African American Studies

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Race, Class, and the Postindustrial City

An overview and critical appraisal of the work of influential sociologist and public intellectual William Julius Wilson.

Toni Morrison and Motherhood

Traces Morrison's theory of African American mothering as it is articulated in her novels, essays, speeches, and interviews.

Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of City Redistricting

Nationwide study of the proposal and adoption of minority-opportunity districts at the local level.

Charles S. Johnson

A compelling biography of a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, an eminent Chicago-trained sociologist, and a pioneering race relations leader.

Mighty Change, Tall Within

A history of African American presence in the Hudson Valley region from the colonial period to the present.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 2

Second volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Black Power in the Suburbs

The first comprehensive study of African American suburban political empowerment.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 1

Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Education and Democratic Theory

A ground-breaking look at how access to decision making in the public schools can be extended to all, even previously excluded segments of the community.

The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook

A groundbreaking treatment of heritage survival in African and African American cooking.

Imagining Each Other

Explores the complex ways in which Blacks and Jews have portrayed each other in recent American literature.

Black Atlantic Politics

Groundbreaking research on Black political participation and urban race relations on both sides of the Atlantic.

Precursors of an African Genesis Model of Helping

Presents the theoretical dimension of three decades of research on African-derived concepts of helping.

Women in Chains

Traces the connection between slavery and the way in which black women fiction writers depict female characters and address gender issues, particularly maternity.

The Shifting Wind

Examines the significant role played by the U. S. Supreme Court in shaping race relations and affecting civil rights in the period between the end of the Civil War and the 1954 Brown decision.

The Struggle and the Tools

Explores the daily lives of a group of inner city residents, focusing particularly upon their language use and other types of literate strategies used to gain resources, access to social institutions, and respect.

Taking Back Control

An alternative pedagogical perspective toward the education of Black children is explored through the narratives of five African Canadian women teachers.

African American Views of the Japanese

The first comprehensive chronicle of the events shaping African Americans’ views about Japan and the Japanese.

Beyond the Boundaries

This first book-length study of Jesse Jackson's international activities places his activism abroad in theoretical and historical perspective and shows how it belongs to a tradition of U.S. citizen diplomacy as old as the Republic.

Educating Black Males

Offers insights into the creation of more effective and empowering schools and classrooms for Black males.

Sailing Against the Wind

Experienced American educators discuss the impact of social inequalities created by racism and sexism on the U. S. educational system.

Race, Modernity, Postmodernity

Reads and interprets eight works of literature by people of color, foregrounding the philosophical debate about modernity vs. postmodernity rather than solely issues of race.

We Have No Leaders

This comprehensive study of African American politics since the civil rights era concludes that the black movement has been co-opted, marginalized, and almost wholly incorporated into mainstream institutions.

Race, Culture, and the City

This book proposes a pedagogy of black urban struggle and solidarity.