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Status and development since emancipation

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  • Into the Fireby Robin D. G. Kelley

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 34.99

    When something goes from bad to worse, we say it "fell out of the frying pan and into the fire." This timeless phrases succinctly captures what has happened to the majority of African Americans since the 1970s. The civil rights movement of the 1960s brought about remarkable gains for most black people, and by 1970 African Americans were beginning to... 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...

  • We Can't Go Home Againby Clarence E. Walker

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 16.99

    Afrocentrism has been a controversial but popular movement in schools and universities across America, as well as in black communities. But in We Can't Go Home Again , historian Clarence E. Walker puts Afrocentrism to the acid test, in a thoughtful, passionate, and often blisteringly funny analysis that melts away the pretensions of this "therapeutic... more...

  • We Changed the Worldby Vincent Harding

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 34.99

    We Changed the World examines the roots of the civil rights movement, from the events preceding Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, through the influence of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, to the rise of SNCC and the Black Panthers. Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Thurgood Marshall, and Angela Davis are just a few of the famous African... more...

  • The White Image in the Black Mindby Mia Bay

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 24.99

    How did African-American slaves view their white masters? As demons, deities or another race entirely? When nineteenth-century white Americans proclaimed their innate superiority, did blacks agree? If not, why not? How did blacks assess the status of the white race? Mia Bay traces African-American perceptions of whites between 1830 and 1925 to depict... more...

  • Changing White Attitudes toward Black Political Leadershipby Zoltan L. Hajnal

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    This is one of the first examinations of the effect of black political representation on the white community. more...

  • 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...

  • Black & Whiteby T. Thomas Fortune; Seth Moglen

    Washington Square Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    This new edition of T. Thomas Fortune's masterpiece -- originally published in 1884 -- presents a classic work of African-American political thought to a new generation of readers. Like the intellectual giants who emerged before and after him -- Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois -- T. Thomas Fortune was a writer, activist, and public intellectual.... more...