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Product Description: Under the guidance of Leslie Heaphy and an editorial board of leading historians, the peer-reviewed journal offers new, authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, teams, and players; pre–Negro League organization and play; barnstorming; segregation and integration; class, gender, and ethnicity; the business of black baseball; and the arts...read more
By Leslie A. Heaphy (editor)

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9781476663883 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, June 30, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Under the guidance of Leslie Heaphy and an editorial board of leading historians, the peer-reviewed journal offers new, authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, teams, and players; pre–Negro League organization and play; barnstorming; segregation and integration; class, gender, and ethnicity; the business of black baseball; and the arts.
9781476663876 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, June 30, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Black Ball is an annual publication for new and authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, pre-Negro League organization and play, and the integration of major league baseball.

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Product Description: Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media―from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels―has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self...read more

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9780295999562 | Univ of Washington Pr, April 12, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media―from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels―has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self.

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9780295999579 | Univ of Washington Pr, April 12, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media―from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels―has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self.

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Product Description: Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-FictionLong-listed for the National Book AwardFinalist, Current Interest Category, Los Angeles Times Book PrizesOne of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017Short-listed for the Inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social JusticeFormer public defender James Forman, Jr...read more

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9780374189976 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 18, 2017, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-FictionLong-listed for the National Book AwardFinalist, Current Interest Category, Los Angeles Times Book PrizesOne of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017Short-listed for the Inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social JusticeFormer public defender James Forman, Jr.

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Product Description: In Afro-Atlantic Flight Michelle D. Commander traces how post-civil rights Black American artists, intellectuals, and travelers envision literal and figurative flight back to Africa as a means by which to heal the dispossession caused by the slave trade...read more

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9780822363118 | Duke Univ Pr, March 24, 2017, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: In Afro-Atlantic Flight Michelle D.

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9780822363231 | Reprint edition (Duke Univ Pr, March 24, 2017), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In Afro-Atlantic Flight Michelle D.

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Product Description: Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy analyzes the life stories of sixty Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people along with archival documents, literature, and film. Author Eric Darnell Pritchard provides a theoretical framework for studying the literacy work of Black LGBTQ people, who do not fit into the traditional categories imposed on their language practices and identities...read more

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9780809335541 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy analyzes the life stories of sixty Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people along with archival documents, literature, and film.

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Product Description: In Illegible Will Hershini Bhana Young engages with the archive of South African and black diasporic performance to examine the absence of black women's will from that archive. Young argues for that will's illegibility, given the paucity of materials outlining the agency of black historical subjects...read more

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9780822363095 | Duke Univ Pr, March 10, 2017, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: In Illegible Will Hershini Bhana Young engages with the archive of South African and black diasporic performance to examine the absence of black women's will from that archive.

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9780822363200 | Duke Univ Pr, March 10, 2017, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In Illegible Will Hershini Bhana Young engages with the archive of South African and black diasporic performance to examine the absence of black women's will from that archive.

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Product Description: This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. In the wake of the murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 and the exoneration of his killer, three black women activists launched a hashtag and social media platform, Black Lives Matter, which would become the rubric for a larger movement...read more

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9780520292703 | Univ of California Pr, February 8, 2017, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first.

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9780520292710 | Univ of California Pr, February 8, 2017, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first.

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Product Description: While the accomplishments and influence of Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad Ali are doubtless impressive solely on their merits, these luminaries of the black sporting experience did not emerge spontaneously...read more
By Gerald R. Gems (editor)

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9780803266797 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: While the accomplishments and influence of Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad Ali are doubtless impressive solely on their merits, these luminaries of the black sporting experience did not emerge spontaneously.

In 1966 a group of students, Boy Scouts, and local citizens rediscovered all that remained of a then virtually unknown community called Weeksville: four frame houses on Hunterfly Road. The infrastructure and vibrant history of Weeksville, an African American community that had become one of the largest free black communities in nineteenth century United States, were virtually wiped out by Brooklyn’s exploding population and expanding urban grid. Weeksville was founded by African American entrepreneurs after slavery ended in New York State in 1827. Located in eastern Brooklyn, Weeksville provided a space of physical safety, economic prosperity, education, and even political power for its black population, who organized churches, a school, orphan asylum, home for the aged, newspapers, and the national African Civilization Society. Notable residents of Weeksville, such as journalist and educator Junius P. Morell, participated in every major national effort for African American rights, including the Civil War.  In Brooklyn’s Promised Land, Judith Wellman not only tells the important narrative of Weeksville’s growth, disappearance, and eventual rediscovery, but also highlights the stories of the people who created this community. Drawing on maps, newspapers, census records, photographs, and the material culture of buildings and artifacts, Wellman reconstructs the social history and national significance of this extraordinary place. Through the lens of this local community, Brooklyn’s Promised Land highlights themes still relevant to African Americans across the country. 

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9780814724156 | New York Univ Pr, November 7, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In 1966 a group of students, Boy Scouts, and local citizens rediscovered all that remained of a then virtually unknown community called Weeksville: four frame houses on Hunterfly Road.

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9781479874477 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $25.00

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Product Description: With this volume, Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff complete their groundbreaking trilogy on the development of African American popular music. Fortified by decades of research, the authors bring to life the performers, entrepreneurs, critics, venues, and institutions that were most crucial to the emergence of the blues in black southern vaudeville theaters; the shadowy prehistory and early development of the blues is illuminated, detailed, and given substance...read more

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9781496810021 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: With this volume, Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff complete their groundbreaking trilogy on the development of African American popular music.

Product Description: Hip-hop is in crisis. For the past dozen years, the most commercially successful hip-hop has become increasingly saturated with caricatures of black gangstas, thugs, pimps, and ’hos. The controversy surrounding hip-hop is worth attending to and examining with a critical eye because, as scholar and cultural critic Tricia Rose argues, hip-hop has become a primary means by which we talk about race in the United States...read more

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9780465096893, titled "The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters" | 2 edition (Basic Civitas Books, January 24, 2017), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Hip-hop is in crisis.
9780465008971, titled "The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters" | Basic Civitas Books, December 1, 2008, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: How hip hop shapes our conversations about race--and how race influences our consideration of hip hop Hip hop is a distinctive form of black art in America-from Tupac to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Kendrick Lamar, hip hop has long given voice to the African American experience.

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Product Description: Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early AmericaIn life and in death, slaves were commodities, their monetary value assigned based on their age, gender, health, and the demands of the market...read more

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9780807047620 | Beacon Pr, January 24, 2017, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early AmericaIn life and in death, slaves were commodities, their monetary value assigned based on their age, gender, health, and the demands of the market.

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Product Description: A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars...read more
By Angela J. Davis (editor)

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9781101871270 | Pantheon Books, January 24, 2017, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.

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Product Description: In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse...read more

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9781501125652 | Scribner, September 1, 2017, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.

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Product Description: For 4 million slaves, emancipation was a liberation and resurrection story of biblical proportion, both the clearest example of God's intervention in human history and a sign of the end of days. In this book, Matthew Harper demonstrates how black southerners' theology, in particular their understanding of the end times, influenced nearly every major economic and political decision they made in the aftermath of emancipation...read more

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9781469629360 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 16, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: For 4 million slaves, emancipation was a liberation and resurrection story of biblical proportion, both the clearest example of God's intervention in human history and a sign of the end of days.

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Product Description: For the Crunk Feminist Collective, their academic day jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted—relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events. To address this void, they started a blog...read more
By Robin M. Boylorn (editor)

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9781558619432 | Feminist Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: For the Crunk Feminist Collective, their academic day jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted—relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events.

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Product Description: A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society. America’s great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire...read more

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9780804137416 | Crown Pub, January 12, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society.

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9780804137430 | Reprint edition (Broadway Books, January 10, 2017), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society.

The Great Recession punished American workers, leaving many underemployed or trapped in jobs that did not provide the income or opportunities they needed. Moreover, the gap between the wealthy and the poor had widened in past decades as mobility remained stubbornly unchanged. Against this deepening economic divide, a dominant cultural narrative took root: immobility, especially for the working class, is driven by shifts in demand for labor. In this context, and with right-to-work policies proliferating nationwide, workers are encouraged to avoid government dependency by arming themselves with education and training.Drawing on archival material and interviews with African American women transit workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Katrinell Davis grapples with our understanding of mobility as it intersects with race and gender in the postindustrial and post–civil rights United States. Considering the consequences of declining working conditions within the public transit workplace of Alameda County, Davis illustrates how worker experience--on and off the job--has been undermined by workplace norms and administrative practices designed to address flagging worker commitment and morale. Providing a comprehensive account of how political, social, and economic factors work together to shape the culture of opportunity in a postindustrial workplace, she shows how government manpower policies, administrative policies, and drastic shifts in unionization have influenced the prospects of low-skilled workers.

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9781469630472 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $85.00

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9781469630489 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The Great Recession punished American workers, leaving many underemployed or trapped in jobs that did not provide the income or opportunities they needed.

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Product Description: Displaying gleaming new shopping centers and refurbished row houses, Harlem today bears little resemblance to the neighborhood of the midcentury urban crisis. Brian Goldstein traces Harlem’s widely noted “Second Renaissance” to a surprising source: the radical 1960s social movements that resisted city officials and fought to give Harlemites control of their own destiny...read more

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9780674971509 | Harvard Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Displaying gleaming new shopping centers and refurbished row houses, Harlem today bears little resemblance to the neighborhood of the midcentury urban crisis.

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Product Description: The civil rights and anti–Vietnam War movements were the two greatest protests of twentieth-century America. The dramatic escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam in 1965 took precedence over civil rights legislation, which had dominated White House and congressional attention during the first half of the decade...read more

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9780813145075 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, March 28, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The civil rights and anti–Vietnam War movements were the two greatest protests of twentieth-century America.
9780314043900, titled "The Marriage and Family Experience" | West Group, February 1, 1995, cover price $57.95 | also contains The Marriage and Family Experience | About this edition: A comprehensive, unbiased examination of Americas diverse marriage and family systems.

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9780813168463 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Kentucky, January 5, 2017), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The civil rights and anti–Vietnam War movements were the two greatest protests of twentieth-century America.

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Product Description: In 1969, nineteen-year-old Robert Hunt was found dead in the Cairo, Illinois, police station. The white authorities ruled the death a suicide, but many members of the African American community believed that Hunt had been murdered―a sentiment that sparked rebellions and protests across the city...read more

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9780813168821 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, January 5, 2017, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In 1969, nineteen-year-old Robert Hunt was found dead in the Cairo, Illinois, police station.

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Product Description: In the Name of the Mother examines the cultural relationship between African American intellectuals and Italian American writers and artists, and how it relates to American blackness in the twentieth century. Samuele Pardini links African American literature to the Mediterranean tradition of the Italian immigrants and examines both against the white intellectual discourse that defines modernism in the West...read more

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9781512600186 | Dartmouth College, January 3, 2017, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: In the Name of the Mother examines the cultural relationship between African American intellectuals and Italian American writers and artists, and how it relates to American blackness in the twentieth century.

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9781512600193 | Dartmouth College, January 3, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: In the Name of the Mother examines the cultural relationship between African American intellectuals and Italian American writers and artists, and how it relates to American blackness in the twentieth century.

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Product Description: In Managing Inequality, Karen R. Miller examines the formulation, uses, and growing political importance of northern racial liberalism in Detroit between the two World Wars. In the wake of the Civil War, many white northern leaders supported race-neutral laws and anti-discrimination statutes...read more

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9781479880096 | New York Univ Pr, December 26, 2014, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In Managing Inequality, Karen R.

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9781479849208 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, January 1, 2017), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In Managing Inequality, Karen R.

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Product Description: Modern American Spiritualism blossomed in the 1850s and continued as a viable faith into the 1870s. Because of its diversity and openness to new cultures and religions, New Orleans provided fertile ground to nurture Spiritualism, and many séance circles flourished in the Creole Faubourgs of Tremé and Marigny as well as the American sector of the city...read more

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9781496810083 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 1, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Modern American Spiritualism blossomed in the 1850s and continued as a viable faith into the 1870s.

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Product Description: Jeanne Soileau, a teacher in New Orleans and south Louisiana for more than forty years, examines how children's folklore, especially among African Americans, has changed. From the tumult of integration to the present, her experience afforded unique opportunities to observe children as they played...read more

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9781496810403 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 1, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Jeanne Soileau, a teacher in New Orleans and south Louisiana for more than forty years, examines how children's folklore, especially among African Americans, has changed.

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