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"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": And Other Conversations about Race
"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": And Other Conversations about Race
by Beverly Tatum
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The fifth-anniversary edition of the best-selling work on the development of racial identity.... (read more)

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Orientalism
Orientalism
by Edward W Said
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
by Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba
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How an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactorand#160; By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmotherandrsquo;s cancer diagnosis drove him to... (read more)

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Sundown Towns : Hidden Dimension of American Racism (05 Edition)
Sundown Towns : Hidden Dimension of American Racism (05 Edition)
by James W. Loewen
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Bestselling author of andlt;I andgt;Lies My Teacher Told Meandlt;/Iandgt;, James W. Loewen, exposes the secret communities and hotbeds of racial injustice that sprung up throughout the twentieth century unnoticed, forcing us to reexamine race relations... (read more)

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Notes of a Native Son (12 Edition)
Notes of a Native Son (12 Edition)
by Baldwin
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Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as... (read more)

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Up from Slavery (Dover Thrift Editions)
Up from Slavery (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Booker T. Washington
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Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated... (read more)

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American Apartheid : Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (93 Edition)
American Apartheid : Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (93 Edition)
by Douglas S. Massey
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This volume brings together leading researchers from the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe to explore the processes that lead to segregation and the outcomes and implications that result. Making use of new methods and data sources that offer... (read more)

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Where We Stand: Class Matters
Where We Stand: Class Matters
by bell hooks
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Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan Coop boards, Where We Stand is a successful black woman's reflection--personal, straight forward, and rigorously honest--on how our dilemmas of class and race are intertwined, and... (read more)

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Welfare Racism : Playing the Race Card Against America's Poor (01 Edition)
Welfare Racism : Playing the Race Card Against America's Poor (01 Edition)
by Kenneth J. Neubeck
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Welfare Racism analyzes the impact of racism on US welfare policy. Through historical and present-day analysis, the authors show how race-based attitudes, policy making, and administrative policies have long had a negative impact on public assistance... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)
by Frederick Douglass
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Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the... (read more)

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Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race
Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race
by Matthew Fr Jacobson
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Co-Winner, 1999 Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science... (read more)

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Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
by Paul Kivel
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A uniquely sensitive, wise, practical guide for white people struggling with their feelings about race.--Howard... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Frederick Douglass
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Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early... (read more)

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Notes of a Native Son (84 Edition)
Notes of a Native Son (84 Edition)
by James Baldwin
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These brilliant essays, which ultimately form a profound meditation on what it means to be "native" to this complex and brutal country we call America, were originally published in the 1940s and 1950s. Sadly, it came as no surprise to me how timely and... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)
by Frederick Douglass
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An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglasss Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth... (read more)

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Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
by Sherman Alexie
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What a powerful collection of short stories! Alexie really stretches his wings and explores fascinating new territories, while at the same time revamping his old works by placing them in new contexts. I was completely blown away by Mr. Alexie, as usual.... (read more)

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Black Apollo of Science (83 Edition)
Black Apollo of Science (83 Edition)
by Kenneth R. Manning
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Kenneth R. Manning is Professor of the History of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology... (read more)

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Race Matters
Race Matters
by Cornel West
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Racism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Racism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Ali Rattansi
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The book traces the legacy of racism across three continents, from its origins to the present day. With a wide-ranging yet closely-argued style, it brings a sophisticated neo-Marxist analysis to bear on controversial political issues.   Mike Cole... (read more)

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White Bread (13 Edition)
White Bread (13 Edition)
by Aaron Bobrow-strain
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How did white bread, once an icon of American progress, become “white trash”? In this lively history of bakers, dietary crusaders, and social reformers, Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows us that what we think about the humble, puffy loaf says a lot... (read more)

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