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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.
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.
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 Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
The Color of Water
A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Paperback      ISBN: 1573225789
A young African-American man describes growing up in an all-black Brooklyn housing project, one of twelve children of a white mother and black father, and discusses his mother's contributions to his life and coming to terms with his confusion over his own identity. Reissue.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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