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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
Multiculturalism in the United States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturation and Ethnicity, 2nd EditionABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 87.00
Interest in ethnic studies and multiculturalism has grown considerably in the years since the 1992 publication of the first edition of this work. Co-editors Ratner and Buenker have revised and updated the first edition of Multiculturalism in the United States to reflect the changes, patterns, and shifts in immigration showing how American culture... more...
- Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.99
President-elect Barack Obama reflected on the life of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, singling her out of millions of voters, he said, because she was ?born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky, when someone like her couldn?t vote for two reasons?because she was a woman and because... more...
Black America, Body Beautiful: How the African American Image is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other IndustriesABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 64.00
Despite all the medical and media attention focused on the rate of overweight and obesity in the African American population, African American images and body types are greatly influencing changes in the fashion, fitness, advertising, television and movie industries. This is because overweight, like beauty, can be in the eye of the beholder. Most... more...
- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50 US$ 3.92
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...
- 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...
- 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...