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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander
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The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited paperback version of the book Lani Guinier calls “brave and... (read more)

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12 Years a Slave: (Movie Tie-In)
12 Years a Slave: (Movie Tie-In)
by Solomon Northup
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Now a major motion picture starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard, this tie-in edition features a foreword from acclaimed director... (read more)

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Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008
Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008
by Henry Louis Jr Gates
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship and including more... (read more)

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The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
by Stephen B Oates
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The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831, and the savage reprisals that followed, shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into... (read more)

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Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
by Sanyika Shakur
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Written in solitary confinement, the author's memoir of 16 years as a gangbanger in Los Angeles makes palpable the despair and decay of America's inner cities and gives eloquent voice to one aspect of the black ghetto experience.... (read more)

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The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why
The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why
by Jabari Asim
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A renowned cultural critic untangles the twisted history and future of racism through its most volatile word. The N Word reveals how the term "nigger" has both reflected and spread the scourge of bigotry in America over the four hundred years since it... (read more)

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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
by Jeanne Theoharis
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The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress... (read more)

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Notes of a Native Son
Notes of a Native Son
by James Baldwin
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These brilliant essays, which ultimately form a profound meditation on what it means to be "native" to this complex and brutal country we call America, were originally published in the 1940s and 1950s. Sadly, it came as no surprise to me how timely and... (read more)

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Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (King Legacy)
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (King Legacy)
by Martin Luther King
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroes who took to heart the... (read more)

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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63
by Taylor Branch
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Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, andlt;Iandgt;Parting the Watersandlt;/Iandgt; is destined to endure for generations. andlt;BRandgt;Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to... (read more)

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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde
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“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . .... (read more)

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Native Son (Modern Classics)
Native Son (Modern Classics)
by Richard Wright
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Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young... (read more)

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Worse Than Slavery
Worse Than Slavery
by David Oshinsky
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The brutal conditions and inhuman treatment of African-Americans in Southern prisons has been immortalized in blues songs and in such movies as Cool Hand Luke. Now, drawing on police and prison records and oral histories, David M. Oshinsky presents an... (read more)

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Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary
Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary
by Jasmine Guy
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Before becoming one of the most well-known members of the Black Power movement, Alice Faye Williams was not unlike any other poor, African American girl growing up in the impoverished South. But when her family moved to New York during the radical... (read more)

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After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina
After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina
by David Dante Troutt
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Leading African-American scholars use post-hurricane Louisiana as a window into 21st century Black America.... (read more)

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The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
by Taylor Branch
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Taylor Branch, author of the acclaimed America in the King Years, introduces selections from the trilogy in clear context and gripping detail. The King Years delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes who achieved miracles in constructive purpose and yet... (read more)

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I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
by Jackie Robinson
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The Autobiography of a Boy of Summer Who Became a Man for All Seasons Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier,... (read more)

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Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home
Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home
by Anita Hill
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From the heroic lawyer who spoke out against Clarence Thomas in the historic confirmation hearings twenty years ago   “This ambitious book provides just as dignified and well intentioned a performance as the one she gave at those hearings... (read more)

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A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons
A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons
by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
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Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later becoming part of the Madison household staff at the White House. Once finally emancipated by Senator Daniel Webster later in life, he would give an aged... (read more)

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In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the West, 1528-1990
In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the West, 1528-1990
by Quintard Taylor
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A landmark history of African Americans in the West, In Search of the Racial Frontier rescues the collective American consciousness from thinking solely of European pioneers when considering the exploration, settling, and conquest of the territory west... (read more)

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