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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...

  • "Can We All Get Along?"by Paula D. McClain; Joseph Stewart Jr.

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    An updated edition of this groundbreaking book, combining traditional elements of political science analysis with a thoroughgoing survey of the political status of Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    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

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 17.95

    As MacArthur award-winning educator Lisa Delpit reminds us—and as all research shows—there 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...

  • '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$ 34.00

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

  • The 'Baby Dolls'by Kim Marie Vaz

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    One of the first women's organizations to mask and perform during Mardi Gras, the Million Dollar Baby Dolls redefined the New Orleans carnival tradition. Tracing their origins from Storyville-era brothels and dance halls to their re-emergence in post-Katrina New Orleans, author Kim Marie Vaz uncovers the fascinating history of the "raddy-walking,... more...

  • (Dis) Forming the American Canonby Ronald A.T. Judy; Wahneema Lubiano

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 72.00

    Judy offers an alternative interpretation of literacy that challenges traditional Enlightenment discourse?s claim that literacy and reason are the privileged properties of Western culture. Judy argues, on the basis of his readings of autobiographical African-American Arabic slave narratives, that through the production of the Arabic text, the African... more...

  • 1,999 Facts About Blacksby Raymond M. Corbin

    Madison Books 1996; US$ 17.99

    Black History Month is a year-round affair! more...

  • 10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Livesby Grace Phd Cornish

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    In 10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives , relationship expert Dr. Grace Cornish writes a lively, practical, provocative guide for black women everywhere who want to shed the duds and find the studs who will treat them with respect. According to Dr. Cornish, six out of every ten black women are either in bad relationships, share a man, or... more...