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African-American Studies

  • The Captive's Quest for Freedomby R. J. M. Blackett

    Cambridge University Press 2018; US$ 26.00

    Examines the impact fugitive slaves had on the Fugitive Slave Law and the coming of the American Civil War. more...

  • The Color of Mindby Derrick Darby; John L. Rury

    University of Chicago Press 2018; US$ 25.00 US$ 21.25

    American students vary in educational achievement, but white students in general typically have better test scores and grades than black students. Why is this the case, and what can school leaders do about it? In The Color of Mind , Derrick Darby and John L. Rury answer these pressing questions and show that we cannot make further progress in closing... more...

  • Automating Inequalityby Virginia Eubanks

    St. Martin's Press 2018; US$ 18.89

    Naomi Klein: "This book is downright scary." Ethan Zuckerman, MIT: "Should be required reading." Dorothy Roberts, author of Killing the Black Body : "A must-read for everyone concerned about modern tools of inequality in America." Astra Taylor, author of The People's Platform: "This is the single most important book about technology... more...

  • Furiously Funnyby Terrence T Tucker

    University Press of Florida 2018; US$ 79.95 US$ 67.96

    "An important and timely expansion of American racial discourse. Tucker’s demonstration of how the comic is not (just) funny and how rage is not (just) destructive is a welcome reminder that willful injustice merits irreverent scorn. "--Derek c. Maus, coeditor of Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights "Adroitly explores how comic rage... more...

  • Chocolate Citiesby Marcus Anthony Hunter; Zandria Robinson

    University of California Press 2018; US$ 29.95

    When you think of a map of the United States, what do you see? Now think of the Seattle that begot Jimi Hendrix. The Dallas that shaped Erykah Badu. The Holly Springs, Mississippi, that compelled Ida B. Wells to activism against lynching. The Birmingham where Martin Luther King, Jr., penned his most famous missive. Now how do you see the United States?... more...

  • So You Want to Talk About Raceby Ijeoma Oluo

    Da Capo Press 2018; US$ 36.00

    In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor... more...

  • The Interesting Narrativeby Olaudah Equiano; Brycchan Carey

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 9.99

    The Interesting Narrative is a first-hand account of the horrors of slavery, published on the eve of the British abolition debate in 1789. The most important African autobiography of the 18th century, it recounts Equiano's adventures on land and sea. This edition's introduction surveys recent debates about Equiano's birthplace and identity. more...

  • Cuban Revolution in Americaby Teishan A. Latner

    The University of North Carolina Press 2018; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    Cuba's grassroots revolution prevailed on America's doorstep in 1959, fueling intense interest within the multiracial American Left even as it provoked a backlash from the U.S. political establishment. In this groundbreaking book, historian Teishan A. Latner contends that in the era of decolonization, the Vietnam War, and Black Power, socialist Cuba... more...

  • No Justiceby Robbie Tolan; Lawrence Ross; Ken Griffey

    Center Street 2018; US$ 28.00

    The harrowing true story of Robbie Tolan, a young black man who was shot in the chest by a white police officer . . . in his own driveway. NO JUSTICE is the harrowing story of Robbie Tolan, who early on one New Year's Eve morning, found himself being rushed to the hospital. A white police officer had shot him in the chest after mistakenly... more...

  • They Knew Lincolnby John E. Washington; Kate Masur

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 18.99

    Originally published in 1942, They Knew Lincoln is a collection of historical vignettes about black Americans who Knew Abraham Lincoln. Long out of print, the book offers the "colored side of Lincolniana" by reproducing the original text and illustrations, including an introduction by Carl Sandburg, along with a new introductory essay contextualizing... more...