African-American Studies
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A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story
A Taste of Power
A Black Woman's Story
Paperback      ISBN: 0385471076
The author recalls her years as a leader in the Black Panther Party, including her complicated relationship with fellow Panther Huey Newton, her own struggles with racism and sexism, and what ultimately destroyed the party
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
Paperback      ISBN: 048628512x
African-American writer's pioneering novel parallels his own life, probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white," and examines the American caste and class system. Major contribution to American literature.
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
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
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
Paperback      ISBN: 067973404x
Recounts Angelou's stay in Ghana, together with other Black Americans, and her discoveries and reflections concerning her ancestors, Africa, American society, and herself
The Hopi Survival Kit: The Prophecies, Instructions and Warnings Revealed by the Last Elders
The Hopi Survival Kit
The Prophecies, Instructions and Warnings Revealed by the Last Elders
Paperback      ISBN: 0140195459
Presents the entire range of Hopi prophecy and spiritual instruction while preparing people for the hard times ahead by explaining how to recognize and understand these expected events. Reprint.
The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change
The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement
Black Communities Organizing for Change
Paperback      ISBN: 0029221307
A blending of scholarly research and interviews with many of the figures who launched the civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s records the events of the movement's tumultuous first decade
The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America
The Promised Land
The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America
Paperback      ISBN: 0679733477
A look at the flight of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between 1940 and 1970 presents the migrants' stories about everything from rural sharecropper shacks to urban housing projects. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. NYT.
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
There Are No Children Here
The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
Paperback      ISBN: 0385265565
A touching, meticulous portrait of two boys growing up in a Chicago housing project reveals how they help each other maintain a shred of innocence among street gangs, gunfire, violence, and drugs. Reprint.
Colored People: A Memoir
Colored People
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 067973919x
The celebrated African-American Harvard scholar offers a portrait of growing up in a West Virginia hill town, presenting a study of his family, his childhood icons, and the social institutions and mores of the time. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.