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This Far by Faith: Stories from the African

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Juan Williams

This Far by Faith: Stories from the African American Religious Experience

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 2004

A companion to the PBS series, This Far by Faith isthe story of how religious faith inspired the greatest social movementin American history -- the U.S. Civil Rights movement. Hailed upon publication as a beautiful, seminal book on the role of the church in the African American community as well as on the social history of America, This Far by Faith reveals the deep religious conviction that empowered a people viewed as powerless to blaze a path to freedom and deliverance, to stand and be counted in this one nation under God. Here are the stories of politics, tent revivals, and the importance of black churches as touchstones for every step of the faith journey that became the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Using archival and contemporary photography, historical research, and modern-day interviews, This Far by Faith features messages from some of today's foremost religious leaders.

  

Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America

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John McWhorter

Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2001

Berkeley linguistics professor John McWhorter, born at the dawn of the post-Civil Rights era, spent years trying to make sense of this question. Now he dares to say the unsayable: racism's ugliest legacy is the disease of defeatism that has infected black America. Losing the Race explores the three main components of this cultural virus: the cults of victimology, separatism, and antiintellectualism that are making blacks their own worst enemies in the struggle for success. More angry than Stephen Carter, more pragmatic and compassionate than Shelby Steele, more forward-looking than Stanley Crouch, McWhorter represents an original and provocative point of view. With Losing the Race, a bold new voice rises among black intellectuals.

  

Salvation: Black People and Love

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bell hooks

Salvation: Black People and Love

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2001

Acclaimed visionary and intellectual bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the bestselling All About Love: New Visions. Here she continues her love song to the nation in the groundbreaking and soul-stirring Salvation: Black People and Love. Whether talking about the legacy of slavery, relationships and marriage in Black life, the prose and poetry of our most revered artists and leaders, the liberation movements of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, or hip-hop and gangsta rap culture, hooks lets us know what love's got to do with it. Salvation is work that helps us heal -- and shows us how to create beloved American communities.

  

La Otra Cara de America: Historias de los

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From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African

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Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, John Hope Franklin

From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans

Editura: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua

Anul aparitiei: 2010

From Slavery to Freedom remains the most revered, respected, and honored text on the market. The preeminent history of African Americans, this best-selling text charts the journey of African Americans from their origins in Africa, through slavery in the Western Hemisphere, struggles for freedom in the West Indies, Latin America, and the United States, various migrations, and the continuing quest for racial equality. Building on John Hope Franklin's classic work, the ninth edition has been thoroughly rewritten by the award-winning scholar Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. It includes new chapters and updated information based on the most current scholarship. With a new narrative that brings intellectual depth and fresh insight to a rich array of topics, the text features greater coverage of ancestral Africa, African American women, differing expressions of protest, local community activism, black internationalism, civil rights and black power, as well as the election of our first African American president in 2008. The text also has a fresh new 4-color design with new charts, maps, photographs, paintings, and illustrations. Instructors and students can now access their course content ...

  

The Book of the Hopi

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Frank Waters

The Book of the Hopi

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1977

In this unique collection, some thirty Hopi elders reveal for the first time in written form the Hopi world-view.

  

Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican

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Richard Rodriguez

Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1993

Rodriguez's acclaimed first book, Hunger of Memory raised a fierce controversy with its views on bilingualism and alternative action. Now, in a series of intelligent and candid essays, Rodriguez ranges over five centuries to consider the moral and spiritual landscapes of Mexico and the US and their impact on his soul.

  

The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living

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Joseph M., III Marshall

The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2002

Rich with storytelling, history, and folklore, "The Lakota Way" expresses the heart of Native American philosophy and imparts the path to a fulfilling and meaningful life.

  

Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal

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Rupert Ross

Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice (Reissue)

Editura: Penguin Global

Anul aparitiei: 2009

In his bestselling book Dancing with a Ghost, Rupert Ross began his exploration of Aboriginal approaches to justice and the visions of life that shape them. Returning to the Teachings takes this exploration further still. During a three-year secondment with Justice Canada, Ross travelled from the Yukon to Cape Breton Island, examining--and experiencing--the widespread Aboriginal preference for "peacemaker justice." In this remarkable book, he invites us to accompany him as he moves past the pain and suffering that grip so many communities and into the exceptional promise of individual, family and community healing that traditional teachings are now restoring to Aboriginal Canada. He shares his confusion, frustrations and delights as Elders and other teachers guide him, in their unique and often puzzling ways, into ancient visions of Creation and our role with it. Returning to the Teachings is about Aboriginal justice and much more, speaking not only to our minds, but also to our hearts and spirits. Above all, it stands as a search for the values and visions that give life its significance and that any justice system, Aboriginal or otherwise, must serve and respect. ...

  

How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and

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Moustafa Bayoumi

How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2009

An eye-opening look at how young Arab- and Muslim- Americans are forging lives for themselves in a country that often mistakes them for the enemy Just over a century ago, W.E.B. Du Bois posed a probing question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk How does it feel to be a problem? Now, Moustafa Bayoumi asks the same about America's new -problem--Arab- and Muslim-Americans. Bayoumi takes readers into the lives of seven twenty-somethings living in Brooklyn, home to the largest Arab-American population in the United States. He moves beyond stereotypes and cliches to reveal their often unseen struggles, from being subjected to government surveillance to the indignities of workplace discrimination. Through it all, these young men and women persevere through triumphs and setbacks as they help weave the tapestry of a new society that is, at its heart, purely American.

  

Culture Is Our Weapon: Making Music and Changing

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Damian Platt, Patrick Neate

Culture Is Our Weapon: Making Music and Changing Lives in Rio de Janeiro

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2010

"Culture Is Our Weapon" tells the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Rio-based organization employing music and an appreciation for black culture to inspire residents of the "favelas," or shantytowns, to resist the drugs that are ruining their neighborhoods.

  

The Making of African America: The Four Great

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Ira Berlin

The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2010

An award-winning historian's sweeping new interpretation of the African American experience. In this masterful account, Ira Berlin, one of the nation's most distinguished historians, offers a revolutionary-and sure to be controversial-new view of African American history. In The Making of African America , Berlin challenges the traditional presentation of a linear, progressive history from slavery to freedom. Instead, he puts forth the idea that four great migrations, between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries, lie at the heart of black American culture and its development. With an engrossing, accessible narrative, Berlin traces the transit from Africa to America, Virginia to Alabama, Biloxi to Chicago, Lagos to the Bronx, and in the process finds the essence of black American life.

  

Creating Black Americans: African-American History

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Nell Irvin Painter

Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present

Editura: Oxford University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2006

Here is a magnificent account of a past rich in beauty and creativity, but also in tragedy and trauma. Eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter blends a vivid narrative based on the latest research with a wonderful array of artwork by African American artists, works which add a new depth to our understanding of black history. Painter offers a history written for a new generation of African Americans, stretching from life in Africa before slavery to today's hip-hop culture. The book describes the staggering number of Africans--over ten million--forcibly transported to the New World, most doomed to brutal servitude in Brazil and the Caribbean. Painter looks at the free black population, numbering close to half a million by 1860 (compared to almost four million slaves), and provides a gripping account of the horrible conditions of slavery itself. The book examines the Civil War, revealing that it only slowly became a war to end slavery, and shows how Reconstruction, after a promising start, was shut down by terrorism by white supremacists. Painter traces how through the long Jim Crow decades, blacks succeeded against enormous odds, creating schools and businesses and laying the ...

  

The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How

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Thomas M. Shapiro

The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2005

Shapiro, the author of "Black Wealth/White Wealth," blends personal stories, interviews, empirical data, and analysis to illuminate how family assets produce dramatic consequences in the everyday lives of ordinary citizens.

  

Death or Liberty: African Americans and

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Douglas R. Egerton

Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2008

  

North American Indians

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Michael D. Green, Theda Perdue

North American Indians

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2010

"When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve and what challenges do they face today? Eminent historians Theda Perdue and Michael Green begin by describing how nomadic bands of hunter-gatherers followed the bison and woolly mammoth over the Bering land mass between Asia and what is now Alaska between 25,000 and 15,000 years ago, settling throughout North America. They describe hunting practices among different tribes, how some made the gradual transition to more settled, agricultural ways of life, the role of kinship and cooperation in Native societies, their varied burial rites and spiritual practices, and many other features of Native American life. Throughout the book, Perdue and Green stress the great diversity of indigenous peoples in America, who spoke more than 400 different languages before the arrival of Europeans and whose ways of life varied according to the environments they settled in and adapted to so successfully. Most importantly, the authors stress how Native ...

  

From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in

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Vicki L. Ruiz

From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2008

  

Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History

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Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement

Editura: Oxford University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2011

  

The Souls of Black Folk

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W. E. B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black Folk

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2009

Originally published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is a classic study of race, culture, and education at the turn of the twentieth century. With its singular combination of essays, memoir, and fiction, this book vaulted Du Bois to the forefront of American political commentary and civil rights activism. It is an impassioned, at times searing account of the situation of African Americans in the United States, making a forceful case for the access of African Americans to higher education and extolling the achievements of black culture. Du Bois advances the provocative and influential argument that due to the inequalities and pressures of the "race problem," African American identity is characterized by "double consciousness." This edition includes a valuable appendix of other writings by Du Bois, which sheds light on his motivation and his goals.

  

Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace

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Mark R. Warren

Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2010

  
 
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