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Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

by Nazera Sadiq Wright

<div>Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Nazera Sadiq Wright uses heavy archival research on a wide range of texts about ...

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Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America

A Historical Perspective

by Brian D. Behnken, Gregory D. Smithers & Simon Wendt

<p>Contributions by Tunde Adeleke, Brian D. Behnken, Minkah Makalani, Benita Roth, Gregory D. Smithers, Simon Wendt, and Danielle L. Wiggins</p> <p>Black intellectualism has been misunderstood by the American public and by scholars for ...

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Black Like Who?

Writing • Black • Canada

by Rinaldo Walcott

<p>Twenty years ago, Rinaldo Walcott's groundbreaking study of black culture in Canada, Black Like Who?, caused such an uproar upon its publication that Insomniac Press has produced a special 20th anniversary edition. With its incisive readings ...

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Black Lives Have Always Mattered

A Collection of Essays, Poems, and Personal Narratives

by Abiodun Oyewole

<p>BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED, A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, POEMS AND PERSONAL NARRATIVES, edited by Abiodun Oyewole, extends beyond the Black Lives Matter movement's primary agenda of police brutality to acknowledge that even when affronted ...

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Black Lives Matter: From a Moment to a Movement

by Laurie Collier Hillstrom

<p>This concise yet comprehensive reference book provides an overview of the Black Lives Matter movement, from its emergence in response to the police-involved deaths of unarmed black people to its development as a force for racial justice in ...

ISBN: 9781440865718

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Black Male Frames

African Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903-2003

by Roland Leander Williams Jr.

<p><em>Black Male Frames</em> charts the development and shifting popularity of two stereotypes of black masculinity in popular American film: "the shaman" or "the scoundrel." Starting with colonial times, Williams identifies the origins of ...

ISBN: 9780815652878

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Black Mirror

The Cultural Contradictions of American Racism

by Eric Lott

<p>Blackness is a prized commodity in American pop culture. Marketed to white consumers, it invites whites to view themselves in a mirror of racial difference, while remaining “wholly” white. From sports to literature, film, and music to ...

ISBN: 9780674981485

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Black Natural Law

by Vincent W. Lloyd

<p><em>Black Natural Law</em> offers a new way of understanding the African American political tradition. Iconoclastically attacking left (including James Baldwin and Audre Lorde), right (including Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson), and center ...

ISBN: 9780190610586

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Black Neighbors

Race and the Limits of Reform in the American Settlement House Movement, 1890-1945

by Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

<p>Professing a policy of cultural and social integration, the American settlement house movement made early progress in helping immigrants adjust to life in American cities. However, when African Americans migrating from the rural South in the ...

ISBN: 9781469621494

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Black on Both Sides

A Racial History of Trans Identity

by C. Riley Snorton

<p>The story of Christine Jorgensen, America’s first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era. Her celebrity, however, has obscured other mid-century trans narratives—ones lived by African Americans such as ...

ISBN: 9781452955858

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Black Opera

History, Power, Engagement

by Naomi Andre

<p>From classic films like Carmen Jones to contemporary works like The Diary of Sally Hemings and U-Carmen eKhayelitsa, American and South African artists and composers have used opera to reclaim black people's place in history. Naomi André ...

ISBN: 9780252050619

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Black Panthers For Beginners

by Herb Boyd

<p><em>A crowd of onlookers gawked from the sidewalk as four young black men dressed in black leather jackets and berets leaped from a Volkswagen, each of them wielding shotguns with bandoliers strapped across their bodies. The young men ...

ISBN: 9781939994400

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Black Post-Blackness

The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics

by Margo Natalie Crawford

<p>A 2008 cover of The New Yorker featured a much-discussed Black Power parody of Michelle and Barack Obama. The image put a spotlight on how easy it is to flatten the Black Power movement as we imagine new types of blackness. Margo Natalie ...

ISBN: 9780252099557

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Black Power Encyclopedia: From "Black is Beautiful" to Urban Uprisings [2 volumes]

by Akinyele Umoja, Karin L. Stanford & Jasmin A. Young

<p>An invaluable resource that documents the Black Power Movement by its cultural representation and promotion of self-determination and self-defense, and showcases the movement's influence on Black communities in America from 1965 to the ...

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Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality and African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina

by Moore, Leonard N.

<P>In Black Rage in New Orleans, Moore traces the shocking history of police corruption in the Crescent City from World War II to Hurricane Katrina and the concurrent rise of a large and energized black opposition to it. Moore explores a ...

ISBN: 9780807137406

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Black Rebellion

Eyewitness Accounts of Major Slave Revolts

by Dr. Sujan Dass

<p>A collection of historical literature documenting major slave revolts and uprisings throughout the Americas.<br> Who will tell the stories of those who refused to be slaves? The Atlantic slave trade transported millions of humans from the ...

ISBN: 1230001565690

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Black Religiosity: a Biblical and Historical Perspective

by E. G. Sherman Jr. PhD D.S.T. D.A.

<p>Even though the practice of religion was outlawed for slaves beginning in the early 1600s, they often met in secret to worship; nothing could erase their belief in God and their commitment to family. In Black Religiosity: A Biblical and ...

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Black Silent Majority

The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment

by Michael Javen Fortner

<p>Aggressive policing and draconian sentencing have disproportionately imprisoned millions of African Americans for drug-related offenses. Michael Javen Fortner shows that in the 1970s these punitive policies toward addicts and pushers enjoyed ...

ISBN: 9780674496101

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Black Theology—Essays on Gender Perspectives

by Dwight N. Hopkins

<p>What do African American men have to do with gender? In this collection of riveting and wide-ranging essays, Dwight N. Hopkins draws on over thirty-five years of wrestling with these questions. Too often gender is seen as a &quot;woman's ...

ISBN: 9781532608193

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Black Utopia

The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to Afrofuturism

by Alex Zamalin

<p>Within the history of African American struggle against racist oppression that often verges on dystopia, a hidden tradition has depicted a transfigured world. Daring to speculate on a future beyond white supremacy, black utopian artists and ...

ISBN: 9780231547253

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