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How to Make Black America Better
How to Make Black America Better
Compiled by Tavis Smiley
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ISBN: 9780307486080
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How to Make Black America Better
Leading African Americans Speak Out
Compiled by Tavis Smiley


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $9.99

Issuing a powerful call for constructive social action, the popular radio and television commentator Tavis Smiley has assembled the voices of leading African American artists, intellectuals, and politicians from Chuck D to Cornel West to Maxine Waters. How to Make Black America Better takes a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach that includes Smiley’s... Read more >
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Saviors or Sellouts
Saviors or Sellouts
Written by Christopher Bracey
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ISBN: 9780807083765
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Saviors or Sellouts
The Promise and Peril of Black Conservatism, from Booker T. Washington to Condol eezza Rice
Written by Christopher Bracey


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $20.00

What is a black conservative, and why would anyone choose to be one? wonders Professor Christopher Bracey, an African American liberal Democrat. In 1972, fewer than 10 percent of African Americans identified as conservative; today nearly 30 percent do. Bracey traces black conservatism's long tradition in this original book, bringing us... Read more >
Discretion
Discretion
Written by Elizabeth Nunez
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ISBN: 9780307521453
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Discretion

Written by Elizabeth Nunez


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2009
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From American Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Nunez, a powerful novel that explores an intricate lovers’ triangle, the human thirst for passion, and the myriad ways desire can betray those who have fallen under its spell.

Descended from warriors and raised by missionaries, Oufoula is a diplomat whose wealth and charm make him... Read more >
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The Atlantic Sound
The Atlantic Sound
Written by Caryl Phillips
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ISBN: 9780307481740
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The Atlantic Sound

Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2009
Price: $11.99

In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade.

Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own present-day experiences, Phillips combines his remarkable skills as a travel essayist with an astute understanding of history. From... Read more >
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Major
Major
Written by Todd Balf
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ISBN: 9780307236593
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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: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2009
Price: $14.00

The story of a man who transcended the handicaps of race to become America’s first African American mega sports celebrity

At the turn of the 20th century, hundreds of 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... Read more >
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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
Price: $11.99

   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
Price: $13.95

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
Price: $12.99

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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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: $2.99

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: $2.99

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: $2.99

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: $2.99

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 >
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