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Status and development since emancipation

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  • Cultural Traumaby Ron Eyerman

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00

    Ron Eyerman explores the formation of African American identity through the cultural trauma of slavery. more...

  • Whitewashing Raceby Michael K. Brown; Martin Carnoy; Elliott Currie; Troy Duster; David B. Oppenheimer

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 28.95

    White Americans, abetted by neo-conservative writers of all hues, generally believe that racial discrimination is a thing of the past and that any racial inequalities that undeniably persist—in wages, family income, access to housing or health care—can be attributed to African Americans' cultural and individual failures. If the experience of most black... more...

  • In Search of Democracyby Sondra Kathryn Wilson

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 144.99

    This collection of writings offers a glimpse into the minds of three N.A.A.C.P. leaders who occupied the center of black thought and action during some of the most troublesome and pivotal times of the civil rights movement. The volume delineates fifty-seven years of the N.A.A.C.P.'s program under the successive direction of James Weldon Johnson, Walter... more...

  • How to Rent a Negroby damali ayo

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step... more...

  • Survival of the African American Familyby K. Jewell

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 80.00

    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...

  • A Chance to Make Goodby James R. Grossman

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 34.99

    Currently we think of the first three decades of the 20th century as the formative years of Jim Crow. Yet in the face of legal discrimination a new generation of African Americans left an indelible mark on the nation and its affairs. A Chance to Make Good documents the rise of black businesses and political coalitions, and African American contributions... more...

  • A Rage for Orderby Joel Williamson

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 34.99

    Williamson now offers us an abridgement of his widely acclaimed and award-winning The Crucible of Race --one of the most important books on race relations in the American South--which C. Vann Woodward, in The New Republic , declared "the most conspicuous landmark of scholarship in an important field" and "a deeper and more thorough penetration of... more...

  • Massive Resistanceby Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    On May 17, 1954, in Brown v. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. When the court failed to specify a clear deadline for implementation of the ruling, southern segregationists seized the opportunity to launch a campaign of massive resistance against the federal government.... more...

  • Mercy, Mercy Meby James C. Hall

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 124.99

    Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book argues that American artistry in the 1960s can be understood as one of the most vital and compelling interrogations of modernity. James C. Hall finds that the legacy of slavery and the resistance to it have by necessity made African Americans among the most incisive critics and celebrants of the Enlightenment... more...

  • The Crucible of Raceby Joel Williamson

    Oxford University Press 1984; US$ 64.99

    This landmark work provides a fundamental reinterpretation of the American South in the years since the Civil War, especially the decades after Reconstruction, from 1877 to 1920. Covering all aspects of Southern life--white and black, conservative and progressive, literary and political--it offers a new understanding of the forces that shaped the... more...