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  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU?s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West ... more...

  • Harriet Tubmanby Catherine Clinton

    Little, Brown and Company 2004; US$ 9.99

    Who was Harriet Tubman? To John Brown, the leader of the Harpers Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For those slaves whom she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slavers who hunted her down, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists she was a prophet. As Catherine Clinton shows in this riveting biography, Harriet Tubman was,... more...

  • American Uprisingby Daniel Rasmussen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.79

    A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically... more...

  • Joining Placesby Anthony E. Kaye

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    In this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Anthony Kaye offers a vivid portrait of slaves transforming adjoining plantations into slave neighborhoods. He describes men and women opening paths from their owners' plantations to adjacent farms to go courting and take spouses, to work, to run away, and to otherwise contend with owners and their... more...

  • American Nightmareby Jerrold M. Packard

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 22.99

    For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial "etiquette," these rules governed nearly every aspect of life--and outlined draconian punishments for infractions. The purpose of Jim Crow was to keep African... more...

  • Fractured Identitiesby Harriet Bradley

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95

    The gap between rich and poor, included and excluded, advantaged and disadvantaged is steadily growing as inequality becomes one of the most pressing issues of our times. The new edition of this popular text explores current patterns of inequality in the context of increasing globalization, world recession and neoliberal policies of austerity. Within... more...

  • Slavery, Agriculture, and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsulaby Benjamin Reilly

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    In Slavery, Agriculture, and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsula, Benjamin Reilly illuminates a previously unstudied phenomenon: the large-scale employment of people of African ancestry as slaves in agricultural oases within the Arabian Peninsula. The key to understanding this unusual system, Reilly argues, is the prevalence of malaria within Arabian... more...

  • New Directions in Slavery Studiesby Jeff Forret; Christine E. Sears

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 47.00

    In this landmark essay collection, twelve contributors chart the contours of current scholarship in the field of slavery studies, highlighting three of the discipline?s major themes?commodification, community, and comparison?and indicating paths for future inquiry. New Directions in Slavery Studies addresses the various ways in which the institution... more...

  • Slave Against Slaveby Jeff Forret

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In the first-ever comprehensive analysis of violence between slaves in the antebellum South, Jeff Forret challenges persistent notions of slave communities as sites of unwavering harmony and solidarity. Though existing scholarship shows that intraracial black violence did not reach high levels until after Reconstruction, contemporary records bear... more...

  • Embedded Racismby Debito Arudou

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 109.99

    Embedded Racism untangles Japan?s complex narrative on nationality and race and how it threatens its very survival. Incorporating a quarter-century of research by a naturalized Japanese citizen, it argues that Japan?s economic and demographic decline is irreversible until it can accept immigrants, regardless of physical appearance, as 'new Japanese.'... more...