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Black Skin, White Masks (67 Edition)
Black Skin, White Masks (67 Edition)
by Frantz Fanon
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Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. Fanon's masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates... (read more)

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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by Rita Dove
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Here in one volume is a selection of the extraordinary poems of Rita Dove, who, as the nation's Poet Laureate from 1993 to 1995, brought poetry into the lives of millions of people.  Along with a new introduction and poem, Selected Poems... (read more)

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The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero's Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters, and Speeches
The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero's Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters, and Speeches
by Myrl Evers Williams
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The Autobiography of Medgar Evers is the first and only comprehensive collection of the words of slain civil rights hero Medgar Evers. Evers became a leader of the civil rights movement during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He established NAACP chapters... (read more)

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Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign
Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign
by Michael Honey
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Memphis in 1968 was ruled by a paternalistic "plantation mentality" embodied in its good-old-boy mayor, Henry Loeb. Wretched conditions, abusive white supervisors, poor education, and low wages locked most black workers into poverty. Then two sanitation... (read more)

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Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1941-1963
Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1941-1963
by Clayborne Carson
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From A. Philip Randolph's defiant call in 1941 for African Americans to march on Washington to Alice Walker in 1973, Reporting Civil Rights presents firsthand accounts of the revolutionary events that overthrew segregation in the United States. This two... (read more)

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Blacks in the White Establishment?: A Study of Race and Class in America
Blacks in the White Establishment?: A Study of Race and Class in America
by Richard Zweigenhaft
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In this book, a social psychologist and a political sociologist explore the dramatic transitions faced by the graduates of A Better Chance, a programme that has brought black students from economically impoverished backgrounds to some of America's most... (read more)

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People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Race, Murder, and Justice in Chicago
People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Race, Murder, and Justice in Chicago
by Joe Allen
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In 1947, James Hickman shot and killed the landlord he believed was responsible for a tragic fire that took the lives of four of his children on Chicagos West Side. But a vibrant defense campaign, exposing the working poverty and racism that led to his... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of Black America
Encyclopedia of Black America
by W Augustus Low
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This first encyclopedic volume on black America fills a long-neglected need. No other work is as comprehensive, as thoroughly researched, as authoritative. More than eighty contributors—all experts in their fields—have cooperated to make this... (read more)

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The Pearl: A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac
The Pearl: A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac
by Josephine F Pacheco
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"[An] important book. . . . Every serious student of history should read this book. Pacheo's compelling narrative and graceful prose make it easily accessible to lay audiences and specialists alike." -- NC Historical Review "A thorough treatment and a... (read more)

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State of Black America (State of Black America)
State of Black America (State of Black America)
by Stephanie Jones
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At the dawn of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, The State of Black America 2009 examines the critical challenges —such as unemployment, home foreclosures, education and health care reform — his new administration must address. ... (read more)

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African-American Christianity: Essays in History
African-American Christianity: Essays in History
by Paul E Johnson
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Eight leading scholars have joined forces to give us the most comprehensive book to date on the history of African-American religion from the slavery period to the present. Beginning with Albert Raboteau's essay on the importance of the story of Exodus... (read more)

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Cornel West: A Critical Reader (Blackwell Critical Readers)
Cornel West: A Critical Reader (Blackwell Critical Readers)
by George Yancy
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This comprehensive text offers a systematic and thematic approach to West's philosophical work. It moves the reader through his distinctive form of prophetic pragmatism, his historicist and improvisational philosophy of religion, his socialist democratic... (read more)

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Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
by Hampton Sides
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From the acclaimed bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder, a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history. On April 23, 1967, Prisoner #416J, an inmate at... (read more)

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The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Newmarket Words Of...)
The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Newmarket Words Of...)
by Coretta S King
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Martin Luther King, Jr., had hoped to be a Baptist preacher in a Southern city. Instead, by the time he was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39, he had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and had led millions of people in a nonviolent movement that... (read more)

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Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America
Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America
by James Allen
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The Tuskegee Institute records the lynching of 3,436 blacks between 1882 and 1950. This is probably a small percentage of these murders, which were seldom reported, and led to the creation of the NAACP in 1909, an organization dedicated to passing... (read more)

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The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country
The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country
by Henry Louis Gates
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ONE HUNDRED ORIGINAL PROFILES OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN AMERICANS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Without Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis, we would not have jazz. Without Toni Morrison or Ralph Ellison, we would miss some of our greatest novels. Without Dr.... (read more)

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Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line
Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line
by Michael Eric Dyson
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"You couldn't ask for a fairer-minded, better-informed, or more enjoyable guide." --Elle As a former welfare father who is also an ordained Baptist minister and a Princeton Ph.D., Michael Eric Dyson is one of those rare intellectuals who act... (read more)

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No Disrespect
No Disrespect
by Sister Souljah
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Cane
Cane
by Jean Toomer
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A literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance, Cane is a powerful work of innovative fiction evoking black life in the South. The sketches, poems, and stories of black rural and urban life that make up Cane are rich in imagery. Visions of smoke... (read more)

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The Cayton Legacy: An African American Family
The Cayton Legacy: An African American Family
by Richard S Hobbs
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Experience the saga of a distinguished African American family that played a significant role in U.S. history from the Civil War to the present. Residing primarily in Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle, several generations of the Horace and Susie Cayton... (read more)

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