Black Studies

Black Studies


  • 'After Mecca': Women Poets and the Black Arts Movement

    By Cheryl Clarke

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813534060
    • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
    • Published: November 2004
  • 'Seeing Red', Federal Campaigns Against Black Militany 1919-1925

    By Theodore Kornweibel

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253213549
    • Published: July 1999
  • 'Those Who Labor for My Happiness': Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

    By Lucia C. Stanton

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813932231
    • Publisher: Thomas Jefferson Foundation Miscellaneous
    • Published: January 2012
    A senior historian at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, Stanton assembles nine essays published from 1993 to 2010, and adds two that appear here for the first time. The only changes she has made to the earlier essays is to cite sources that have been published subsequently, and to provide the full name of enslaved people if that has become known. Among the topics are Jefferson and his slaves, domestic servants in his White House, rational plantation management at Monticello, Jefferson through the eyes of his slaves, the Hemings family and Charlottesville, and descendants of Monticello's African American families. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • 'We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible': A Reader in Black Women's History

    By Darlene Clark Hine

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780926019812
    • Publisher: Carlson Publishing, Inc.
    • Published: April 1995
    Contains essays which share the experiences and emphasize the achievements and struggles of Black women from colonial times through the 20th century
  • The 'White Other' in American Intermarriage Stories, 1945-2008 (Signs of Race)

    By Lauren S. Cardon

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137287168
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: December 2012
    Fictional depictions of intermarriage can illuminate perceptions of both 'ethnicity' and 'whiteness' at any given historical moment. Popular examples such as Lucy and Ricky in I Love Lucy (1951-1957), Joanna and John in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), Toula and Ian in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) helped raise questions about national identity: does 'American' mean 'white' or a blending of ethnicities? Building on previous studies by scholars of intermarriage and identity, this study is an ambitious endeavor to discern the ways in which literature and films from the 1960s through 2000s rework nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century intermarriage tropes. Unlike earlier stories, these narratives position the white partner as the 'other' and serve as useful frameworks for assessing ethnic and American identity. Lauren S. Cardon sheds new light on ethno-racial solidarity and the assimilation of different ethnicities into American dominant culture.
  • 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?' And Other Conversations About Race

    By Beverly Daniel Tatum

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465083619
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: January 2003
    Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black youth seated together in the cafeteria. Of course, it's not just the black kids sitting together-the white, Latino, Asian Pacific, and, in some regions, American Indian youth are clustered in their own groups, too. The same phenomenon can be observed in college dining halls, faculty lounges, and corporate cafeterias. What is going on here? Is this self-segregation a problem we should try to fix, or a coping strategy we should support? How can we get past our reluctance to talk about racial issues to even discuss it? And what about all the other questions we and our children have about race? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, asserts that we do not know how to talk about our racial differences: Whites are afraid of using the wrong words and being perceived as 'racist' while parents of color are afraid of exposing their children to painful racial realities too soon. Using real-life examples and the latest research, Tatum presents strong evidence that straight talk about our racial identities-whatever they may be-is essential if we are serious about facilitating communication across racial and ethnic divides. We have waited far too long to begin our conversations about race. This remarkable book, infused with great wisdom and humanity, has already helped hundreds of thousands .
  • 'Winds Can Wake Up the Dead': An Eric Walrond Reader

    By Eric D. Walrond

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780814327098
    • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
    • Published: December 1998
  • 'Worse Than Slavery': Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice

    By David M. Oshinsky

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684830957
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: April 1997
    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
  • 10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives

    By Gracie Cornish

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780609801338
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: October 1999
    A nationally prominent relationship counselor addresses the particular romantic problems faced by her fellow black women, showing them the ten most common mistakes they make in choosing a partner and the way to a lasting relationship. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
  • 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

    By Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Our Price: $20.00 - $35.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307908711
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: October 2017
  • 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with C

    By J.A. Rogers

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780960229475
    • Publisher: Helga Rogers
    • Published: June 1980
  • 100 Amazing Facts about the Negro with Complete Proof

    By J. a. Rogers

    Our Price: $8.95
    • ISBN-13: 9784871877602
    • Publisher: Ishi Press
    • Published: October 2015
  • 100 Years of Lynchings

    By Ralph Ginzburg

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780933121188
    • Publisher: BLACK CLASSIC PRESS
    • Published: November 1996
    Ginzburg compiles vivid newspaper accounts from 1886 to 1960 to provide insight and understanding of the history of racial violence.
  • 12 Million Black Voices

    By Richard Wright

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781560254461
    • Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
    • Published: December 2002
    The author of Native Son paired with three photographers in the 1930s to chronicle black life in America and this book was the result--a vivid portrait of African-American life, from sharecroppers in Mississippi to storefront churches in Harlem. Reprint.
  • 12 Years a Slave

    By Solomon Northup

    Our Price: $44.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781624063435
    • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
    • Published: January 2013
    12 Years a Slave is the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom. This extraordinary text is the basis for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt.