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To Sin Against Hope
Life and Politics on the Borderland
Written by Alfredo Gutierrez


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $24.95

Alfredo Gutierrez’s father, a US citizen, was deported to Mexico from his Arizona hometown—the mining town where Alfredo grew up. This occurred during a wave of anti-immigrant hysteria stoked by the Great Depression, but as Gutierrez makes clear, in a book that is both a personal chronicle and a thought-provoking history... Read more >
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Divided We Fail
Divided We Fail
Written by Sarah Garland
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807001776
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Divided We Fail
The Story of an African American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation
Written by Sarah Garland


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $26.95

Examines why school desegregation, despite its success in closing the achievement gap, was never embraced wholeheartedly in the black community as a remedy for racial inequality
 
In 2007, a court case originally filed in Louisville, Kentucky, was argued before the Supreme Court and officially ended the era of school desegregation— both changing...

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Divided We Fail
The Story of an African American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation
Written by Sarah Garland


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $26.95

Examines why school desegregation, despite its success in closing the achievement gap, was never embraced wholeheartedly in the black community as a remedy for racial inequality
 
In 2007, a court case originally filed in Louisville, Kentucky, was argued before the Supreme Court and officially ended the era of school desegregation— both changing...

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The Color Complex (Revised)
The Color Complex (Revised)
Written by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson, Ph.D. and Ronald Hall
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307744234
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The Color Complex (Revised)
The Politics of Skin Color in a New Millennium
Written by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson, Ph.D. and Ronald Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $16.00

A provocative exploration of how Western standards of beauty are influencing cultures across the globe and impacting personal, professional, romantic and familial relationships. Processes like skin lightening in India, hair smoothing in Black America, eyelid reconstruction in China, and plastic surgery worldwide continue to rise in popularity for men and women...

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The Color Complex (Revised)
The Color Complex (Revised)
Written by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson, Ph.D. and Ronald Hall
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The Color Complex (Revised)
The Politics of Skin Color in a New Millennium
Written by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson, Ph.D. and Ronald Hall


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

A courageous, humane, and provocative examination  of how differences in color and features among  African Americans have played and continue to play a  role in their professional lives, friendships,  romances, and families. Read more >
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The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1
The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1
Written by Theodore W. Allen, Introduction by Jeffrey B. Perry
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ISBN: 9781844677696
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The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1
Racial Oppression and Social Control
Written by Theodore W. Allen
Introduction by Jeffrey B. Perry


Format: Trade Paperback, 372 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $29.95

When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no “white” people there. Nor, according to colonial records, would there be for another sixty years. In this seminal two-volume work, The Invention of the White Race, Theodore W. Allen tells the story of how America’s ruling classes created the... Read more >
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The Invention of the White Race, Volume 2
The Invention of the White Race, Volume 2
Written by Theodore W. Allen, Introduction by Jeffrey B. Perry
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ISBN: 9781844677702
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The Invention of the White Race, Volume 2
The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
Written by Theodore W. Allen
Introduction by Jeffrey B. Perry


Format: Trade Paperback, 422 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $29.95

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, Martin Luther King outlined a dream of an America where people would not be judged by the color of their skin. That dream has yet to be realized, but some three centuries ago it was a reality. Back then, neither social practice... Read more >
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Gather at the Table
Gather at the Table
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Morgan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807014417
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Gather at the Table
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Morgan


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $25.95

Two people—a black woman and a white man—confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on
 
“We embarked on this journey because we believe America must overcome the racial barriers that divide us, the barriers that drive us to strike out at one another out of ignorance and fear. To do nothing... Read more >
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Gather at the Table
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Morgan


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $25.95

Two people—a black woman and a white man—confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on
 
“We embarked on this journey because we believe America must overcome the racial barriers that divide us, the barriers that drive us to strike out at one another out of ignorance and fear. To do nothing... Read more >
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Racecraft
Racecraft
Written by Barbara J. Fields and Karen Fields
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844679942
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Racecraft
The Soul of Inequality in American Life
Written by Barbara J. Fields and Karen Fields


Format: Hardcover, 310 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $26.95

Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call “racecraft.” And this phenomenon... Read more >
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Racecraft
The Soul of Inequality in American Life
Written by Barbara J. Fields and Karen Fields


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $18.95

Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call “racecraft.” And this phenomenon... Read more >
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The Persistence of the Color Line
The Persistence of the Color Line
Written by Randall Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780307455550
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The Persistence of the Color Line
Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency
Written by Randall Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $15.95

Renowned for his insightful, common-sense critiques of racial politics, Randall Kennedy gives us a shrewd and penetrating analysis of the complex relationship between the first black president and his African-American constituency.

Kennedy tackles such hot-button issues as the nature of racial opposition to Obama; whether Obama has a singular responsibility to African...

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Race, Crime, and the Law
Race, Crime, and the Law
Written by Randall Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780307814654
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Race, Crime, and the Law

Written by Randall Kennedy


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2012
Price: $14.99

In this powerfully reasoned, lucidly written work, Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy takes on the highly complex issues of race, crime, and the legal system, uncovering the long-standing failure of the justice system to protect blacks from criminals and revealing difficult truths about these factors in the United States.


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The Other Side of the River
The Other Side of the River
Written by Alex Kotlowitz
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ISBN: 9780307814296
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The Other Side of the River
A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma
Written by Alex Kotlowitz


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

In The Other Side of the River, Kotlowitz takes us to southern Michigan. Here, separated by the St. Joseph River, are two towns, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. Geographically close, they are worlds apart, a living metaphor for America's racial divisions: St. Joseph is a prosperous lakeshore community and ninety-five percent... Read more >
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Fraternity
Fraternity
Written by Diane Brady
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385524742
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Fraternity
In 1968, a visionary priest recruited 20 black men to the College of the Holy Cross and changed their lives and the course of history.
Written by Diane Brady


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $25.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
San Francisco Chronicle • The Plain Dealer

The inspiring true story of a group of young men whose lives were changed by a visionary mentor

 
On April 4, 1968, the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., shocked the nation. Later that month... Read more >
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Fraternity
Fraternity
Written by Diane Brady
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Fraternity
In 1968, a visionary priest recruited 20 black men to the College of the Holy Cross and changed their lives and the course of history.
Written by Diane Brady


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $12.99

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
San Francisco Chronicle • The Plain Dealer

The inspiring true story of a group of young men whose lives were changed by a visionary mentor

 
On April 4, 1968, the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., shocked the nation. Later that month... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a hardcover.
Fraternity
Fraternity
Written by Diane Brady, Read by Dominic Hoffman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307712196
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Fraternity
In 1968, a visionary priest recruited 20 black men to the College of the Holy Cross and changed their lives and the course of history.
Written by Diane Brady
Read by Dominic Hoffman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $17.50

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
San Francisco Chronicle • The Plain Dealer

The inspiring true story of a group of young men whose lives were changed by a visionary mentor

 
On April 4, 1968, the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., shocked the nation. Later that month... Read more >
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Hate Crime
Hate Crime
Written by Joyce King
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307807670
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Hate Crime
The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas
Written by Joyce King


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2011
Price: $11.99

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd, Jr., a forty-nine-year-old black man, was dragged to his death while chained to the back of a pickup truck driven by three young white men. It happened just outside of Jasper, a sleepy East Texas logging town that, within twenty-four hours of the discovery of... Read more >
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The Boys from Little Mexico
The Boys from Little Mexico
Written by Steve Wilson
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ISBN: 9780807001523
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The Boys from Little Mexico
A Season Chasing the American Dream
Written by Steve Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $16.00

For nineteen straight years, the all-Hispanic boys’ soccer team from Oregon’s Woodburn High has made the playoffs. As they prepare to make it twenty, one thing will become clear: Los Perros play the beautiful game with heart, pride, and their lives on the line. Their spirited drive gives a rare sense...

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Uncovering Race
Uncovering Race
Written by Amy Alexander
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807061008
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Uncovering Race
A Black Journalist's Story of Reporting and Reinvention
Written by Amy Alexander


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $28.95

From an award-winning black journalist, a tough-minded look at the treatment of ethnic minorities both in newsrooms and in the reporting that comes out of them, within the changing media landscape.

From the Rodney King riots to the racial inequities of the new digital media, Amy Alexander has chronicled the biggest race... Read more >
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Uncovering Race
A Black Journalist's Story of Reporting and Reinvention
Written by Amy Alexander


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $28.95

From an award-winning black journalist, a tough-minded look at the treatment of ethnic minorities both in newsrooms and in the reporting that comes out of them, within the changing media landscape.

From the Rodney King riots to the racial inequities of the new digital media, Amy Alexander has chronicled the biggest race... Read more >
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Voices of Freedom
Voices of Freedom
Written by Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307574183
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Voices of Freedom
An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through the 1980s
Written by Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $20.99

In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize, and Steve Fayer, series writer, draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving... Read more >
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Nobody Turn Me Around
Nobody Turn Me Around
Written by Charles Euchner
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ISBN: 9780807001554
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Nobody Turn Me Around
A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington
Written by Charles Euchner


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $17.00

On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people—two-thirds black and one-third white—held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. In this major reinterpretation of the Great Day—the peak of the movement—Charles Euchner brings back the tension and promise of the march. Building on countless interviews, archives, FBI files, and private recordings, this... Read more >
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Rachel and Her Children
Rachel and Her Children
Written by Jonathan Kozol
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ISBN: 9780307764195
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Rachel and Her Children
Homeless Families in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $9.99

"Extraordinarily affecting...A very important book....To read and remember the stories in this book, to take them to heart, is to be called as a witness."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
There is no safety net for the millions of heartbroken refugees from the American Dream, scattered helplessly in any city you can name. RACHEL... Read more >
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The Protest Psychosis
The Protest Psychosis
Written by Jonathan M. Metzl
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ISBN: 9780807001271
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The Protest Psychosis
How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease
Written by Jonathan M. Metzl


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $23.00

A powerful account of how cultural anxieties about race shaped American notions of mental illness

The civil rights era is largely remembered as a time of sit-ins, boycotts, and riots. But a very different civil rights history evolved at the Ionia State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Ionia, Michigan. In... Read more >
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