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  • Honkyby Dalton Conley

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    This intensely personal and engaging memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side. Vividly evoking the details of city life from a child's point of view--the streets, buses, and playgrounds--Honky poignantly illuminates the usual... more...

  • Explorations in Urban Designby Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book advances an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to urban design, whilst recognising that distinctly different traditions exist within its study and practice. It informs users who are grappling with urban design research problems, but who need the inspiration to move from idea to methodological approach. Through the work of 32 urban... more...

  • Cities in Contemporary Africaby Martin J. Murray; Garth A. Myers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 31.00

    A study of ubanization of Africa. more...

  • The Diligent: Worlds Of The Slave Tradeby Robert Harms

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 20.95

    An original book that will endure.... As a comprehensive and multilayered appreciation of the [slave] trade, The Diligent has no peer. --New York Times Book Review. ]]> more...

  • Nature All Around Usby Beatrix Beisner; Christian Messier; Luc-Alain Giraldeau

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    It’s easy to stand in awe of a city’s impressive skyline, marveling at its buildings reaching for the clouds and its vast network of roadways and train lines crisscrossing in every direction. It can often seem like everything in a city is man-made, all concrete, steel, and glass. But even the asphalt jungle is not all asphalt—a... more...

  • Black Hungerby Doris Witt

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    Black Hunger focuses on debates over soul food since the 1960s to illuminate a complex web of political, economic, religious, sexual, and racial tensions between whites and blacks and within the black community itself. Doris Witt draws on vaudeville, literature, film, visual art, and cookbooks to explore how food has been used both to perpetuate and... more...

  • The Slave Shipby Marcus Rediker

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 17.00

    In this widely praised history of an infamous institution, award-winning scholar Marcus Rediker shines a light into the darkest corners of the British and American slave ships of the eighteenth century. Drawing on thirty years of research in maritime archives, court records, diaries, and firsthand accounts, The Slave Ship is riveting and sobering... more...

  • 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...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup; Ira Berlin; Henry Louis Gates; Steve McQueen

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    Now the major motion picture that won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong?o, and directed by Steve McQueen Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts... more...

  • Facing Racial Revolutionby Jeremy D. Popkin

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The only truly successful slave uprising in the Atlantic world, the Haitian Revolution gave birth to the first independent black republic of the modern era. Inspired by the revolution that had recently roiled their French rulers, black slaves and people of mixed race alike rose up against their oppressors in a bloody insurrection that led to the... more...