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African-American Studies

  • "Born in a Mighty Bad Land"by Jerry H. Bryant

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...

  • "How Long This Road"by Alton B. Pollard; Love Henry Whelchel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 38.00

    In light of the recent death of C. Eric Lincoln, the renowned theorist of race and religion, scholars came together and created this compelling collection that represents twenty years of critical intellectual reflection in Lincoln's honor. "How Long this Road" is a social study of African American religious patterns and dynamics. C. Eric Lincoln's... more...

  • "Multiplication Is for White People"by Lisa Delpit

    The New Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    As MacArthur award-winning educator Lisa Delpit reminds usand as all research showsthere is no achievement gap at birth. In her long-awaited second book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement during... more...

  • "Myne Owne Ground"by T. H. Breen; Stephen Innes

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 36.99 US$ 31.81

    Ever since its publication twenty-five years ago, "Myne Owne Ground" has challenged readers to rethink much of what is taken for granted about American race relations. During the earliest decades of Virginia history, some men and women who arrived in the New World as slaves achieved freedom and formed a stable community on the Eastern shore.... more...

  • "Myne Owne Ground"by T. H. Breen; Stephen Innes

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 36.99 US$ 31.81

    Ever since its publication twenty-five years ago, "Myne Owne Ground" has challenged readers to rethink much of what is taken for granted about American race relations. During the earliest decades of Virginia history, some men and women who arrived in the New World as slaves achieved freedom and formed a stable community on the Eastern shore.... more...

  • "Or Does It Explode?"by Cheryl Greenberg

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    The Great Depression was a time of hardship for many Americans, but for the citizens of Harlem it was made worse by past and present discrimination. Or Does It Explode? examines Black Harlem from the 1920s through the Depression and New Deal to the outbreak of World War II. It describes the changing economic and social lives of Harlemites, and... more...

  • 'Other Kinds of Dreams'by Julia Sudbury

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    'Other Kinds of Dreams' provides an invaluable insight into the political activity of black and Asian women in the UK both inside and outside the black and Asian communities. The book breaks new ground by: * destroying the misconception that black and Asian women lack political involvement * integrating gender into the study of black and Asian political... more...

  • 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyby David Henderson

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 16.00

    Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child of the Aquarian Age -- first published in hardcover in 1978 -- was described by Greil Marcus of Rolling Stone as "[t]he strongest and most ambitious biography yet written about any rock and roll performer." The paperback edition was retitled 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix , and in this smaller... more...

  • 'Stony the Road' to Changeby Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    An anthropological study of issues within a Black community that affect social action, political participation, and social cohesion. more...

  • "Tell It to Us Easy" and Other Storiesby Judith Musser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 25.00

    During the Harlem Renaissance, several literary periodicals encouraged African American women to submit poetry, short stories, essays, or other literary contributions for publication. Opportunity magazine was one such periodical that made immeasurable contributions to the careers of many female African American writers. This anthology collects all... more...