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  • Honeypot

    Black Southern Women Who Love Women

    E. Patrick Johnson's Honeypot opens with the fictional trickster character Miss B. barging into the home of Dr. EPJ, informing him that he has been chosen to collect and share the stories of her people. With little explanation, she whisks the reluctant Dr. EPJ away to the women-only world of Hymen, where she serves as his tour guide as he bears witness to the real-life stories of queer Black women ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Bankers and Empire

    How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

    From the end of the nineteenth century until the onset of the Great Depression, Wall Street embarked on a stunning, unprecedented, and often bloody period of international expansion in the Caribbean. A host of financial entities sought to control banking, trade, and finance in the region. In the process, they not only trampled local sovereignty, grappled with domestic banking regulation, and ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • All about the Beat

    Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America

    The bestselling commentator, hailed for his frank and fearless arguments on race, imparts a scathing look at the hypocrisy of hip-hop—and why its popularity proves that black America must overhaul its politics.One of the most outspoken voices in America’s cultural dialogues, John McWhorter can always be counted on to provide provocative viewpoints steeped in scholarly savvy. Now he turns his ... Read more

    $6.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Why We Can't Wait

    Book 4 - King Legacy
    Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963On April 16, 1963, as the violent events of the Birmingham campaign unfolded in the city’s streets, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter from his prison cell in response to local religious leaders’ criticism of the campaign. The resulting piece of extraordinary protest writing, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Heavy

    An American Memoir

    by Kiese Laymon ...
    *Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*In this powerful, provocative, and universally lauded memoir—winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal and finalist f... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • All About Love

    New Visions

    by bell hooks ...
    Book 1 - Love Song to the Nation
    A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Created Equal

    The Painful Past, Confusing Present, and Hopeful Future of Race in America

    by Ben Carson ...
    In this inspiring New York Timesbestseller, conservative icon Dr. Ben Carson lays out a hopeful road map for how America can come together.External physical characteristics that are genetically encoded are things over which no individual has control. But rather than appreciating the gift of diversity, some have chosen to use it to drive wedges between groups of people. Some of these external ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Living for the Revolution

    Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980

    The first in-depth analysis of the black feminist movement, Living for the Revolution fills in a crucial but overlooked chapter in African American, women’s, and social movement history. Through original oral history interviews with key activists and analysis of previously unexamined organizational records, Kimberly Springer traces the emergence, life, and decline of several black feminist ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Young Crusaders

    The Untold Story of the Children and Teenagers Who Galvanized the Civil Rights Movement

    by V.P. Franklin ...
    An authoritative history of the overlooked youth activists that spearheaded the largest protests of the Civil Rights Movement and set the blueprint for future generations of activists to follow.Some of the most iconic images of the Civil Rights Movement are those of young people engaged in social activism, such as children and teenagers in 1963 being attacked by police in Birmingham with dogs and ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Black Disability Politics

    by Sami Schalk ...
    In Black Disability Politics Sami Schalk explores how issues of disability have been and continue to be central to Black activism from the 1970s to the present. Schalk shows how Black people have long engaged with disability as a political issue deeply tied to race and racism. She points out that this work has not been recognized as part of the legacy of disability justice and liberation because ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Wretched of the Earth

    Translated by Richard Philcox ...
    With a new essayFans of Fanon’s work include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine, Cornel West, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Desmond Cole, John Edgar Wideman, Mitchell Jackson, among othersTie-in to 60th anniversary of the publication of Wretched of the Earth and of Frantz Fanon’s death ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Domestic Contradictions

    Race and Gendered Citizenship from Reconstruction to Welfare Reform

    In Domestic Contradictions, Priya Kandaswamy analyzes how race, class, gender, and sexuality shaped welfare practices in the United States alongside the conflicting demands that this system imposed upon Black women. She turns to an often-neglected moment in welfare history, the advent of the Freedmen's Bureau during Reconstruction, and highlights important parallels with welfare reform in the late ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Light of Truth

    Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

    The broadest and most comprehensive collection of writings available by an early civil and women’s rights pioneerSeventy-one years before Rosa Parks’s courageous act of resistance, police dragged a young black journalist named Ida B. Wells off a train for refusing to give up her seat. The experience shaped Wells’s career, and—when hate crimes touched her life personally—she mounted what was to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • Notes from a Colored Girl

    The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis

    series Women's Diaries and Letters of the South
    This historical biography provides a scholarly analysis of the personal diaries of a young, freeborn mulatto woman during the Civil War years.In Notes from a Colored Girl, Karsonya Wise Whitehead examines the life and experiences of Emilie Frances Davis through a close reading of three pocket diaries she kept from 1863 to 1865. Whitehead explores Davis’s worldviews and politics, her perceptions of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Class of '65

    A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness

    by Jim Auchmutey ...
    In the midst of racial strife, one young man showed courage and empathy. It took forty years for the others to join himBeing a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper's life. Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equality. When he refused to insult and attack his school's first black students in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Disordered Cosmos

    A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

    From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos—and a call for a more liberatory practice of science.Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & TechnologyWinner of the 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in ScienceWinner of the 2022 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles AwardA Finalist for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardA ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Broke

    The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities

    Public research universities were previously able to provide excellent education to white families thanks to healthy government funding. However, that funding has all but dried up in recent decades as historically underrepresented students have gained greater access, and now less prestigious public universities face major economic challenges.In Broke, Laura T. Hamilton and Kelly Nielsen examine ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • A Dreadful Deceit

    The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America

    In 1656, a planter in colonial Maryland tortured and killed one of his slaves, an Angolan man named Antonio who refused to work the fields. Over three centuries later, a Detroit labor organizer named Simon Owens watched as strikebreakers wielding bats and lead pipes beat his fellow autoworkers for protesting their inhumane working conditions. Antonio and Owens had nothing in common but the color ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this beautifully written masterwork, the Pulitzer Prize–winnner and bestselling author of Caste chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • The Battle of Ole Miss

    Civil Rights v. States' Rights

    by Frank Lambert ...
    series Critical Historical Encounters Series
    James Meredith broke the color barrier in 1962 as the first African American student at Ole Miss. The violent riot that followed would be one of the most deadly clashes of the civil rights era, seriously wounding scores of U.S. Marshals and killing two civilians, and forcing the federal government to send thousands of soldiers to restore the peace. In The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v. States ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Black Men Built the Capitol

    Discovering African-American History In and Around Washington, D.C.

    by Jesse Holland ...
    The first book of its kind, with comprehensive up-to-date detailsHistoric sites along the Mall, such as the U.S. Capitol building, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, are explored from an entirely new perspective in this book, with never-before-told stories and statistics about the role of blacks in their creation. This is an iconoclastic guide to Washington, D.C., in that it shines a light ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Mississippi Zion

    The Struggle for Liberation in Attala County, 1865–1915

    MISSISSIPPI HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2023 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENT2023 ASALH BOOK PRIZE FINALISTFrom lesser-known state figures to the ancestors of Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Freeman, and James Meredith*, Mississippi Zion: The Struggle for Liberation in Attala County, 1865–1915* brings the voices and experiences of everyday people to the forefront and reveals a history dictated by people rather than ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Chocolate City

    A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

    Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America's expansive democratic promises and its enduring racial realities, Washington often has served as a national battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Mississippi Black History Makers

    This new edition of biographical sketches of notable blacks from Mississippi expands the edition published in 1977. A total of 166 figures are included in this new printing, all of them persons who have, by the authors' comprehensive survey, "made significant contributions in bringing about the uplift of the black race."Black history makers are defined herein as those who have achieved national ... Read more

    $17.99 USD