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Cornel West

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Cornel West has been Professor of Religion and Director of Afro-American Studies at Princeton University since 1988, and was recently appointed Professor of Afro-American Studies and the Philosophy of Religion at Harvard University. He is the author of many books, including Keeping Faith, Prophetic Fragments, and, with bell hooks, Breaking Bread.

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The Future of the Race

Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $15.95

Almost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West—two of Du Bois's most prominent intellectual descendants—reassess that relationship and... Read more >
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The Future of the Race

Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Imperium in Imperio

Written by Sutton Griggs
Preface by A.J. Verdelle
Introduction by Cornel West


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $14.95

Self-published in 1899 and sold door-to-door by the author, this classic African-American novel—a gripping exploration of oppression, miscegenation, exploitation, and black empowerment—was a major bestseller in its day. The dramatic story of a conciliatory black man and a mulatto nationalist who grow up in a racist America and are driven to... Read more >
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Imperium in Imperio

Written by Sutton Griggs
Preface by A.J. Verdelle
Introduction by Cornel West


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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Fires in the Mirror

Written by Anna Deavere Smith
Foreword by Cornel West


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 21, 2015
Price: $11.99

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Race Matters

Written by Cornel West


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 29, 1994
Price: $14.95

With an intellectual boldness and redemptive passion, West addresses the growing nihilism among African-Americans; the failure of both liberal and conservative approaches to race; the taboos surrounding black sexuality; and the cult and legacy of Malcolm X.  West's subject matter ranges from the crisis in black leadership to the myths surrounding black... Read more >
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