African-American Studies
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Before Freedom, When I Just Can Remember: Twenty-Seven Oral Histories of Former South Carolina Slaves
Before Freedom, When I Just Can Remember
Twenty-Seven Oral Histories of Former South Carolina Slaves
Paperback      ISBN: 089587069x
Shares personal accounts of what it was like to live under slavery
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Play in Two Acts
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
A Play in Two Acts
Paperback      ISBN: 0452261139
The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage . . . of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation . . .
African Silences
African Silences
Paperback      ISBN: 0679731024
Examines the harsh political and economic realities that are ravaging Africa and its inhabitants, offering studies of the rare animals faced with extinction and the individuals working to preserve wild Africa
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Testament of Hope
The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Paperback      ISBN: 0060646918
Collects the civil rights leader's writings on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, and more
The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1890-1920
The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1890-1920
Paperback      ISBN: 0393000397
Comments upon the development of feminism during the Progressive Era bringing into view differences in the aims of the original suffragists and the younger activists of the twentieth century
Race Matters
Race Matters
Paperback      ISBN: 0679749861
Looks at the issues facing African Americans, including the new Black conservatism, Black-Jewish relations, discrimination, racial sterotypes, and despair
Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation
Stony the Road We Trod
African American Biblical Interpretation
Paperback      ISBN: 0800625013
Fences
Fences
Paperback      ISBN: 0452264014
During the 1950s Troy Maxson struggles against racism and tries to preserve his feelings of pride in himself.
The Days of Rondo
The Days of Rondo
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512561
And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice
And We Are Not Saved
The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice
Paperback      ISBN: 046500329x
A distinguished legal scholar and civil rights activist employs a series of dramatic fables and dialogues to probe the foundations of America’s racial attitudes and raise disturbing questions about the nature of our society.