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African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (02 Edition)
African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (02 Edition)
by Shaun L. Gabbidon
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This anthology provides a collection of classic articles in criminology//criminal justice written by black scholars and researchers beginning with W E B Dubois up through Lee Brown, the current mayor of Houston, TX. Articles focus on crime and the black... (read more)

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Inhuman Bondage : the Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World (06 Edition)
Inhuman Bondage : the Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World (06 Edition)
by David Brion Davis
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Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, David Brion Davis has long been recognized as the leading authority on slavery in the Western World. Now, in Inhuman Bondage, Davis sums up a lifetime of insight in this definitive account of New... (read more)

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Black Studies Reader
Black Studies Reader
by Jacqueline Bobo
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With an all-star cast of contributors, The Black Studies Reader takes on the history and future of this multi-faceted academic field. This authoritative collection takes a critical look at the current state of Black studies and speculates on where it may... (read more)

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Decoded
Decoded
by Jay Z
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Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. “Hip-hop’s renaissance... (read more)

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The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800 (Verso World History)
The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800 (Verso World History)
by Robin Blackburn
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The Making of New World Slavery argues that independent commerce, geared to burgeoning consumer markets, was the driving force behind the rise of plantation slavery. The baroque state sought—successfully—to feed upon this commerce and&... (read more)

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African American Philosophy : Selected Readings (02 Edition)
African American Philosophy : Selected Readings (02 Edition)
by Tommy L. Lott
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African-American Philosophy is a topically organized collection of classical and contemporary articles on a wide range of social and political issues. Ideal for introductory courses that deal with African-American thought, this text includes an... (read more)

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Race Matters
Race Matters
by Cornel West
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The fundamental litmus test for American democracy-its economy, government, criminal justice system, education, mass media, and culture-remains: how broad and intense are the arbitrary powers used and deployed against black people. In this sense, the... (read more)

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Keeping Down the Black Vote: Race and the Demobilization of American Voters
Keeping Down the Black Vote: Race and the Demobilization of American Voters
by Frances Fox Piven
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A controversial examination of how our political system, despite "get out the vote" rhetoric, works to suppress the vote—especially the votes of African Americans. "Karl Rove began to impress upon leading Republicans...that...one way to address the... (read more)

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Another Day's Journey (97 Edition)
Another Day's Journey (97 Edition)
by Robert M. Franklin
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Franklin's book urges direct engagement by African American and other churches with America's mounting social problems and details programs for children, elders, and economic action.... (read more)

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American Negro Slavery: A Modern Reader
American Negro Slavery: A Modern Reader
by Allen Weinstein
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"Easily the best anthology on the historical literature of slavery."--Clayborne Carson, Stanford University "Excellent historical and sociological analyses of Black American slavery."--Richard T. Doi, Central Washington University... (read more)

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Emancipation Betrayed : Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida From Reconstruction To the Bloody Election of 1920 (05 Edition)
Emancipation Betrayed : Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida From Reconstruction To the Bloody Election of 1920 (05 Edition)
by Paul Ortiz
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"Paul Ortiz's lyrical and closely argued study introduces us to unknown generations of freedom fighters for whom organizing democratically became in every sense a way of life. Ortiz changes the very ways we think of Southern history as he shows in... (read more)

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Final Freedom : the Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (01 Edition)
Final Freedom : the Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (01 Edition)
by Michael Vorenberg
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Focusing on the Thirteenth Amendment, this book examines emancipation after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.... (read more)

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Harlem Renaissance : Hub of African-american Culture, 1920-1930 (95 Edition)
Harlem Renaissance : Hub of African-american Culture, 1920-1930 (95 Edition)
by Steven Watson
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It was W.E.B. DuBois who paved the way with his essays and his magazine The Crisis, but the Harlem Renaissance was mostly a literary and intellectual movement whose best known figures include Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Claude... (read more)

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African-american Humanism : an Anthology (91 Edition)
African-american Humanism : an Anthology (91 Edition)
by Norm R. Jr. Allen
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This collection demonstrates the strong influence that humanism and freethought had in developing the history and ideals of black intellectualism. Most people are quick to note the profound influence that religion has played in African-American history... (read more)

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Controversies in Minority Voting: The Voting Rights ACT in Perspective
Controversies in Minority Voting: The Voting Rights ACT in Perspective
by Bernard Grofman
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Widely regarded as one of the most successful pieces of modern legislation, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has transformed the nature of minority participation and representation in the United States. But with success came controversy as some scholars... (read more)

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Black Talk : Words and Phrases From the Hood To the Amen Corner (Rev 00 Edition)
Black Talk : Words and Phrases From the Hood To the Amen Corner (Rev 00 Edition)
by Geneva Smitherman
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Fully revised and updated -- the ultimate guide to black talk from all segments of the African American community.Do you want to be down with the latest hype terms from the Hip Hop world? Black Talk is the perfect source. "Even if you think you're hip... (read more)

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Reversing Underachievemnet Amoung Black (2ND 11 Edition)
Reversing Underachievemnet Amoung Black (2ND 11 Edition)
by Donna Y. Ford
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Much has changed (and stayed the same) since the first edition of Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students was published in 1996. Although our nation and schools have changed racially and culturally, with more Black, Hispanic, and Asian... (read more)

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Questioning Slavery (96 Edition)
Questioning Slavery (96 Edition)
by James Walvin
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James Walvin plots the story of black slavery and traces the intellectual and historical arguments which have swirled around its history in recent years. This comparative analysis of slavery in the English-speaking Americas offers new perspectives and a... (read more)

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Rumor African-American Cul
I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Rumor African-American Cul
by Patricia A Turner
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Ku Klux Klan-owned companies. Sodas that cause sterility. A military conspiracy to infect Africans with AIDS. These rumors reverberate through Black America. Now, Patricia Turner presents a groundbreaking, comprehensive look at how rumors translate white... (read more)

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Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community (Blacks in the New World)
Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community (Blacks in the New World)
by Charles Joyner
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Reconstructs daily life in a Lowcountry slave community.... (read more)

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