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African-American Studies

  • Black against Empireby Joshua Bloom; Jr. Waldo E. Martin

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    This timely special edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, features a new preface by the authors that places the Party in a contemporary political landscape, especially as it relates to Black Lives Matter and other struggles to fight police brutality against black communities.   In Oakland, California,... more...

  • Barbecue / Bootycandy (TCG Edition)by Robert O'Hara

    Theatre Communications Group 2016; US$ 14.99

    An outrageously funny new play that explores language, sexuality and identity. more...

  • Psychiatry and Racial Liberalism in Harlem, 1936-1968by Dennis A. Doyle

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 99.00

    Uncovers the history of the individuals that worked to make psychiatry more available to the black community of Harlem in the early Civil Rights Era. more...

  • Black Elephants in the Roomby Corey D. Fields

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    What do you think of when you hear about an African American Republican? Are they heroes fighting against the expectation that all blacks must vote democratic? Are they Uncle Toms or sellouts, serving as traitors to their race? What is it really like to be a black person in the Republican Party?   Black Elephants in the Room considers how race structures... more...

  • First Strikeby Damien M. Sojoyner

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    California is a state of immense contradictions.  Home to colossal wealth and long portrayed as a bastion of opportunity, it also has one of the largest prison populations in the United States and consistently ranks on the bottom of education indexes. Taking a unique, multifaceted insider?s perspective, First Strike delves into the root causes... more...

  • Our Black Sons Matterby George Yancy; Maria del Guadalupe Davidson; Susan Hadley; Farah Jasmine Griffin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 33.99

    Our Black Sons Matter is a powerful collection of original essays, letters, and poems that addresses both the deep joys and the very real challenges of raising black boys today. The book addresses painful trauma, challenges assumptions, and offers insights and hope through the deep bonds between mothers and their children. more...

  • Crossing Parish Boundariesby Timothy B. Neary

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Controversy erupted in spring 2001 when Chicago?s mostly white Southside Catholic Conference youth sports league rejected the application of the predominantly black St. Sabina grade school. Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education , interracialism seemed stubbornly unattainable, and the national spotlight once again turned to the history of... more...

  • Invisible Menby Flores A. Forbes; Robin D. G. Kelley

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99

    Flores Forbes, a former leader in the Black Panther Party, has been free from prison for twenty-five years. Unfortunately that makes him part of a group of black men without constituency who are all but invisible in society. That is, the invisible? group of black men in America who have served their time and not gone back to prison. Today the recidivism... more...

  • Toni Morrison For Beginnersby Ron David; Dirk Shearer

    For Beginners 2016; US$ 15.95

    Many people consider Morrison?s novels difficult to read. Most of her readers have at least one book on their shelves that they couldn?t finish or, when they did finish one, just scratched their heads in confusion. And when we think we are sure we know what she?s writing about, it turns out we are half wrong or only getting the tip of the iceberg... more...

  • Contemporary African American Familiesby Dorothy Smith-Ruiz; Sherri Lawson Clark; Marcia J. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    For decades the black community has been perceived, both in the United States and around the world, as one which thinks alike, acts alike and lives alike - in poor and downtrodden environments.?Following the persistent effects of the great recession and the American elections of 2008, now more than ever the political and socio-economic state of America... more...