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Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty (December 2020)
Ana-Maurine Lara - Author

 
 
City on the Edge
City on the Edge (September 2020)
Hard Choices in the American Rust Belt
Michael Streissguth - Author

 
 
Freedom in Laughter
Freedom in Laughter (July 2020)
Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and the Civil Rights Movement
Malcolm Frierson - Author

Analyzes the dynamic period in which Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby moved African American professional stand-up comedy from the chitlin' circuit to the mainstream.

In this groundbreaking book, Malcolm Frierson moves comedy from the margins to the center of the American Civil Rights Movement. Freedom in Laughter reveals how stand-up comedians Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby used their increasing mainstream success to advance pol...(Read More)
 
 
Sankofa
Sankofa (May 2020)
African American Perspectives on Race and Culture in US Doctoral Education
Pamela Felder - Editor
Marco J. Barker - Editor
Marybeth Gasman - Editor

Explores the complex interplay of race and culture in the doctoral experiences of African American students.

Sankofa reexamines doctoral education through the lens of African American and Black experiences. Drawing on the African diasporic legacy of Sankofa and the notion that “it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten,” the contributors “go back” to address legacies of exclusion...(Read More)
 
 
See America
See America (May 2020)
The Politics and Administration of Federal Tourism Promotion, 1937-1973
Mordecai Lee - Author

The first history of the US Travel Bureau, which set the precedent for federal involvement in promoting tourism and travel, an activity which continues today.

Created in 1937 by Interior Secretary Harold Ickes and given formal status by Congress in 1940, the US Travel Bureau played a seminal role by setting the precedent for federal involvement in tourism. Business, otherwise hostile to FDR’s New Deal, enthusiastically su...(Read More)
 
 
Black Cultural Mythology
Black Cultural Mythology (April 2020)
Christel N. Temple - Author

Offers a new conceptual framework rooted in mythological analysis to ground the field of Africana cultural memory studies.

Black Cultural Mythology retrieves the concept of “mythology” from its Black Arts Movement origins and broadens its scope to illuminate the relationship between legacies of heroic survival, cultural memory, and creative production in the African diaspora. Christel N. Temple comprehensively ...(Read More)
 
 
African Americans and the First Amendment
African Americans and the First Amendment (September 2019)
The Case for Liberty and Equality
Timothy C. Shiell - Author

The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.

African Americans and the First Amendment is the first book to explore in detail the relationship between African Americans and our “first freedoms,” especially freedom of speech. Timothy C. Shiell utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to demonstrate that a strong commitment to civil liberty and to...(Read More)
 
 
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965 (September 2019)
Benjamin P. Bowser - Editor
Chelli Devadutt - Editor

A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.

In the past, the study of racial inequality in New York City has usually had a narrow focus, examining particular social problems affecting ethnic-racial groups. In contrast, this book provides a comprehensive overview of racial inequality in the city’s economy, housing, and education sectors over the last half-century. A collection of original ...(Read More)
 
 
The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized
The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized (August 2019)
Cultural Revolution in the Black Power Era
Errol A. Henderson - Author

Studies the revolutionary theory of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s through '70s, placing it within the broader social theory of black revolution in the United States since the nineteenth century.

The study of the impact of Black Power Movement (BPM) activists and organizations in the 1960s through '70s has largely been confined to their role as proponents of social change; but they were also theorists of the change they ...(Read More)
 
 
One America?
One America? (May 2019)
Presidential Appeals to Racial Resentment from LBJ to Trump
Nathan Angelo - Author

Reveals how presidents deploy a rhetoric that attempts to attract many racial and ethnic groups, but ultimately directs itself to an archetypal white, Middle-American swing voter.

Despite major advancements in civil rights in the United States since the 1960s, racial inequality continues to persist in American society. While it may appear that presidents do not address the topic of race, it lurks in the background of presidenti...(Read More)
 
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