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  • Conversate Is Not a Wordby Jam Donaldson

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Funny, sad, and refreshingly honest, this provocative commentary based on the author's award-winning blog explores what is wrong with black culture and what needs to be done to fix neighborhoods and improve lives. The fresh, female voice presents a new perspectivediffering from so many other treatises on the subject  written primarily by older menand... more...

  • Disintegrationby Eugene Robinson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Instead of one black America, today there are four. “There was a time when there were agreed-upon 'black leaders,' when there was a clear 'black agenda,' when we could talk confidently about 'the state of black America'—but not anymore.” —from Disintegration The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single... more...

  • The Amalgamation Waltzby Tavia Nyong’o

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available

    At a time when the idea of a postracial society has entered public discourse, The Amalgamation Waltz investigates the practices that conjoined blackness and whiteness in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Scrutinizing widely diverse texts—archival, musical, visual, and theatrical—Tavia Nyong’o traces the genealogy of racial hybridity, analyzing... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Cultureby Jack R. Fischel; Susan M. Ortmann

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 119.00

    This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology.Without the profound contributions of American Jews, the popular culture we... more...

  • Multiculturalism in the United States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturation and Ethnicity, 2nd Editionby John Buenker; Lormen Ratner

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 87.00

    Interest in ethnic studies and multiculturalism has grown considerably in the years since the 1992 publication of the first edition of this work. Co-editors Ratner and Buenker have revised and updated the first edition of Multiculturalism in the United States to reflect the changes, patterns, and shifts in immigration showing how American culture... more...

  • Black America, Body Beautiful: How the African American Image is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other Industriesby Eric Bailey

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 64.00

    Despite all the medical and media attention focused on the rate of overweight and obesity in the African American population, African American images and body types are greatly influencing changes in the fashion, fitness, advertising, television and movie industries. This is because overweight, like beauty, can be in the eye of the beholder. Most... more...

  • A Century and Some Changeby Ann Nixon Cooper; Karen Grigsby Bates

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    President-elect Barack Obama reflected on the life of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, singling her out of millions of voters, he said, because she was “born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky, when someone like her couldn’t vote for two reasons—because she was a woman and because... more...

  • The Salvadoran Americansby Carlos Cordova

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    Salvadorans and other Central Americans have a strong presence in the United States because of the recent civil wars, natural disasters, and resulting economic downturns in the region. Most fled the right-wing death squads that were funded by the Reagan and first Bush Administrations and that targeted civilian populations in the 1980s and 1990s. The... more...

  • Survival of the African American Family: The Institutional Impact of U.S. Social Policyby Karen Jewell

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 36.95

    Challenging widely held beliefs, this provocative book offers nothing less than a blueprint for enhancing the social and economic status of African American families. Despite the implementation of liberal social policies in the 1960s and '70s, successive U.S. administrations continue to dash the hopes and expectations of African Americans, who remain... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50 US$ 3.92

    Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...