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The personal and legal struggle of eight enslaved people for freedom in New York in the period just before the Civil War.
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.
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.
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
Establishes the central role of Afro-Puerto Ricans in the island's history and the creation of its capital city, San Juan.
Brings together Ana M. López's field-defining essays on Latin American film and media in one indispensable volume.
Asks how Black women tap into their feelings to develop ways to live freely.
Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.
Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.
Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.
Offers insight into race-based disparities in higher education and practical tools for advancing racial equity on college and university campuses.
Ethnography situating the contemporary financial services industry in the US Virgin Islands within broader histories of racial capitalism and gender inequality.
A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.
Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.
Ethnography of Black engineering majors navigating campus life at a historically White university.
A powerful anthology on the role of curricula in perpetuating—and resisting—oppression.
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.
An engaging homage to African American resilience and resourcefulness in US literature and culture.
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.
Moves Black women's voices and experiences from the margins to the center of conversations about public health.
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.
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.
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
Analyzes the value of using case-based methodologies to address contemporary social justice issues in philosophy.
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
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.
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.
A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson's ambiguous racial identity.
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.
Fortieth anniversary edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.
Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
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.
Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.
Multidisciplinary anthology on teaching issues of race and racism in US college classrooms.
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.
Wide-ranging examination of American philosophy's ties to settler colonialism and its role as both an object and a force of decolonization.
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.
Explores the complex interplay of race and culture in the doctoral experiences of African American students.
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.
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.
Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.
Offers a new conceptual framework rooted in mythological analysis to ground the field of Africana cultural memory studies.
Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.
The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.
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.
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.
Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.
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.
An anti-racist critique of gender studies as a field.
A multidimensional approach captures the complexities of African American racial identity.
Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.
Examines how Diasporic Black women engage in politics.
Offers a new framework for reading American literatures that critically links African American and Latinx traditions and struggles for liberation.
Focuses on Black women’s experiences and expertise in order to advance educational philosophy and provide practical tools for social justice pedagogy.
Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.
Creates a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy.
Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.
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.
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.
Explores how race and gender matter on campus and how Black males navigate college for academic and personal success.
Presents research on how variations in African Americans’ racial self-concept affects meaning-making and internalized oppression.
Explores the long-neglected rural dimensions of northern slavery and emancipation in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley.
Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.
Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society.
Argues that the economic system itself is culpable in maintaining our oppressive educational status quo.
Describes in rich detail African American daily life among free blacks in the North in the 1860s.
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.
Essays challenging conventional understandings of the slave economy of the nineteenth century.
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.
Explores spoken word poetry as a tool for social justice, critical feminist pedagogy, and new ways of teaching.
Uses both historical and contemporary case studies to examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit. .
Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.
A rare look at Spike Lee’s creative appropriation of the documentary film genre.
First comparative historical analysis of the organizational growth of black colleges.
Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.
Upholds Ann Plato as a noteworthy nineteenth-century writer, while reexamining her life and writing from an American Indian perspective.
An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy's contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.
Offers the first queer reading of all ten of Morrison's novels.
Examines a range of fiction that challenges widespread assumptions about what it means to be a black person of faith.
Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.
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.
The inspirational story of an African American community that migrated from the Deep South to Albany, New York, in the 1930s.
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.
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.
Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.
A compelling intellectual and political study of a leading post–civil rights era African American political theorist and strategist.
A hermeneutical study of metaphor in African American literature.
Develops an alternative framework for describing and explaining African American politics and the American political system and applies it to a number of case studies.
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.
Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.
Reveals a remarkable woman’s life and her contributions to social justice movements related to Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism.
The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.
Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.
Bridges theory, art, and practice to discuss emerging issues in transnational religious movements in Latina/o and African diasporas.
Examines how six writers reconfigure African American subjectivity in ways that recall postmodernist theory.