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George Washington Carver: In His Own Words, Second Edition Edited by Gary R. Kremer
Regularly $29.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2139-1 • hardcover • 14 illus.
“In this revised and updated edition of his now-classic collection of George Washington Carver’s writings, Gary Kremer distills decades’ worth of research on the Tuskegee scientist into perceptive editorial notes that frame the context for the judiciously selected documents. The Carver who emerges from In His Own Words is more complicated, human, and admirable than the two-dimensional caricatures of the man that persist in the public imagination. A must-read for anyone interested in George Washington Carver.”―Mark D. Hersey, Mississippi State University, author of My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver
Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation by James W. Endersby and William T. Horner
Regularly $36.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2085-1 • hardcover
“This is a work of great significance to those who seek a mature, straightforward account of the life and times of Lloyd Gaines. A splendid achievement and a wonderful contribution to the history of civil rights in the era after Plessy v Ferguson and before Brown v Board of Education.”―Gary M. Lavergne, University of Texas at Austin, author of Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the Long Road to Justice
Racial Equality in America by John Hope Franklin
Regularly $23 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-0912-2 • paperback
This is distinguished historian John Hope Franklin’s eloquent and forceful meditation on the persistent disparity between the goal of racial equality in America and the facts of discrimination.
Racial Equality in America is a powerful reminder that our history is more than a record of idealized democratic traditions and institutions. It is a dramatic message to all Americans, calling them to know their history and themselves.
Thyra J. Edwards: Black Activism the Global Freedom Struggle by Gregg Andrews
Regularly $40 • Now $24 • 978-0-8262-1912-1 • hardcover • 14 illus.
This fascinating biography details Thyra Edwards’s lifelong journey and myriad achievements, describing both her personal and professional sides and the many ways they intertwined. Gregg Andrews used Edwards’s official FBI file-along with her personal papers, published articles, and civil rights manuscript collections-to present a complete portrait of this noteworthy activist. An engaging volume for the historian as well as the general reader, Thyra J. Edwards explores the complete domestic and international impact of her life and actions.
They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and the Women Who Inspired Her by Carolyn Marie Wilkins
Regularly $24.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2011-0 • hardcover • 25 illus.
They Raised Me Up interweaves memoir with family history to create an entertaining, informative, and engrossing read that will appeal to anyone with an interest in African American or women’s history or to readers simply looking for an intriguing story about music and family.
“Reflecting the persistent strength of the women themselves, and more famous icons of civil rights too, Wilkin’s memoir presents slices of African American and women’s history with dignity and integrity.”―Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly
Damn Near White: An African American Family’s Rise from Slavery to Bittersweet Success by Carolyn Marie Wilkins
Regularly $24.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-1899-5 • hardcover • 15 illus.
Damn Near White is an insider’s portrait of an unusual American family. Readers will be drawn into Carolyn’s journey as she struggles to redefine herself in light of the long-buried secrets she uncovers. Tackling issues of class, color, and caste, Wilkins reflects on the changes of African American life in U.S. history through her dedicated search to discover her family’s powerful story.
Unjustly Dishonored: An African American Division in World War I by Robert H. Ferrell
Regularly $29.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-1916-9 • hardcover • 17 illus.
This book is the first full-length account of the actual accomplishments of the 92nd Division. By framing the military outfit’s reputation against cultural context, historical accounts, and social stigmas, the author proves that the 92nd Division did not fail and made a valuable contribution to history that should, and now finally can, be acknowledged. Unjustly Dishonored fills a void in the scholarship on African American military history and World War I studies.
From SWEETBACK to SUPER FLY: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago’s Loop by Gerald R. Butters
Regularly $60 • Now $36 • 978-0-8262-2036-3 • hardcover • 30 illus.
Racial politics and capitalism found a way to blend together in 1970s Chicago in the form of movie theaters targeted specifically toward African Americans. In From Sweetback to Super Fly, Gerald Butters examines the movie theaters in Chicago’s Loop that became, as he describes them, “black spaces” during the early 1970s with theater managers making an effort to gear their showings toward the African American community by using black-themed and blaxploitation films.
Methodists and the Crucible of Race, 1930-1975 by Peter C. Murray
Regularly $55 • Now $36 • 978-0-8262-1514-7 • hardcover • 2 tables, 4 maps
“Murray’s institutional history makes a critical contribution to our understanding of one of America’s major religious and civic organizations. Specialists in American religious history will appreciate his meticulous documentation; general readers will find his interpretations thought-provoking.”―Journal of African American History
Take Up the Black Man’s Burden: Kansas City’s African American Communities, 1865-1939 by Charles E. Coulter
Regularly $24.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2112-4 • paperback • 24 illus.
Charles E. Coulter opens up the world of the African American community in its formative years, making creative use of such sources as census data, black newspapers, and Urban League records. His account covers social interaction, employment, cultural institutions, housing, and everyday lives within the context of Kansas City’s overall development, placing a special emphasis on the years 1919 to 1939 to probe the harsh reality of the Depression for Kansas City blacks-a time when many of the community’s major players also rose to prominence.
Freedom, Inc. and Black Political Empowerment by Micah W. Kubic
Regularly $75 • Now $45 • 978-0-8262-2055-4 • hardcover • 22 illus.
“Black urban empowerment is a very timely and important topic, and Kubic’s work makes a significant contribution to the discussion. This book’s successes may help guide other emerging black populations. A novel discussion of the impact of both social constructions and mediation on black organizational success.”―Marcus Pohlmann, author of Black Politics in Conservative America