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  • The Other Slaveryby Andrés Reséndez

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 14.66

    A landmark history—the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early twentieth century more...

  • Why We Can't Waitby Martin Luther King; Dorothy Cotton

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963    On April 16, 1963, as the violent events of the Birmingham campaign unfolded in the city’s streets, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter from his prison cell in response to local religious leaders’ criticism of the campaign.... more...

  • Long Walk To Freedomby Nelson Mandela

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 18.99

    The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April... more...

  • At the Dark End of the Streetby Danielle L. McGuire

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far... more...

  • Arc of Justiceby Kevin Boyle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 13.30

    An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in... more...

  • Freedom Ridersby Raymond Arsenault

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 10.99

    They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses throughout the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story--one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement--is movingly told by acclaimed historian Raymond Arsenault... more...

  • Campaigning for Justiceby Jo Becker

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Explores the strategies behind some of the most innovative human rights campaigns and exciting human rights victories of recent years. more...

  • Voices of Freedomby Henry Hampton; Steve Fayer

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.15

    In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize , and Steve Fayer, series writer, draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a... more...

  • The King Yearsby Taylor Branch

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 1.99

    Taylor Branch, author of the acclaimed America in the King Years , introduces selections from the trilogy in clear context and gripping detail. The King Years delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes who achieved miracles in constructive purpose and yet poignantly fell short. Here is the full sweep of an era that still reverberates in national... more...

  • Blood Done Sign My Nameby Timothy B. Tyson

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    "Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger." Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina. On May 11, 1970, Henry Marrow, a 23-year-old black veteran, walked into a crossroads store owned... more...