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Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson
Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson
by Michael Eric Dyson
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"Before I wanted to write the world, I sought to right it," declares Michael Eric Dyson. As one of America's most visible, inspirational, and quotable public intellectuals, Dyson has weighed in on a vast array of issues. In his books and newspaper... (read more)

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Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion: Including the 1831 "Confessions"
Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion: Including the 1831 "Confessions"
by Herbert Aptheker
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In the summer of 1831, a band of some forty slaves led by Nat Turner attacked slave-owning residents of Southampton County, Virginia. One of the largest and most violent revolts in the history of the young nation, the rebellion took the lives of some... (read more)

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Stepping Over the Color Line: African-American Students in White Suburban Schools
Stepping Over the Color Line: African-American Students in White Suburban Schools
by Amy Stuart Wells
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This book takes the discussion of racial inequality in America beyond simplistic arguments of white racism and black victimization to a more complex conversation about the separate but unequal situation in many schools today.... (read more)

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Slavery
Slavery
by Peter J Parish
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This study of slavery focuses initially on the drastic revisions in the historical debate on slavery and the present understanding of “the peculiar institution.” It gives a concise explanation of the nature of American slavery and its impact... (read more)

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Beyond Black: Race and Celebrity in Obama's America
Beyond Black: Race and Celebrity in Obama's America
by Ellis Cashmore
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Beyond Black is Ellis Cashmore's compelling appraisal of the impact of black celebrities on the cultural landscape of contemporary America. In recent years a new variety of African American celebrity has emerged: acquisitive, ambitious, flamboyantly... (read more)

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American Poets Continuum #112: Voices
American Poets Continuum #112: Voices
by Lucille Clifton
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In 2007, Lucille Clifton became the first African American woman to win the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, one of the most prestigious American poetry awards and one of the largest literary honors for work in the English language. Clifton has also won the... (read more)

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Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance
Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance
by R J Smith
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This book, like a major archaeological dig, unearths a littleknown, now vanished civilization and changes how we understand history. In the 1940s, when FDR opened up the defense industry to black workers, it inspired a massive wave of black migration to... (read more)

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Up from the Projects: An Autobiography (Hoover Inst Press Publication)
Up from the Projects: An Autobiography (Hoover Inst Press Publication)
by Walter E Williams
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In this very frank and compelling autobiography, Walter E. Williams sets the record straight on his very public life, and in the process discusses some of the past in general— contrasting growing up black and poor in the 1940s and 1950s to the... (read more)

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Bad Girlz
Bad Girlz
by Shannon Holmes
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Shannon Holmes, #1 "Essence bestselling author of "B-More Careful, takes his legion of fans on another wild adventure into the streets with a new novel.... (read more)

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Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact: Memoir, Memory, and Jim Crow
Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact: Memoir, Memory, and Jim Crow
by Jennifer Jensen Wallach
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Although historians frequently use memoirs as source material, too often they confine such usage to the anecdotal, and there is little methodological literature regarding the genres possibilities and limitations. This study articulates an approach to... (read more)

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My Father's Name: A Black Virginia Family After the Civil War
My Father's Name: A Black Virginia Family After the Civil War
by Lawrence Patrick Jackson
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Armed with only early boyhood memories, Lawrence P. Jackson begins his quest by setting out from his home in Baltimore for Pittsylvania County, Virginia, to try to find his late grandfather’s old home by the railroad tracks in Blairs. My Father... (read more)

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Equal Justice Under Law: An Autobiography
Equal Justice Under Law: An Autobiography
by Constance Motley
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This wise and affecting memoir is the inside story of the great efforts leading up to the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 and the fight to implement it-and its implications for affirmative action and black poverty today. A... (read more)

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The Education of Booker T. Washington: American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations
The Education of Booker T. Washington: American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations
by Michael Rudolp West
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This major reinterpretation of one of the most complex and controversial figures in American history reexamines the ideas that shaped the civil rights movement.... (read more)

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My Bondage and My Freedom (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&n Classics Trade Paper)
My Bondage and My Freedom (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&n Classics Trade Paper)
by Frederick Douglass
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My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of... (read more)

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The Seventh Child
The Seventh Child
by Freddie Mae Baxter
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"Charming.... An uplifting story of tough breaks, hard work, and a generous heart."--People In The Seventh Child, Freddie Mae Baxter--75 years old, compassionate, hauntingly wise--tells her story and the story of the twentieth century in her... (read more)

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Last Plantation: A Memoir of Race, Conflict, & Healing
Last Plantation: A Memoir of Race, Conflict, & Healing
by Itabari Njeri
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In the 1980s, when most Americans considered black a racial reference, many multiracial people began to see themselves as part of a heterogeneous ethnic group linked by history, culture, and blood - a distinction that has led to considerable conflict... (read more)

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Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom
Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom
by Sarah Louise Delany
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"IT'S AS IF WE'VE BECOME AMERICA'S GRANDMAS." That's how Sadie Delany described the outpouring of affection and admiration that followed the success of Having Our Say, the best-selling memoir she and her sister published in 1993. Now they offer their... (read more)

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Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community (Blacks in the New World)
Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community (Blacks in the New World)
by Charles Joyner
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Reconstructs daily life in a Lowcountry slave community.... (read more)

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How Free Is Free?: The Long Death of Jim Crow (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)
How Free Is Free?: The Long Death of Jim Crow (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)
by Leon F Litwack
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In 1985, a black veteran of the civil rights movement offered a bleak vision of a long and troubled struggle. For more than a century, black southerners learned to live with betrayed expectations, diminishing prospects, and devastated aspirations. Their... (read more)

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The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice After
The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice After
by Abraham Bolden
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A gripping and unforgettable true story of bravery and patriotism in the face of bitter hatred. Abraham Bolden was a young African American Secret Service agent in Chicago when he was asked by John F. Kennedy himself to join the White House Secret... (read more)

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