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  1. Blinded by the Whites
    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... Learn More
    Published: 28th October 2013
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  2. Contemporary African American Literature
    In this volume, Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner have compiled a collection of essays that offer access to some of the most innovative contemporary black fiction while addressing important issues in current African American... Learn More
    Published: 28th August 2013
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  3. Free and French in the Caribbean
    In Free and French in the Caribbean, John Patrick Walsh studies the writings of Toussaint Louverture and Aimé Césaire to examine how they conceived of and narrated two defining events in the decolonializing of the French Caribbean:... Learn More
    Published: 12th April 2013
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  4. Race and the Literary Encounter
    What effect has the black literary imagination attempted to have on, in Toni Morrison’s words, "a race of readers that understands itself to be ‘universal’ or race-free"? How has black literature challenged the notion that... Learn More
    Published: 14th December 2015
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  5. Gold Coast Diasporas
    Although they came from distinct polities and peoples who spoke different languages, slaves from the African Gold Coast were collectively identified by Europeans as "Coromantee" or "Mina." Why these ethnic labels were embraced... Learn More
    Published: 28th September 2015
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  6. Freedom from Liberation
    By exploring the complexities of enslavement in the autobiography of Cuban slave-poet Juan Francisco Manzano (1797–1854), Gerard Aching complicates the universally recognized assumption that a slave's foremost desire is to be... Learn More
    Published: 7th August 2015
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  7. Cuba's Racial Crucible
    Since the 19th century, assertions of a common, racially-mixed Cuban identity based on acceptance of African descent have challenged the view of Cubans as racially white. For the past two centuries, these competing views of Cuban... Learn More
    Published: 26th May 2015
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  8. Legacy of the Lash
    Legacy of the Lash is a compelling social and cultural history of the Brazilian navy in the decades preceding and immediately following the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil. Focusing on non-elite, mostly black enlisted men... Learn More
    Published: 12th November 2014
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  9. Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic
    Focusing on everyday rituals, the essays in this volume look at spheres of social action and the places throughout the Atlantic world where African–descended communities have expressed their values, ideas, beliefs, and spirituality... Learn More
    Published: 3rd October 2014
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  10. Deep Roots
    Mangrove rice farming on West Africa's Rice Coast was the mirror image of tidewater rice plantations worked by enslaved Africans in 18th-century South Carolina and Georgia. This book reconstructs the development of rice-growing... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2014
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  11. That the Blood Stay Pure
    That the Blood Stay Pure traces the history and legacy of the commonwealth of Virginia’s effort to maintain racial purity and its impact on the relations between African Americans and Native Americans. Arica L. Coleman tells... Learn More
    Published: 18th October 2013
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  12. Nation of Cowards
    In a speech from which Nation of Cowards derives its title, Attorney General Eric Holder argued forcefully that Americans today need to talk more—not less—about racism. This appeal for candid talk about race exposes the paradox... Learn More
    Published: 4th September 2012
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  13. Modernity, Freedom, and the African Diaspora
    Elisa Joy White investigates the contemporary African Diaspora communities in Dublin, New Orleans, and Paris and their role in the interrogation of modernity and social progress. Beginning with an examination of Dublin’s emergent... Learn More
    Published: 11th June 2012
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  14. The Depression Comes to the South Side
    In the 1920s, the South Side was looked on as the new Black Metropolis, but by the turn of the decade that vision was already in decline—a victim of the Depression. In this timely book, Christopher Robert Reed explores early... Learn More
    Published: 5th October 2011
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  15. Stolen Childhood, Second Edition
    One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance of new scholarship... Learn More
    Published: 29th June 2011
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  16. Colonial Blackness
    Asking readers to imagine a history of Mexico narrated through the experiences of Africans and their descendants, this book offers a radical reconfiguration of Latin American history. Using ecclesiastical and inquisitorial records,... Learn More
    Published: 29th November 2010
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