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Cornel West

Cornel West has been Professor of Religion and Director of African American Studies at Princeton University since 1988. Recently he was appointed Professor of African American Studies and the Philosophy of Religion at Harvard University. He is the author of many books, including Keeping Faith, Prophetic Fragments, and, with bell hooks, Breaking Bread.


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The Future of the Race
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76378-9 (0-679-76378-3)

Almost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West--two of Du Bois's most prominent intellectual descendants--reassess that relationship and... Read more

Imperium in Imperio
Written by Sutton Griggs, Preface by A.J. Verdelle, Introduction by Cornel West
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2004
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7160-6 (0-8129-7160-4)

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

Jews and Blacks
Written by Michael Lerner and Cornel West
Plume | Trade Paperback | February 1996
$20.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-27591-1 (0-452-27591-1)

"Credible and important."—Kirkus Reviews

Examining the issues that have united Blacks and Jews in the past and now separate them, two long-time friends and leading intellectuals try to restore the special relationship between the two groups in a hard-hitting and worthwhile exchange.

Can Jews and Blacks be friends and allies once again? It's... Read more

Democracy Matters
Written by Cornel West
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | August 2005
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303583-1 (0-14-303583-5)

In his major bestseller, Race Matters, philosopher Cornel West burst onto the national scene with his searing analysis of the scars of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, still in print after ten years, having sold more than four hundred thousand copies. A mesmerizing speaker with... Read more