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African-American Studies

  • The Historic Murder Trial of George Crawfordby David Bradley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Depression-era murder trial of George Crawford in Northern Virginia helped end the exclusion of African Americans from juries. Nearly forgotten today, the murders, ensuing manhunt, extradition battle and sensational trial enthralled the nation. Before it was over, the U.S. House of Representatives threatened to impeach a federal judge, the age-old... more...

  • Buddhism and Lawby Rebecca Redwood French; Mark A. Nathan

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law. more...

  • A Transplanted Chicagoby Robert E. Gutsche

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book looks at the movement of urban blacks into small-city America through the experience of Iowa City, a town desperately trying to redefine itself. As Chicago's urban poor have moved deeper into the Midwest, pressing questions have plagued smaller communities for decades: Why are people from Chicago coming here? By answering this question,... more...

  • Philadelphia Quakers and the Antislavery Movementby Brian Temple

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Quakers came to America in the 17th century to seek religious freedom. After years of struggle, they achieved success in various endeavors and, like many wealthy colonists of the time, bought and sold slaves. But a movement to remove slavery from their midst, sparked by their religious beliefs, grew until they renounced the slave trade and freed... more...

  • The Williamston Freedom Movementby Amanda Hilliard Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    During the summer of 1963 civil rights movements were taking place all over the South. In Northeastern North Carolina the struggle for freedom focused on Williamston, a small agricultural based town. The town's legacy of voting rights advocacy and a history of violence caught the attention of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Southern Christian... more...

  • Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine?by Brittany C. Slatton; Kamesha Spates

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Presenting new interview and auto-ethnographic data, and drawing on an array of theoretical approaches methodologies, Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine? explores the formation of gendered and sexual identity in the lives of black men, shedding light on the manner in which these are affected by class and social structure. It examines the intersecting oppressions... more...

  • Tomlinson Hillby Chris Tomlinson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Tomlinson Hill is the stunning story of two families?one white, one black?who trace their roots to a slave plantation that bears their name. Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent, award-winning journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family?s abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County,... more...

  • Can't Get Enoughby Tenille Brown; Cole Riley

    Cleis Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    Picking up where Gotta Have It left off, Can't Get Enough captures the passion and intensity of quickies and nooners: those delicious times when the urge to merge takes over. Veteran erotica author and first-time editor Tenille Brown has collected stories for Can?t Get Enough that highlight the essence of insatiable desire. With contributions... more...

  • A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americasby Michelle A. Gonzalez

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americas argues that we cannot understand religion in the Americas without understanding its marginalized communities. Despite frequently voiced doubts among religious studies scholars, it makes the case that theology, and particularly liberation theology, is still useful, but it must be reframed to attend... more...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W.E.B. Dubois

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 5.50

    Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. With a dash of the Victorian and Enlightenment influences... more...