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The Chosen We
Draws on and centers oral histories with Black women college graduates to demonstrate the role of community in fostering their success in and beyond education.
Offers an interdisciplinary feminist framework for conceptualizing time and temporal justice as a form of reparation.
Phenomenology in an African Context
The first edited collection to offer a systematic introduction to African phenomenology.
African American Coping in the Political Sphere
Explores the influence coping has had on African Americans' political attitudes and behaviors.
Black Women and Resilience
A critical examination of the health disparities and collective resilience of Black women in the United States.
Explores the feminist spiritual and emotional politics of literary and cultural works by Black Caribbean women.
The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education, Third Edition
Fully revised, updated edition of the classic text with all new essays assessing the state of race and racial issues in US higher education today.
Reauthoring Savage Inequalities
Offers rich, wide-ranging counternarratives to social, political, and educational discourses that characterize urban schools and communities as places of despair, revealing the resources and strategies of resistance that teachers, students, and families use to succeed and thrive.
Black in Print
Explores the role of print media in conversations about race and belonging across Central America.
The personal and legal struggle of eight enslaved people for freedom in New York in the period just before the Civil War.
San Mateo de Cangrejos
Establishes the central role of Afro-Puerto Ricans in the island's history and the creation of its capital city, San Juan.
Ana M. López
Brings together Ana M. López's field-defining essays on Latin American film and media in one indispensable volume.
Blues on Stage
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
Asks how Black women tap into their feelings to develop ways to live freely.
Racism and Resistance
Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.
Relocating the Sacred
Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.
Addiction Recovery and Resilience
Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.
Racial Equity on College Campuses
Offers insight into race-based disparities in higher education and practical tools for advancing racial equity on college and university campuses.
Resist, Organize, Build
Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.
Black Campus Life
Ethnography of Black engineering majors navigating campus life at a historically White university.
Ethnography situating the contemporary financial services industry in the US Virgin Islands within broader histories of racial capitalism and gender inequality.
Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow?
Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.
Stakes Is High
A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.
Smooth Operating and Other Social Acts
An engaging homage to African American resilience and resourcefulness in US literature and culture.
Black Lives Matter in US Schools
A powerful anthology on the role of curricula in perpetuating—and resisting—oppression.
Drops of Inclusivity
A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.
Truly Blessed and Highly Favored
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
Tales from Du Bois
Offers a new framework for understanding Du Bois's poetics and politics, including the concept of double consciousness, by tracing the trope of the cross-caste romance across his fiction.
Black Women and Public Health
Moves Black women's voices and experiences from the margins to the center of conversations about public health.
More Than Our Pain
Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.
The Other American Dilemma
Examines how Mexican Americans experienced “unofficial” Jim Crow inside and outside the American education system, and how they used the courts, Mexican Consul, and other resources to challenge that discrimination.
The Atlantic and Africa
Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.
Making the Case
Analyzes the value of using case-based methodologies to address contemporary social justice issues in philosophy.
Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity
A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson's ambiguous racial identity.
America in Denial
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
Blacks in Niagara Falls
A detailed study of the history of African Americans in a small upstate New York city from the days of the Underground Railroad to the deindustrialization of the 1980s.
Follows a Black woman's forty-year career in academia, sharing how race and gender can disrupt and enhance the professional and the personal, from leadership and policies to family life.
This Bridge Called My Back, Fortieth Anniversary Edition
Fortieth anniversary edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.
Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions
Argues that plantation life, its racialized inequities, and the ongoing struggle against them are embedded in not only the physical structures but also the everyday workings of higher education.
The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
Teaching Race in Perilous Times
Multidisciplinary anthology on teaching issues of race and racism in US college classrooms.
Black Women's Yoga History
Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.
Identities in Flux
Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.
Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.
From the Bayou to the Bay
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
Decolonizing American Philosophy
Wide-ranging examination of American philosophy's ties to settler colonialism and its role as both an object and a force of decolonization.
Freedom in Laughter
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.
Black Cultural Mythology
Offers a new conceptual framework rooted in mythological analysis to ground the field of Africana cultural memory studies.
Explores the complex interplay of race and culture in the doctoral experiences of African American students.
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty
Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.
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.
City on the Edge
Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.
African Americans and the First Amendment
The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965
A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators
Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.
The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized
Studies the revolutionary theory of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s through ʼ70s, placing it within the broader social theory of black revolution in the United States since the nineteenth century.
Reveals how presidents deploy a rhetoric that attempts to attract many racial and ethnic groups, but ultimately directs itself to an archtypal white, Middle-American swing voter.
Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era
Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.
Dimensions of Blackness
A multidimensional approach captures the complexities of African American racial identity.
Black Women in Politics
Examines how Diasporic Black women engage in politics.
Gender and the Abjection of Blackness
An anti-racist critique of gender studies as a field.
Another white Man's Burden
Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.
Animating Black and Brown Liberation
Offers a new framework for reading American literatures that critically links African American and Latinx traditions and struggles for liberation.
Black Women and Social Justice Education
Focuses on Black women’s experiences and expertise in order to advance educational philosophy and provide practical tools for social justice pedagogy.
The Caribbeanization of Black Politics
Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.
Black Women's Mental Health
Creates a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy.
Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes
Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.
Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010
Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.
Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.
Being Black, Being Male on Campus
Explores how race and gender matter on campus and how Black males navigate college for academic and personal success.
Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism
Argues that the economic system itself is culpable in maintaining our oppressive educational status quo.
The Politics of the Second Slavery
Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.
Race Still Matters
Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society.
Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity
Presents research on how variations in African Americans’ racial self-concept affects meaning-making and internalized oppression.
Reveals the rhetorical strategies African American writers have used to promote Black women’s recovery and wellness through educational and entertainment genres and the conservative gender politics that are distributed when these efforts are sold for public consumption.
Hopes and Expectations
Describes in rich detail African American daily life among free blacks in the North in the 1860s.
Slavery and Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley
Explores the long-neglected rural dimensions of northern slavery and emancipation in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley.
New Frontiers of Slavery
Essays challenging conventional understandings of the slave economy of the nineteenth century.
Are All the Women Still White?
Provides a contemporary response to such landmark volumes as All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave and This Bridge Called My Back.
The Fifth Element
Explores spoken word poetry as a tool for social justice, critical feminist pedagogy, and new ways of teaching.
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Third Edition
Uses both historical and contemporary case studies to examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit. .
The Spike Lee Brand
A rare look at Spike Lee’s creative appropriation of the documentary film genre.
Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.
In the Face of Inequality
First comparative historical analysis of the organizational growth of black colleges.
Hartford's Ann Plato and the Native Borders of Identity
Upholds Ann Plato as a noteworthy nineteenth-century writer, while reexamining her life and writing from an American Indian perspective.
Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.
Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts
Offers the first queer reading of all ten of Morrison's novels.
In the Life and in the Spirit
Examines a range of fiction that challenges widespread assumptions about what it means to be a black person of faith.
Breaching Jericho's Walls
An award-winning African-American historian and novelist takes the reader on an exciting journey from a segregated Philadephia childhood in the 1930's to mid-century Paris, Moscow, Cambridge, and Manhattan.
The Demise of the Inhuman
Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.
Southern Life, Northern City
The inspirational story of an African American community that migrated from the Deep South to Albany, New York, in the 1930s.
Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.
Retrieving the Human
An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy's contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.
Black Haze, Second Edition
Expanded and revised edition of the first book devoted solely to black fraternity hazing.
The story of thirty-six African American men who drew upon their shared community of The Hills for support as they fought in the Civil War.
This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition
Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.
An in-depth look at the lives, experiences, and professional careers of Black mathematicians in the United States.
Examines the progress of and obstacles faced by African Americans in twenty-first-century America.