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African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound: Case Study of a Black Community in Memphis, Tennessee, 1890 1980

by Charles Williams

African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound is an exploration of the conditions of living for residents of the unincorporated subdivision in the deep south from 1890 to 1919.


Communicative Understandings of Women's Leadership Development: From Ceilings of Glass to Labyrinth Paths

by Annette M. Holba, Elesha L. Ruminski & Alice H. Eagly

Communicative Understandings of Women's Leadership Development: From Ceilings of Glass to Labyrinth Paths, edited by Elesha L. Ruminski and Annette M. Holba, weaves the disciplines of communication studies,...


Experiences of Single African-American Women Professors: With this Ph.D., I Thee Wed

by Eletra S. Gilchrist

Experiences of Single African-American Women Professors: With this Ph.D., I Thee Wed, edited by Eletra S. Gilchrist, explores the unique lived experiences of single African-American women professors. This volume,...


The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and Politics of Place

by Robert D. Bullard

This book brings together key essays that seek to make visible and expand our understanding of the role of government (policies, programs, and investments) in shaping cities and metropolitan regions; the costs...


Shopping as an Entertainment Experience

by Mark H. Moss

Shopping as an Entertainment Experience explores the ways in which shopping has become a significant entertainment feature in our daily lives. Dr. Mark H. Moss examines the department store, the mall, and the...


Packing Them In: An Archaeology of Environmental Racism in Chicago, 1865-1954

by Sylvia Hood Washington

This important new book by Sylvia Washington adds a vital new dimension to our understanding of environmental history in the United States. Washington excavates and tells the stories of Chicago's poor, working...


Fragmented Identities: Popular Culture, Sex, and Everyday Life in Postcommunist Romania

by Denise Roman

Combining sharp observation, a native's ease in the city, and talent as a storyteller, Denise Roman spiritedly presents the myriad details and the diverging cultural strands of life in postcommunist Bucharest....


Mosh the Polls: Youth Voters, Popular Culture, and Democratic Engagement

by Brian Cogan

The purpose of this book is to undertake an analysis from a variety of scholarly standpoints of the innovative ways in which both the political process and the entertainment industry appeal to voters under 30...


Race and Reconciliation: Redressing Wounds of Injustice

by John B. Hatch & Aaron David Gresson III

Hatch develops a robust rhetorical theory of reconciliation and applies it to contemporary national and global efforts to redress the racialized wounds and injustices created by slavery. What emerges from this...


Blacks in the White Elite: Will the Progress Continue?

by Richard L. Zweigenhaft & G. William Domhoff

This extensively revised edition of Blacks in the White Establishment? shows why America is at a crucial juncture in relations between blacks and whites, when advances made since the Civil Rights Movement could...


Wife or Worker?: Asian Women and Migration

by Nicola Piper & Mina Roces

This volume challenges the dominant discourse that perceives Asian women as either "mail-order" brides or overseas workers. Providing the first sustained critique of the artificial analytical division between...


Imprisoned Intellectuals: America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion

by Joy James

These essays, by writer-activists incarcerated because of their political beliefs and acts, offer some controversial and thought-provoking theories of contemporary social change and liberation movements.


Undocumented in L.A.: An Immigrant's story

by Dianne Walta Hart

Yamileth's own words.

From start to finish, Undocumented in L.A.: An Immigrant's Story is testimonial literature at its best. This eye-opening work will show the reader the opposition and difficulties undocumented...


Women Reshaping Human Rights: How Extraordinary Activists Are Changing the World

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

In Women Reshaping Human Rights ,ordinary yet extraordinary women tell their stories, in their own words. Their deeds span continents and have profoundly affected millions worldwide.Readers will meet Vera Laska,...


To Hell or Barbados: The ethnic cleansing of Ireland

by Sean O'Callaghan

A vivid account of the Irish slave trade: the previously untold story of over 50,000 Irish men, women and children who were transported to Barbados and Virginia.


The Dating Race

by Stacy Kravetz

With the abundance of dating strategies, technologies, and services available on the market today, is it any easier to find love? In this hilarious and heart-warming book, Stacy Kravetz samples the merchandise...


Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East

by Jared Cohen

Defying foreign government orders and interviewing terrorists face to face, a young American tours hostile lands to learn about Middle Eastern youth? and uncovers a subculture that defies every stereotype.

In...


Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America

by John McWhorter

In his first major book on the state of black America since the New York Times bestseller Losing the Race, John McWhorter argues that a renewed commitment to achievement and integration is the only cure for...


The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age

by Daniel A. Bell & Avner de-Shalit

Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit...


A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home

by Laura Gottesdiener & Clarence Lusane

A moving exploration of homeownership, foreclosure, freedom, and the American Dream.