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  • Free Men in an Age of Servitudeby Lee H. Warner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Freedom did not solve the problems of the Proctor family. Nor did money, recognition, or powerful supporters. As free blacks in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America, three generations of Proctor men were permanently handicapped by the social structures of their time and their place. They subscribed to the Western, middle-class value system that... more...

  • Reframing Randolphby Andrew E. Kersten; Clarence Lang

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 52.00

    Atone time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a household name. As president ofthe all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), he was an embodimentof America’s multifaceted radical tradition, a leading spokesman for BlackAmerica, and a potent symbol of trade unionism and civil rights agitation fornearly half a century. But with the dissolution... more...

  • Mexicano and Latino Politics and the Quest for Self-Determinationby Armando Navarro

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 58.99

    This book critically examines the current status of Mexicano and Latino Politics in the United States and how both represent a dysfunctional and failed mode of politics. Two change models are provided as alternatives: Aztlán’s Politics of a Nation-Within-a-Nation (APNWN) and Aztlán’s Politics of Separatism (APS). more...

  • African Americans Against the Bombby Vincent J. Intondi

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first citizens to protest Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Now for... more...

  • Caribbean Crossingby Sara Fanning

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti’s leaders realizedthat if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bondswith other nations. Haiti’s first leaders looked especially hard at the UnitedStates, which had a sizeable free black population that included vocalchampions of black emigration and colonization. In... more...

  • The Loneliness of the Black Republicanby Leah Wright Rigueur

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    Covering more than four decades of American social and political history, The Loneliness of the Black Republican examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials, and politicians, from the era of the New Deal to Ronald Reagan's presidential ascent in 1980. Their unique stories reveal African Americans fighting for an alternative... more...

  • Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sitesby Max A. van Balgooy; III Lonnie G. Bunch

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.00

    This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. more...

  • Raising Black Girlsby Jawanza Kunjufu

    African American Images 2014; US$ 12.99

    Geared toward African American parents, this handbook offers more than 50 tips on successfully guiding girls into womanhood and helping them avoid common pitfalls. The book looks at topics such as education, the definition of beauty, peer pressure, social media, dating, career development, music, television, role models, and the importance of paternal... more...

  • Ain't I a Womanby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.95

    A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move... more...