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Brother to a Dragonfly
Brother to a Dragonfly
Paperback      ISBN: 0826400329
In an attempt to find an explanation for the tragic end of his younger brother, Campbell provides an account of their lives in the South which is also an epic of a region during a period of racial struggle and turbulent social change
Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century
Interzones
Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0231104936
At the height of the Great Migration and the Progressive era, interracial sex districts began to appear in the urban American landscape. Interzones weaves the growth of cities and the development of commercialized leisure into an account of how the sexual color line was drawn - and how it was crossed. From black female prostitution to homosexual couples, from taxi dance halls to speakeasies, Kevin J. Mumford reconstructs the mixed-race underworld to reveal how these subcultures transformed not only race relations, but American culture as well.
Who Is Black?: One Nation's Definition
Who Is Black?
One Nation's Definition
Paperback      ISBN: 0271021721
This volume is the Tenth Anniversary Edition of a book that was honored in 1992 as an "Outstanding Book" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States. Reprinted many times since its first publication in 1991, Who Is Black? has become a staple in college classrooms throughout the United States, helping students understand this nation’s history of miscegenation and the role that the "one-drop rule" has played in it. In this special anniversary edition, the author brings the story up to date in an epilogue. There he highlights some revealing responses to Who Is Black? and examines recent challenges to the one-drop rule, including the multiracial identity movement and a significant change in the census classification of racial and ethnic groups.
Challenging Racism and Sexism: Alternatives to Genetic Explanations
Challenging Racism and Sexism
Alternatives to Genetic Explanations
Paperback      ISBN: 1558610901
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
The Color of Water
A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Paperback      ISBN: 1573225789
A young African-American man describes growing up in an all-black Brooklyn housing project, one of twelve children of a white mother and black father, and discusses his mother's contributions to his life and coming to terms with his confusion over his own identity. Reissue.
The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma
The Other Side of the River
A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma
Paperback      ISBN: 038547721x
Explores America's racial antagonisms through the story of two Michigan towns--one white and wealthy, the other Black and poor--and a Black boy's death and its repercussions
Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word
Nigger
The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0375421726
The critically acclaimed author of Race, Crime, and the Law provides an incisive analysis of the word "nigger" and its repercussions for, effect on, and place in American culture as he answers questions about the use of the controversial word as a racial epithet and methods that can deprive the word of its destructive character. 50,000 first printing.
The Theory of the Leisure Class
The Theory of the Leisure Class
Paperback      ISBN: 0140187952
In his best-known work, The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), Veblen appropriated Darwin's theory of evolution to analyze the modern industrial system.
American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism
American Eugenics
Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism
Paperback      ISBN: 0816635595
One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate
One Palestine, Complete
Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805048480
A panoramic history of Palestine under the British mandate chronicles a turbulent thirty-year history, from 1917 to 1948, that set the stage for the conflict between Arabs and Jews that still haunts the region today, profiling the key figures and documenting the important events, that shaped Palestine. 25,000 first printing.