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Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery

By: Akbar, Na'Im

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Seller ID: 9780935257052

ISBN: 0935257055

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Visions for Black Men

By: Akbar, Na'im

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Seller ID: 9780935257014

ISBN: 0935257012

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Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education

By: Allen, Danielle S.

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Seller ID: 9780226014678D

ISBN: 9780226014678D

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Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

By: Anderson, Elijah

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 12/17/2011

Seller ID: 9780393320787

ISBN: 0393320782

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Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence; in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. How you dress, talk, and behave can have life-or-death consequences, with young people particularly at risk. The most powerful force counteracting this code and its reign of terror is the strong, loving, decent family, and we meet many heroic figures in the course of this narrative. Unfortunately, the culture of the street thrives and often defeats decency because it controls public spaces, so that individuals with ... View more info

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Street Wise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community

By: Anderson, Elijah

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 10/15/2011

Seller ID: 9780226018164

ISBN: 0226018164

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In a powerful, revealing portrait of city life, Anderson explores the dilemma of both blacks and whites, the underclass and the middle class, caught up in the new struggle not only for common ground--prime real estate in a racially changing neighborhood--but for shared moral community. Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities. "The sharpness of his observations and the simple clarity of his prose recommend his book far beyond an academic audience. Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, "Street... View more info

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Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Ec

By: Anderson, Maggie

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Publisher: 10/26/2013

Seller ID: 9781610390248

ISBN: 1610390245

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Maggie and John Anderson were successful African American professionals raising two daughters in a tony suburb of Chicago. But they felt uneasy over their good fortune. Most African Americans live in economically starved neighborhoods. Black wealth is about one tenth of white wealth, and black businesses lag behind businesses of all other racial groups in every measure of success. One problem is that black consumers--unlike consumers of other ethnicities-- choose not to support black-owned businesses. At the same time, most of the businesses in their communities are owned by outsiders.On Ja... View more info

Best Intentions: the Education and Killing of Edmund Perry

By: Anson, Robert

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Publisher: 3/26/2015

Seller ID: 9780394552743

ISBN: 0394552741

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Africana

By: Appiah, Kwame

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Seller ID: 9780465000715

ISBN: 0465000711

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Inspired by the dream of the late African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois and assisted by an eminent advisory board, Harvard scholars Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kwame Anthony Appiah have created the first scholarly encyclopedia to take as its scope the entire history of Africa and the African Diaspora.Beautifully designed and richly illustrated with over a thousand images - maps, tables, charts, photographs, hundreds of them in full color - this single-volume reference includes more than three thousand articles and over two million words. The interplay between text and illustration conveys th... View more info

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Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion: Including the 1831 "Confessions"

By: Aptheker, Herbert

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Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 9780486452722

ISBN: 0486452727

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The first full-length study of the bloodiest slave uprising in U.S. history, this meticulously researched document explores the nature of Southern society in the early 19th century and the conditions that led to the rebellion. Aptheker's book includes Turner's "Confessions," recorded before his execution in 1831. View more info

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Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Ce

By: Beals, Melba Pattillo

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Publisher: POCKET BOOKS: 7/22/2015

Seller ID: 9780671866396

ISBN: 0671866397

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In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, "Brown v. Board of Education, " Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down. Thi... View more info

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Warriors Don't Cry

By: Beals, Melba Pattillo

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Publisher: SIMON PULSE: 7/11/2014

Seller ID: 9781416948827

ISBN: 1416948821

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An innocent teenager. An unexpected hero. In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, "Brown v. Board of Education, " Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with di... View more info

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Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor

By: Beatty, Paul

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Seller ID: 9781596911482

ISBN: 1596911484

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Selected and introduced by acclaimed novelist and poet Paul Beatty, "Hokum" is a liberating, eccentric, savagely comic collection of the funniest writing by black Americans. This book is less a comprehensive collection of African-American humor than a mix-tape narrative dubbed by a trusted friend--a sampler of underground classics, rare grooves, and timeless summer jams, poetry and prose juxtaposed with the blues, hip-hop, political speeches, and the world's funniest radio sermon. The subtle musings of Toni Cade Bambara, Henry Dumas, and Harryette Mullen are bracketed by the profane and of... View more info

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Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga

By: Benga/Newkirk, Pamela

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Publisher: AMISTAD: 9/1/2017

Seller ID: 9780062201003

ISBN: 006220100X

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My Face is Black is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations

By: Berry, Mary Frances

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780307277053

ISBN: 0307277054

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"My face is black is true but its not my fault but I love my name and my honest dealing with my fellow man." -Callie House (1899)In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian Dr. Mary Frances Berry resurrects the remarkable story of ex-slave Callie House (1861-1928) who, seventy years before the civil-rights movement, headed a demand for ex-slave reparations. A widowed Nashville washerwoman and mother of five, House went on to fight for African American pensions based on those offered to Union soldiers, brilliantly targeting $68 million in taxes on seized rebel cotton and demanding it as re... View more info

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Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison

By: Betts, Dwayne

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Publisher: AVERY PUB GROUP:

Seller ID: 9781583333969

ISBN: 1583333967

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A unique prison narrative that testifies to the power of books to transform a young man's life At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts-a good student from a lower- middle-class family-carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a "certifiable" offense, meaning that Betts would be treated as an adult under state law. A bright young kid, he served his nine-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. "A Question of Freedom" chronicles Bet... View more info

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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Enduring Legacy of African-American Families

By: Billingsley, Andrew

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Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 6/11/2013

Seller ID: 9780671677091

ISBN: 0671677098

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Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail

By: Bolster, W.

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Publisher: 3/27/2010

Seller ID: 9780674076242

ISBN: 0674076249

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Few Americans, black or white, recognize the degree to which early African American history is a maritime history. W. Jeffrey Bolster shatters the myth that black seafaring in the age of sail was limited to the Middle Passage. Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard shi... View more info

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Alley Life in Washington: Family, Community, Religion, and Folklife in the City,

By: Borchert, James

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Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR:

Seller ID: 0252010035

ISBN: 0252010035

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Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

By: Boyle, Kevin

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Publisher: 4/20/2016

Seller ID: 9780805071450

ISBN: 0805071458

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An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house... View more info

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Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

By: Boyle, Kevin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO: 4/27/2016

Seller ID: 9780805079333

ISBN: 0805079335

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An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house... View more info