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African-American Studies

  • Black British Jazzby Jason Toynbee; Catherine Tackley; Mark Doffman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920. This book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. The chapters show the importance of black British jazz in terms of musical hybridity and the cultural significance of race. The volume also provides a case study in how music of the African... more...

  • Remembering Jim Crowby William H. Chafe; Raymond Gavins; Robert Korstad

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 19.95

    Praised as “viscerally powerful? ( Publishers Weekly ), this remarkable work of oral history captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years—enriched by memories of individual, family, and community triumphs and tragedies. In vivid, compelling accounts, men and women from all walks of life tell how their day-to-day lives were subjected to profound... more...

  • Finding Your Rootsby Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series more...

  • Fanon For Beginnersby Deborah Baker Wyrick

    For Beginners 2014; US$ 15.95

    Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophet...although difficult to categorize, Frantz Fanon (1925?1961) is one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century and one of our most powerful writers on race and revolution. The book opens with a biography, following Fanon from his birthplace of Martinique through combat in World... more...

  • The Half Has Never Been Toldby Edward E. Baptist

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America?s later success. But while we have long since rejected the idealistic depiction of happy slaves and paternalistic masters, we have not yet begun... more...

  • The Spelling Beeby Alex Kotlowitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    An eBook short. A selection from Alex Kotlowitz?s masterpiece of immersive reportage  There Are No Children Here,  the harrowing coming-of-age story of two children in Chicago?s Henry Horner Public Housing Complex. In ?The Spelling Bee,? as Pharoah returns to school, his dreams come up against the realities of his neighborhood.   Pharoah is small... more...

  • Race Unmaskedby Michael Yudell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and tragedies in American history and has had a profound effect on the human experience. Race Unmasked revisits the origins of commonly held beliefs... more...

  • Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014by Clarence Page; Chris Matthews

    Agate Publishing 2014;

    Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page is one of the most nationally recognized and highly regarded syndicated columnists in the country, and his newest book, Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014 , commemorates the 30th anniversary of his column's first appearance in the Chicago Tribune . It is the first such collection of his columns, and a... more...

  • Against Wind and Tideby Ousmane Power-Greene

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 52.50

    Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African American’s battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered free black colonization in Africa a benevolent enterprise, most black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the organization... more...

  • Race, Gender and the Activism of Black Feminist Theoryby Suryia Nayak

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Beginning from the premise that psychology needs to be questioned, dismantled and new perspectives brought to the table in order to produce alternative solutions, this book takes an unusual transdisciplinary step into the activism of Black feminist theory. The author, Suryia Nayak, presents a close reading of Audre Lorde and other related scholars... more...