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Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Rules for Radicals
A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Paperback      ISBN: 0679721134
Guides young revolutionaries in the art of human communication and explains the tactics of organizing others to work within the system for social change
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.
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
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
Maggie's American Dream: The Life and Times of a Black Family
Maggie's American Dream
The Life and Times of a Black Family
Paperback      ISBN: 0452263182
This family success story centers on Maggie Comer, an unskilled, illiterate Black woman who rose from abject poverty in the rural South to become the mother of five college-educated children
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Paperback      ISBN: 0156443503
A firsthand account of a mulatto woman's desperate flight from the sexual abuse of her Southern master
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 Color of Politics: Race and the Mainsprings of American Politics
The Color of Politics
Race and the Mainsprings of American Politics
Paperback      ISBN: 1565843258
Shows how race has played a central role at every historical turning point in American history
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
Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals
Transcending the Talented Tenth
Black Leaders and American Intellectuals
Paperback      ISBN: 0415917638
In Transcending the Talented Tenth, Joy James provocatively examines African American intellectual responses to racism and the role of elitism, sexism and anti-radicalism in black leadership politics throughout history. She begins with Du Bois' construction of "the Talented Tenth" as an elite leadership of race managers and takes us through the lives and work of radical women in the anti-lynching crusades, the civil rights and black liberation movements, as well as explores the contemporary struggles among black elites in academe.