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Discrimination & Race Relations

  • Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story?the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties?and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography,...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST |† NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST |¬†NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? The Washington Post ? People ? Entertainment Weekly ?¬† Vogue ?¬†Los Angeles Times...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2015
  • Named a Best Book of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews A New York Times Editor?s Choice ?A worthy and necessary addition to the contemporary canon of civil rights literature.? ? New York Times In this ?thought-provoking and important? ( Library Journal ) analysis of state-sanctioned violence, Marc Lamont Hill carefully considers a string of high-profile...

    Publisher : Atria Books
    published : 2016
  • Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope?another four-letter word?is...

    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    published : 2014
  • In 1962, James Meredith became a civil rights hero when he enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, he would make the news again when he reentered Mississippi, on foot. His plan was to walk from Memphis to Jackson, leading a "March Against Fear" that would promote black voter registration and...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • ?A masterpiece ? [Douglass] was not only self-educated, with a love of language which should still be an inspiration; he was also self-created? New York Times Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland in 1818. After his escape in 1838 he became an ardent abolitionist, and his autobiography was an instant bestseller upon publication...

    Publisher : Random House
    published : 2015
  • The Struggle for Black Equality is a dramatic, memorable history of the civil rights movement. Harvard Sitkoff offers both a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of civil rights organizations and a compelling analysis of the continuing problems plaguing many African Americans. With a new foreword and afterword, and an up-to-date...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2008
  • Despite the inherent brutality of slavery, some slaves could find small but important opportunities to act decisively. The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822?1888 explores such moments of opportunity and resistance in Santos, a Southeastern township in Imperial Brazil. It argues that slavery in Brazil was hierarchical: slaves' fleeting...

    Publisher : Stanford University Press
    published : 2012
  • Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling...

    Publisher : The New Press
    published : 2012
  • From the early day of mining in colonial Virginia and Maryland up to the time of World War II, blacks were an important part of the labor force in the coal industry. Yet in this, as in other enterprises, their role has heretofore been largely ignored. Now Roland L. Lewis redresses the balance in this comprehensive history of black coal miners in America....

    Publisher : The University Press of Kentucky
    published : 2015