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  • The Hero's Fightby Patricia Fernández-Kelly

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Baltimore was once a vibrant manufacturing town, but today, with factory closings and steady job loss since the 1970s, it is home to some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America. The Hero?s Fight provides an intimate look at the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of Baltimore?s urban poor, and sheds critical light on the unintended... more...

  • A Fifty-Year Silenceby Miranda Richmond Mouillot

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99

    After surviving World War II by escaping the Nazi occupation, Miranda Richmond Mouillot's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the south of France. Five years later, Anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking the typewriter and their children. The two never saw or spoke to each other... more...

  • Latino Statsby Idelisse Malavé; Esti Giordani

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 14.95

    At a time when politics is seemingly ruled by ideology and emotion and when immigration is one of the most contentious topics, it is more important than ever to cut through the rhetoric and highlight, in numbers, the reality of the broad spectrum of Latino life in the United States. Latinos are both the largest and fastest-growing racial/ethnic group... more...

  • Twenty-Five Years in the Black Beltby William J. Edwards; Consuela Lee; Daniel T. Williams

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    "Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt is the memoir of the founder and principal of Snow Hill Institute, a 'little Tuskegee,' located in rural Wilcox County, Alabama. . . . Edwards reveals the conditions of blacks and race relations in Alabama between 1890 and 1917 and tells of his determination to uplift his race through education in the years following... more...

  • African Americans Against the Bombby Vincent Intondi

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first citizens to protest Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Now for... more...

  • Caribbean Crossingby Sara Fanning

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti?s leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti?s first leaders looked especially hard at the United States, which had a sizeable free black population that included vocal champions of black emigration and colonization.... more...

  • Reframing Randolphby Andrew E. Kersten; Clarence Lang

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 44.20

    At one time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a household name. As president of the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), he was an embodiment of America?s multifaceted radical tradition, a leading spokesman for Black America, and a potent symbol of trade unionism and civil rights agitation for nearly half a century. But with the... more...

  • The Loneliness of the Black Republicanby Leah Wright Rigueur

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Covering more than four decades of American social and political history, The Loneliness of the Black Republican examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials, and politicians, from the era of the New Deal to Ronald Reagan?s presidential ascent in 1980. Their unique stories reveal African Americans fighting for an alternative... more...

  • Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sitesby Max van Balgooy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99

    This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. more...

  • Raising Black Girlsby Jawanza Kunjufu

    African American Images 2014; US$ 12.99

    Geared toward African American parents, this handbook offers more than 50 tips on successfully guiding girls into womanhood and helping them avoid common pitfalls. The book looks at topics such as education, the definition of beauty, peer pressure, social media, dating, career development, music, television, role models, and the importance of paternal... more...