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- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.95
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father?a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man?has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires... more...
- Ivan R. Dee 2008; US$ 14.99
The day Walter White was buried in 1955 the New York Times called him "the nearest approach to a national leader of American Negroes since Booker T. Washington." For more than two decades, White, as secretary of the NAACP, was perhaps the nation's most visible and most powerful African-American leader. He won passage of a federal anti-lynching... more...
- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50
Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 75.00
This collection of American letters that immigrants wrote to friends and relatives in the lands they had left tells a little-known human story that is part of the larger saga of America. It constitutes a kind of composite diary of everyday people at the more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1961; US$ 72.00
The Welsh formed a small but significant part of the great migration from Europe to the United States during the nineteenth century. In this volume they tell their own story in letters they wrote from America to their families and friends back home. The more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 49.99
Skin Color: The Shame of Silence is a powerful and unapologetic indictment of our so-called post-racial moment and the hypocritical, bad faith, and myth-making discourses that underwrite it. Through a bold theorization of a radical form of Bilding or Paideia that refuses to settle for cognitive shallowness, epistemological fixity, and moral bankruptcy,... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95
In this groundbreaking book, Aldon D. Morris?s ambition is truly monumental: to help rewrite the history of sociology and to acknowledge the primacy of W. E. B. Du Bois?s work in the founding of the discipline. Calling into question the prevailing narrative of how sociology developed, Morris, a major scholar of social movements, probes the way in which... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99
The philosopher Jorge J. E. Gracia engages fifteen prominent scholars on race, ethnicity, nationality, and Hispanic/Latino identity in the United States. Their discussion joins two distinct traditions: the philosophy of race begun by African Americans in the nineteenth century, and the search for an understanding of identity initiated by Latin American... more...