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Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory Among Gullah/Geechee Women
Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory Among Gullah/Geechee Women
by Lerhonda Manigault-bryant
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Talking to the Dead is an ethnography of seven Gullah/Geechee women from the South Carolina lowcountry. These women communicate with their ancestors through dreams, prayer, and visions and traditional crafts and customs, such as storytelling, basket... (read more)

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Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times (Women Writers of Color)
Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times (Women Writers of Color)
by Deborah G. Plant
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Born in Eatonton, GA, in 1944, a daughter of sharecroppers, Alice Walker has lived a remarkable and courageous life, and she continues to do so as an elder. Taking inspiration from her great-great-great-great grandmother who lived enslaved in the... (read more)

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The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents [2 Volumes] (Practical and Applied Psychology Practical and Applied Psych)
The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents [2 Volumes] (Practical and Applied Psychology Practical and Applied Psych)
by Warren Spielberg
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Despite examples set by successful black men in all walks of life, the truth remains that a disproportionate number of black boys and young men underperform at school, suffer from PTSD, and, too often, find themselves on a pathway to jail. The two-volume... (read more)

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African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia
African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia
by Delores Jones-brown
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African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia comprises descriptive essays documenting the ways in which people of African descent have been victimized by oppressive laws enacted by local, state, and federal authorities in the United States... (read more)

Available May 2014
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Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam
Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam
by Jamillah Karim
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With vocal public figures such as Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam often appears to be a male-centric religious movement, and over 60 years of scholarship have perpetuated that notion. Yet, women have been pivotal in... (read more)

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Boots Riley: Lyrics in Context, 1993-2012
Boots Riley: Lyrics in Context, 1993-2012
by Boots Riley
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"Every line brims with the grit of the underdog, burns with rage and tenderness. It's no secret he is one of the most influential poets of this generation."—Jeff Chang, Can't Stop, Wont Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation "Boots' lyrics... (read more)

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W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures #15: Transformation of the African American Intelligentsia, 1880-2012
W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures #15: Transformation of the African American Intelligentsia, 1880-2012
by Martin Kilson
Synopsis
After Reconstruction, African Americans found themselves largely excluded from politics, higher education, and the professions. Martin Kilson explores how a modern African American intelligentsia developed amid institutionalized racism. He argues... (read more)

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Black Performance Theory
Black Performance Theory
by Thomas Defrantz
Synopsis
Black performance theory is a rich interdisciplinary area of study and critical method. In this collection of new essays, some of its pioneering thinkers demonstrate the breadth and depth, innovation, and critical value of black performance theory.... (read more)

Available May 2014
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Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity After Civil Rights
Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity After Civil Rights
by Derek C. Maus
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From 30 Americans to Angry White Boy, from Bamboozled to The Boondocks, from Chappelle's Show to The Colored Museum, this collection of twenty-one essays takes an interdisciplinary look at the flowering of satire and its influence in defining new roles... (read more)

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The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: The Essential Early Essays (American Philosophy)
The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: The Essential Early Essays (American Philosophy)
by W. E. B. Du Bois
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This volume assembles essential essays some published only posthumously, others obscure, another only recently translated by W. E. B. Du Bois from 1894 to early 1906. They show the first formulations of some of his most famous ideas, namely, "the veil," "... (read more)

Available April 2014
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Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam
Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam
by Dawn-marie Gibson
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With vocal public figures such as Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam often appears to be a male-centric religious movement, and over 60 years of scholarship have perpetuated that notion. Yet, women have been pivotal in... (read more)

Available July 11, 2014
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Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian
Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian
by Ethelene Whitmire
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The first African American to head a branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL), Regina Andrews led an extraordinary life. Allied with W. E. B. Du Bois, she fought for promotion and equal pay against entrenched sexism and racism. Andrews also played a... (read more)

Available May 2014
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Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism
Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism
by bell hooks
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Mainstream rhetoric has made a concerted effort to polarize African Americans and Latinos, emphasizing differences in language and religion, while designating one or the other as the “favored minority” at will. In Witness, Amalia Mesa-Bains... (read more)

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The Pekin: The Rise and Fall of Chicago's First Black-Owned Theater (New Black Studies)
The Pekin: The Rise and Fall of Chicago's First Black-Owned Theater (New Black Studies)
by Thomas Bauman
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In 1904, political operator and gambling boss Robert T. Motts opened the Pekin Theater in Chicago. Dubbed the "Temple of Music," the Pekin became one of the country's most prestigious African American cultural institutions, renowned for its all-black... (read more)

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Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement (New Perspectives on the History of the South)
Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement (New Perspectives on the History of the South)
by Zoe A. Colley
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“Demonstrates how the ‘jail, no bail’ tactic moved the movement from a response to a crisis to an event that drew media notice and focused the country’s attention on the injustice of segregation.”—Choice &ldquo... (read more)

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Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union
Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union
by G. Reginald Daniel
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The concept of a more perfect union remains a constant theme in the political rhetoric of Barack Obama. From his now historic race speech to his second victory speech delivered on November 7, 2012, that striving is evident. "Tonight, more than two... (read more)

Available August 2014
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Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory Among Gullah/Geechee Women
Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory Among Gullah/Geechee Women
by Lerhonda Manigault-bryant
Publisher Comments
Talking to the Dead is an ethnography of seven Gullah/Geechee women from the South Carolina lowcountry. These women communicate with their ancestors through dreams, prayer, and visions and traditional crafts and customs, such as storytelling, basket... (read more)

Available June 2014
Your price: $99.25
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Black Performance Theory
Black Performance Theory
by Thomas Defrantz
Synopsis
Black performance theory is a rich interdisciplinary area of study and critical method. In this collection of new essays, some of its pioneering thinkers demonstrate the breadth and depth, innovation, and critical value of black performance theory.... (read more)

Available May 2014
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Rats, Riots and Revolution: Black Housing in the 1960s
Rats, Riots and Revolution: Black Housing in the 1960s
by Keeanga Taylor
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Through exacting research and urgent prose, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor demonstrates the way in which racism, redlining, and urban exploitation were not just expressions of white prejudice or generic anti-black attitudes, rather they were demonstrations of... (read more)

Available October 2014
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Buffalo Soldiers: The Colored Regulars in the United States Army
Buffalo Soldiers: The Colored Regulars in the United States Army
by T. G. Steward
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Formed in 1866, the African-American army units known as Buffalo Soldiers acquired near-mythical status for their fortitude and courage. This history by a chaplain of the Twenty-fifth Infantry includes firsthand accounts of the Spanish-American War... (read more)

Available May 2014
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