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  • America's Black Foundersby Nancy I. Sanders

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Celebrating the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of our nation?s early African American leaders, this multicultural complement to most children?s books on the American Revolution covers a wide spectrum of subjects, including military, art, religion, and science. Weaving the histories of dozens of men and womensoldiers, sailors,... more...

  • Post Blackby Ytasha L. Womack; Derek T. Dingle

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Highlighting certain socioeconomic and cultural trends, this exploration discloses the new dynamics shaping contemporary lives of African Americans. Using information from conversations with mavericks within black communitiessuch as entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, and activists as well as members of both the working and upper classesthis powerful... more...

  • Conversate Is Not a Wordby Jam Donaldson

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Funny, sad, and refreshingly honest, this provocative commentary based on the author's award-winning blog explores what is wrong with black culture and what needs to be done to fix neighborhoods and improve lives. The fresh, female voice presents a new perspectivediffering from so many other treatises on the subject  written primarily by older menand... more...

  • Disintegrationby Eugene Robinson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Instead of one black America, today there are four. ?There was a time when there were agreed-upon 'black leaders,' when there was a clear 'black agenda,' when we could talk confidently about 'the state of black America'?but not anymore.? ?from Disintegration The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single... more...

  • The Amalgamation Waltzby Tavia Nyong?o

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available

    At a time when the idea of a postracial society has entered public discourse, The Amalgamation Waltz investigates the practices that conjoined blackness and whiteness in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Scrutinizing widely diverse texts?archival, musical, visual, and theatrical?Tavia Nyong?o traces the genealogy of racial hybridity, analyzing... more...

  • Salvadoran Americans, Theby Carlos Cordova

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    Salvadorans and other Central Americans have a strong presence in the United States because of the recent civil wars, natural disasters, and resulting economic downturns in the region. Most fled the right-wing death squads that were funded by the Reagan and first Bush Administrations and that targeted civilian populations in the 1980s and 1990s. The... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    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...

  • Survival of the African American Family: The Institutional Impact of U.S. Social Policyby Karen Jewell

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 36.95

    Challenging widely held beliefs, this provocative book offers nothing less than a blueprint for enhancing the social and economic status of African American families. Despite the implementation of liberal social policies in the 1960s and '70s, successive U.S. administrations continue to dash the hopes and expectations of African Americans, who remain... more...

  • The Great Black Migrationsby Liz Sonneborn

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    During the early decades of the 20th century, the movement of blacks from the South to urban areas in the North, the Midwest, and the West increased dramatically. They sought better lives away from the South, where the economic conditions were worsening. The only job opportunities were sharecropping land where their ancestors had been enslaved or doing... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Cultureby Jack R. Fischel; Susan M. Ortmann

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 119.00

    This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology.Without the profound contributions of American Jews, the popular culture we... more...