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The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents
The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents
Paperback      ISBN: 0312112076
Careful study of the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831 reveals much about master, slaves, and the relationship between them in the antebellum South. The central document in this volume — Nat Turner's confession follwing the rebellion in Virginia — is supported by newspaper articles, trial transcripts, and excerpts from the diary of Virginia governor John Floyd.
Way to Rainy Mountain
Way to Rainy Mountain
Paperback      ISBN: 0826304362
A Kiowa Indian recalls the history and legends of his people, particularly on their migration to the southern Plains
The Birth of African-American Culture: An Anthropological Perspective
The Birth of African-American Culture
An Anthropological Perspective
Paperback      ISBN: 0807009172
Examines the emergence of a distinct African-American culture among the different African ethnic groups enslaved in the Americas
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.
Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
Amazing Grace
The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
Paperback      ISBN: 0060976977
A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals their difficult lives and poses questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. PW.
Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650–1800
Uncommon Ground
Archaeology and Early African America, 1650–1800
Paperback      ISBN: 1560980591
Uses information gathered over the last quarter century to describe life as a slave, and discusses the study of past African-American life
Assata: An Autobiography
Assata
An Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 1556520743
The author, formerly known as JoAnne Chesimard, relates the formative experiences of her youth that led her to a life of activism in Black nationalist organizations and, eventually, to prison
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
Playing in the Dark
Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
Paperback      ISBN: 0679745424
A study guide for mathematics, suitable for both the SAT taker and math-deficient individuals of all ages, provides a review of basic math concepts. Original. 50,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary
Malcolm X
By Any Means Necessary
Paperback      ISBN: 0590481096
Profiles the late African American leader, providing a startling picture of the life of the controversial and important historical figure. Reprint.
The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America
The Content of Our Character
A New Vision of Race in America
Paperback      ISBN: 006097415x
Essays argue that Blacks are more oppressed by doubt than racism, looks at the origins of racial conflict in America, and assess the failures of social policies designed to lessen racial differences