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Product Description: What would it mean to “get over slavery”? Is such a thing possible? Is it even desirable? Should we perceive the psychic hold of slavery as a set of mental manacles that hold us back from imagining a postracist America? Or could the psychic hold of slavery be understood as a tool, helping us get a grip on the systemic racial inequalities and restricted liberties that persist in the present day?    Featuring original essays from an array of established and emerging scholars in the interdisciplinary field of African American studies, The Psychic Hold of Slavery offers a nuanced dialogue upon these questions...read more
By Aida Levy-hussen (editor)

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9780813583969 | Rutgers Univ Pr, July 20, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: What would it mean to “get over slavery”?

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9780813583952 | Rutgers Univ Pr, July 20, 2016, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: What would it mean to “get over slavery”?

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Product Description: Which Sin To Bear? mines Langston Hughes's creative work, newspaper columns, letters, and unpublished papers to reveal a writer who faced a daunting array of dicey questions and intimidating obstacles, and whose triumphs and occasional missteps are a fascinating and telling part of his legacy...read more

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9780199919697 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, February 14, 2013, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: Which Sin To Bear?

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9780190623968 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Which Sin To Bear?

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9781439913369 | Temple Univ Pr, April 29, 2016, cover price $99.50

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9781439913376 | Temple Univ Pr, April 29, 2016, cover price $35.00

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Product Description: In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century. Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary analyses Wright's work in relation to contemporary racial and social issues, bringing voices of established and emergent Wright scholars into dialogue with each other...read more
By Alice Mikal Craven (editor), William E. Dow (editor), Yoko Nakamura (editor) and Amritjit Singh (foreword by)

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9781623562311 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 31, 2014, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century.

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9781501312694 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 25, 2016), cover price $29.95 | also contains Richard Wright in a Post-racial Imaginary | About this edition: In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: Dreams for Dead Bodies traces the lineage of the genre of detective fiction back to unexpected texts: experimental works on the margins of what we recognize as classical detective fiction today. It shows that authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Pauline Hopkins, and Rudolph Fisher drew on detective fiction's puzzle-elements to wrestle with complicated questions about race and labor in the United States, such that the emergence of detective fiction is itself bound to a history of interracial conflicts and labor struggles...read more

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9780472119813 | Univ of Michigan Pr, February 2, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Dreams for Dead Bodies traces the lineage of the genre of detective fiction back to unexpected texts: experimental works on the margins of what we recognize as classical detective fiction today.

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Product Description: Providing a detailed study of American playwright August Wilson (1945-2005), this collection of new essays explores the development of the author's ethos across his twenty-five-year creative career--a process that transformed his life as he retraced the lives of his fellow "Africans in America...read more
By Sandra G. Shannon (editor)

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9780786478002 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, December 31, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Providing a detailed study of American playwright August Wilson (1945-2005), this collection of new essays explores the development of the author's ethos across his twenty-five-year creative career--a process that transformed his life as he retraced the lives of his fellow "Africans in America.

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Product Description: This book presents the extraordinary life and writings of Maya Angelou. It examines the changing viewpoints in her six autobiographies within the context of women's and African American autobiographies, with specific reference to the slave narrative and to contemporary fiction and film...read more

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9781440837586 | 2 edition (Greenwood Pub Group, January 18, 2016), cover price $48.00 | About this edition: This book presents the extraordinary life and writings of Maya Angelou.

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Product Description: Richard Wright was the grandson of slaves, Richard Rodriguez the son of immigrants. One black, the other brown, each author prominently displays his race in the title of his autobiography: Black Boy and Brown. Wright was a radical left-winger, while Rodriguez is widely viewed as a reactionary...read more

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9780826355270, titled "Autobiography in Black & Brown: Ethnic Identity in Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez" | Univ of New Mexico Pr, November 15, 2014, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Richard Wright was the grandson of slaves, Richard Rodriguez the son of immigrants.

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9780826352323 | Reprint edition (Univ of New Mexico Pr, January 15, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Richard Wright was the grandson of slaves, Richard Rodriguez the son of immigrants.

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Product Description: The extensive influence of the creative traditions derived from slave culture, particularly black folklore, in the work of nineteenth- and twentieth-century black authors, such as Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison, has become a hallmark of African American scholarship...read more

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9781496804150 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, December 9, 2015, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The extensive influence of the creative traditions derived from slave culture, particularly black folklore, in the work of nineteenth- and twentieth-century black authors, such as Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison, has become a hallmark of African American scholarship.

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Product Description: In Split-Gut Song, Karen Jackson Ford looks at what it means to be African American, free, and creative by analyzing Jean Toomer's main body of work, specifically, his groundbreaking creation Cane. When first published in 1923, this pivotal work of modernism was widely hailed as inaugurating a truly artistic African American literary tradition...read more

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9780817314569 | Univ of Alabama Pr, May 29, 2005, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: In Split-Gut Song, Karen Jackson Ford looks at what it means to be African American, free, and creative by analyzing Jean Toomer's main body of work, specifically, his groundbreaking creation Cane.

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9780817358464 | Reprint edition (Univ of Alabama Pr, September 15, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In Split-Gut Song, Karen Jackson Ford looks at what it means to be African American, free, and creative by analyzing Jean Toomer's main body of work, specifically, his groundbreaking creation Cane.

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Product Description: When many think of comic books the first thing that comes to mind are caped crusaders and spandex-wearing super-heroes. Perhaps, inevitably, these images are of white men (and more rarely, women). It was not until the 1970s that African American superheroes such as Luke Cage, Blade, and others emerged...read more
By Frances Gateward (editor) and John Jennings (editor)

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9780813572345 | Rutgers Univ Pr, July 16, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: When many think of comic books the first thing that comes to mind are caped crusaders and spandex-wearing super-heroes.

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9780813572338 | Rutgers Univ Pr, July 16, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: When many think of comic books the first thing that comes to mind are caped crusaders and spandex-wearing super-heroes.

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Product Description: Even well-meaning fiction writers of the late Jim Crow era (1900-1955) perpetuated racial stereotypes in their depiction of black characters. From 1918 to 1952, Octavus Roy Cohen turned out a remarkable 360 short stories featuring Florian Slappey and the schemers, romancers and ditzes of Birmingham's Darktown for The Saturday Evening Post and other publications...read more

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9780786474103, titled "Black Stereotypes in Popular Series Fiction, 1851-1955: Jim Crow Era Authors and Their Characters" | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, April 14, 2015, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Even well-meaning fiction writers of the late Jim Crow era (1900-1955) perpetuated racial stereotypes in their depiction of black characters.

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Product Description: Luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance—Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Wallace Thurman, and Arna Bontemps, among others--are associated with, well . . . Harlem. But the story of these New York writers unexpectedly extends to the American West...read more

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9780700620869 | Univ Pr of Kansas, June 22, 2015, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: Luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance—Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Wallace Thurman, and Arna Bontemps, among others--are associated with, well .

Product Description: Based on the bestselling book from the co-author of The One-Minute Manager, Johnson encourages applying the one-minute approach to the concept of taking time out for yourself.

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9780394298900, titled "One Minute for Myself" | Random House, April 1, 1986, cover price $11.00 | also contains One Minute for Myself | About this edition: Based on the bestselling book from the co-author of The One-Minute Manager, Johnson encourages applying the one-minute approach to the concept of taking time out for yourself.

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Product Description: Dreaming Out Loud brings together essays by many of the most well-known and respected African American writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, discussing various aspects of the vocation, craft, and art of writing fiction...read more
By Horace A. Porter (editor)

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9781609383350 | Univ of Iowa Pr, April 15, 2015, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Dreaming Out Loud brings together essays by many of the most well-known and respected African American writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, discussing various aspects of the vocation, craft, and art of writing fiction.

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Product Description: This Companion offers fresh insight into the art and politics of James Baldwin, one of the most important writers and provocative cultural critics of the twentieth century. Black, gay, and gifted, he was hailed as a "spokesman for the race," although he personally, and controversially, eschewed titles and classifications of all kinds...read more
By Michele Elam (editor)

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9781107043039 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This Companion offers fresh insight into the art and politics of James Baldwin, one of the most important writers and provocative cultural critics of the twentieth century.

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9781107618183 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2015, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: This Companion offers fresh insight into the art and politics of James Baldwin, one of the most important writers and provocative cultural critics of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: From Puritan Execution Day rituals to gangsta rap, the black criminal has been an enduring presence in American culture. To understand why, Jeannine Marie DeLombard insists, we must set aside the lenses of pathology and persecution and instead view the African American felon from the far more revealing perspectives of publicity and personhood...read more

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9780812244229 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, July 16, 2012, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: From Puritan Execution Day rituals to gangsta rap, the black criminal has been an enduring presence in American culture.

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9780812223170 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, August 15, 2014, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: From Puritan Execution Day rituals to gangsta rap, the black criminal has been an enduring presence in American culture.

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Product Description: This book surveys the cultural, literary, and cinematic impact of white-authored films and imaginative literature on American society from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to Kathryn Stockett's Th e Hel p .
By Charise Pimentel (editor)

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9781137446251 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 13, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This book surveys the cultural, literary, and cinematic impact of white-authored films and imaginative literature on American society from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to Kathryn Stockett's Th e Hel p .

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Product Description: Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents. From Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959) to The Fisher King (2000), Paule Marshall’s novels, novellas, and short stories include a rich cast of unforgettable men, women, and children who forge spiritual as well as emotional and geographical paths toward their ancestors...read more

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9781438444192, titled "A Human Necklace: The African Diaspora and Paule Marshall’s Fiction" | State Univ of New York Pr, December 1, 2013, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: From Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959) to The Fisher King (2000), Paule Marshall s novels, novellas, and short stories include a rich cast of unforgettable men, women, and children who forge spiritual as well as emotional and geographical paths toward their ancestors.

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9781438444185 | Reprint edition (State Univ of New York Pr, July 2, 2014), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.

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The thematic and artistic development of a Nobel-Prize-winning writer.

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9781570030673, titled "Toni Morrison's Fiction" | Univ of South Carolina Pr, January 1, 1996, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The thematic and artistic development of a Nobel-Prize-winning writer.

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9781611173666, titled "Toni Morrison's Fiction" | Rev exp edition (Univ of South Carolina Pr, June 6, 2014), cover price $24.95
9781570033179, titled "Toni Morrison's Fiction" | Univ of South Carolina Pr, January 1, 1996, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Presents a survey of six novels, a short story, and a book of criticism by Toni Morrison, describing the characters, themes, and settings of her works, including her portrayal of African American characters and experiences.

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Product Description: Negative stereotypes of African Americans have long been disseminated through the visual arts. This original and incisive study examines how black writers use visual tropes as literary devices to challenge readers' conceptions of black identity...read more

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9781107041585 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 31, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Negative stereotypes of African Americans have long been disseminated through the visual arts.

By Omar Tyree (foreword by)

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9780810892620 | Scarecrow Pr, November 15, 2013, cover price $42.00

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Product Description: The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites, disproportionate numbers of black prisoners, and disparities in health and access to healthcare suggest there is more to the story...read more

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9780253010964 | Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 2013, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society.

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