonization been so thoroughly explored.”—Violet Showers Johnson, coauthor of African & American: West Africans in Post–Civil Rights America“Succeeds admirably in putting us back in touch with the diverse sources of support for the American Colonization Society. We learn much about the complex nature of human... more...

  • African Americans by the Numbers: Understanding and Interpreting Statistics on African American Lifeby Glenn Starks

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 45.00

    African Americans comprise approximately 12 percent of the population of the United States—a sizable proportion. Yet African Americans are incarcerated at rates disproportionate to their overall population in the United States. By examining a wide range of socioeconomic topics and supplying necessary background and contextual information, this book... more...

  • Different Classby Dermot Kavanagh

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    In 1977, Laurie Cunningham became the first black footballer to play professionally for England and, two years later, went on to become the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid. In a time when race relations were a divisive social issue, and when racist chants and bananas would be thrown from the stands, Cunningham’s success changed the way black... more...

  • Policing the Black Manby Angela J. Davis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 27.95

    A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars. Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts... more...

  • Reading with Patrickby Michelle Kuo

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 27.00

    A memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta “ Reading with Patrick  could be the most affecting book you’ll read this year.” —The   Christian Science Monitor “Powerful.”— The   Seattle... more...

  • To Be Free and Frenchby Lorelle Semley

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 26.00

    A new vision of French citizenship from the perspective of Africans and Antilleans living in the colonies and in France. more...

  • Henry Ossawa Tannerby Naurice Frank Jr. Woods

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    Over the last forty years, renewed interest in the career of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937) has vaulted him into expanding scholarly discourse on American art. Consequently, he has emerged as the most studied and recognized representative of African American art during the nineteenth century. In fact, Tanner, in the spirit of political correctness... more...

  • Stamped from the Beginningby Ibram X. Kendi

    Random House 2017; US$ 26.78

    Winner of the US National Book Award for Non-Fiction -- Stamped from the Beginning is a redefining history of anti-Black racist ideas that dramatically changes our understanding of the causes and extent of racist thinking itself. Its deeply researched and fast-moving narrative chronicles the journey of racist ideas from fifteenth-century Europe... more...

  • The Tunisian Women’s Rights Movementby Jane D Tchaïcha; Khedija Arfaoui

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Tunisian women have received significant attention for their active participation in preserving and extending women’s rights since 2011. However, their activism and latest achievements should be considered not a recent phenomenon but rather part and parcel of a distinctive local history that has included women as agents of change. This book examines... more...

  • Queen of Bebopby Elaine M. Hayes

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 22.39

    Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century and a pioneer of women’s and civil rights Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of bebop, influenced a broad array of singers who followed in her wake, yet the breadth and depth... more...