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Dr. Rice in the House

Edited by Amy Scholder


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.95

We have been bombarded by images of the U.S. Secretary of State as the Great Diplomat, walking onto the tarmac of a foreign country as if she were a rock star, an intellectual giant, and the embodiment of the American dream all rolled into one. Meanwhile, she has spoken out against... Read more >
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Negative Ethnicity
From Bias to Genocide
Written by Koigi Wa Wamwere


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $10.95

"Negative ethnicity" is Koigi wa Wamwere’s name for the deep-seated tensions in Africa that the world has seen flare so terrifyingly. The genocide in Rwanda and "ethnic" killing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, and elsewhere stand out as examples. Wa Wamwere argues that these clashes cannot properly be described... Read more >
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Typecasting
On the Arts and Sciences of Human Inequality
Written by Stuart Ewen and Elizabeth Ewen


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $23.95

Typecasting chronicles the emergence of the "science of first impression" and reveals how the work of its creators—early social scientists—continues to shape how we see the world and to inform our most fundamental and unconscious judgments of beauty, humanity, and degeneracy. In this groundbreaking exploration of the growth of stereotyping amidst... Read more >
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The Zinn Reader
Writings on Disobedience and Democracy
Written by Howard Zinn


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $21.95

No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. It is rare that a historian of the Left has managed to retain as much credibility while refusing to let his academic mantle change his beautiful writing style from being anything but direct, forthright, and accessible. Whether... Read more >
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Trouble in Mind
Trouble in Mind
Written by Leon F. Litwack
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ISBN: 9780307773227
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Trouble in Mind
Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow
Written by Leon F. Litwack


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $14.99

"The stain of Jim Crow runs deep in 20th-century America. . . . Its effects remain the nation's most pressing business. Trouble in Mind is an absolutely essential account of its dreadful history and calamitous legacy."  --The Washington Post

"The most complete and moving account we have had of what the victims of... Read more >
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Are We Born Racist?
New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology
Written by Jeremy A. Smith, Jason Marsh and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 13, 2010
Price: $18.00

Where do our prejudices come from? Why are some people more biased than others? Is it possible for individuals, and society as a whole, to truly defeat prejudice? In these pages, leading scientists, psychologists, educators, activists, and many others offer answers, drawing from new scientific discoveries that shed light on why... Read more >
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The Grace of Silence
The Grace of Silence
Written by Michele Norris, Read by Michele Norris
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307748911
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The Grace of Silence
A Memoir
Written by Michele Norris
Read by Michele Norris


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $32.00

In the wake of talk of a “postracial” America upon Barack Obama’s ascension as president of the United States, Michele Norris, cohost of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered, set out to write, through original reporting, a book about “the hidden conversation” on race that is unfolding nationwide. She... Read more >
Nobody Turn Me Around
A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington
Written by Charles Euchner


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 25, 2010
Price: $23.95

On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people—about two-thirds black and one-third white—held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” oration. And just blocks away, President Kennedy and Congress skirmished over landmark civil rights legislation. As Charles Euchner reveals, the importance... Read more >
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The Grace of Silence
The Grace of Silence
Written by Michele Norris, Read by Michele Norris
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ISBN: 9780307748928
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The Grace of Silence
A Memoir
Written by Michele Norris
Read by Michele Norris


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $17.50

In the wake of talk of a “postracial” America upon Barack Obama’s ascension as president of the United States, Michele Norris, cohost of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered, set out to write, through original reporting, a book about “the hidden conversation” on race that is unfolding nationwide. She... Read more >
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The Grace of Silence
The Grace of Silence
Written by Michele Norris
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ISBN: 9780307378767
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The Grace of Silence
A Memoir
Written by Michele Norris


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $24.95

In the wake of talk of a “postracial” America upon Barack Obama’s ascension as president of the United States, Michele Norris, cohost of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered, set out to write, through original reporting, a book about “the hidden conversation” on race that is unfolding nationwide. She... Read more >
The Grace of Silence
The Grace of Silence
Written by Michele Norris
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ISBN: 9780307379467
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The Grace of Silence
A Memoir
Written by Michele Norris


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $11.99

In the wake of talk of a “postracial” America upon Barack Obama’s ascension as president of the United States, Michele Norris, cohost of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered, set out to write, through original reporting, a book about “the hidden conversation” on race that is unfolding nationwide. She... Read more >
Making Whiteness
Making Whiteness
Written by Grace Elizabeth Hale
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ISBN: 9780307487933
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Making Whiteness
The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940
Written by Grace Elizabeth Hale


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: August 25, 2010
Price: $11.99

Making Whiteness is a profoundly important work that explains how and why whiteness came to be such a crucial, embattled--and distorting--component of twentieth-century American identity.  In intricately textured detail and with passionately mastered analysis, Grace Elizabeth Hale shows how, when faced with the active citizenship of their ex-slaves after the Civil War... Read more >
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Are We Born Racist?
Are We Born Racist?
Written by Jeremy A. Smith, Jason Marsh and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807011577
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Are We Born Racist?
New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology
Written by Jeremy A. Smith, Jason Marsh and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $18.00

Where do our prejudices come from? Why are some people more biased than others? Is it possible for individuals, and society as a whole, to truly defeat prejudice? In these pages, leading scientists, psychologists, educators, activists, and many others offer answers, drawing from new scientific discoveries that shed light on why... Read more >
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Song for my Fathers
Song for my Fathers
Written by Tom Sancton
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ISBN: 9781590513767
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Song for my Fathers

Written by Tom Sancton


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $14.95

Song for My Fathers is the story of a young white boy driven by a consuming passion to learn the music and ways of a group of aging black jazzmen in the twilight years of the segregation era. Contemporaries of Louis Armstrong, most of them had played in local obscurity until... Read more >
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Song for my Fathers

Written by Tom Sancton


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $14.95

 Song for My Fathers is the story of a young white boy driven by a
consuming passion to learn the music and ways of a group of aging
black jazzmen in the twilight years of the segregation era.
Contemporaries of Louis Armstrong, most of them had played in local
obscurity until Preservation Hall launched a... Read more >
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Driving While Black
Driving While Black
Written by Kenneth Meeks
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ISBN: 9780307433367
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Driving While Black
Highways, Shopping Malls, Taxi Cabs, Sidewalks: How to Fight Back if You Are a Victim of Racial Profiling
Written by Kenneth Meeks


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2010
Price: $15.99

A practical handbook for people who want to be safe and do something.

Racial profiling does happen. And while cases where victims find themselves looking down the barrel of a policeman's gun make the six o'clock news, dozens of less extreme, yet troubling, examples occur every day. Cabs that whiz by only... Read more >
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Beyond Glory
Beyond Glory
Written by David Margolick
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ISBN: 9780307482204
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Beyond Glory
Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink
Written by David Margolick


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2010
Price: $16.99

Nothing in the annals of sports has aroused more passion than the heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling — bouts that symbolized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war. Acclaimed journalist David Margolick takes us into the... Read more >
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How Race Survived US History
How Race Survived US History
Written by David R. Roediger
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ISBN: 9781844674343
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How Race Survived US History
From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon
Written by David R. Roediger


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $24.95

In this absorbing chronicle of the role of race in US history, David R. Roediger explores how the idea of race was created and recreated from the 1600’s to the present day. From the late seventeenth century—the era in which DuBois located the emergence of “whiteness”—through the American revolution and the... Read more >
Street Shadows
Street Shadows
Written by Jerald Walker
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ISBN: 9780553906332
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Street Shadows
A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption
Written by Jerald Walker


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $13.99

Masterfully told, marked by irony and humor as well as outrage and a barely contained sadness, Jerald Walker’s Street Shadows is the story of a young man’s descent into the “thug life” and the wake-up call that led to his finding himself again.

Walker was born in a Chicago housing project... Read more >
The Protest Psychosis
How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease
Written by Jonathan M. Metzl


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 1, 2010
Price: $22.00

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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The Black Body
The Black Body
Edited by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah
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ISBN: 9781583228890
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The Black Body

Edited by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $18.95

What does it mean to have, or to love, a black body? Taking on the challenge of interpreting the black body's dramatic role in American culture are thirty black, white, and biracial contributors—award-winning actors, artists, writers, and comedians—including voices as varied as President Obama’s inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, actor and bestselling... Read more >
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Typecasting
Typecasting
Written by Stuart Ewen and Elizabeth Ewen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583227350
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Typecasting
On the Arts and Sciences of Human Inequality
Written by Stuart Ewen and Elizabeth Ewen


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: October 3, 2009
Price: $34.95

Typecasting chronicles the emergence of the "science of first impression" and reveals how the work of its creators—early social scientists—continues to shape how we see the world and to inform our most fundamental and unconscious judgments of beauty, humanity, and degeneracy. In this groundbreaking exploration of the growth of stereotyping amidst... Read more >
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Erasing Racism
Erasing Racism
Written by Molefi Kete Asante
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ISBN: 9781591027652
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Erasing Racism
The Survival of the American Nation
Written by Molefi Kete Asante


Format: Trade Paperback, 370 pages
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $19.00

Did the election of Barack Obama to be President of the United States signal real progress in bridging America’s longstanding racial divide? In this profound study of systemic racism, Molefi Kete Asante, one of our leading scholars of African American history and culture, discusses the greatest source of frustration and anger... Read more >
The Wicked Son
The Wicked Son
Written by David Mamet
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ISBN: 9780805211573
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The Wicked Son
Anti-Semitism, Self-hatred, and the Jews
Written by David Mamet


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $12.95

David Mamet's interest in anti-Semitism is not limited to the modern face of an ancient hatred but encompasses as well the ways in which many Jews have internalized that hatred. Using the metaphor of the Wicked Son at the Passover seder (the child who asks, "What does this story mean to... Read more >
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The Zinn Reader
The Zinn Reader
Written by Howard Zinn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583228708
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The Zinn Reader
Writings on Disobedience and Democracy
Written by Howard Zinn


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2009
Price: $21.95

No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. It is rare that a historian of the Left has managed to retain as much credibility while refusing to let his academic mantle change his beautiful writing style from being anything but direct, forthright, and accessible. Whether... Read more >
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