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Gender Talk
Gender Talk
Written by Johnnetta B. Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall
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ISBN: 9780307527684
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Gender Talk
The Struggle For Women's Equality in African American Communities
Written by Johnnetta B. Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

Why has the African American community remained silent about gender even as race has moved to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness? In this important new book, two of the nation’s leading African American intellectuals offer a resounding and far-reaching answer to a question that has been ignored for far too... Read more >
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What's Going On
What's Going On
Written by Nathan Mc Call
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ISBN: 9780307561107
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What's Going On

Written by Nathan Mc Call


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
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   With the same personal authority and exhilarating directness he brought to his account of his passage from a prison cell to the newsroom of The Washington Post, Nathan McCall delivers a series of front-line reports on the state of the races in today's America. The resulting volume is guaranteed to shake... Read more >
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Sellout
Sellout
Written by Randall Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780307388421
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Sellout
The Politics of Racial Betrayal
Written by Randall Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
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In this incisive and unflinching study, Randall Kennedy, author of Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, tackles another stigma of America's racial discourse: “selling out.” He explains the origins of the concept and shows how fear of this label has haunted prominent members of the black community—including, most recently... Read more >
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Mississippi
Mississippi
Written by Anthony Walton
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ISBN: 9780307488312
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Mississippi
An American Journey
Written by Anthony Walton


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $11.99

  To most Americans, Mississippi is not a state but a scar, the place where segregation took its ugliest form and struck most savagely at its challengers.  But to many Americans, Mississippi is also home.  And it is this paradox, with all its overtones of history and heartache, that Anthony Walton—whose...

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Nigger
Nigger
Written by Randall Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780307538918
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Nigger
The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word
Written by Randall Kennedy


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

It’s “the nuclear bomb of racial epithets,” a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is nigger, and in this candid, lucidly argued book the... Read more >
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The End of Blackness
The End of Blackness
Written by Debra J. Dickerson
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ISBN: 9780307484284
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The End of Blackness
Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful Owners
Written by Debra J. Dickerson


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
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Debra Dickerson pulls no punches in this electrifying manifesto. Outspoken journalist and author of the critically acclaimed memoir An American Story, she challenges black Americans to stop obsessing about racism and start focusing on problems they can fix. The way out of the ghetto, she asserts, is to take a good... Read more >
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Ghettonation
Ghettonation
Written by Cora Daniels
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ISBN: 9780767922401
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Ghettonation
Dispatches from America's Culture War
Written by Cora Daniels


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $15.00

From the Introduction:

ghet-to
n. (Merriam-Webster dictionary) Italian, from Venetian dialect ghèto island where Jews were forced to live; literally, foundry (located on the island), from ghetàr, to cast; from Latin jactare to throw
1: a quarter of a city in which Jews were formerly required to live
2:
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Invisibility Blues
Invisibility Blues
Written by Michele Wallace, Series edited by Mike Davis and Michael Sprinker
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ISBN: 9781859844878
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Invisibility Blues
From Pop to Theory
Written by Michele Wallace
Series edited by Mike Davis and Michael Sprinker


Format: Trade Paperback, 267 pages
On Sale: July 17, 2008
Price: $21.95

First published in 1990, Michele Wallace’s Invisibility Blues is widely regarded as a landmark in the history of black feminism. Wallace’s considerations of the black experience in America include recollections of her early life in Harlem; a look at the continued underrepresentation of black voices in politics, media, and culture; and... Read more >
Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman
Written by Beverly Lowry
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ISBN: 9780385721776
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Harriet Tubman
Imagining a Life
Written by Beverly Lowry


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $18.95

From the award-winning novelist and biographer Beverly Lowry comes an astonishing re-imagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of Her People.”

Tubman was an escaped slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, fund-raiser, cook, intelligence gatherer, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist. In Harriet Tubman, Lowry creates a portrait enriched with... Read more >
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Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman
Written by Beverly Lowry
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ISBN: 9780307455659
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Harriet Tubman
Imagining a Life
Written by Beverly Lowry


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $14.99

From the award-winning novelist and biographer Beverly Lowry comes an astonishing re-imagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of Her People.”

Tubman was an escaped slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, fund-raiser, cook, intelligence gatherer, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist. In Harriet Tubman, Lowry creates a portrait enriched with... Read more >
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Sweet Release
Sweet Release
Written by James Davison, Jr., Ph.D.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591025580
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Sweet Release
The Last Step to Black Freedom
Written by James Davison, Jr., Ph.D.


Format: Hardcover, 277 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2008
Price: $26.99

African Americans have come a long way in the difficult upward struggle from slavery to the relatively broad freedoms enjoyed today. Together, as a potent and well-knit group, they have battled endlessly in their march toward freedom.
Finally, according to psychologist James Davison Jr., the last step to freedom for black... Read more >
Major
Major
Written by Todd Balf
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ISBN: 9780307409768
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Major
A Black Athlete, a White Era, and the Fight to Be the World's Fastest Human Being
Written by Todd Balf


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

At the turn of the 20th century, hundreds of handsome, lightning-fast racers won the hearts and minds of a bicycling-crazed public. Scientists studied them, newspapers glorified them, and millions of dollars in purse money was awarded to them. Major Taylor aimed to be the fastest of them all. A prominent black... Read more >
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Ralph Ellison
Ralph Ellison
Written by Arnold Rampersad
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ISBN: 9780375707988
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Ralph Ellison
A Biography
Written by Arnold Rampersad


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $17.95

Ralph Ellison is justly celebrated for his epochal novel Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953 and has become a classic of American literature. But Ellison’s strange inability to finish a second novel, despite his dogged efforts and soaring prestige, made him a supremely enigmatic figure. Arnold Rampersad... Read more >
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Sellout
Sellout
Written by Randall Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780307377203
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Sellout
The Politics of Racial Betrayal
Written by Randall Kennedy


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $11.99

In this incisive and unflinching study, Randall Kennedy, author of Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, tackles another stigma of America's racial discourse: “selling out.” He explains the origins of the concept and shows how fear of this label has haunted prominent members of the black community—including, most recently... Read more >
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At the Hands of Persons Unknown
At the Hands of Persons Unknown
Written by Philip Dray
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ISBN: 9780307430663
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At the Hands of Persons Unknown
The Lynching of Black America
Written by Philip Dray


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

It is easy to shrink from our country’s brutal history of lynching. Lynching is called the last great skeleton in our nation’s closet: It terrorized all of black America, claimed thousands upon thousands of victims in the decades between the 1880s and the Second World War, and leaves invisible but deep... Read more >
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Having It All?
Having It All?
Written by Veronica Chambers
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ISBN: 9780307419026
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Having It All?
Black Women and Success
Written by Veronica Chambers


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

A behind-the-scenes look into the lives of successful middle- and upper-middle class African American women, the groundbreaking HAVING IT ALL? is sure to spark discussions from cocktail parties to boardrooms.

In a single generation, black women have made extraordinary strides academically, professionally, and financially. They’ve entered the workplace at a far greater... Read more >
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Homelands and Waterways
Homelands and Waterways
Written by Adele Logan Alexander
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ISBN: 9780307426253
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Homelands and Waterways
The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926
Written by Adele Logan Alexander


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

This monumental history traces the rise of a resolute African American family (the author's own) from privation to the middle class. In doing so, it explodes the stereotypes that have shaped and distorted our thinking about African Americans--both in slavery and in freedom.

Beginning with John Robert Bond, who emigrated from England... Read more >
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Imperium in Imperio
Imperium in Imperio
Written by Sutton Griggs, Preface by A.J. Verdelle, Introduction by Cornel West
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ISBN: 9780307431264
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Imperium in Imperio

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


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Written by Olaudah Equiano, Edited by Shelly Eversley, Introduction by Robert Reid-Pharr
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ISBN: 9780307432322
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
or, Gustavus Vassa, the African
Written by Olaudah Equiano
Edited by Shelly Eversley
Introduction by Robert Reid-Pharr


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $10.99

Edited and with Notes by Shelly Eversley
Introduction by Robert Reid-Pharr

In this truly astonishing eighteenth-century memoir, Olaudah Equiano recounts his remarkable life story, which begins when he is kidnapped in Africa as a boy and sold into slavery and culminates when he has achieved renown as a British antislavery advocate. The narrative... Read more >
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My Bondage and My Freedom
My Bondage and My Freedom
Written by Frederick Douglass, Introduction by John Stauffer
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ISBN: 9780307431509
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My Bondage and My Freedom

Written by Frederick Douglass
Introduction by John Stauffer


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

My Bondage and My Freedom,” writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, “[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.” As his... Read more >
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Who's Gonna Take the Weight?
Who's Gonna Take the Weight?
Written by Kevin Powell
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ISBN: 9780307422682
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Who's Gonna Take the Weight?
Manhood, Race, and Power in America
Written by Kevin Powell


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

“A mighty wind of fresh air. His pitiless self-examination—and his equally honest exploration of the racial, sexual, cultural, and class fault lines that thread our psychic and social landscape—is not only brave but necessary if our nation is to survive.”
—Michael Eric Dyson

“Kevin Powell is pushing to bring, as he has so... Read more >
On the Courthouse Lawn
On the Courthouse Lawn
Written by Sherrilyn Ifill
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ISBN: 9780807009888
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On the Courthouse Lawn
Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century
Written by Sherrilyn Ifill


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2007
Price: $18.00

Nearly 5,000 black Americans were lynched between 1890 and 1960. Over forty years later, Sherrilyn Ifill's On the Courthouse Lawn examines the numerous ways that this racial trauma still resounds across the United States. While the lynchings and their immediate aftermath were devastating, the little-known contemporary consequences, such as the marginalization... Read more >
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Hair Wars
Hair Wars
Text by Johanna Lenander, Photographed by David Yellen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576873991
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Hair Wars

Text by Johanna Lenander
Photographed by David Yellen


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2007
Price: $39.95

Hair Wars is a different idea of fashion and glamour than what is shown in the world of runway shows and magazines. That world ends up looking bland and anemic in comparison. The Fantasy Hairstyles in this book are proudly loud and outrageous. They express a desire to surpass the ordinary... Read more >
Sister Outsider
Sister Outsider
Written by Audre Lorde, Foreword by Cheryl Clarke
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ISBN: 9781580911863
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Sister Outsider
Essays and Speeches
Written by Audre Lorde
Foreword by Cheryl Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2007
Price: $16.99

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change... Read more >
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Enough
Enough
Written by Juan Williams
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ISBN: 9780307338242
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Enough
The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
Written by Juan Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Price: $13.95

Half a century after brave Americans took to the streets to raise the bar of opportunity for all races, Juan Williams writes that too many black Americans are in crisis—caught in a twisted hip-hop culture, dropping out of school, ending up in jail, having babies when they are not ready to... Read more >
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