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
The Future of the Race
The Future of the Race
Paperback      ISBN: 0679763783
Two distinguished African-American scholars draw on the ideas of W. E. B. DuBois to assess the hopes, fears, and dreams of the African-American community at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. K. NYT.
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679427430
A collection of inspirational messages presents the author's insights into such topics as friendship, grace, spirit, family, and healing
Fences
Fences
Paperback      ISBN: 0452264014
During the 1950s Troy Maxson struggles against racism and tries to preserve his feelings of pride in himself.
Race Against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957
Race Against Empire
Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957
Paperback      ISBN: 0801482925
Marshaling evidence from a wide array of international sources, including the black presses of the time, Penny M. Von Eschen offers a vivid portrayal of the African diaspora in its international heyday, from the 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress to early cooperation with the United Nations. Tracing the relationship between transformations in anti-colonial politics and the history of the United States during its emergence as the dominant world power, she challenges bipolar Cold War paradigms. She documents the efforts of African-American political leaders, intellectuals, and journalists who forcefully promoted anti-colonial politics and critiqued U.S. foreign policy. The eclipse of anti-colonial politics—which Von Eschen traces through African-American responses to the early Cold War, U.S. government prosecution of black American anti-colonial activists, and State Department initiatives in Africa—marked a change in the very meaning of race and racism in America from historical and international issues to psychological and domestic ones. She concludes that the collision of anti-colonialism with Cold War liberalism illuminates conflicts central to the reshaping of America; the definition of political, economic, and civil rights; and the question of who, in America and across the globe, is to have access to these rights.
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
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
Don't Be Afraid Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart : The Story of Elvia Alvarado
Don't Be Afraid Gringo
A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart : The Story of Elvia Alvarado
Paperback      ISBN: 006097205x
The author, a peasant organizer, explains how she became involved with the politics of her country, and describes the repression of the poor in Honduras
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
I Have a Dream
Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0062505521
Gathers speeches, sermons, letters, and essays from each period in Dr. King's life, and includes brief notes on their historical background
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.