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Two Princes of Calabar : an Eighteenth-century Atlantic Odyssey (04 Edition)
Two Princes of Calabar : an Eighteenth-century Atlantic Odyssey (04 Edition)
by Randy J. Sparks
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In 1767, two "princes" of a ruling family in the port of Old Calabar, on the slave coast of Africa, were ambushed and captured by English slavers. The princes, Little Ephraim Robin John and Ancona Robin Robin John, were themselves slave traders who were... (read more)

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Farewell To the Party of Lincoln : Black Politics in the Age of F.D.R (83 Edition)
Farewell To the Party of Lincoln : Black Politics in the Age of F.D.R (83 Edition)
by Nancy J. Weiss
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"An excellent piece of work that will make a significant contribution to our understanding of the New Deal as well as the experience of black Americans during the 1930s."--William H. Chafe, Duke... (read more)

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We Are Not What We Seem : Black Nationalism and Class Struggle in the American Century (99 Edition)
We Are Not What We Seem : Black Nationalism and Class Struggle in the American Century (99 Edition)
by Rod Bush
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An innovative departure from traditional approaches to political thought, this groundbreaking anthology includes minority ideologies where they occurred historically. By interweaving minority voices with majority documents rather than grouping them... (read more)

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Down By the Riverside: a South Carolina Slave Community, Anniversary Edition ((Rev)09 Edition)
Down By the Riverside: a South Carolina Slave Community, Anniversary Edition ((Rev)09 Edition)
by Charles Joyner
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A new edition of the classic study of slave life in the American... (read more)

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Slavery and Public History: the Tough Stuff of American Memory (09 Edition)
Slavery and Public History: the Tough Stuff of American Memory (09 Edition)
by James Oliver Horton
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America's slave past is being analyzed as never before, yet it remains one of the most contentious issues in U.S. memory. In recent years, the culture wars over the way that slavery is remembered and taught have reached a new crescendo. From the argument... (read more)

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Peculiar Institution (10 Edition)
Peculiar Institution (10 Edition)
by David Garland
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2012 Edwin H. Sutherland Award, American Society of... (read more)

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Decoded (11 Edition)
Decoded (11 Edition)
by Jay-z
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Expanded paperback edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.   Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a... (read more)

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Purchasing Power : Black Kids and American Consumer Culture (01 Edition)
Purchasing Power : Black Kids and American Consumer Culture (01 Edition)
by Elizabeth M. Chin
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What does it mean to be young, poor, and black in our consumer culture? Are black children "brand-crazed consumer addicts" willing to kill each other over a pair of the latest Nike Air Jordans or Barbie backpack? In this first in-depth account of the... (read more)

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The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas about White People, 1830-1925
The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas about White People, 1830-1925
by Mia Bay
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How did African-American slaves view their white masters? As demons, deities or another race entirely? When nineteenth-century white Americans proclaimed their innate superiority, did blacks agree? If not, why not? How did blacks assess the status of the... (read more)

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Talking at Trena's: Everyday Conversations at an African American Tavern
Talking at Trena's: Everyday Conversations at an African American Tavern
by Reuben A Buford May
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Arkansas, 1943. The Deep South during the heart of Jim Crow-era segregation. A Japanese-American person boards a bus, and immediately is faced with a dilemma. Not white. Not black. Where to sit? By elucidating the experience of interstitial ethnic groups... (read more)

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African American Church Growth
African American Church Growth
by Carlyle Fie Stewart
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Filling a need not previously addressed, African American Church Growth contends that it is precisely the prophetic consciousness which appeals to many blacks of the post-civil rights era, and that emphasis on the prophetic will help bring the black... (read more)

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Birth of African-american Culture : an Anthropological Perspective (92 Edition)
Birth of African-american Culture : an Anthropological Perspective (92 Edition)
by Sidney W. Mintz
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This compelling look at the wellsprings of cultural vitality during one of the most dehumanizing experiences in history provides a fresh perspective on the African-American past.... (read more)

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Enslaved : True Stories of Modern Day Slavery (08 Edition)
Enslaved : True Stories of Modern Day Slavery (08 Edition)
by Jesse Sage
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Twenty-seven million people are estimated to be held in slavery around the world today. This collection of first-hand accounts will raise awareness and show how slavery is thriving in the twenty first century. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent... (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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Making of New World Slavery : From Baroque To Modern 1492-1800 (Rev 10 Edition)
Making of New World Slavery : From Baroque To Modern 1492-1800 (Rev 10 Edition)
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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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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Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color
Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color
by Iyanla Vanzant
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andlt;Iandgt;Acts of Faithandlt;/Iandgt; is a thoughtful and inspirational book that explores the unique pressures on people of color today with great insight and sensitivity. This book is the minimum daily requirement for people of color in search of... (read more)

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