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  • Latino Statsby Idelisse Malavé; Esti Giordani

    The New Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice [2 volumes]by Gabriel Gutiérrez

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    The Latino/a presence in this country predates the United States itself, yet this group is often marginalized in the American culture. Many noted experts explore the ideology behind this prejudicial attitude, examining how America views Latinos/as, how Latinos/as view themselves, and what the future of America will look like as this group progresses... more...

  • History of Asian Americans: Exploring Diverse Rootsby Jonathan Lee

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    History of Asian Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots supplies a concise, easy-to-use, yet comprehensive resource on Asian American history. Chronologically organized, it starts with Chinese immigration to the United States and concludes with coverage of the most recent Asian migrant populations, describing Asian American lives and experiences and... more...

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

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Born in Snow Hill, in 1869, William J. Edwards graduated in 1893 from Tuskegee Institute, then under the direction of Booker T. Washington, and set out to find a way to use in his own life the values he had learned at Tuskeegee. He did not have to look far. Edwards toured Wilcox, Monroe, Butler, and Dallas counties and found a large black population... more...

  • Blacks in Appalachiaby William H. Turner; Edward J. Cabbell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although southern Appalachia is popularly seen as a purely white enclave, blacks have lived in the region from early times. Some hollows and coal camps are in fact almost exclusively black settlements. The selected readings in this new book offer the first comprehensive presentation of the black experience in Appalachia. Organized topically, the... more...

  • Democracy Risingby Peter F. Lau

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    A comprehensive history of the African American fight for racial equality from the standpoint of the civil rights movement in South Carolina, Democracy Rising examines the struggle from the end of the Civil War through the modern civil rights movement of the 1960s. In an effort to broaden our understanding of civil rights and democracy in America,... more...

  • A Scholar's Conscienceby Faith Berry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    J. Saunders Redding (1906−1988) was often and justifiably called "the dean of African American scholars." As professor and man of letters, he wrote about African American literature and culture in vivid and scholarly prose. And of all the writers of his generation, he best represented, and came closest to explaining, the hopes and conflicts of American... more...

  • Freedom at Riskby Carol Wilson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Kidnapping was perhaps the greatest fear of free blacks in pre-Civil War America. Though they may have descended from generations of free-born people or worked to purchase their freedom, free blacks were not able to enjoy the privileges and opportunities of white Americans. They lived with the constant threat of kidnapping and enslavement, against... more...

  • Black Liberation in Kentuckyby Victor B. Howard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Kentucky occupied an unusual position with regard to slavery during the Civil War as well as after. Since the state never seceded, the emancipation proclamation did not free the majority of Kentucky's slaves; in fact, Kentucky and Delaware were the only two states where legal slavery still existed when the thirteenth amendment was adopted by Congress.... more...

  • Militant Mediatorby Dennis C. Dickerson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    During the turbulent 1960s, civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. devised a new and effective strategy to achieve equality for African Americans. Young blended interracial mediation with direct protest, demonstrating that these methods pursued together were the best tactics for achieving social, economic, and political change. Militant Mediator... more...