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Click for more detail about African American Culture: From Dashikis to Yoruba  by Gerald L. Early African American Culture: From Dashikis to Yoruba

by Gerald L. Early
Greenwood Publishing Group (May 31, 2018)
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A Three Volume Set

Covering everything from sports to art, religion, music, and entrepreneurship, this book documents the vast array of African American cultural expressions and discusses their impact on the culture of the United States.

  • Identifies influential aspects of African American culture through entries on topics such as African Americans in sports, in musical genres such as blues, gospel, hip hop, and jazz, and in religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Yoruba
  • Makes clear the numerous ways African Americans have produced, maintained, and evolved their culture in the United States
  • Enables readers to truly comprehend what “diversity” is by gaining substantive knowledge of how a particular group of persecuted people has learned to thrive artistically and culturally in the United States


Click for more detail about Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times (Women Writers of Color) by Deborah G. Plant Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times (Women Writers of Color)

by Deborah G. Plant
Praeger Publishers (Aug 18, 2017)
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This biography explores Alice Walker’s life experiences and her lifework in context of her philosophical thought, and celebrates the author’s creative genius and heroism.
• Represents the only biography that offers a philosophical examination of this deeply philosophical artist-activist• Provides insightful perspectives on negotiating our ever-changing and volatile world


Click for more detail about African Americans by the Numbers: Understanding and Interpreting Statistics on African American Life by Glenn L. Starks African Americans by the Numbers: Understanding and Interpreting Statistics on African American Life

by Glenn L. Starks
Greenwood Publishing Group (Feb 28, 2017)
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Provides an invaluable source for students as well as academics on the current condition of African Americans, highlighting disparities throughout an array of social, economic, and political areas.

Clearly outlines the condition of African Americans in relation to other races and ethnic groups Makes qualitative data on the current condition of African Americans comprehensible, highlighting disparities in social, economic, and political areas Presents statistical analyses aimed at helping 21st-century students interpret data Includes tables as well as other sources of information from creditable data sources to assist readers in further research


Click for more detail about Race in America: How a Pseudo-Scientific Concept Shaped Human Interaction by Patricia Reid-Merritt Race in America: How a Pseudo-Scientific Concept Shaped Human Interaction

by Patricia Reid-Merritt
Praeger Publishers (Jan 31, 2017)
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Two Volumes. Focusing on the socially explosive concept of race and how it has affected human interactions, this work examines the social and scientific definitions of race, the implementation of racialized policies and practices, the historical and contemporary manifestations of the use of race in shaping social interactions within U.S. society and elsewhere, and where our notions of race will likely lead.

• Addresses a poignant topic that is always controversial, relevant, and addressed in mainstream and social media

• Examines the various socio-historical factors that contribute to our understanding of race as a concept, enabling readers to appreciate how "definitions" of race are complex, confusing, contradictory, controversial, and imprecise

• Inspects contemporary manifestations of race in the United States with regard to specific contexts, such as the quest for U.S. citizenship, welfare services, the legislative process, capitalism, and the perpetuation of racial stereotypes in the media


Click for more detail about Harlem: The Crucible of Modern African American Culture by Lionel C. Bascom Harlem: The Crucible of Modern African American Culture

by Lionel C. Bascom
Praeger Publishers (Jun 30, 2016)
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Focusing on the contributions of civic reformers and political architects who arrived in New York in the early decades of the 20th century, this book explores the wide array of sweeping social reforms and radical racial demands first conceived of and planned in Harlem that transformed Negroes into self-aware Americans for the first time in history.• Documents the Harlem Renaissance period’s important role in one of the greatest transformations of American citizens in the history of the United States?from slavery to a migration of millions to parity of achievement in all fields• Extends the definition of one of the most progressive periods in African American history for students, academics, and general readers• Provides an intriguing reexamination of the Harlem Renaissance period that posits that it began earlier than most general histories of the period suggest and lasted well into the 1960s


Click for more detail about Swept Away: A Fairwilde Reflection Regency Fairy Tale by Vanessa Riley Swept Away: A Fairwilde Reflection Regency Fairy Tale

by Vanessa Riley
Greenwood Press (Sep 29, 2014)
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Charlotte Downing, the Duchess of Charming, wants what she wants. Today, it’s a fine pair of lacy slippers crafted by the renowned Ella’s Establishment. To be picture perfect for her presentation to the queen, Charlotte will survive crashed ceilings and falling bricks. Yet, has she met her match in the conservative merchant, whose autumn-colored eyes make her pulse race, especially when he says no? Caught between the glittering world of the ton and the respectable profession of selling shoes, Edwin Cinder can’t understand the lady’s persistence or the fire lighting her blue eyes when she’s challenged. With his lack of pedigree, there’s no chance for this common God-fearing man to win her hand, but he’ll risk all to save the duchess from the ravages of a London gale. Swept Away is a Regency retelling of Cinderella with a twist.


Click for more detail about A Joyous Revolt: Toni Cade Bambara, Writer and Activist (Women Writers of Color) by Linda Janet Holmes A Joyous Revolt: Toni Cade Bambara, Writer and Activist (Women Writers of Color)

by Linda Janet Holmes
Praeger Publishers (May 12, 2014)
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At long last?a book-length biography celebrates Toni Cade Bambara, a seminal literary, cultural, and political figure who was among the most widely read and frequently reviewed of the well-regarded black women writers to emerge in the 1970s. • Interviews with established writers, activists, and film makers worldwide• Exclusive access to personal documents previously unavailable for public review or research


Click for more detail about Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia by Daina Ramey Berry Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia

by Daina Ramey Berry
Greenwood Publishing Group (Jun 12, 2012)
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This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history.
• Dozens of photos of former enslaved women • Detailed historical timeline • Numerous rare primary documents, including runaway slave advertisements and even a plantation recipe for turtle soup• Profiles of noted female slaves and their works


Click for more detail about Barack Obama In Hawai’i And Indonesia: The Making Of A Global President by Dinesh Sharma Barack Obama In Hawai’i And Indonesia: The Making Of A Global President

by Dinesh Sharma
Praeger Publishers (Sep 22, 2011)
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The first 18 years of President Obama’s life, from his birth in 1961 to his departure for college in 1979, were spent in Hawai‘i and Indonesia. These years fundamentally shaped the traits for which the adult Obama is noted—his protean identity, his nuanced appreciation of multiple views of the same object, his cosmopolitan breadth of view, and his self-rooted "outpost" patriotism. Barack Obama in Hawai‘i and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President is the first study to examine, in fascinating detail, how his early years impacted this unique leader.Existing biographies of President Obama are primarily political treatments. Here, cross-cultural psychologist and marketing consultant Dinesh Sharma explores the connections between Obama’s early upbringing and his adult views of civil society, secular Islam, and globalization. The book draws on the author’s on-the-ground research and extensive first-hand interviews in Jakarta; Honolulu; New York; Washington, DC; and Chicago to evaluate the multicultural inputs to Obama’s character and the ways in which they prepared him to meet the challenges of world leadership in the 21st century.

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Click for more detail about “The Inside Light”: New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston by Deborah G. Plant “The Inside Light”: New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston

by Deborah G. Plant
Praeger Publishers (May 20, 2010)
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This exploration of Zora Neale Hurston’s life and work draws on a wealth of newly discovered information and manuscripts that bring new dimensions of her writing to light.
• 20 critical essays cover the full scope of Zora Neale Hurston’s writing• Includes the work of 22 distinguished authors?both established and emerging Hurston scholars drawing on important recent research and discoveries


Click for more detail about W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Gerald Horne W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

by Gerald Horne
Greenwood Publishing Group (Nov 12, 2009)
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This biography of W.E.B. Du Bois gives full measure to his entire life, including his controversial final decades.
• Includes extensive use of original materials, including Du Bois’ correspondence and writings• Offers a chronology of key personal and historic events during Du Bois’ life (1868-1963)


Click for more detail about The Richard Wright Encyclopedia (American Mosaic) by Jerry W. Ward The Richard Wright Encyclopedia (American Mosaic)

by Jerry W. Ward
Greenwood Publishing Group (Jun 30, 2008)
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Richard Wright is one of the most important African American writers. He is also one of the most prolific. Best known as the author of Native Son, he wrote 7 novels; 2 collections of short fiction; an autobiography; more than 250 newspaper articles, book reviews, and occasional essays; some 4,000 verses; a photo-documentary; and 3 travel books. By attacking the taboos and hypocrisy that other writers had failed to address, he revolutionized American literature and created a disturbing and realistic portrait of the African American experience. This encyclopedia is a guide to his vast and influential body of works.


Click for more detail about Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit (Women Writers of Color) by Deborah G. Plant Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit (Women Writers of Color)

by Deborah G. Plant
Praeger Publishers (Aug 30, 2007)
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This new biography takes into account the whole woman?not just the prolific author of such great works as Their Eyes Were Watching God , Moses, Man of the Mountain, Jonah’s Gourd Vine, Mules and Men, as well as essays, folklore, short stories, and poetry?but the philosopher and the spiritual soul, examining how each is reflected in her career, fiction and nonfiction publications, social and political activity, and, ultimately, her death.When we ask what animated the woman who achieved all that she did, we must necessarily probe further. Not one of the other existing biographies discusses or analyzes Hurston’s spirituality in any sustained sense, even though this spirituality played a significant role in her life and works. As author Deborah G. Plant shows, Zora Neale Hurston’s ability to achieve and to endure all she did came from the courage of her convictions?a belief in self that was profoundly centered and anchored in spirituality.


Click for more detail about Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip Hop Culture by Yvonne Bynoe Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip Hop Culture

by Yvonne Bynoe
Greenwood Publishing Group (Dec 30, 2005)
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Hip Hop music is comprised of several art forms: 1) MC-ing or rapping 2)B-boying or breakdancing 3)Deejaying (music) and 4) Graffiti art (visual art). This encyclopedia examines all four elements of Hip Hop Culture, providing students, scholars, and music fans with a complete history of the thirty-year music genre. Tracing its early roots from black DJs talking over music in the 1960s, the B-boy dancers in the 1970s, and the scratching and sampling techniques of the ’80s to the founding of Def Jam productions, the current East Cost-West Coast rivalry, and superstars such as Eminem and 50 Cent, hip hop fans will find this an indispensable resource.This encyclopedia includes approximately 100 photographs, discographies after each entry, and a for further listening list at the end of the volume. Also included is the Hip Hop Declaration of Peace.


Click for more detail about The African Predicament and the American Experience: A Tale of Two Edens by Ali Mazrui The African Predicament and the American Experience: A Tale of Two Edens

by Ali Mazrui
Praeger Publishers (Mar 30, 2004)
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Mazrui examines the importance of Africa—historically, culturally, and economically—in the development of the West, particularly the United States. And he contrasts this demonstrable importance with the combination of neglect and malice directed at Africa and those of African descent by the West and by the United States in particular.

As Mazrui illustrates throughout, this is a tale of two Edens: Africa as the Eden of Lost Innocence and America as the Eden of Current Power and Future Fulfillment. People of African ancestry have been part of the vanguard for the Edenization of America. But America is also influencing the first Eden: Africa. America is a major force in the liberalization of black people in Africa; and black people are a major force in the democratization of all people in America.


Click for more detail about Distinguished Asian American Business Leaders (Distinguished Asian Americans Series) by Naomi Hirahara Distinguished Asian American Business Leaders (Distinguished Asian Americans Series)

by Naomi Hirahara
Greenwood Publishing Group (Mar 30, 2003)
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Although there are other reference books about Asian Americans, no other book focuses solely on businesspeople. This collection of engagingly written biographies gives the details on the lives of 96 Asian men and women who have had successful business careers, giving information on their education, training, and career highlights and histories. The book provides valuable information as well as inspiration to students, from high school through university. Each biography concludes with references for further reading, and an appendix lists the people profiled by field of business, from fashion to restaurant franchises, from high technology to the movie industry.Each biography in ^IDistinguished Asian American Business Leaders^R tells the story of an individual who has worked hard and often surmounted such obstacles as prejudice, learning the English language and American customs, attaining higher education, and working long hours to start a business or succeed in a company. These life stories not only reflect individual triumphs but also the trials of families and ethnic groups who applied their skills and passions for economic prosperity. Included in the biographies are an Internet entrepreneur who successfully negotiated a $400 million deal from Microsoft Corporation and another who, along with his partner, gave away $100 million in bonuses to their employees after the lucrative sale of their company. Some of the people profiled are highly educated with law and doctorate degrees, while others never completed college. Some have experienced extreme poverty, including those who came to this country as boat people after the Vietnam War; others were born to wealth but have had to fight to achieve their business goals. Each biography ends with a bibliography for further reading. The book is aimed not only at high school and college students but any person interested in how some Asian Americans, from recent immigrant to fourth generation, labored to realize their entrepreneurial and corporate dreams. The stories show that business is rich in creative opportunities that cannot be easily limited to a single management theory.


Click for more detail about African-American Teens Discuss Their Schooling Experiences by Gail L. Thompson African-American Teens Discuss Their Schooling Experiences

by Gail L. Thompson
Praeger Publishers (Jan 30, 2002)
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For decades, researchers and policymakers have grappled with the issue of the underachievement of African American students. An age-old problem has been that these students on average lag behind their peers of other racial/ethnic groups in math, science, and reading. Recently, California, like some other states, has implemented a high-stakes standardized testing program that has revealed that when test scores are disaggregated along racial/ethnic lines, the scores of African American students continue to trail those of their peers.The study described in this book was undertaken in an effort to uncover schooling practices that are advantageous or detrimental to the achievement of African American students. The study was based on interviews and questionnaire results from nearly 300 African American high school seniors. Most of these students resided in a region that had a low college attendance rate and a high child poverty rate. The students were given an opportunity to discuss numerous issues pertaining to their schooling experiences, including teacher attitudes and expectations, the curriculum, homework practices, the quality of services provided by their high school counselors, racism at school, school safety, parental involvement, and their early reading habits and attitudes about reading. In addition to quantitative results, most chapters include detailed narratives describing the elementary and secondary schooling experiences of the interviewees.


Click for more detail about W.E.B. Du Bois: An Encyclopedia by Gerald Horne W.E.B. Du Bois: An Encyclopedia

by Gerald Horne
Greenwood Publishing Group (Apr 30, 2001)
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Carrying W.E.B. Du Bois from his birth in Massachusetts in 1868 to his death in Ghana in 1963, this concise encyclopedia covers all of the highlights of his life—his studying at Fisk, Harvard, and Berlin, his tiff with Booker T. Washington, his role with the NAACP and Pan-Africanism, his writings, his globe trotting, and his exile in Ghana. With contributions by leading scholars and a foreword by David Levering Lewis, the book provides a complete overview of Du Bois’s life. Featuring the highlights of his life, the events and personalities that influenced him, his intellectual contributions, and his activism, this book provides a complete understanding of this highly influential intellectual activist.With the conclusion of the Cold War, there is the opportunity to obtain a fuller, more complete understanding of Du Bois’ entire life. Providing full coverage of his latter crucial years—often ignored in earlier works—this book provides the latest scholarly insights, including a major entry by prizewinning scholar Brenda Gayle Plummer.


Click for more detail about Culture and Customs of Haiti by J. Michael Dash Culture and Customs of Haiti

by J. Michael Dash
Greenwood Publishing Group (Oct 01, 2000)
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Culture and Customs of Haiti begins with an overview of the mountainous island that seemed forbidding to European colonizers. Historical periods, including French colonization, U.S. occupation in the early 20th century, Independence and the Duvaliers’ reigns, until today, are reviewed and provide the framework for the volume. A chapter on the people and society details the pride of the black state that managed the only successful slave revolution in history. The extremes of society from the elite to the peasantry and slum dwellers are depicted, along with Haitians in diaspora. Religion in Haiti, with the strong amalgamation of Roman Catholicism and vaudou, a West African import, is then explained. A Social Customs chapter notes the joy that is found in such an economically depressed culture. The media and literature and language chapters necessarily unfold in the context of Haiti’s political history. A section on writing in Creole is especially intriguing. Finally, chapters on the performing arts and visual arts evoke the energy and color of the people in such forms as vaudou jazz and dance, contemporary rara rock, and the folkloric influence on Haitian painting. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.


Click for more detail about An Introduction to African Civilizations,: With main currents in Ethiopian history by Willis Nathaniel Huggins An Introduction to African Civilizations,: With main currents in Ethiopian history

by Willis Nathaniel Huggins
Praeger Publishers (Jan 01, 1999)
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This is a unique and pioneering survey of the ancient and contemporary (1937) African world. Huggins views Africa and African accomplishments from a decidedly African-centered perspective. A strong supporter of Ethiopia and its fight against fascism, Huggins devotes a detailed chapter to Ethiopian history and the war with Italy. Huggins successfully wrote this book for students, independent study groups, and the general reader. This edition is not to be confused with John G. Jackson s later book which has the same title. Huggins was one of Jackson s mentors. Comparing the two books one can see how Jackson was influenced by Huggins, a seldom-noted member of the Harlem historians. With the republication of the original Introduction to African Civilizations, readers now have access to Willis N. Huggins his ability as an historian, his dedication as an activist, and to one of the more important works produced by a Black self-trained historian.


Click for more detail about Reading Buchi Emecheta: Cross-Cultural Conversations by Katherine Fishburn Reading Buchi Emecheta: Cross-Cultural Conversations

by Katherine Fishburn
Praeger Publishers (Apr 25, 1995)
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In this first full-length study of Emecheta’s fiction, Fishburn highlights the difficulties inherent in reading across cultures. She challenges the notion that all we need to understand African texts is a willingness to be open to them, arguing that too many of the cultural and critical preconceptions we bring to these texts interfere with our ability to understand them. Directly responding to Western feminist criticism written about Emecheta, this study argues that Emecheta herself is not a feminist in the Western sense and that her novels should not be construed as reflecting this political interest. In close readings of eight of her best known works, this study reveals a complex narrative voice which is far more supportive of Emecheta’s own African culture and its tradition than has been recognized previously.


Click for more detail about Black Book Publishers in the United States: A Historical Dictionary of the Presses, 1817-1990 by Donald Franklin Joyce Black Book Publishers in the United States: A Historical Dictionary of the Presses, 1817-1990

by Donald Franklin Joyce
Greenwood Publishing Group (Oct 14, 1991)
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Since the second decade of the nineteenth century, there have been black-owned book publishers in the United States, addressing the special concerns of black people in ways that other book publishers have not. This is the first work to treat extensively the individual publishing histories of these firms. Though largely ignored by historians, the story of these publishers, as documented in this study, reveals fascinating details of literary history, as well as previously unknown facts about the contribution of blacks to Western civilization.Donald Franklin Joyce offers comprehensive profiles of forty-six publishing companies, selected for inclusion through an examination of major bibliographic works, book advertisements, periodical literature, and business directories. Each profile contains information on the company’s publishing history, books and other publications that were released, information sources about the firm, other titles issued, libraries holding titles produced by the publisher, and officers and addresses, where appropriate. Entries are arranged alphabetically by the publisher name, while an appendix presents a geographic listing of the firms and an index offers author, title, and subject access. This work will be an important resource for students, scholars, and researchers interested in cultural and intellectual black history, as well as public and academic libraries seeking specific information on individual publishing companies.


Click for more detail about African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance, 1600s-1920: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Artworks (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Black Music) by Eileen Southern African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance, 1600s-1920: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Artworks (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Black Music)

by Eileen Southern
Greenwood Publishing Group (Sep 11, 1990)
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As any well-organized, carefully annotated bibliography does, this work by Southern and Wright brings order out of chaos. The 2,328 entries identify books, articles, sermons, pamphlets, and broadsides, among other formats, all centered on black folk culture with emphasis on the manifestations of that culture from 1600 to 1920 through song, dance, games, sermons, and illustrations. . . . This carefully done and useful bibliography is recommended for libraries on all campuses where there is an interest in the black experience. ChoiceAfrican-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance is undeniably the most valuable resource available to scholars engaged in Afro-American folk culture research. An untapped wealth of primary information has been chronologically cataloged within this comprehensive, annotated guide. It covers a period of over 300 years of African-American cultural history in the United States. Materials fall into three categories: literary publications, iconographical records, and collections of song, tale, and sermon texts. Focusing on folk culture, 2,328 items were chosen for their historical relevance as well as to insure broad representation. Eileen Southern and Josephine Wright’s bibliography provides researchers with the tools needed to shatter myths and stereotypes and to form concise theses supported by extensive evidence.The bibliography is divided into four major chronological sections: Colonial-Federalist, Antebellum, Post-Emancipation, and Early Twentieth Century. A fifth section, The WPA Slave Narrative Collection, includes materials (collected in the 1930s) that are essential to a serious discussion of American slavery. Within these five sections materials are classified as literature, artwork, and/or collections. Literature and artwork subsections are further divided into social activities, religious experience, song, and tale. Iconographical entries often compliment the literary ones and some themes run throughout the book. The materials are indexed by names of authors and artists, by subject, and by first lines of songs.


Click for more detail about Pride Against Prejudice: The Biography of Larry Doby (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies) by Joseph Moore Pride Against Prejudice: The Biography of Larry Doby (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies)

by Joseph Moore
Praeger Publishers (Feb 22, 1988)
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Aware of Mr. Doby’s neglect by biographers, Mr. Moore, who has been a fan of his subject ever since he heard the Doby legend, seeks to give him recognition. . . . Mr. Moore effectively uses records, interviews, and a clear narrative style to make his points (what is more persuasive in sports than an athlete’s record! what is more animated than public statements and their refutations!), and gives voice to some of Mr. Doby’s severest critics…. Pride Against Prejudice is a tribute to both its author and Larry Doby New York Times Book Review This is an excellent biography of Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League and one of the first black managers in the major leagues. . . . Moore has done a superb job of researching Doby’s life and writing about it. The book is highly recommended. The Sporting NewsAs the second black major league baseball player, following Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby has never received the acclaim accorded to Robinson; yet his experiences of segregation and racial invective, and his courage and ability to excel in the face of almost overwhelming circumstances, were equivalent. This fascinating biography brings to light many interesting and little-known facts concerning Doby’s life and baseball career, and his contribution as a civil rights pioneer in the American League. His story is perceived as the story of the many black men who followed him into major league baseball, and who shared importantly in pioneering the integration of the sport.


Click for more detail about Storytelling: Art and Technique by Augusta Baker Storytelling: Art and Technique

by Augusta Baker
Greenwood Publishing Group (Nov 01, 1987)
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A great introduction to the art form of how to tell stories. It guides the reader in how to select material to match the audience and how to use verbal, intellectual, and physical strengths to create a receptive and interested audience.


Click for more detail about The Short Fiction Of Rudolph Fisher: (Contributions In Afro-American And African Studies) by Rudolph Fisher The Short Fiction Of Rudolph Fisher: (Contributions In Afro-American And African Studies)

by Rudolph Fisher
Praeger Publishers (Jun 23, 1987)
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Despite the fact that a number of Rudolph Fisher’s works appeared in national magazines such as Atlantic Monthly and McClure’s, little critical attention has been devoted to his short fiction over the years. This collection brings together, for the first time, fifteen of Fisher’s general adult stories, detective stories, and his stories for children, accompanied by an introduction, brief biography, and a chronology of his published work. The introductory essay explores the short story as a genre and examines Fisher’s place in American short fiction.


Click for more detail about Blacks in the Humanities, 1750-1984: A Selected Annotated Bibliography by Donald Franklin Joyce Blacks in the Humanities, 1750-1984: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

by Donald Franklin Joyce
Greenwood Publishing Group (Jun 18, 1986)
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Click for more detail about The Africans: A Reader by Ali Mazrui The Africans: A Reader

by Ali Mazrui
Praeger Publishers (Feb 13, 1986)
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Contemporary Africa is the product of three major influences—an indigenous heritage, Western culture, and Islamic culture. The Africans looks at these legacies, how they co-exist, and their impact on the continent and the people who are called African. This reader, a supplement to the telecourse, provides an introduction to a variety of historical and contemporary writings on Africa.


Click for more detail about Gatekeepers of Black Culture: Black-Owned Book Publishing in the United States, 1817-1981 by Donald Franklin Joyce Gatekeepers of Black Culture: Black-Owned Book Publishing in the United States, 1817-1981

by Donald Franklin Joyce
Praeger Publishers (Jan 28, 1983)
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First edition. Frederic Melcher bookplate. xvi, 249, 3 pages. cloth.. 8vo..


Click for more detail about Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Black Music) by Eileen Southern Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Black Music)

by Eileen Southern
Greenwood Publishing Group (Jun 30, 1982)
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"The stimulus this handsomely produced volume will provide to research and teaching may well surpass that offered by Dr. Southern’s earlier studies. This major accomplishment belongs in the libraries of all individuals and institutions interested in any aspect of American music." Ethnomusiciology


Click for more detail about Libraries in the Political Process (Neal-Schuman Professional Book) by E.J. Josey Libraries in the Political Process (Neal-Schuman Professional Book)

by E.J. Josey
Oryx Press (Jun 01, 1980)
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Sacred and Profane Memories

by Carl Van Vechten
Greenwood Publishing Group (Apr 01, 1979)
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A collection of Van Vechten’s writings dealing with "things remembered."


Click for more detail about Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks Annie Allen

by Gwendolyn Brooks
Greenwood Publishing Group (Oct 01, 1971)
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"weeps out of western country something new"




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