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  • Delta Jewelsby Alysia Burton Steele

    Center Street 2015; US$ 31.22

    Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions... more...

  • Delta Jewelsby Alysia Burton Steele

    Center Street 2015; Not Available

    Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions... more...

  • Delta Jewelsby Alysia Burton Steele

    Center Street 2015; Not Available

    Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions... more...

  • On the Runby Alice Goffman

    Picador 2015; US$ 16.99

    ALICE GOFFMAN grew up in Philadelphia and attended graduate school at Princeton University. She teaches in the sociology department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City . more...

  • Picture Freedomby Jasmine Nichole Cobb

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ? Picture Freedom provides a unique and nuanced interpretation of nineteenth-century African American life and culture. Focusing on visuality, print culture, and an examination of the parlor, Cobb has fashioned a book like none other, convincingly demonstrating how whites and blacks reimagined racial identity and belonging in the early republic.?-Erica... more...

  • The Buffalo Soldiers: Their Epic Story and Major Campaignsby Debra Sheffer

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    This riveting narrative focuses on the Buffalo Soldiers, tracing the legacy of black military service and its social, economic, and political impact from the colonial era through the end of the 19th century. more...

  • The Class of '65by Jim Auchmutey

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 25.99

    In the midst of racial strife, one young man showed courage and empathy. It took forty years for the others to join him… Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper?s life. Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equality. When he refused to... more...

  • Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of Julyby James A. Colaiaco

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    On July 5th, 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest orators of all time, delivered what was arguably the century's most powerful abolition speech. At a time of year where American freedom is celebrated across the nation, Douglass eloquently summoned the country to resolve the contradiction between slavery and the founding principles of our... more...

  • Rethinking Identities in Contemporary Pakistani Fictionby Aroosa Kanwal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book focuses on the way that notions of home and identity have changed for Muslims as a result of international 'war on terror' rhetoric. It uniquely links the post-9/11 stereotyping of Muslims and Islam in the West to the roots of current jihadism and the resurgence of ethnocentrism within the subcontinent and beyond. more...

  • In Search of the Movementby Benjamin Hedin

    City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 15.95

    Published on the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama marches, Ben Hedin analyzes the legacy of the Civil Rights movement. more...