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African-American Studies

  • The Negro Southern Leagueby William J. Plott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Negro Southern League was a baseball minor league that operated off and on from 1920 to 1951. It served as a valuable feeder system to the Negro National League and the Negro American League. A number of NNL and NAL stars got their start in the NSL, among them five Hall of Famers including Satchel Paige and Willie Mays. During its history, more... more...

  • Black Stereotypes in Popular Series Fiction, 1851-1955by Bernard A. Drew

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Even well-meaning fiction writers of the late Jim Crow era (1900-1955) perpetuated racial stereotypes in their depiction of black characters. From 1918 to 1952, Octavus Roy Cohen turned out a remarkable 360 short stories featuring Florian Slappey and the schemers, romancers and ditzes of Birmingham's Darktown for The Saturday Evening Post and other... more...

  • Firefightby Ginger Adams Otis

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    In 1919, when Wesley Williams became a New York City firefighter, he stepped into a world that was 100% white and predominantly Irish. As far as this city knew, black men in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) tended horses. Nearly a century later, many things in the FDNY had changed--but not the scarcity of blacks. New York had about 300 black... more...

  • Cuba's Racial Crucibleby Karen Y. Morrison

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Since the 19th century, assertions of a common, racially-mixed Cuban identity based on acceptance of African descent have challenged the view of Cubans as racially white. For the past two centuries, these competing views of Cuban racial identity have remained in continuous tension, while Cuban women and men make their own racially oriented choices... more...

  • A Taste of Powerby Elaine Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.95

    Brown's account of her life at the highest levels of the Black Panther party's hierarchy. More than a journey through a turbulent time in American history, this is the story of a black woman's battle to define herself. more...

  • From Power to Prejudiceby Leah N. Gordon

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Leah N. Gordon is assistant professor of education and (by courtesy) of history at Stanford University. more...

  • Tyler Perry's Americaby Shayne Lee

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    Tyler Perry is the most successful African-American filmmaker of his generation, garnering both accolades and controversies. In Tyler Perry?s America , Shayne Lee examines eleven of Perry?s highest-grossing films to explore key themes of race, gender, class, and religion, and what Perry?s films reveal about contemporary African-American life.... more...

  • Adolescents in Public Housingby Von E. Nebbitt

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Adolescents in Public Housing incorporates data from multiple public-housing sites in large U.S. cities to shine much-needed light on the symptoms and behaviors of African American youth living in non–HOPE VI public-housing neighborhoods. With findings grounded in empirical research, the book gives practitioners and policy makers a solid grasp of... more...

  • Black Male Violence in Perspectiveby P. Tony Jackson; Wade W. Nobles

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Black Male Violence in Perspective examines the psychosocial dynamic of violence relative to African-American men, as it is inextricably tied to the history of violence in America including colonialism, expansionism, and concepts of manifest destiny. Tony Jackson articulates the need for intervention models based in African cultural paradigms. ... more...

  • African Traditional Religion in the Modern Worldby Douglas E. Thomas

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    African traditional religion encompasses a variety of non-dogmatic, spiritual practices followed by millions around the world. Some scholars argue it is related to the Nubian religion of Egypt's Dynastic Period. In an expanded second edition, this book examines the nature of African traditional religion and describes common attributes of various... more...