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A Black Way of Seeing
A Black Way of Seeing
Written by Paul Robeson, Jr.
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ISBN: 9781583227671
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A Black Way of Seeing
From Liberty to Freedom
Written by Paul Robeson, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2007
Price: $14.95

In the tradition of James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son, Robeson’s A Black Way of Seeing melds history and analysis in a sweeping panorama of the present moment as we know it to be—scathing in its understanding of why Black empowerment has failed and prescient in its articulation of what... Read more >
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Seconds of My Life
Seconds of My Life
Text by Lauri Lyons, Photographed by Jamel Shabazz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576873601
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Seconds of My Life

Text by Lauri Lyons
Photographed by Jamel Shabazz


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2007
Price: $35.00

At age nine, Jamel Shabazz was introduced to photography by his father, who kept a signed copy of Leonard Freed’s Black in White America on the family’s coffee table. Intrigued by Freed’s provocative images of both Southern and urban life, Shabazz knew then it was his calling to document his community... Read more >
Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman
Written by Beverly Lowry
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385502917
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Harriet Tubman
Imagining a Life
Written by Beverly Lowry


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $26.00

“I am at peace with God and all mankind.”
—Harriet Tubman to Mary Talbert, on the occasion of their last visit, 1913

Now, from the award-winning novelist and biographer, an astonishing reimagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman—the “Moses of Her People.”

During her lifetime Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave, lumberjack, laundress...

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Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department?
Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department?
Written by Cecil Brown
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556435737
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Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department?
The Disappearance of Black Americans from Our Universities
Written by Cecil Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $15.95

***WINNER, 2008 PEN Oakland - Josephine Miles National Literary Award

Blacks have been vanishing from college campuses in the United States and reappearing in prisons, videos, and movies. Cecil Brown tackles this unwitting "disappearing act" head on, paying special attention to the situation at UC Berkeley and the University of... Read more >
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Summer Snow
Summer Snow
Written by Trudier Harris
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ISBN: 9780807072554
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Summer Snow
Reflections from a Black Daughter of the South
Written by Trudier Harris


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2007
Price: $18.00

Trudier Harris will tell you that African Americans who consider themselves Southern are about as rare as summer snow. But Harris has always embraced the South, and in Summer Snow she explores her experience as a black Southerner and how it has shaped her into the writer and intellectual she has... Read more >
Ghettonation
Ghettonation
Written by Cora Daniels
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385521598
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Ghettonation
A Journey Into the Land of Bling and Home of the Shameless
Written by Cora Daniels


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2007
Price: $13.99

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:
a quarter of a city in...

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Shades of Glory
Shades of Glory
Written by Lawrence D. Hogan, Foreword by Jules Tygiel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426200335
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Shades of Glory
The Negro Leagues & the Story of African-American Baseball
Written by Lawrence D. Hogan
Foreword by Jules Tygiel


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2007
Price: $15.95

"Probably the most comprehensive history of black baseball available in one book…a must-read for any student of the game." —Cincinnati Enquirer

"Hogan sets the teams and leagues in the cultural and economic context of the black experience and the communities in which they played, broadening the book's appeal to anyone interested... Read more >
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Finding Oprah's Roots
Finding Oprah's Roots
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Read by Dominic Hoffman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9781415939154
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Finding Oprah's Roots
Finding Your Own
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Read by Dominic Hoffman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 6, 2007
Price: $15.00

“Before I have a big meeting or decision to make,” says Oprah Winfrey, “I go and I sit with the ancestors. Literally, I go and sit in my closet and I say their names. I just say their names so that when I walk into the space, I don’t walk alone.”

This... Read more >
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On the Courthouse Lawn
Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century
Written by Sherrilyn Ifill


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 15, 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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Finding Oprah's Roots
Finding Oprah's Roots
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307382382
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Finding Oprah's Roots
Finding Your Own
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2007
Price: $19.95

Finding Oprah’s Roots will not only endow readers with a new appreciation for the key contributions made by history’s unsung but also equip them with the tools to connect to pivotal figures in their own past. A roadmap through the intricacies of public documents and online databases, the book also highlights... Read more >
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Finding Oprah's Roots
Finding Oprah's Roots
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307393791
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Finding Oprah's Roots
Finding Yours
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 23, 2007
Price: $11.99

Finding Oprah’s Roots will not only endow readers with a new appreciation for the key contributions made by history’s unsung but also equip them with the tools to connect to pivotal figures in their own past. A roadmap through the intricacies of public documents and online databases, the book also highlights... Read more >
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Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
Written by Barack Obama
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307383419
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Dreams from My Father
A Story of Race and Inheritance
Written by Barack Obama


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $25.95

Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully affecting memoir, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in 2004. Dreams from My Father tells the story... Read more >
Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
Written by Barack Obama
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ISBN: 9780307394125
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Dreams from My Father
A Story of Race and Inheritance
Written by Barack Obama


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $11.99

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than... Read more >
The First Emancipator
The First Emancipator
Written by Andrew Levy
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375761041
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The First Emancipator
Slavery, Religion, and the Quiet Revolution of Robert Carter
Written by Andrew Levy


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $15.95

“[Andrew Levy] brings a literary sensibility to the study of history, and has written a richly complex book, one that transcends Carter’s story to consider larger questions of individual morality and national memory.”
–The New York Times Book Review

In 1791, Robert Carter III, a pillar of Virginia’s Colonial aristocracy, broke with his... Read more >
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Fletcher Street
Fletcher Street
Photographed by Martha Camarillo, Introduction by Kathie Dobie
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576873281
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Fletcher Street

Photographed by Martha Camarillo
Introduction by Kathie Dobie


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2006
Price: $39.95

Deep in the heart of Philadelphia, past row houses and vacant lots, run-down playgrounds and dilapidated schools, is a little place called Fletcher Street. It has everything one would expect to find down an alley in the ghetto, with one addition: horses. The men and boys of Fletcher Street have used... Read more >
Legacy
Legacy
Edited by Thomas C. Battle and Donna Wells, Contribution by Moorland Spingarn Research Center
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426200069
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Legacy
Treasures of Black History
Edited by Thomas C. Battle and Donna Wells
Contribution by Moorland Spingarn Research Center


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $35.00

From its Introduction by the revered and distinguished John Hope Franklin to the bibliography and extensive index that complete it, Legacy represents a major new contribution to African-American history. The Black experience and its impact on our nation's culture and character come alive in twelve chapters that sweep from ancient Africa... Read more >
A Black Way of Seeing
A Black Way of Seeing
Written by Paul Robeson, Jr.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583227251
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A Black Way of Seeing
From Liberty to Freedom
Written by Paul Robeson, Jr.


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $23.95

In the tradition of James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son, Robeson’s A Black Way of Seeing melds history and analysis in a sweeping panorama of the present moment as we know it to be—scathing in its understanding of why Black empowerment has failed and prescient in its articulation of what... Read more >
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Revival
Revival
Edited by Donna Bailey Nurse
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771067631
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Revival
An Anthology of the Best Black Canadian Writing
Edited by Donna Bailey Nurse


Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2006
Price: $21.95

The success of George Elliott Clarke’s anthology Eyeing the North Star: Directions in African-Canadian Literature, published a decade ago, demonstrated the growing interest in black Canadian writing. In this exciting, provocative new collection, literary journalist Donna Bailey Nurse provides an up-to-date and fresh perspective on this vibrant, significant, and thriving literature... Read more >
Sarah's Long Walk
Sarah's Long Walk
Written by Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807050194
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Sarah's Long Walk
The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America
Written by Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2006
Price: $26.00

In 1847, a five-year-old African American girl named Sarah Roberts was forced to walk past five white schools to attend the poor and densely crowded all-black Abiel Smith School on Boston's Beacon Hill. Incensed that his daughter had been turned away at each white school, her father, Benjamin, sued the city... Read more >
Shades of Glory
Shades of Glory
Written by Lawrence D. Hogan, Foreword by Jules Tygiel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792253068
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Shades of Glory
The Negro Leagues & the Story of African-American Baseball
Written by Lawrence D. Hogan
Foreword by Jules Tygiel


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2006
Price: $26.00

Celebrating African America's contribution to our great national pastime, this comprehensive, lively history combines vivid narrative, visual impact, and a unique statistical component, to recreate the excitement and passion of the Negro Leagues. Packed with stories, biographical essays, scores of archival photographs and other evocative artifacts, it is an important contribution... Read more >
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Sleepaway School
Sleepaway School
Written by Lee Stringer, Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583227015
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Sleepaway School
Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $13.95

Like his brother before him, Stringer was surrendered to foster care, shortly after birth, by his unwed and underemployed mother—a common practice for unmarried women in mid-century America. Less common was that she returned six years later to reclaim her children. Rather than leading to a happy ending, though, this is... Read more >
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Race, Rhetoric, And Identity
Race, Rhetoric, And Identity
Written by Molefi Kete Asante
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591023180
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Race, Rhetoric, And Identity
The Architecton Of Soul
Written by Molefi Kete Asante


Format: Hardcover, 249 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2005
Price: $30.99

In this new collection of insightful essays, the most prolific contemporary African American intellectual and the leader of the Afrocentric school of thought turns his critical attention to the many ways in which modes of communication in American culture have created a dehumanizing African American identity. Asante examines a wide range... Read more >
A Colored Woman In A White World
A Colored Woman In A White World
Written by Mary Church Terrell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591023227
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A Colored Woman In A White World

Written by Mary Church Terrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 487 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2005
Price: $21.99

Though today she is little known, Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) was one of the most remarkable women of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Active in both the civil rights movement and the campaign for women’s suffrage, Terrell was a leading spokesperson for the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the... Read more >
Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
Written by Barack Obama, Read by Barack Obama
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739321010
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Dreams from My Father
A Story of Race and Inheritance
Written by Barack Obama
Read by Barack Obama


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $12.98

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than... Read more >
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Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
Written by Barack Obama, Read by Barack Obama
Format: Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780739321003
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Dreams from My Father
A Story of Race and Inheritance
Written by Barack Obama
Read by Barack Obama


Format: Abridged Compact Disc
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $25.95

Includes the senator's speech from the 2004 Democratic National Convention!

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that... Read more >
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