Black Studies

Black Studies


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

    By Cheryl Clarke

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813534060
    • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
    • Published: November 2004
  • 'I, Too, Am America': Archaeological Studies of African-American Life

    By Theresa A. Singleton

    Our Price: $33.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813918433
    • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
    • Published: August 1999
    A collection of essays celebrating and reflecting the spectrum of scholarship arising from an expanded definition of African-American archaeology, treating such issues as the analysis and presentation of cultural identity, race, and gender, cultural interaction and change, relations of power and domination, and the sociopolitics of archaeological practice. Essays are in sections on African-American identity and material culture, plantation contexts, and beyond the plantation. Includes b&w photos of artifacts and historical sites, plus b&w maps. The editor is affiliated with the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and the anthropology department at Syracuse University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • 'New World A-Coming': Inside Black America

    By Roi Ottley

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499709698
    • Publisher: The World Publishing Company
    • Published: September 1945
  • 'Or Does It Explode?': Black Harlem In the Great Depression

    By Cheryl Greenberg

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195115840
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: March 1997
    This sociological analysis explores the themes and consequences of Depression-era political organizing in the black community in the New York City of the time. B&W illus. 317p. Pap.
  • 'Pretends to Be Free': Runaway Slave Advertisements from Colonial and Revolutionary New York and New Jersey

    By Graham Russell Gao Hodges

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780823282159
    • Publisher: Fordham University Press
    • Published: January 2019
  • 'Racial Matters': The FBI's Secret File on Black America, 1960-1972

    By Kenneth O'Reilly

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780029236819
    • Publisher: SIMON AND SCHUSTER
    • Published: June 1989
    Compelling, disturbing report on the secret files kept by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI on the leaders of the civil-rights movement during the 1960's. Shocking facts regarding the Director's private war against blackAmerica. 456p.
  • '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)

    Our Price: $109.99
    • 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

    Our Price: $8.50
    • 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

    Our Price: $31.99
    • 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: $17.00
    • 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
  • 09/20 Event: Imani Perry: Breathe

    By Imani Perry

    Our Price: $15.00 - $18.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2019
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 gift card to our store. Admission and the signed copy and/or gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Please note that some of our events are recorded and posted online. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to your image and likeness being used.
  • 1,999 Facts About Blacks : a Sourcebook

    By R. Corbin

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568330815
    • Publisher: MADISON BOOKS
    • Published: November 1996
    Black History Month is a year-round affair!