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Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education

By: Allen, Danielle S.

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Seller ID: 9780226014678D

ISBN: 9780226014678D

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Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

By: Anderson, Elijah

Price: $7.50

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 12/17/2011

Seller ID: 9780393320787

ISBN: 0393320782

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Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence; in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. How you dress, talk, and behave can have life-or-death consequences, with young people particularly at risk. The most powerful force counteracting this code and its reign of terror is the strong, loving, decent family, and we meet many heroic figures in the course of this narrative. Unfortunately, the culture of the street thrives and often defeats decency because it controls public spaces, so that individuals with ... View more info

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Street Wise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community

By: Anderson, Elijah

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 10/15/2011

Seller ID: 9780226018164

ISBN: 0226018164

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In a powerful, revealing portrait of city life, Anderson explores the dilemma of both blacks and whites, the underclass and the middle class, caught up in the new struggle not only for common ground--prime real estate in a racially changing neighborhood--but for shared moral community. Blacks and whites from a variety of backgrounds speak candidly about their lives, their differences, and their battle for viable communities. "The sharpness of his observations and the simple clarity of his prose recommend his book far beyond an academic audience. Vivid, unflinching, finely observed, "Street... View more info

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Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Ec

By: Anderson, Maggie

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Publisher: 10/26/2013

Seller ID: 9781610390248

ISBN: 1610390245

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Maggie and John Anderson were successful African American professionals raising two daughters in a tony suburb of Chicago. But they felt uneasy over their good fortune. Most African Americans live in economically starved neighborhoods. Black wealth is about one tenth of white wealth, and black businesses lag behind businesses of all other racial groups in every measure of success. One problem is that black consumers--unlike consumers of other ethnicities-- choose not to support black-owned businesses. At the same time, most of the businesses in their communities are owned by outsiders.On Ja... View more info

Best Intentions: the Education and Killing of Edmund Perry

By: Anson, Robert

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Publisher: 3/26/2015

Seller ID: 9780394552743

ISBN: 0394552741

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Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion: Including the 1831 "Confessions"

By: Aptheker, Herbert

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Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 9780486452722

ISBN: 0486452727

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The first full-length study of the bloodiest slave uprising in U.S. history, this meticulously researched document explores the nature of Southern society in the early 19th century and the conditions that led to the rebellion. Aptheker's book includes Turner's "Confessions," recorded before his execution in 1831. View more info

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Performing the Nation: Swahili Music and Cultural Politics in Tanzania (Chicago

By: Askew, Kelly M.

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226029818

ISBN: 0226029816

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Since its founding in 1964, the United Republic of Tanzania has used music, dance, and other cultural productions as ways of imagining and legitimizing the new nation. Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's colonial and postcolonial history. As Askew shows, the genres of "ngoma" (traditional dance), "dansi" (urban jazz), and "taarab" (sung Swahili poetry) have played prominent parts in official articulations of "Tanzanian National Culture" over the years. Drawing on over a decade of resear... View more info

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Contemporary Black Women Filmmakers and the Art of Resistance

By: Baker, Christina N.

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Seller ID: 9780814254998

ISBN: 0814254993

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Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature

By: Baker, Houston A.

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 7/17/2012

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226035383

ISBN: 0226035387

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Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Ce

By: Beals, Melba Pattillo

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Publisher: POCKET BOOKS: 7/22/2015

Seller ID: 9780671866396

ISBN: 0671866397

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In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, "Brown v. Board of Education, " Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down. Thi... View more info

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Warriors Don't Cry

By: Beals, Melba Pattillo

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Publisher: SIMON PULSE: 7/11/2014

Seller ID: 9781416948827

ISBN: 1416948821

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An innocent teenager. An unexpected hero. In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, "Brown v. Board of Education, " Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with di... View more info

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Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga

By: Benga/Newkirk, Pamela

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Publisher: AMISTAD: 9/1/2017

Seller ID: 9780062201003

ISBN: 006220100X

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Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves

By: Berlin, Ira

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780674016248

ISBN: 0674016246

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Ira Berlin traces the history of African-American slavery in the United States from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to its fiery demise nearly three hundred years later. Most Americans, black and white, have a singular vision of slavery, one fixed in the mid-nineteenth century when most American slaves grew cotton, resided in the deep South, and subscribed to Christianity. Here, however, Berlin offers a dynamic vision, a major reinterpretation in which slaves and their owners continually renegotiated the terms of captivity. Slavery was thus made and remade by successive gener... View more info

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Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison

By: Betts, Dwayne

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Publisher: AVERY PUB GROUP:

Seller ID: 9781583333969

ISBN: 1583333967

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A unique prison narrative that testifies to the power of books to transform a young man's life At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts-a good student from a lower- middle-class family-carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a "certifiable" offense, meaning that Betts would be treated as an adult under state law. A bright young kid, he served his nine-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. "A Question of Freedom" chronicles Bet... View more info

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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Enduring Legacy of African-American Families

By: Billingsley, Andrew

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Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 6/11/2013

Seller ID: 9780671677091

ISBN: 0671677098

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Civil Rights: the 1960's Freedom Struggle

By: Blumberg, Rhoda Lois

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Publisher: TWAYNE: 5/5/2012

Seller ID: 0805797343

ISBN: 0805797343

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Social Movements Past and Present offers thorough analyses of the ideas and actions that have changed the way Americans think and live. Each volume is written by a specialist drawing on the insights and methodologies of history, sociology and political science. View more info

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Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail

By: Bolster, W.

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Publisher: 3/27/2010

Seller ID: 9780674076242

ISBN: 0674076249

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Few Americans, black or white, recognize the degree to which early African American history is a maritime history. W. Jeffrey Bolster shatters the myth that black seafaring in the age of sail was limited to the Middle Passage. Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard shi... View more info

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Alley Life in Washington: Family, Community, Religion, and Folklife in the City,

By: Borchert, James

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Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR:

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ISBN: 0252010035

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: An Authentic Historical Narrative Describ

By: Brent, Linda

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Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS: 11/8/2013

Seller ID: 0156443503

ISBN: 0156443503

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An authentic autobiographical account of slave life in the South from the 1820s to the 1840s. To escape sexual exploitation by her master, Brent ran away and hid in an attic crawl space that became her home for seven years of unbelievable physical hardship. Edited by L. Maria Child; Introduction by Walter Teller. View more info

Negro Revolution in America

By: Brink, William

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 10/28/2012

Seller ID: 20419

ISBN: 20419

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