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  • Open Mikeby Michael Eric Dyson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 36.00

    Here, collected for the first time, are interviews and essays representing Michael Eric Dyson's most important thinking on race and identity. Exploring such topics as "whiteness" as seen through a black man's eye, modernism and postmodernism in black culture, and the emancipating role of black music from the plantation to the ghetto, Open Mike is... more...

  • Racial Paranoiaby John L. Jackson

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 22.00

    The Civil War put an end to slavery, and the civil rights movement put an end to legalized segregation. Crimes motivated by racism are punished with particular severity, and Americans are more sensitive than ever about the words they choose when talking about race. And yet America remains divided along the color line. Acclaimed scholar John L. Jackson,... more...

  • Being a Black Manby Kevin Merida

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 24.00

    Over the last 100 years, perhaps no segment of the American population has been more analyzed than black males. The subject of myriad studies and dozens of government boards and commissions, black men have been variously depicted as the progenitors of pop culture and the menaces of society, their individuality often obscured by the narrow images that... more...

  • Dark Days, Bright Nightsby Peniel E. Joseph

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 24.00

    The Civil Rights Movement is now remembered as a long-lost era, which came to an end along with the idealism of the 1960s. In Dark Days, Bright Nights , acclaimed scholar Peniel E. Joseph puts this pat assessment to the test, showing the 60sparticularly the tumultuous period after the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Actto be the catalyst of a movement... more...

  • The Hip-Hop Generationby Bakari Kitwana

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 24.00

    The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century. The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in post-segregation America, it combines culture and politics into a pivotal work in American studies. Bakari Kitwana, one of black America's sharpest young critics, offers a sobering look... more...

  • He Talk Like a White Boyby Joseph C. Phillips

    Running Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Actor and social commentator Joseph C. Phillips speaks powerfully about the topic of life as a conservative African-American actor, husband, father, and citizen. In today's political climate, with race such an issue, this collection of essays is not only timely, but thought provoking. Like Democratic candidate for President Barack Obama, Phillips... more...

  • Claiming Freedomby Karen Cook Bell

    University of South Carolina Press 2018; Not Available

    An exploration of the political and social experiences of African Americans in transition from slave to citizen more...

  • Crossing Bordersby Tapan Basu; Tasneem Shahnaaz; Elleke Boehmer; Martha J. Cutter; Thadious M. Davis; Robin E. Field; Rahul K. Gairola; Fred Gardaphe; Nibir K. Ghosh; Ayesha Hardison; Nalini Iyer; Jasbir Jain; Zubeda Jalalzai; Charles Johnson; Auritro Majumder; Lynda Ng; Arnold Rampersad; Catherine Rottenberg; Peter Schmidt; Silvia Schultermandl; Amritjit Singh; Werner Sollors; Robert B. Stepto; Cheryl A. Wall

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 109.00

    Crossing Borders engages with the emergent field of borders studies, particularly in relation to North America, South Asia, and the transnational spaces they continue to embrace. While multicultural theory tends to emphasize specific and individual cultures, border studies examines the intersection of cultures and the resulting effects. more...

  • 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...

  • Break Those Chains at Lastby Noralee Frankel

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 34.99

    "We thought we'd break those chains at last," sang the slaves, hoping such spirituals would sustain them until the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was gone forever. During the Civil War, blacks served in the Union army and navy (although some fought for the South) and in Union-controlled camps, which harbored fleeing slaves. Not all slaves escaped,... more...