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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 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
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
Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
Behind the Scenes
Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
Paperback      ISBN: 0195060849
A seamstress and friend of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln describes her days as a slave and her memories of the martyred President and his First Lady
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 Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents
The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents
Paperback      ISBN: 0312112076
Careful study of the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831 reveals much about master, slaves, and the relationship between them in the antebellum South. The central document in this volume — Nat Turner's confession follwing the rebellion in Virginia — is supported by newspaper articles, trial transcripts, and excerpts from the diary of Virginia governor John Floyd.
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
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
Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black
Life on the Color Line
The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black
Paperback      ISBN: 0452275334
The author recounts the shock he experienced when he learned his father's relatives in Muncie, Indiana, were poor and Black, and the prejudice that he and his brother endured from both sides
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.