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Big House on the Prairie

Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

by John M. Eason

<p>For the past fifty years, America has been extraordinarily busy building prisons. Since 1970 we have tripled the total number of facilities, adding more than 1,200 new prisons to the landscape. This building boom has taken place across the ...

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Bike Lanes Are White Lanes

Bicycle Advocacy and Urban Planning

by Melody L Hoffmann

<p>The number of bicyclists is increasing in the United States, especially among the working class and people of color. In contrast to the demographics of bicyclists in the United States, advocacy for bicycling has focused mainly on the ...

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Birth of an Industry

Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation

by Nicholas Sammond

<p>In <em>Birth of an Industry</em>, Nicholas Sammond describes how popular early American cartoon characters were derived from blackface minstrelsy. He charts the industrialization of animation in the early twentieth century, its representation

ISBN: 9780822375784

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Birthing Justice

Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

by Julia Chinyere Oparah & Alicia D. Bonaparte

<p>There is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are half as likely to survive ...

ISBN: 9781317277200

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Bitches and Hoes: When Are Black Women Going to Stop Being One?

Spotlight On Black Women Character, Intelligence, Relationships and Aspirations

by Raymond Sturgis

<p>Years after the first black woman fought for independence and human rights, she was still victimized by insults and stereotypes that affect her self-confidence today. Black women are not bitches or hoes, however, the vices of the community ...

ISBN: 1230000014912

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Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life

by Christopher Freeburg

<p>Christopher Freeburg’s  <em>Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life</em> offers a crucial new reading of a neglected aspect of African American literature and art across the long twentieth century. Rejecting the idea that the most dehumanizing

ISBN: 9780813940335

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Black Americans in Victorian Britain

by Jeffrey P Green

<p>In this, the first study of its kind, Jeffrey Green explores and represents the experiences of some of the black American citizens who ventured forth to Britain in the midst of the Victorian era. Whilst there, they informed the Victorian ...

ISBN: 9781526737601

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Black and White Styles in Conflict

by Thomas Kochman

<p>&quot;Goes a long way toward showing a lay audience the value, integrity, and aesthetic sensibility of black culture, and moreover the conflicts which arise when its values are treated as deviant version of majority ones.&quot;—Marjorie ...

ISBN: 9780226112251

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Black Atlas

Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

by Judith Madera

<p><em>Black Atlas</em> presents definitive new approaches to black geography. It focuses attention on the dynamic relationship between place and African American literature during the long nineteenth century, a volatile epoch of national ...

ISBN: 9780822375951

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Black Ball 9

New Research in African American Baseball History

by Leslie A. Heaphy

<p>Under the guidance of Leslie Heaphy and an editorial board of leading historians, this peer-reviewed, annual book series offers new, authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor ...

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Black Bodies and Transhuman Realities

Scientifically Modifying the Black Body in Posthuman Literature and Culture

by Sarah L. Berry, Alexander Dumas J. Brickler IV, Rae'mia Escott & others

<p><em>Black Bodies and Transhuman Realities: Scientifically Modifying the Black Body in Posthuman Literature and Culture</em> makes a series of valuable contributions to ongoing dialogues surrounding posthuman blackness and Afro-transhumanism. ...

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Black Bodies, White Gazes

The Continuing Significance of Race in America

by George Yancy

<p>Following the deaths of Trayvon Martin and other black youths in recent years, students on campuses across America have joined professors and activists in calling for justice and increased awareness that Black Lives Matter. In this second ...

ISBN: 9781442258358

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Black Cherry

by Henrietta D. Elmore-Smith

<p>In the late 1970s, families of color began their transition into neighborhoods distinctly and traditionally new to them. The same was so for Berkeley Hills, a prim community that dwells outside Berkeley, California. It’s where three young ...

ISBN: 9781480829404

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Black Community Uplift and the Myth of the American Dream

by Lori Latrice Martin

<p>The book uses the politics of respectability concept as an appropriate framework to show why racial disparities between black and white people in America persist. The politics of respectability originated with black Baptist women in the late ...

ISBN: 9781498579162

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Black Ethnics

Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream

by Christina M. Greer

<p>The steady immigration of black populations from Africa and the Caribbean over the past few decades has fundamentally changed the racial, ethnic, and political landscape in the United States. But how will these &quot;new blacks&quot; behave ...

ISBN: 9780190236786

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Black Fathers Black Sons

A Social Autobiography

by Ray Waters

<P>A father will always play a vital role in a child’s growing years, especially sons. His absence or presence in the child’s life will have a profound impact in the future. In Black Fathers Black Sons, author Ray Waters delves into the ...

ISBN: 9781453591284

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Black Feminism Reimagined

After Intersectionality

by Jennifer C. Nash

<p>In <em>Black Feminism Reimagined</em> Jennifer C. Nash reframes black feminism's engagement with intersectionality, often celebrated as its primary intellectual and political contribution to feminist theory. Charting the institutional history

ISBN: 9781478002253

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Black Firefighters and the FDNY

The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

by David Goldberg

<p>For many African Americans, getting a public sector job has historically been one of the few paths to the financial stability of the middle class, and in New York City, few such jobs were as sought-after as positions in the fire department ...

ISBN: 9781469633633

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Black Food Geographies

Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

by Ashanté M. Reese

<p>In this book, Ashante M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents' navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution systems. Linking these local food issues to ...

ISBN: 9781469651514

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Black for a Day

White Fantasies of Race and Empathy

by Alisha Gaines

<p>In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously &quot;became&quot; black as well, traveling the American South in search of a certain kind ...

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