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Status and development since emancipation

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  • The Journey to the Promised Landby Dickson A. Mungazi

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 125.00

    A study of African American development since the Civil War, as measured by progress in four critical areas of national life: economic, political, educational and social. It includes discussion of important watershed events and key individuals who helped to redefine the nation's history. more...

  • Blue-Chip Blackby Karyn Lacy

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    As Karyn R. Lacy's innovative work in the suburbs of Washington, DC, reveals, there is a continuum of middle-classness among blacks, ranging from lower-middle class to middle-middle class to upper-middle class. Focusing on the latter two, Lacy explores an increasingly important social and demographic group: middle-class blacks who live in middle-class... more...

  • Further to Flyby Sheila Radford-Hill

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 67.50

    Further to Fly describes the ways in which, since the 1960s, black women have been stripped of their traditional status as agents of change in the community—and how, as a result, the black community has faltered. Radford-Hill explores the shortcomings of second-wave black and white feminism, revealing how their theoretical underpinnings have had unintended... more...

  • The Hidden Cost of Being African Americanby Thomas M. Shapiro

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Thomas Shapiro reveals how the lack of family assets--inheritance, home equity, stocks, bonds, savings accounts, and other investments-- along with continuing racial discrimination in crucial areas like homeownership dramatically impact the everyday lives of many black families, reversing gains earned in schools and on jobs, and perpetuating the cycle... more...

  • Revolutionaries to Race Leadersby Cedric Johnson

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 60.00

    Exploring the major political and intellectual currents from the Black Power era to the present, Cedric Johnson reveals how black political life conformed to liberal democratic capitalism and how the movement's most radical aims were eclipsed by more moderate aspirations.Documenting the historical retreat from democratic struggle, Revolutionaries... more...

  • Black Women, Cultural Images and Social Policyby Julia S. Jordan-Zachery

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Black Women, Cultural Images and Social Policy offers a critical analysis of the policy-making process. Jordan-Zachery demonstrates how social meanings surrounding the discourses on crime, welfare and family policies produce and reproduce discursive practices that maintain gender and racial hierarchies. Using critical discourse analysis (CDA), she... more...

  • Family Affairby Gil L. Robertson

    Agate Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    A wide-ranging collection of essays and personal reflections, many by major public figures and celebrities, delving deep into the topic of black identity in America today—from the editor of Not In My Family. more...

  • Success Runs in Our Raceby George C. Fraser

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    A completely updated and revised edition of a bestselling book that has helped tens of thousands of people learn how to network effectively, Success Runs in Our Race is more important than ever in this fluctuating economy. With scores of anecdotes taken from interviews with successful African Americans -- from Keith Clinkscales, founder and former... more...

  • Black Political Organizations in the Post-Civil Rights Eraby Ollie Johnson; Karin Stanford

    Rutgers University Press 2002; US$ 28.95

    The first volume to investigate the accountability and relevance of African American political organizations since the end of the modern Civil Rights Movement in 1968 more...

  • Color-Blindby Ellis Cose

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    Is a truly race-netrual society possible? Can the United States wipe the slate clean and surmount the racism of its past? Or is color blindness just another name for denial? In this penetrating and provocative book, Ellis Cose probes the depths of the American mind and exposes the contradictions, fears, hopes and illusions embedded in our complicated... more...