Understanding Racism

The "Huddled Masses" Myth

Immigration and Civil Rights

Kevin R. Johnson

The disconnect between national rhetoric, the law, and public policy

264 pages | 6 x 9

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"We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs

Elaine Bell Kaplan

The inner-city world of young at-risk teens though their powerful photos and stories

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 53 halftones

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The African American Jeremiad

Appeals for Justice in America

David Howard-Pitney

An enduring verbal tradition links African American leaders from Frederick Douglass to Malcolm X to Alan Keyes

288 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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African American Perspectives on Political Science

Edited by Wilbur C Rich

African American political scientists speak out about their discipline, academic issues and racism in the profession.

456 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 tables, 3 figures

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African American Writing

A Literary Approach

Werner Sollors

Essays that honor the achievement of African American writers from the Enlightenment to the present

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 color photos, 1 line drawing, 8 halftones

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The Afrocentric Idea

Revised and Expanded Edition

Molefi Kete Asante

Asante's spirited engagement with culture warriors, neocons, and postmodernists updates this classic

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.2

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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round

The Pursuit of Racial Justice in the Rural South

Richard A. Couto

An examination of individuals who enacted change in the status, opportunities, and treatment of African Americans in the rural South

440 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 halftones

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Americans First

Chinese Americans and the Second World War

K. Scott Wong

The Second World War’s role in bringing Chinese Americans into the mainstream of American society

268 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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The Audacity of Hoop

Basketball and the Age of Obama

Alexander Wolff

The influence Barack Obama has had on basketball and vice versa, in essays and photographs

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 108 color photos, 22 halftones

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Baltimore '68

Riots and Rebirth in an American City

Edited by Jessica Elfenbein, Thomas Hollowak, and Elizabeth Nix

The first comprehensive study of one city, Baltimore, forty years after the unrest that swept across some 120 U.S. cities

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 halftones, 1 map

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The Battles of Germantown

Effective Public History in America

David W. Young

Lessons from Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood on how the public engages the past

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 figures, 17 halftones, 2 maps

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Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman

Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance

Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant

Explores the restrictive myth of the strong black woman through interviews, revealing the emotional and physical toll this “performance” can have

194 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Black Baltimore

A New Theory of Community

Harold McDougall

Community self-help movements in Old West Baltimore provide an example of participatory democracy for other neighborhoods

272 pages | 6 x 9

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Black Corporate Executives

The Making and Breaking of a Black Middle Class

Sharon M. Collins

A revealing study of the promising entry of Blacks into managerial ranks in corporations and the disappointing trend that tracked them into increasingly vulnerable jobs

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 tables 3 figures

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Black Regions of the Imagination

African American Writers between the Nation and the World

Eve Dunbar

Establishing an imaginative space for blackness, four mid-century American writers resist literary segregation

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.5

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