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  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • The Black Diggersby Robert Hall

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1997; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the war effort of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contribution has gone unrecognised for so long. This is a comprehensive account of the work black Australians during the years when their country faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese. Despite suspicion and prejudice, they... more...

  • New Race Politics in Americaby Jane Junn; Kerry L. Haynie

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    This 2008 book explores the impact and political consequences of immigration on American electoral politics. more...

  • Race in Early Modern Englandby Jonathan Burton; Ania Loomba

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 39.00

    This collection makes available for the first time a rich archive of materials that illuminate the history of racial thought and practices in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. A comprehensive introduction shows how these writings are crucial for understanding the pre-Enlightenment lineages of racial categories. more...

  • Racial Conflict in Global Societyby John Stone; Polly Rizova

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    Despite global shifts in world power, racial conflict remains one of the major problems of contemporary social life. This concise and engaging book demonstrates the interplay between identity, power and conflict in the creation, persistence and transformation of patterns of race and ethnic relations across the globe. Stone and Rizova employ a neo-Weberian... more...

  • White Bucks and Black-Eyed Peasby Marcus Mabry

    Scribner 2014; US$ 11.99

    Exploring what it means to be ?young, black, and talented? in America?and the high cost of teetering precariously between two separate worlds?Mabry examines the twentysomething experience, and chronicles the rise of a young black man?from his ghetto childhood through his Stanford education to his emergence as one of Newsweek 's bright, young stars. more...

  • Please Stop Helping Usby Jason L. Riley

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? In Please Stop Helping Us , Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price... more...

  • Bread Out of Stoneby Dionne Brand

    Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 12.99

    Bread Out of Stone is an original and forceful study of race, sex and politics in contemporary culture. Personal and poetic, these essays speak of matters close to the heart of a black writer. This evocative and insightful collection has been fully updated and includes four previously unpublished essays. She turns her clear, unflinching eye to issues... more...

  • Classifying by Raceby Paul E. Peterson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.50

    The contemporary debate over racial classification has been dominated by fringe voices in American society. Cries from the right say history should be abrogated and public policy made color-blind, while zealots of the left insist that all customs, language, institutions, and practices are racially tinged and that only aggressive, color-conscious programs... more...

  • Voices in First Personby Lori Marie Carlson; Manuel Rivera-Ortiz; Flavio Morais

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2008; US$ 16.99

    WANTING TO BELONG. WANTING TO GO HOME. LOVE. REGRET. FAMILY LEGENDS. DREAMS. REVENGE. ENGLISH. SPANISH. This eclectic, gritty, and groundbreaking collection of short monologues features twenty-one of the most respected Latino authors writing today, including Sandra Cisneros, Oscar Hijuelos, Esmeralda Santiago, and Gary Soto. Their fictional narratives... more...