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Lay My Burden Down : Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis Among African-americans (00 Edition)
Lay My Burden Down : Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis Among African-americans (00 Edition)
by Alvin F. Poussaint
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White African American Body (02 Edition)
White African American Body (02 Edition)
by Martin
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Blacks with white skin. Since colonial times, showmen have exhibited the bodies of African Americans with white or gradually whitening skin in taverns, dime museums, and circus sideshows. The term "white Negro" has served to describe an... (read more)

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Black Trials: Citizenship from the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste
Black Trials: Citizenship from the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste
by Mark S Weiner
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A sweeping history of American ideas of belonging and citizenship, told through the stories of fourteen legal cases that helped to shape our nation. Spanning the period from colonial times to the present, Black Trials tells how the place of blacks in... (read more)

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People Get Ready! : New History of Black Gospel Music (04 Edition)
People Get Ready! : New History of Black Gospel Music (04 Edition)
by Robert Darden
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People Get Ready!: A New History of Gospel Music is a passionate, celebratory, and carefully researched chronology of one of America's greatest treasures. From Africa through the spirituals, from minstrel music through jubilee, and from traditional to... (read more)

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American Taxation, American Slavery (06 Edition)
American Taxation, American Slavery (06 Edition)
by Robin L. Einhorn
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 In American Taxation, American Slavery, Robin Einhorn shows the deep, broad, and continuous influence of slavery on Americas fear and loathing of taxes. From the earliest colonial times right up to the Civil War, slaveholding elites feared strong... (read more)

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Before Freedom, When I Just Can Remember: Twenty-Seven Oral Histories of Former South Carolina Slaves
Before Freedom, When I Just Can Remember: Twenty-Seven Oral Histories of Former South Carolina Slaves
by Belinda Hurmence
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The idea of interviewing slaves about their experiences dates to the 1760s, when abolitionists first began to publish slave narratives as a way to educate the public to the horrors of slavery. From 1929 to 1932, the social sciences department at Fisk... (read more)

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A Fire in the Bones
A Fire in the Bones
by A Raboteau
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In this fascinating collection of essays, Albert Raboteau reexamines the rich history of the African-American religious experience. Through his exploration of traditions that include the Baptist revivals, the AME Church, Black Catholics and African Orisa... (read more)

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Blacked Out: Dilemmas of Race, Identity, and Success at Capital High
Blacked Out: Dilemmas of Race, Identity, and Success at Capital High
by Signithia Fordham
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This innovative portrait of student life in an urban high school focuses on the academic success of African-American students, exploring the symbolic role of academic achievement within the Black community and investigating the price students pay for... (read more)

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Negro Church in America : the Black Church Since Frazier (74 Edition)
Negro Church in America : the Black Church Since Frazier (74 Edition)
by Edward F. Frazier
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American Negro Slavery (06 Edition)
American Negro Slavery (06 Edition)
by Phillips
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts... (read more)

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Atlantic Slave Trade : Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe (92 Edition)
Atlantic Slave Trade : Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe (92 Edition)
by Joseph E. Inikori
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"This is cutting-edge, state of the art history-economics on the Atlantic slave trade."--Vernon Burton, University of Illinois "(This volume) will become an important milestone in the investigation of the issue of the extent to which western modern... (read more)

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Between God and Gangsta Rap: Bearing Witness to Black Culture
Between God and Gangsta Rap: Bearing Witness to Black Culture
by Michael Eric Dyson
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A former welfare father from the ghetto of Detroit, Michael Eric Dyson is today a critic, scholar, and ordained Baptist minister who has forged a unique role: he is a compelling spokesman for the concerns of the black community, and also a leader who has... (read more)

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From Trickster to Badman
From Trickster to Badman
by John W Roberts
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To protect their identity and values, Africans enslaved in America transformed various familiar character types to create folk heroes who offered models of behavior both recognizable to them as African people and adaptable to their situation in America... (read more)

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African American Women in Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 (98 Edition)
African American Women in Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 (98 Edition)
by Rosalyn Terborg-penn
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Drawing from original documents, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn constructs a comprehensive portrait of the African American women who fought for the right to vote. She analyzes the women's own stories of why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women... (read more)

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American Slavery 1619 1877
American Slavery 1619 1877
by Peter Kolchin
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A concise, engaging overview of American slavery from the beginning of the colonial era to emancipation and its aftermath. Kolchin takes a broad geographical perspective, putting American slavery in the context of a general trend toward use of forced... (read more)

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African American Religion : Interpretive Essays in History and Culture (97 Edition)
African American Religion : Interpretive Essays in History and Culture (97 Edition)
by Timothy E. Fulop
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African American Religion brings together in one forum the mt important essays on the development of these traditions to provide a broad overview of the field and its most important scholars. The first part of the book orients African American religion... (read more)

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Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?
Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?
by Michael Eric Dyson
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The acclaimed writer, preacher, and "hip-hop intellectual" exposes the raw nerve of class and generational warfare in black America with this provocative defense of poor African Americans.... (read more)

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Atlantic Slave Trade (69 Edition)
Atlantic Slave Trade (69 Edition)
by Philip D. Curtin
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Curtin combines modern research and statistical methods with his broad knowledge of the field to present the first book-length quantitative analysis of the Atlantic slave trade.  Its basic evidence suggests revision of currently held opinions... (read more)

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Inside the Nation of Islam (01 Edition)
Inside the Nation of Islam (01 Edition)
by Vibert L. White
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From the foreword: "Far and away the most personal and the most engrossing story I’ve read about Louis Farrakhan; and if the professor doesn’t solve the riddle of just who is Louis Farrakhan (and perhaps the Minister himself doesn’... (read more)

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Black Macho and Myth of the Superwoman ((Rev)99 Edition)
Black Macho and Myth of the Superwoman ((Rev)99 Edition)
by Michelle Wallace
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United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) heads a wave of anti-sweatshop organizing that has reached over two hundred American college campuses in the past three years. From the Northeast to the Southwest, at public and private, large and small... (read more)

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