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African-American Studies

  • 30 Days a Black Manby Bill Steigerwald; Juan Williams

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 25.99

    In 1948 most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for the 10 million African Americans living in the South. But that suddenly changed after Ray Sprigle, a famous white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and lived as a black man in the Jim Crow South. Escorted through the South?s parallel black... more...

  • Maternal Metaphors of Power in African American Women's Literatureby Geneva Cobb Moore; Andrew Billingsley

    University of South Carolina Press 2017; Not Available

    An in-depth examination of the female black experience portrayed in literature throughout American history more...

  • Creative Practice and Socioeconomic Crisis in the Caribbeanby Kent J. Wessinger

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Although the world is saturated with extraordinary methods, innovation, and technology, the Caribbean seems to have been left behind in the sustainable growth of global development. While the majority of the world defines the Caribbean as "paradise," the reality of life for Afro-Caribbean culture is defined by an unrelenting hardship. This book comprehensively... more...

  • Black for a Dayby Alisha Gaines

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously "became" black as well, traveling the American South in search of a certain kind of racial understanding. Contemporary history is littered with the surprisingly complex stories of white people passing... more...

  • Doing Violence, Making Raceby Mattias Smångs

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The subject of lynching has spawned a vast body of important research, but this research suffers from important blind spots and disjunctures. By broadening the scope of research problem formulation, staking out new theoretical-analytical tracks, and drawing upon recent innovations in statistical methodology to analzye newer and more detailed data,... more...

  • Character Buildingby Booker T. Washington

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    In Character Building are thirty seven addresses that Booker T. Washington gave before students, faculty, and guests at the Tuskegee Institute. These addresses take the form of timeless advice on a number of subjects. Very motivational and uplifting. Washington was constantly, and often bitterly, criticized by his contemporaries for being too conciliatory... more...

  • Jane Crowby Rosalind Rosenberg

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Euro-African-American activist Paulli Murray was a feminist lawyer, who played pivotal roles in both the modern civil rights and women's movements. Born in 1910 and identified as female, she believed from childhood she was male. Before there was a social movement to support transgender identity, she devised attacks on all arbitrary distinctions,... more...

  • American Routesby Angel Adams Parham

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    American Routes provides a comparative and historical analysis of the migration and integration of white and free black refugees from nineteenth century St. Domingue/Haiti to Louisiana and follows the progress of their descendants over the course of two hundred years. It fills a significant gap in studies of race and migration which have long relied... more...

  • Spare the Kidsby Stacey Patton

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 18.00

    A challenge to the cultural tradition of corporal punishment in Black homes and its connections to racial violence in America Why do so many African Americans have such a special attachment to whupping children? Studies show that nearly 80 percent of black parents see spanking, popping, pinching, and beating as reasonable, effective ways to teach... more...

  • African American Heritage Anthology #1by Frederick Douglass

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    The history of African Americans is a long, grim history full of injustices and brutality. But it is also filled with courage and perseverance. Gathered here in this omnibus edition are ten books that exemplify courage and a willingness to fight against all odds and at any cost for what is right. These books shed light on a proud people who have been... more...