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African American Theatre : an Historical and Critical Analysis (94 Edition)
African American Theatre : an Historical and Critical Analysis (94 Edition)
by Samuel A. Hay
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Originating in 19th century social protest, Black theater has faced persistent conflicts of identity. A profile of dramatic expression shaped and scarred by repression, self-affirmation and subversion emerges from this first comprehensive history of an... (read more)

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Turbulent Voyage : Readings in African-american Studies (3RD 00 Edition)
Turbulent Voyage : Readings in African-american Studies (3RD 00 Edition)
by Floyd Hayes
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This anthology is designed to introduce the reader to the contours and content of African American Studies. The text and readings included here not only impart information but seek as their foremost goal to precipitate in the reader an awareness of the... (read more)

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Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
by Peniel E Joseph
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The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s is now remembered as a distant, sepia-toned campaign, whose achievements and idealism were soon eclipsed by angry, confrontational Black Power activists. However, far from marking the end of an era, as... (read more)

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African-amer. Perspectives on Biomed... (92 Edition)
African-amer. Perspectives on Biomed... (92 Edition)
by Flack
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A dialogue between African, Afro-American, and European perspectives on biomedical ethics, as the beginnings of breaking the monopoly of European philosophy on a subject that affects people from all backgrounds. The 17 papers and responses to papers... (read more)

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Liberating Visions : Human Fulfullment and Social Justice in African-american Thought (90 Edition)
Liberating Visions : Human Fulfullment and Social Justice in African-american Thought (90 Edition)
by Robert M. Franklin
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The four men spotlighted in this book, together with other black religious and political leaders and communities, have developed distinctive and significant traditions of moral thinking and social criticism. . Although the principal concern of these... (read more)

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Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery
Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery
by Robert Willia Fogel
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"[Fogel's] exceedingly careful testing of all possible sources and his pioneering methodological approach have allowed [him] both to increase our knowledge of an institutions operation and disintegration and to renew our methods of research." --from the... (read more)

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Race and Slavery in the Middle East (90 Edition)
Race and Slavery in the Middle East (90 Edition)
by Bernard W. Lewis
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"A realistic, well-documented study. Important illustrations and primary evidence now made accessible."--Irving R. Mix, Elmira College "An important book which explains the issue of slavery in the Middle East."--Robert A. Hess, Messiah College "An... (read more)

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Black Panther Party Reconsidered 1ST Edition
Black Panther Party Reconsidered 1ST Edition
by Charles E Jones
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Oakland, California, 1966-one of the nation's most controversial political organizations, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is founded. During its meteoric rise, and almost as rapid decline, the Black Panther Party became the subject of countless... (read more)

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From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcolm X and the Organization of Afro-American Unity
From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcolm X and the Organization of Afro-American Unity
by Sales W
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One of the few books that offers historical research about the OAAU, a revolutionary organization founded by Malcom X and rooted in tradtions of black nationalism, self-determination and human rights. The author establishes the relevance of Malcolm's... (read more)

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Soul : Black Power, Politics, and Pleasure (97 Edition)
Soul : Black Power, Politics, and Pleasure (97 Edition)
by Monique (ed.) Guillory
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What role did manhood play in early American Politics? In A Republic of Men, Mark E. Kann argues that the American founders aspired to create a "republic of men" but feared that "disorderly men" threatened its birth, health, and longevity. Kann... (read more)

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Waltzing in the Dark : African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era (00 Edition)
Waltzing in the Dark : African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era (00 Edition)
by Brenda Dixon Gottschild
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“... a close, intelligent look at a long 'invisibilized' piece of black cultural history.” —Publishers Weekly “. . . [a] significant contribution. . . . This work points up the power of the black dancing body to influence... (read more)

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Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America
Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America
by Eugene Robinson
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Instead of one black America, today there are four. “There was a time when there were agreed-upon 'black leaders,' when there was a clear 'black agenda,' when we could talk confidently about 'the state of black America'—but not anymore.”... (read more)

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To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren : David Walker and the Problem of American Slave Resistance (96 Edition)
To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren : David Walker and the Problem of American Slave Resistance (96 Edition)
by Peter Hinks
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Peter P. Hinks is Lecturer in American History at Yale University, where he also servers as Associate Editor of The Frederick Douglass Papers. He is the editor of a new edition of An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World by David Walker... (read more)

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Book of Rhymes: the Poetics of Hip Hop (09 Edition)
Book of Rhymes: the Poetics of Hip Hop (09 Edition)
by Adam Bradley
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The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important... (read more)

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Risks of Faith : the Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation, 1968-1998 (99 Edition)
Risks of Faith : the Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation, 1968-1998 (99 Edition)
by James H. Cone
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Born in Bondage : Growing Up Enslaved in the Antebellum South (00 Edition)
Born in Bondage : Growing Up Enslaved in the Antebellum South (00 Edition)
by Marie Jenkins Schwartz
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2001 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, Southern Association for Women... (read more)

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Slave Country : American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (05 Edition)
Slave Country : American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (05 Edition)
by Adam Rothman
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This book tells the tragic story of the expansion of slavery in the new United States. In the wake of the American Revolution, slavery gradually disappeared from the northern states and the importation of captive Africans was prohibited. Yet, at the same... (read more)

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Black Power: Politics of Liberation in America
Black Power: Politics of Liberation in America
by Kwame Ture
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African American Religious History
African American Religious History
by Milton C. (edt) Sernett
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This is a 2nd edition of the 1985 anthology that examines the religious history of African Americans.... (read more)

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David Walker's Appeal To the Coloured Citizens of the World (00 Edition)
David Walker's Appeal To the Coloured Citizens of the World (00 Edition)
by Peter P. Hinks
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“Peter Hinks . . . is now the leading scholarly authority on Walker.” —Sean Wilentz, Princeton University... (read more)

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