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Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life
Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life
by Karen E. Fields
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Barbara J. Fields is Professor of History at Columbia University, author of Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland During the Nineteenth Century and coauthor of Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War. Karen... (read more)

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The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea
The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea
by Robert Wald Sussman
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Biological races do not exist--and never have. This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations. Yet racial prejudice and intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply ingrained in Western society. In his powerful... (read more)

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Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First Century
Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First Century
by Mary C Waters
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"Much hand-wringing has occurred over the so-called failure of young people to grow up today. This volume persuasively shows the range of forces that shape the protracted transition to adulthood. An excellent and enjoyable read." --Deborah Carr... (read more)

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Unequal Childhoods (2ND 11 Edition)
Unequal Childhoods (2ND 11 Edition)
by Annette Lareau
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By beginning a conversation that encourages self-examination and compassion, Combined Destinies invites readers to look at how white Americans have been hurt by the very ideology that their ancestors created. Editors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T... (read more)

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Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism (Difference Incorporated)
Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism (Difference Incorporated)
by Jodi Melamed
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In the global convulsions in the aftermath of World War II, one dominant world racial order broke apart and a new one emerged. This is the story Jodi Melamed tells in Represent and Destroy, portraying the postwar racial break as a transition from white... (read more)

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All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn
All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn
by Sokol Jason
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The Northeastern United Statesand#151;home to abolitionism and a refuge for blacks fleeing the Jim Crow Southand#151;has had a long and celebrated history of racial equality and political liberalism. After World War II, the region appeared poised to... (read more)

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Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others
Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others
by David Livingstone Smith
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Winner of the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction A revelatory look at why we dehumanize each other, with stunning examples from world history as well as todays headlines “Brute.” “Cockroach.” “Lice.”... (read more)

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Aristocracy of Color : Race and Reconstruction in California and the West, 1850-1890 (13 Edition)
Aristocracy of Color : Race and Reconstruction in California and the West, 1850-1890 (13 Edition)
by D. Michael Bottoms
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In the South after the Civil War, the reassertion of white supremacy tended to pit white against black. In the West, by contrast, a radically different drama emerged, particularly in multiracial, multiethnic California. State elections in California to... (read more)

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Uprooting Racism (3RD 11 Edition)
Uprooting Racism (3RD 11 Edition)
by Kivel
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In 2008 the United States elected its first black president, and recent polls show that only twenty-two percent of white people in the United States believe that racism is a major societal problem. On the surface, it may seem to be in decline. However... (read more)

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We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement
We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement
by Akinyele Omowale Umoja
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Winner of the 2014 Anna Julia Cooper-CLR James Book Award presented by the National Council of Black Studies In We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement, Akinyele Omowale Umoja argues that armed resistance was... (read more)

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The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
by Robert Jensen
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Cultural Writing. An honest look at US racism and the liberal platitudes that attempt to conceal it. THE HEART OF WHITENESS offers an honest and rigorous exploration of what Jensen refers to as the depraved nature of whiteness in the United States... (read more)

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Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy
Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy
by Paul Hendrickson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-329) and index.... (read more)

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The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures)
The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures)
by Glenn C. Loury
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Speaking wisely and provocatively about the political economy of race, Glenn Loury has become one of our most prominent black intellectuals--and, because of his challenges to the orthodoxies of both left and right, one of the most controversial. A major... (read more)

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Racism (00 Edition)
Racism (00 Edition)
by Albert Memmi
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Racism: It is social, not "natural," it is general, not "personal"; and it is tragically effective. In a remarkable meditation on a subject at the troubled center of American life, Albert Memmi investigates racism as social pathology -- a cultural... (read more)

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Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
by Jason L Riley
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Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans... (read more)

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Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.
Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.
by Harry S. Jaffe
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With a new afterword covering the two decades since its first publication, two of Washington, D.C.s most respected journalists expose one of Americas most tragic ironies: how the nations capital, often a gleaming symbol of peace and hope, is the setting... (read more)

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The Violence of Hate: Confronting Racism, Anti-Semitism, and Other Forms of Bigotry
The Violence of Hate: Confronting Racism, Anti-Semitism, and Other Forms of Bigotry
by Jack Levin
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This text explores two forms of hate and prejudice – racism in contemporary American society and the historical occurrence of anti-Semitism – under a single conceptual framework.   Jack Levin, is a well-known scholar, author, and... (read more)

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Freedom To Be Racist? (11 Edition)
Freedom To Be Racist? (11 Edition)
by Erik Bleich
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We love freedom. We hate racism. But what do we do when these values collide? In this wide-ranging book, Erik Bleich explores policies that the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and other liberal democracies have implemented when forced to choose... (read more)

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The States of Race
The States of Race
by Sherene (edt) Razack
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What is a Canadian critical race feminism? As the contributors to this book note, the interventions of Canadian critical race feminists work to explicitly engage the Canadian state as a white settler society. The collection examines Indigenous peoples... (read more)

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Race Manners for the 21ST Century : Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans in an Age of Fear (07 Edition)
Race Manners for the 21ST Century : Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans in an Age of Fear (07 Edition)
by Bruce A. Jacobs
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Talking about race relations is never easy. Bruce A. Jacobs has written a book that shows us how we can begin--not with lofty abstractions or policy arguments, but with practicality and directness. Completely revised and updated, this is a candid... (read more)

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