In Defense of Uncle Tom

Author: Brando Simeo Starkey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110707004X
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This book shadows the usage of 'Uncle Tom' to understand how social norms associated with the phrase were constructed and enforced.

Agriculture and the Confederacy

Author: R. Douglas Hurt
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620014
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In this comprehensive history, R. Douglas Hurt traces the decline and fall of agriculture in the Confederate States of America. The backbone of the southern economy, agriculture was a source of power that southerners believed would ensure their independence. But, season by season and year by year, Hurt convincingly shows how the disintegration of southern agriculture led to the decline of the Confederacy's military, economic, and political power. He examines regional variations in the Eastern and Western Confederacy, linking the fates of individual crops and different modes of farming and planting to the wider story. After a dismal harvest in late 1864, southerners--faced with hunger and privation throughout the region--ransacked farms in the Shenandoah Valley and pillaged plantations in the Carolinas and the Mississippi Delta, they finally realized that their agricultural power, and their government itself, had failed. Hurt shows how this ultimate lost harvest had repercussions that lasted well beyond the end of the Civil War. Assessing agriculture in its economic, political, social, and environmental contexts, Hurt sheds new light on the fate of the Confederacy from the optimism of secession to the reality of collapse.

Toms Coons Mulattoes Mammies and Bucks

Author: Donald Bogle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780826429537
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This classic iconic study of black images in American motion pictures has been updated and revised, as Donald Bogle continues to enlighten us with his historical and social reflections on the relationship between African Americans and Hollywood. He notes the remarkable shifts that have come about in the new millennium when such filmmakers as Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and Ava DuVernay (Selma) examined America's turbulent racial history and the particular dilemma of black actresses in Hollywood, including Halle Berry, Lupita Nyong'o, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Hudson, and Viola Davis. Bogle also looks at the ongoing careers of such stars as Denzel Washington and Will Smith and such directors as Spike Lee and John Singleton, observing that questions of diversity in the film industry continue. From The Birth of a Nation, the 1934 Imitation of Life, Gone with the Wind, and Carmen Jones to Shaft, Do the Right Thing, and Boyz N the Hood to Training Day, Dreamgirls, The Help, Django Unchained, and Straight Outta Compton, Donald Bogle compellingly reveals the way in which the images of blacks in American movies have significantly changed-and also the shocking way in which those images have often remained the same.

Love Him Hate Him

Author: Jason Whitlock
Publisher: Kansas City Star Books
ISBN: 9780975480465
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This book contains columns dealing with personal stories, memorable events, key issues, and defining moments in KC sports filtered through Jason's eyes. There is celebration, criticism, predictions, challenges, and humor. Any serious discussion of the last ten years in Kansas City sports would have to include Jason Whitlock, and this book is the perfect place to begin that discussion.

Race Matters

Author: Cornel West
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807009727
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First published in 1993 on the one-year anniversary of the L.A. riots, Race Matters has since become an American classic. Beacon Press is proud to present this hardcover edition with a new introduction by Cornel West. The issues that it addresses are as controversial and urgent as before, and West's insights remain fresh, exciting, and timely. Now more than ever, Race Matters is a book for all Americans—one that will help us build a genuine multiracial democracy.

Jack Johnson Rebel Sojourner

Author: Theresa Runstedtler
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271602
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Discusses the life and boxing career of Jack Johnson.

To Shape a New World

Author: Tommie Shelby
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067491984X
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On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, assassination, his political thought remains underappreciated. Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry, along with a cast of distinguished contributors, engage critically with King’s understudied writings on a wide range of compelling, challenging topics and rethink the legacy of this towering figure.

My Awakening

Author: David Ernest Duke
Publisher: Free Speech Books
ISBN: 9781892796004
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The Black Revolution on Campus

Author: Martha Biondi
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520282183
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The Black Revolution on Campus is the definitive account of an extraordinary but forgotten chapter of the black freedom struggle. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Black students organized hundreds of protests that sparked a period of crackdown, negotiation, and reform that profoundly transformed college life. At stake was the very mission of higher education. Black students demanded that public universities serve their communities; that private universities rethink the mission of elite education; and that black colleges embrace self-determination and resist the threat of integration. Most crucially, black students demanded a role in the definition of scholarly knowledge. Martha Biondi masterfully combines impressive research with a wealth of interviews from participants to tell the story of how students turned the slogan “black power” into a social movement. Vividly demonstrating the critical linkage between the student movement and changes in university culture, Biondi illustrates how victories in establishing Black Studies ultimately produced important intellectual innovations that have had a lasting impact on academic research and university curricula over the past 40 years. This book makes a major contribution to the current debate on Ethnic Studies, access to higher education, and opportunity for all.