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The Souls of Black Folk
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This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black…
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Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s
First published in 1986, Racial Formation in the United States is now considered a classic in the literature on race and ethnicity.

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My Bondage and My Freedom
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Ex-slave Frederick Douglass's second autobiography-written after ten years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846 and his break with his mentor William Lloyd Garrison-catapulted Dougl…
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The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class
This study the formative years of working-class racism in the United States discusses whiteness and the changing face of labour. The author surveys criticisms of his work, accepting many such critici…
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W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919
This monumental biography--eight years in the research and writing--treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career: a crucial fifty-year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed…
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Black Skin, White Masks
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A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for…
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The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness
Afrocentrism. Eurocentrism. Caribbean Studies. British Studies. To the forces of cultural nationalism hunkered down in their camps, this bold hook sounds a liberating call. There is, Paul Gilroy tell…
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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
James Weldon Johnson's emotionally gripping novel is a landmark in black literary history and, more than eighty years after its original anonymous publication, a classic of American fiction.

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Black Power: The Politics of Liberation
In 1967, this revolutionary work exposed the depths of systemic racism in this country and provided a radical political framework for reform: true and lasting social change would only be accomplished…
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Race Matters
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In this essay collection, many of which have previously appeared in journals, West, the director of Afro-American studies at Princeton & author of several books, addresses a number of issues of c…
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The Mis-Education of the Negro
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The Mis-Education of the Negro is one of the most important books on education ever written. Carter G. Woodson shows us the weakness of Euro-centric based curriculums that fail to include African Ame…
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Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition
In this ambitious work, first published in 1983, Cedric Robinson demonstrates that efforts to understand black people's history of resistance solely through the prism of Marxist theory are incomplete…
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The New Negro
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From the man known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance comes a powerful, provocative, and affecting anthology of writers who shaped the Harlem Renaissance movement and who help us to consider the…
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The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics
Probes into the ways that race determines life chances and structures experience in the contemporary United States. Addressing the common view that whiteness is a meaningless category of identity, th…
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Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction in Black America, 1945-1990
The original edition of this book was written during the second year of the Reagan administration. It reflected two perspectives, the thoughts of the social historian, and the commentary of the polit…
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David Walker's Appeal
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David Walker's Appeal is a landmark work of American history and letters, the most radical piece of writing by an African American in the nineteenth century. Startling in its intensity, unrelenting i…
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Up from Slavery
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Booker T. Washington, the most recognized national leader, orator and educator, emerged from slavery in the deep south, to work for the betterment of African Americans in the post Reconstruction peri…
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Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America
Instead of one black America, today there are four.

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The Liberal Imagination: Essays on Literature and Society
The Liberal Imagination is one of the most admired and influential works of criticism of the last century, a work that is not only a masterpiece of literary criticism but an important statement about…
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An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy Vol. 1
In this landmark effort to understand African American people in the New World, Gunnar Myrdal provides deep insight into the contradictions of American democracy as well as a study of a people within…
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Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America
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Notes of a Native Son
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Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, a…
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Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study
This is the first full-scale comparative study of the nature of slavery. In a work of prodigious scholarship and enormous breadth, which draws on the tribal, ancient, premodern, and modern worlds, Or…
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Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, And The Black Working Class

Many black strategies of daily resistance have been obscured--until now. Race rebels, argues Kelley, have created strategies of resistance, movements, and entire subcultures. Here, for the first time…

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