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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
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
Growing Up Black: From Slave Days to the Present-25 African-Americans Reveal the Trials and Triumphs of Their Childhoods
Growing Up Black
From Slave Days to the Present-25 African-Americans Reveal the Trials and Triumphs of Their Childhoods
Paperback      ISBN: 0380766329
A classic work on the African-American experience is revised for the nineties with essays reflecting the concerns of black children from the last three decades and commentary from today's sports stars, politicians, and inner-city gang members. Original.
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 Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America
The Promised Land
The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America
Paperback      ISBN: 0679733477
A look at the flight of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between 1940 and 1970 presents the migrants' stories about everything from rural sharecropper shacks to urban housing projects. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. NYT.
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
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
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Paperback      ISBN: 0385007051
The personal account of a fugitive slave's privation and sufferings and his campaigns for Negro emancipation
The Big Sea: An Autobiography
The Big Sea
An Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 0809015498
The Black writer recalls his early years spent in Paris and Harlem of the Twenties
Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915
Booker T. Washington
The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915
Paperback      ISBN: 0195042298
A chronicle of Washington's last fifteen years reviews his accomplishments and explains how he gained strong political influence