African-American Studies, General
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Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice
Worse Than Slavery
Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice
Paperback      ISBN: 0684830957
Draws on police records, prison documents, and oral history to examine Mississippi's state penitentiary and Jim Crow justice, from the era of the cottonfield chain gangs to the 1960s
The Hidden Wound
The Hidden Wound
Paperback      ISBN: 0865473587
Argues that white racism has been detrimental to whites as well as Blacks, discusses the implications of slavery, and looks at the impact of slavery on the author's life
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
Jelly's Last Jam
Jelly's Last Jam
Paperback      ISBN: 1559360690
Dramatizes the life of Jelly Roll Morton, pianist, composer, and self-proclaimed inventor of jazz
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.
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
Paperback      ISBN: 0452264014
During the 1950s Troy Maxson struggles against racism and tries to preserve his feelings of pride in himself.
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.
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63
Parting the Waters
America in the King Years, 1954-63
Paperback      ISBN: 0671687425
Traces the birth of the American civil rights movement and profiles Martin Luther King, Jr., detailing the roles played by key figures around him and in government