Understanding Racism

Healing Our Divided Society

Investing in America Fifty Years after the Kerner Report

Edited by Fred Harris and Alan Curtis

Examining inequality in America fifty years after the Kerner Report

488 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 54 figures


Selling Transracial Adoption

Families, Markets, and the Color Line

Elizabeth Raleigh

Examines cross-race adoptions from the perspectives of adoption providers, showing how racial hierarchies and the supply and demand for children shape the process

250 pages | 6 x 9


From Slave Ship to Supermax

Mass Incarceration, Prisoner Abuse, and the New Neo-Slave Novel

Patrick Elliot Alexander

The first interdisciplinary study of mass incarceration to intersect the fields of literary studies, critical prison studies, and human rights

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 halftones


Incidental Racialization

Performative Assimilation in Law School

Yung-Yi Diana Pan

Examining racialization, inequality, and professional socialization

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 tables, 6 line drawings


The Man-Not

Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

Tommy J. Curry

Introduces the conceptual foundations for Black Male Studies, going beyond gender theories that cast the Black Male as a pathological aspiring patriarch

298 pages | 6 x 9


Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus

Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations

Stefanie Chambers

Examining the political, economic and social incorporation of Somali Americans in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and in Columbus, Ohio

250 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 12 tables, 6 figures


Resurrecting Slavery

Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in France

Crystal Marie Fleming

Revealing how the histories of slavery and colonialism are being resurrected and racialized in France today

292 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 6 line drawings, 14 halftones


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


Mavericks, Money, and Men

The AFL, Black Players, and the Evolution of Modern Football

Charles K. Ross

Examining the black player experience in the American Football League

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones


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


Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants

Race, Gender, and Immigration Politics in the Age of Security

Anna Sampaio

A comprehensive analysis of changes in immigration policy, politics, and enforcement since 9/11

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 1 halftone


The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

A landmark history of the New York Young Lords, and what their activism tells us about contemporary Latino/a politics

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 figures, 6 halftones


Tensions in the American Dream

Rhetoric, Reverie, or Reality

Melanie E. L. Bush and Roderick D. Bush

The contradictions of the promise - and reality - of the American Dream

258 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 tables


Upon the Ruins of Liberty

Slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historical Park, and Public Memory

Roger C. Aden

A behind-the-scenes look at the development of the memorial to slavery in Independence Mall

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 5 line drawings, 6 halftones, 1 map


Greening Africana Studies

Linking Environmental Studies with Transforming Black Experiences

Rubin Patterson

Establishes the need to include Environmental Studies as part of the Africana Studies curriculum

242 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 28 tables, 3 figures, 3 halftones, 6 maps