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African-American Studies

  • Parallel Timeby Brent Staples

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 23.00

    Parallel Time  is an evocative memoir that poses universal questions: Where does the family end and the self begin? What do we owe our families, and what do we owe our dreams for ourselves? What part of the past is a gift and what part a shackle? For Brent Staples there is the added dimension of race: moving from a black world into one largely defined... more...

  • Jim Crow Northby Richard Archer

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    More than a century before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, African American New Englanders through sit-ins, boycotts, petition drives, and other initiatives struggled for equal rights. Jim Crow North is the tale of that struggle and of the racism that prompted it. more...

  • The Limits of Loyaltyby Jarret Ruminski

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 30.00

    A reinterpretation of how ordinary citizens navigated life during wartime more...

  • Humanism in a Non-Humanist Worldby Monica R. Miller

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 103.92

    This book brings together a diverse and wide-ranging group of thinkers to forge unsuspecting conversations across the humanist and non-humanist divide. How should humanism relate to a non-humanist world? What distinguishes “humanism” from the “non-humanist?”  Readers will encounter a wide-range of perspectives on the terms bringing together... more...

  • Homegrownby bell hooks; Amalia Mesa-Bains

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 24.95

    In Homegrown , cultural critics bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains reflect on the innate solidarity between Black and Latino culture. Riffing on everything from home and family to multiculturalism and the mass media, hooks and Mesa-Bains invite readers to re-examine and confront the polarizing mainstream discourse about Black-Latino relationships that... more...

  • Black Aesthetics and the Interior Lifeby Christopher Freeburg

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 24.50

    Christopher Freeburg’s  Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life  offers a crucial new reading of a neglected aspect of African American literature and art across the long twentieth century. Rejecting the idea that the most dehumanizing of black experiences, such as lynching or other racial violence, have completely robbed victims of their... more...

  • Radical Intellectby Christopher M. Tinson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    The rise of black radicalism in the 1960s was a result of both the successes and the failures of the civil rights movement. The movement's victories were inspirational, but its failures to bring about structural political and economic change pushed many to look elsewhere for new strategies. During this era of intellectual ferment, the writers, editors,... more...

  • Black Intellectual Thought in Modern Americaby Brian D. Behnken; Gregory D. Smithers; Simon Wendt

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 30.00

    Wide-ranging essays that explore black intellectual history from Frederick Douglass to the voices of Black Lives Matter more...

  • Black Masculinity on Filmby Daniel O'Brien

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book provides wide-ranging commentary on depictions of the black male in mainstream cinema. O’Brien explores the extent to which counter-representations of black masculinity have been achieved within a predominately white industry, with an emphasis on agency, the negotiation and malleability of racial status, and the inherent instability of imposed... more...

  • Defining Moments in Black Historyby Dick Gregory

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 19.99

    With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. A friend of luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, and the forebear of today’s popular black... more...