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Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice
Worse Than Slavery
Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice
Paperback      ISBN: 0684830957
Draws on police records, prison documents, and oral history to examine Mississippi's state penitentiary and Jim Crow justice, from the era of the cottonfield chain gangs to the 1960s
Cultural Contexts for Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: A Bedford Documentary Companion
Cultural Contexts for Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
A Bedford Documentary Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0312100817
02 A unique supplement to one of the most important African American novels of this century. As Invisible Man chronicles the major moments of African American life during the first half of the twentieth century, this volume illuminates and contextualizes the novel with a collection of speeches, essays, folktales, historical analyses, photographs, and other cultural and historical documents.
The Hidden Wound
The Hidden Wound
Paperback      ISBN: 0865473587
Argues that white racism has been detrimental to whites as well as Blacks, discusses the implications of slavery, and looks at the impact of slavery on the author's life
Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made
Roll, Jordan, Roll
The World the Slaves Made
Paperback      ISBN: 0394716523
A definitive account of slave life in the Old South and the role of the slaves in fashioning a Black national culture.
The Last Radio Baby
The Last Radio Baby
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561450049
Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915
Booker T. Washington
The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915
Paperback      ISBN: 0195042298
A chronicle of Washington's last fifteen years reviews his accomplishments and explains how he gained strong political influence
The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man
The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0809000326
Presents a personal perspective on the American light-skinned Negro's experience in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Erotique Noire: Black Erotica
Erotique Noire
Black Erotica
Paperback      ISBN: 0385423098
Gathers the erotic writings of such authors as Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Charles Blockson, Audre Lourde, and Essex Hemphill
The Souls of Black Folk: With a New Introduction by Randall Kenan
The Souls of Black Folk
With a New Introduction by Randall Kenan
Paperback      ISBN: 0451526031
Personal recollections are included in this controversial turn-of-the-century work that depicts the spirit, status, and problems of African Americans since emancipation, and analyzes their place not only in the American South, but also in the history of the world. Reissue.
Fences
Fences
Paperback      ISBN: 0452264014
During the 1950s Troy Maxson struggles against racism and tries to preserve his feelings of pride in himself.