Subject Area: African-American

1855 Murder Case of Missouri v. Celia
2010 0-7734-3528-X
This book reconstructs the conviction of a slave girl found guilty of beating and burning to death her owner, the man who fathered her three children. The political climate of pre-Civil War Missouri did not favor justice for an enslaved girl who confessed to murdering her owner, even though those acquainted with the case believed she could not have committed the deed.

Activism and Disciplinary Suspensions / Expulsions at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. A Phenomenological Study of the Black Student Sit-In Movement, 1960-1962
2013 0-7734-4347-9
This study examines the emergence of Radical African American Student Voices in the 1960s civil rights struggles. Focusing on personal stories of African American college students expelled or suspended from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) the work examines their vibrant Sit-In Movement activism that resulted in exposing the world to the nation’s complicity in endorsing the South’s archaic notions that black citizens had no rights that were equal to those enjoyed by Whites.

The birth of the Southern Black Student Sit-In Movement eventually engaged thousands of students attending many of the South’s land-grant and private HBCUs, becoming the major vehicle for students en masse to demonstrate their opposition to the South’s deep-seated, racist Jim Crow laws.



África en México. Una Herencia Repudiada
2007 0-7734-5216-8
This study explores the African presence in Mexico and the impact it has had on the development of Mexican national identity over the past centuries. By analyzing Mexican miscegenation from a perspective identified as mestizaje positivo (positive miscegenation) where an equality exists among all ethnic heritages are equal forming the glue that binds together the new ethnicity, it reveals that Mexico’s African heritage is alive and well. In the end, the author calls for further examinations into the damage caused to the majority of the Mexican population by a Eurocentric mentality that marks them as inferior.

African American Community Development (with Twelve Case Studies)
2012 0-7734-2614-0
No academic book relates the formal process of bringing community development in the African American community. The focus of this book is to bring a fresh and needed perspective to Black and inner city communities that have suffered from lack of development and investment. The book offers a reasoned and demonstrated approach to the oppressed African American community as a means of self improvement in the hope of achieving self-reliance and independence for a better quality of life.

African American Father: A Survey of Recent Scholarly Research
2015 1-4955-0320-8
This book was written as a resource for faculty and practitioners in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate social work students and others working with this population. It is intended that the resource information provided in this book will serve as a foundation for future research on African American Fatherhood and studies involving fatherhood among other ethnic populations. This important volume provides a critical investigation into topics scantly discussed in the research literature.

African American Moral Tradition as a Resource for Leadership Education: Developing Ethical Leaders for America
2009 0-7734-4780-6
This study supports the establishment and sustainability of educational practices in a distinctive ethical leadership program by providing four learning outcomes: cultural awareness, individual and collective responsibility, critical and creative thinking, and inclusive learning. The program employs an ethical leadership model based on the habits and practices of outstanding leaders from African American moral traditions with special emphasis on black church traditions.

African American Pastor Before and During the American Civil War Volume 4: The Literary Archive of Henry Mc Neal Turner, 1880-1892
2015 1-4955-0352-6
This volume recovers the lost voice within American and African American History of Henry McNeal Turner one of the most prolific writers and speakers during his time. Post-reconstruction in the United States and Turner’s election as bishop in the A.M.E. Church gave him a larger platform to share his views.


African American Quest for Institutions of Higher Education Before the Civil War: The Forgotten Histories of the Ashmun Institute, Liberia College and Avery College
2010 0-7734-1309-X
This study advances the understanding of black education during the antebellum era. It investigates the important ideological divisions that drove access to higher education for African Americans : the African Colonization Movement (A.C.S.), 1817–1862; and the Abolitionist Movement, 1830–1865. This study also provides some of the actual histories of those individuals who succeeded in obtaining an education as well as the histories of the institutions that served them. This book contains nineteen black and white photographs.

African American Responses to American Presidential Inaugural Addresses: Counterpoint to Rhetorical Traditions
2012 0-7734-1317-0
This study examines the relation between political action and political oratory, with special attention to how these were experienced in the African American community. It focuses on three special cases; Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon.

Author's Abstract:
This work explores how presidential inaugural speeches reflect the overarching mindset of the government, and how, in the postmodern era, this mindset manifests the same sort of African American erasure that has existed since Middle Passage. In addition, this book explores the rhetorical engagement black leaders use to respond to Passage and to explore the rhetorical engagement black leaders use to respond to, prevent, or to circumvent erasure.

This book examines presidential inaugural speeches, during the Civil Rights and Black Power era, from the Kennedy administration to President Lyndon Baines Johnson, to prove that, most times, this type of speech is little more than epideictic formality in regard to black interests, and, perhaps, the initial step in an administration’s disregard for the concerns of African Americans—or the first indication that an administration is ensnared in a dilemma of catering solely to white American interests. Correspondingly, the book explores the theory that African American leaders’ speeches attempt to respond to Presidential inaugural addresses.

African-american Male Perspective of Barriers to Success
1999 0-7734-7884-1
This book differs from most of the available literature focused on African-American males, in that it is based on a collection of studies conducted on African-American males and data gathered from them, allowing them to ‘speak for themselves’. A few of the essays deal with the topic of being a gay African-American male.

African-american Sociopolitical Philosophy
2003 0-7734-6562-6
This study examines several conceptions of community drawn from both mainstream analytic philosophy and from the African-American philosophical tradition. It scrutinizes these in light of the need to provide models that are empirically adequate to African-American experiences of community and ideals capable of guiding African-Americans in the struggle to rebuild communities. Following an examination of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘Beloved Community,’ the study analyzes Cornel West’s and Lucius Outlaw’s ideals for African-American political community.

Agenda-Setting and Decision-Making of African American County Officials-The Case of Wilcox County, Alabama
2004 0-7734-6480-8
This case study provides insight regarding the manner in which African American county officials, most distinctly in rural communities that have predominant black population, set their political agenda and make decisions. It is unique in that the author, because of her work in the community and extensive fact-to-face interviews conducted, is able to present the voice of the African American county officials. Additionally, the study examines the traditional models of black political thought that have informed the agendas of most African American leaders in this country. It brings to light the extreme barriers that the officials are up against to improve the lives of blacks in the rural southern community.

An African American Pastor Before and During the American Civil War Volume 1: The Literary Archive of Henry Mc Neal Turner, 1880-1892
2010 0-7734-1429-0
Henry McNeal Turner (1834-1915) was one of America’s earliest black activists and social reformers. This book recovers a lost voice within American and African American rhetorical history.

An African American Pastor Before and During the American Civil War Volume 2: The Literary Archive of Henry Mc Neal Turner, 1863-1865
2012 0-7734-2572-1
Henry McNeal Turner (1834-1915) was one of America’s earliest black activists and social reformers. This book recovers a lost voice within American and African American rhetorical history.

An African American Pastor Before and During the American Civil War Volume 3: The Literary Archive of Henry Mcneal Turner: American Reconstruction, 1866-1880
2013 0-7734-4345-2
Henry McNeal Turner (1834-1915) was one of America’s earliest black activists and social reformers. Volume 3 continues in the recovery of this lost voice within American and African American rhetorical history.


An African American Pastor Before and During the American Civil War Volume 5: The Literary Archive of Henry Mc Neal Turner, 1883-1892
2016 1-4955-0483-2
Volume 5 continues the series by Dr. Andre Johnson as he recovers the lost voice within African American History of Henry McNeal Turner one of the most prolific writers and speakers during his time. Post-reconstruction in the United States and Turner's election as the bishop in the A.M.E. Church gave him an important platform from which he shared his views. The letters and correspondence cover the period August 1883- March 1892.

An Afrocentric Study of the Intellectual Development, Leadership Praxis and Pedagogy of Malcolm X
2001 0-7734-7568-0
This book presents a critical examination of Malcolm X’s leadership and intellectual explorations to assess his contributions to African Americans in developing a civil society. The focus of this study is his contribution to the non-formal education of African American adults. It provides an examination of barriers Blacks faced in their pursuit of education, and addresses the importance of non-formal learning. To do this, three themes were used to identify Malcolm X as an adult educator: community educator, community activist, pre-cursor to the Afrocentric perspective (cultural advocate). This study opens the door for the examination and re-examination of various key people to our society. An Afrocentric Theoretical perspective (Kawaida Theory) is the analytical paradigm used to ground this subject in the context of African-American history and culture.

An Annotated Bibliography of Mary Mcleod Bethune’s Chicago Defender Columns, 1948-1955
2001 0-7734-7590-7
When Mary McLeod Bethune started writing a regular, weekly public affairs column for The Chicago Defender, she had seen America from Reconstruction to the rise of the civil rights movement. She had stood down the Ku Klux Klan to lead people to the pulls after the ratification of the Woman’s Suffrage Amendment in 1920. She had advised US presidents. She had founded a college in the deep South and an organization for women in the nation’s capital. In the late in40’s until her death in the middle 1950’s, this distinguished educator and advocate wrote at least 300,000 words for the Defender. This annotated bibliography divides the columns into issue-oriented categories, and each section contains a brief abstract, followed by a list of citations and excerpts from that group of editorials. This volume will of interest to those working in the history of journalism, women’s studies, Black studies, and social issues.

An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Skin Color on African-american Education, Income, and Occupation
2005 0-7734-6120-5
The purpose of this study is to examine the dynamics between the various skin colors of African-Americans as pertains to their projected aspirations for education, occupation and income. The author utilized a questionnaire (CCC) which he subjected to validation techniques to compare the responses of light-, medium-, and dark-skinned participants. A random technique was employed to sample a freshmen population during the third quarter of their academic year. The results indicated that projected aspirations as per skin color is not irrelevant to perceived outcomes. In fact there was a significant correlation for the light- and medium-skinned participants. Light skin being the colonial ideal as per the author the Bleaching Syndrome among African-Americans is evident. This would suggest that the Eurocentric emphasis upon race be revised to incorporate skin color as a critical dynamic in American quality of life.

An In-Depth Study of the Major Plays of African American Playwright August Wilson Vernacularizing the Blues on Stage
1999 0-7734-7942-2
This study situates Wilson's emphasis on African American language forms, histories and identities, particularly examining his linguistic and metaphoric borrowing from the blues. It examines the aesthetic debates on African American artists from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. After establishing the cultural and artistic frame, the study then devotes a chapter each to Wilson's most celebrated plays: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, and Seven Guitars.

Assimilationist Impulse in Four African American Narratives: Frederick Douglass, James Weldon Johnson, Richard Wright, and Leroi Jones
2011 0-7734-1555-6
This text is the first to analyze themes of assimilation, and the influence of white women, in the African American prose tradition.

Atlanta Urban League, 1920-2000
2005 0-7734-6244-9
This study traces the history of the Atlanta Urban League, a major southern affiliate of the National Urban League, from its founding in 1920 to the end of the 20th century. It shows how the Atlanta Urban League adhered to the primary functions of the national Urban League Movement by studying and planning solutions to community problems and, where possible, to offer preventative measures to deal with them before they became acute. But the study also demonstrates several unique features of the Atlanta Urban League, including the production of scholarly monographs on educational, housing and health needs for African Americans in Atlanta that resulted in reforms in the Atlanta Public Schools; increased and improved housing for blacks; and a private hospital for middle and upper income black Atlantans. Notably, the Atlanta Urban League had one of the first female executives of an Urban League affiliate and was one of the first affiliates to face possible disaffiliation for seeming to gear some of its policies to appease segregationists in order to receive local funding. The work is a major contribution to the growing literature on African American parallel institutions that permitted blacks to survive and progress as well as demonstrate independent action and leadership in the Jim Crow South.

Autobiographical Reminiscences of African-american Classical Singers, 1853 - Present
2007 0-7734-5250-8
This comprehensive book of autobiographical writings, interviews, and articles reveals the thoughts and lives of African-American musicians, examining their place in musical performance and their role in introducing the Negro spiritual into the classical repertoire. The list of individuals this study looks at includes Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, the Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers, and Sissieretta Jones in the 19th century, early pioneers of the 20th century-E. Azaliah Hackley, Julius Bledsoe, Eva Jessye and Roland Hayes-their successors Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Todd Duncan, Camilla Williams and Dorothy Maynor-followed in the later 20th and early 21st centuries by Leontyne Price, William Warfield, George Shirley, Shirley Verrett, Grace Bumbry, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, Vinson Cole, Mark S. Doss and Denyce Graves.

Battered African American Women: A Study of Gender Entrapment
2014 0-7734-4316-9
A daring new model for ending Domestic Violence, this research seeks to engage black liberation theology and other movements intended to empower African American people who face racial injustice, and its impact on African American battered women.


Biographical History of African-american Artists, A-Z
2001 0-7734-7676-8
Includes 56 illustrations, most never reproduced in print before.

Biography of E. Azalia Smith Hackley (1867-1922), African-american Singer and Social Activist
2001 0-7734-7575-3
Madame E. Azalia Hackley was an African American classical singer, social worker, writer, philanthropist, and activist who championed the use of African-American spirituals among the African-American people as a tool for social change. Her efforts laid the groundwork for the use of spirituals as freedom songs during the Civil Rights Movement. This work used newspaper accounts and archive studies documenting Madame Hackley’s tours cross-country and abroad to raise funds for African-American classical musicians. It show Hackley’s intense devotion to her African-American roots, as she easily could have passed for white. Nevertheless, she traveled throughout the South in ‘Jim Crow’ railway cars by choice. This work also recovers several of her influential published works, including A Guide to Voice Culture (1909); The Colored Girl Beautiful (1916), an etiquette book for African-American women desiring professional jobs; and “Hints to Young Colored Artists”, a series of articles designed to help young African-American classical musicians succeed. Includes illustrations.

Black Experience in Middle-Class America Social Hierarchy and Behavioral Biology
2001 0-7734-7659-8


Black Higher Education in Kentucky 1879-1930 the History of Simmons University
1986 0-88946-668-8
This definitive account of Simmons University and the history of the Black Baptists in Kentucky is written from the perspective of the oppressed and their striving for a better community.

Black Leadership's Response to the Great Depression in Philadelphia
2006 0-7734-5754-2
This book analyzes the role black leaders in Philadelphia played in addressing problems caused by the Great Depression. The historical significance of Philadelphia as a refuge from slavery, the unique relationship between blacks and whites, and the creativity and penchant for leadership displayed by Philadelphians, made the “Quaker City” an excellent backdrop for study. Since colonial times, black Philadelphians established the standards and norms of leadership emulated by African Americans of prominence. While Philadelphia serves as the primary locale of the study, the roles played by African American leaders residing in cities throughout the United States also received attention. Chapters on the economic crisis as it related to housing, politics, education, the local NAACP, and black institutional life offer insight in to the problems and problem-solving expertise of sable spokespersons in Philadelphia. Class versus racial issues provided an ancillary theme of the book. Black leaders had to decide whether the dedication toward racial amelioration exceeded concerns harbored by the black bourgeoisie. Indeed, the motives of contemporary black spokespersons may be gleaned from the actions and decisions made by Philadelphia’s black leadership during the depression era. This work should appeal to high school and college students and anyone interested in history, sociology, and psychology.

Black Love and the Harlem Renaissance (the Novels of Nella Larsen, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and Zora Neale Hurston):
2005 0-7734-5956-1
This book focuses on how Larsen, Fauset, and Hurston use their semi-biographical stories to highlight the tensions between black men and women struggling to define self, to love self, and to value self, as they negotiate the ‘politics of intimacy.’ Previous scholarship has focused heavily on the obvious themes of these women’s works, without examining fully issues such as gender (liberation), self-actualization, and agency. This book fills that void.

This study explores how the politics of intimacy, in the context of black male-female relationships, profoundly affected the (African American) female self in the works of the three leading women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. In addition, this book not only locates their literary significance within the Renaissance itself, but also on contemporary African American writers such as Toni Morrison and Alice Walker and on American literature as well.

This book contributes to an area of scholarship that is still growing; it focuses on some of the works of these writers that have yet to receive much attention; and offers another paradigm by which to consider the broader scope of thematic concerns that these authors address effectively.

This work will appeal to scholars in American Literature, African American Literature, African American History, Cultural Studies, Women’s Studies, and Sociology.

Black Migration in America From 1915 to 1960an Uneasy Exodus
1990 0-88946-691-2
A study of why large numbers of Southern Black Americans migrated to Chicago. Explains the causation, motivation, and rationale based on the internal feeling of the migrants. Seeks to find internal motivation for the migration that is as strong as or stronger than the usual theory of the "push-pull" economic cycle.

Black Religious Leadership From the Slave Community to the Million Man March Flames of Fire
1998 0-7734-8345-4
This study breaks new ground, challenging the myth that black leaders have been self-serving and historically conservative in the quest of political and economic empowerment. This interdisciplinary project features scholars in African-American Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Women's Studies, History, Communication, Political Science, Social Work and Organizational Behavior.

Black Resistance Movements in the United States and Africa, 1800-1993. Oppression and Retaliation
1995 0-7734-9053-1
This collection of new interdisciplinary studies focuses on black resistance patterns in literature, humor, art, cinema, history, and science, from the antebellum South to contemporary Brooklyn. Essays include: Elderly Female Slaves of the Antebellum South: Stabilizers and Resisters (Stacey K. Close); Throwing Off the Slaveholder: Free Black Ohioans and the Civil War (Felton O. Best); Resistance to European Conquest of Africa (Don C. Ohadike); 'Ode to Ethiopia': Challenging the Color Line Through Alliance Building, Yet Preserving the Soul, the Early Resistance Strategy of Paul Laurence Dunbar (Felton O. Best); Causes of the Atlanta Riot of 1906 (Gregory Mixon); The Protest Against 'Insult': Black Soldiers, World War II, and the 'War' for 'Democracy' at Home (Joyce Thomas); Ambivalent Allies: African Americans and American Jews After World War II (Cheryl Greenburg); Malcolm X, David Walker, and William Lloyd Garrison: Gaining Freedom "By Any Means Necessary" (Donald M. Jacobs); Resisting European Christianity: The Rise of Black Holiness-Pentecostal Culture in Brooklyn (Clarence Taylor); African-American Humor: Resistance and Retaliation (Joseph Boskin); Completing the Picture: African Americans and Independent Cinema: An Urban Genre Case Study (Marshall Hyatt).

Black Women Novelists’ Contribution to Contemporary Feminist Discourse
2003 0-7734-6933-8
The Anita Hill – Clarence Thomas hearings serve as a point of departure to examine how six texts by black women novelists contribute to contemporary black feminist discourse. The manuscript is a comparative study of novels by both anglophone and francophone women: Mariama Ba’s Une Si Longue Lettre; ; Sapphire’s Push; Buchi Emecheta’s Head Above Water; Ken Bugul’s Le Baobab Fou; Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions; and Myriam Warner-Vieyra’s Juletane. The text challenges the assumption that African American women’s writing is synonymous with black women’s writing, and it approaches issues facing black women globally: lesbianism, incest, rape, prostitution, polygamy, battering, and mental illness.

Booker T. Washington - Interpretative Essays
1998 0-7734-8260-1
Essays range from specific case studies of the impact of Washington’s career on African-Americans, through comparative discussions of his views and those of other African-American leaders, to a general overview of the state of historiography on this controversial black leaders.

Changing Attitudes of Black South Africans Toward the United States
1989 0-88946-192-9
An analysis, based on a number of in-depth interviews, of the impact the Reagan presidency had and is still having on the attitudes of black South Africans toward Americans and the United States. Researches black South African attitudes toward a broad array of international relations issues, including radicalism, violence, capitalism, and socialism, concluding that black South African attitudes toward the United States are becoming increasingly more hostile.

Charles H. Parrishes. Pioneers in African- American Religion and Education, 1880-1989
2002 0-7734-6907-9
This work examines the little-known story of this father and son whose work in religion and education spanned a period of more than a hundred years. A former slave, Charles H. Parrish, Sr. graduated in 1886 from State University in Louisville (later Simmons College). The school was owned and operated by black Kentucky Baptists, the only school of black higher education in the state until 1930. Parrish, Sr. served as president from 1918 to 1931. As a founding member of the National Baptist Convention, he also served as chairman of the foreign mission board and editor of the publishing board. During a period of rank segregation, he was an officer of the Baptists World Alliance, a racially integrated worldwide organization. Parrish, Jr. was a leader in black higher education during several transitional periods. He was a part of the transition from missionary schools to public black schools, and from public supported black schools to integrated ones. He was the first black professor to teach at a public supported university in the South, teaching at the University of Louisville.

Church and Slave in Perry County, Missouri, 1818-1865
1986 0-88946-666-1


Comprehensive Index to artist and Influence, the Journal of Black American Cultural History, 1981-1999
2000 0-7734-7903-1
Artist and Influence is an annual journal published by the Hatch-Billops Collection in New York. Among other materials, Hatch-Billops houses an archival collection of oral histories of African American and some Asian and Hispanic artists from all fields of the performing, graphic, and spatial arts.

Interviews with Black and Asian filmmakers, actors, musicians, sculptors, photographers, animators, choreographers, singers, and painters, provide new information about the role of minority groups in the development of the American arts. Many of the figures whose words are transcribed were elderly when they were interviewed. Their perceptions shed new light on movements such as the Harlem Renaissance, the role of Black musicians during the Depression, or the resistance of Hollywood filmmakers during the 1930s and 40s to using Black actors and actresses.

This book offers a comprehensive index to material in journal articles and points the way to hitherto unavailable information.

Contemporary Afrocentric Scholarship - Toward a Functional Cultural Philosophy
2003 0-7734-6659-2
This study fills the void in serious, balanced analysis of the significance, origins, characteristics, goals and scope of Afrocentric scholarship. It answers the strong need for updated analysis of what Malcolm X, Maulana Karenga, William Cross, Harold Cruse and many others have seen as a cultural crisis among African Americans. The book’s special achievement is in determining how Kawaida, Black Psychology, and Afrocentricity, as systems of knowledge, have continued this cultural analysis and even advanced prescriptions in a culture-nationalist vein. The study will guide scholars and students of African American history and culture through the varied yet consistent contributions of African American culture-nationalist scholarship.

Crack Cocaine and the Experience of African American Women
2007 0-7734-5402-0
This study is an analysis of treatment experiences and outcomes of African American women undergoing substance abuse treatment for crack cocaine, and to identify factors that contribute to their successful recovery as defined by completion of treatment and substance abstinence one-year post treatment.

Critical Legal Study of Solutions to Domestic Violence Among Black Male-Female Couples
2002 0-7734-7282-7
This work is based on real-life cases from courts relating to how justice is applied to Black men and women. It illustrates how the law works differentially to fulfill the aims of the greater society as opposed to those it is purported to serve. The demographic features of race and class undermine the specified purposes of the law and interfere with its original functions when invoked to protect the African-American female. When directed at the African-American male, it serves a divisive function which further alienates him both from society and family.

Critical Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Issues About Africa and Black America
2004 0-7734-6577-4


Cry of Black Rage in African American Literature From Frederick Douglass to Richard Wright
2013 0-7734-4077-1
This book examines the contrasting experiences of black rage that is exhibited in the writings of male and female African American authors. It boldly captures the compelling theme of the white silence and the black rage that battled each other from the early days of slavery up to the pre-Civil Rights Movement. It exposes the birth of black rage and the African American experience through such writers as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Ann Jacobs. Next, it gives a painful glimpse into the complicated experience of the biracial in the post-Reconstruction era through the eyes of Charles Chesnutt and Nella Larsen. Finally, this study concludes with an astounding view of the modern state of black rage through the controversial writings of Richard Wright and Ann Petry. Currently, many studies present a one-dimensional analysis of black rage; however, this book provides a comprehensive examination of this phenomenon. From the viewpoint of African American authors, it traces the gender differences of black rage that span one hundred years and includes valuable insights from such brilliant scholars as bell hooks, Cornel West, Barbara Christian, Martha J. Cutter, Deborah E. McDowell, and James Baldwin.

Culture in Liberia an Afrocentric View of the Cultural Interaction Between the Indigenous Liberians and the Americo-Liberians
1998 0-7734-8333-0
This study argues that despite political antagonism between the minority Americo-Liberians and the majority indigenous Liberians, there was a healthy and effective interaction, which created a sort of cultural dualism in Liberia to the benefit of the African heritage.

Dance Pedagogy of Katherine Dunham and Black Pioneering Dancers in Chicago and New York From 1931-1946
2018 0-7734-3539-1
This book, originally written as a doctoral dissertation at Temple University, describes the theory and pedagogy of the major Black dance artists of the 1930’s and 1940’s. The most important of these was Katherine Dunham whose thought influenced a large number of 20th century anthropologists and sociologists.

Dr. Sherrod’s book is important not merely because it recovers the artistic and cultural contributions of dozens of major Black dancers, but also because it documents their enormous social and political influence on mid-century American society.

Development of the Black Psyche in the Writings of John Oliver Killens, 1916-1987
2003 0-7734-6591-X
John Oliver Killens, who was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, thought of himself as a black writer, not a writer who happened to be black. This study takes what Killens described as the ‘Black Psyche’ and traces its genesis through his major novels, nonfiction, essays, and short stories. Following the text is an interview with Killens, who elucidated many concerns relative to his concept of the black psyche, and covers aspects of his work as teacher, screenwriter, and other experiences.

Dilemmas of Black Faculty at U.S. Predominantly White Institutions: Issues of the Post-Multicultural Era
2010 0-7734-3622-7
This book encompasses the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, social, and legal issues confronting African American faculty who teach at white academic institutions.

Documentary of Mrs. Booker T. Washington
2001 0-7734-7449-8


Documented History of Gullah Jack Pritchard and the Denmark Vesey Slave Insurrection of 1822
2001 0-7734-7662-8
The Denmark Vesey slave revolt of 1822 was one of the most massive slave revolts ever planned, involving an estimated 9,000 slaves. The plot was discovered only two days before the scheduled uprising. In the aftermath, over 100 slaves were arrested, 35 executed. One of the slaves executed was an African-born conjurer names Gullah Jack Pritchard. He recruited his fellow Angolan countrymen by promising them protection with the magic charms he distributed. His cunning, persuasion and knowledge of African religion induced many to enlist in the ill-fated revolt. Though much has been written about Denmark Vesey, this monograph is the first to detail the importance of Gullah Jack in the insurrection. It integrates original documents along with narrative detailing the life of Gullah Jack prior to and during the planned insurrection. The original documents, providing the flavor of the time, have been duplicated as close to their original format as possible.

Dorothy Maynor and the Harlem School of the Arts. The Diva and the Dream
1993 0-7734-9377-8
The first full-length investigation of the life and accomplishments of one of America's most distinguished concert singers. After her retirement from the concert stage, Dorothy Maynor established the Harlem School of the Arts. The book describes Maynor's advocacy of work and commitment in three dimensions: as artist, academician, and altruist. Much of the research of this book has been drawn from interviews with Miss Maynor, with her peers and former classmates, employees and students of the Harlem School of the Arts during Maynor's administration, and from numerous libraries and archives throughout the United States.

Equity in Operatic Casting as Perceived by African American Male Singers
1998 0-7734-2225-0
A study of casting of the Black male opera singer and issues that have not been formally addressed or openly confessed before, enriched by significant statements by fellow professionals. Offers evidence of sociological problems that must be addressed to overcome serious misconceptions. Includes an interview with George Shirley, and quotes from Simon Estes, Arthur Thompson, and Vinson Cole.

Essays in Response to Bill Cosby's Comments About African American Failure
2007 0-7734-5770-4
Speaking at the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Bill Cosby criticized the behavior of low-income African Americans for their lack of self-development, speaking in what some termed a condescending and disparaging tone. This collection is not so much a response to Cosby’s remarks as it is an examination of the problem from multiple perspectives; it draws on the sociological, psychological, educational, economic, and historical gaze because the lack of self-development in many black communities is, indeed, a dilemma for all concerned members of the African American community. This collection considers how some sections of the community are intervening and what more needs to be done to address this problem. It also seeks to offer a direction for those who are concerned about the plight of black youth and the future of African Americans as a people. These individuals include teachers, administrators, educators, youth workers, community workers, parents, and anyone who is working with African American youth.

Ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr
1981 0-88946-974-1


Ethnography of an African American ‘Holy Ghost’ Church. The Role of Saints, Shouters, and Street People in the Organizational Environment of St. Paul Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska
2010 0-7734-1446-0
This work assesses of the stress caused by the Holy Ghost Church’s contact with its predominantly white metropolitan environment. It bridges the gap between the literature on African American churches and the street institution.

Finding the African Americans that Middletown Left Out: The Field Notes of a Sociologist
2012 0-7734-2623-X
The author provides journals of field work, and interviews with the African American members of a community depicted in a famous sociological study, in which they were previously ignored. Dr. Dennis lives in the community and carefully annotates his findings by reporting on the religious, political, educational, and ethnic beliefs, values, and behaviors displayed by members of the community.

First Afro-american Honorary Degree Recipient the Calvinist-Civil and Puritan-Public Power Principles Patriot Lemuel Haynes
1990 0-88946-221-6


First Fugitive Foreign and Domestic Doctor of Divinity Rational Race Rules of Religion and Realism Revered and Reversed or Revised by the Reverend Doctor James William Charles Pennington
1990 0-88946-724-2


Five Black Preachers in Army Blue, 1884-1901 the Buffalo Soldier Chaplains
1998 0-7734-2249-8
This study fills a void in scholarship. While countless works have been written on the role of the US Army in the Old West, only recently has attention been focused on the role of African-American soldiers who, it turns out, made up nearly one-fifth of the cavalry and one-tenth of the total US Army in the West during the last quarter of the 19th century. These black soldiers served in four regiments: the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry, and the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Infantry. In a unique move, Congress assigned a chaplain to each black regiment primarily to serve as teacher for the mostly illiterate new recruits. Lamm’s book examines the contributions of the five black buffalo soldier chaplains together in the context of the regiments in which they served. They played a key role in the transition of African-Americans from slavery to freedom in a crucial period of African-American history.

Fugitive Slave Law in The Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin: American Society Transforms Its Culture
2013 0-7734-4518-8
This book shows how abolitionists used rhetoric and discourse, rather than violence, to change opinions about slavery. Books like Uncle Tom’s Cabin incite people to take action and they provoke a sense of urgency about the matter. Less than a decade before an impending civil war the United States enacted the Compromise of 1850, which among other things revived the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 in a more aggravated form. The main stipulation of the law was to impose strict monetary and legal penalties against those who aided the escape or impeded the capture of fugitive slaves. Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe urged Americans to break the Fugitive Slave Law and free blacks across America. These are the most important texts from the American Antebellum Era that dealt with slavery and emancipation. This book explores the implications of the Fugitive Slave Law and the impact that these two figures had during that time period in American history. The argument is that Douglass and Stowe used language instead of violence to convince Americans to break the law, and that not all Americans agreed with the law.

Great African American Musicians: From Marian Anderson to Stevie Wonder
2011 0-7734-3831-9
This book provides outstanding biographical portraits of seventy- eight Black musicians. All entries were born prior to the Civil Rights Movement and represent the elite of musicians born during their era. The biographical data includes information that establishes a standard of recognition of each entry’s success story. This includes, but is not limited to, honors/awards, commissioned works, selective discography, film/movie appearances, music style, music technique, song titles and major performance. This book contains 103 black and white photographs.

Growth of Black Elected Officials in the City of Detroit 1870-1973
1996 0-7734-2271-4
This study examines the stages by which Detroit, beginning with the enfranchisement of Blacks in 1870, achieved the status of having more Black elected officials than any other US city by 1974. Stages examined include the effects of ethnic competition with European immigrant groups, the effects of Henry Ford's factories, the Great Depression, the Second World War.

History and Advancement of African Americans in the Advertising Industry, 1895-1999
2002 0-7734-6945-1


History of African Americans in the Segregated United States Military. From America's War for Independence to the Korean War
2013 0-7734-4483-1
A timely and authoritative text by an important scholar of African American Studies that gives a comprehensive and accessible account of the role of African Americans in the U.S. military history from the American Revolution to the Korean War.

A clear-eyed account of the blatant injustice and horrendous societal waste documented with painstaking research and ethical resolve to show the indomitable will and intent on the part of countless African Americans to uphold and protect a nation committed, at least on paper, to universal human rights.

How and Why Black Women are Elected to Political Office
2012 0-7734-3954-4
While a small but growing number of empirical studies have been conducted and reported on Black women as leaders, most of which is focused on Black women in the professions, relatively few examine the leadership development experiences of the Black American woman who assumes elected office.

How Black Writers Deal with Whiteness: Characterization Through Deconstructing Color
2008 0-7734-5073-4
This study explores the social and discursive spaces and practices of whiteness in its social, cultural, political, ideological, and individual implications. The work examines the ways in which various African American novels deconstruct whiteness as an ideological appropriation of social space by delineating the relational status of the white identity.

How Slave Narratives Influenced American Literature. A Source for Herman Melville’s Billy Budd
2009 0-7734-4826-8
This study investigates how Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville depict patterns of human resistance to domination in institutions like slavery and in practices like impressment.

How Their Living Outside America Affected Five African American Authors: Toward a Theory of Expatriate Literature
2010 0-7734-3748-7
The book examines fictional responses of African American expatriate writers to Europe in the 1960s. It analyzes the change in the African American perception of Europe and seeks to reveal how African American writers of the 1960s responded in imaginative ways to the European scene.

How Three Black Women Writers Combined Spiritual and Sensual Love. Rhetorically Transcending the Boundaries of Language (Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, and Dionne Brand)
2010 0-7734-3839-4
This is a study of women writers of the African Diaspora and their articulation of the erotic as an important aspect of human experience beyond the limits and expectations of society. Within the imaginary scope of the works of Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, and Dionne Brand, the erotic is made manifest through rewriting narrative and poetic form.

Impact of African-american Antecedents on the Baptist Foreign Missionary Movement (1782-1825)
2004 0-7734-6436-0
This study examines the lives and contributions of three African-Americans: George Liele, Moses Baker and David George, and their impact on the Baptist Foreign Missionary Movement. All three men emigrated from what is now the United States in 1782 and 1783. As they settled in their new homelands of Jamaica and Nova Scotia, they planted Baptist churches. The contributions of these African-American antecedents of the Baptist Foreign Missionary Movement have been neglected in the field of missiology. This work will show how the ministries of Liele and Baker influenced the decision of the Baptist Missionary Society to send missionaries to Jamaica, its third and most successful mission frontier. It will also demonstrate that the Baptist Missionary Society planted its second mission field, Sierra Leone, due to the influence of George who emigrated there from Nova Scotia.

Impact of Black Nationalist Ideology on American Jazz Music of the 1960s and 1970s
2003 0-7734-6646-0
The purpose of this monograph is threefold: to explore the development of modern black nationalist thought of the 1960s and 1970s and locate it within the tradition of modern black nationalism and cultural revitalization that emerged during the early decades of the 20th century; to demonstrate how a group of musicians operating in the style of American jazz music referred to as the ‘New Black Music’ embraced the various tenets of modern black nationalism and attempted to put these ideas into practice in the production of their music; and to demonstrate how the study of music can be utilized effectively to enhance our understanding of cultural, political, and social phenomena in American society.

Improving the Quality of Education for African-american Males
2006 0-7734-5890-5
This text is designed to assist educators in urban school districts in closing the achievement gap among African-American males. It provides a framework for innovative educators to extrapolate creative methods and strategies for closing the achievement gap. This book demonstrates that African-American males’ achievement and standards can be improved if appropriate reforms and prerequisite skills associated with standards are employed. Widespread support and a concerted effort from the community and policy makers are needed to successfully achieve the recommended reforms advocated in this text. Alone, urban schools are ill-equipped to institute needed reforms and solve problems faced with closing the achievement gap among African-American males. Interagency collaboration and cooperation from various human services headed by the school are needed.

Intellectual Biography of W. E. B. Dubois. Initiator of Black Studies in the University
2010 0-7734-3715-0
This work is the first full-length study to focus solely on W.E.B. DuBois’s efforts to introduce Black Studies into the university curriculum. The book argues that Du Bois's Atlanta University Studies constitute the earliest, most comprehensive examples of Black Studies in American higher education.

Interviews with African American Women Engaged in Local Indiana Politics: A Grassroots of American Civic Democracy
2015 1-4955-0371-2
“This book clarifies and celebrates the role of African-American women through their democratic engagement in the United States…the thorough archival research, extensive references, and compelling interviews provide an organized rendering of interesting content that will be accessible to any reader seeking knowledge and insights about the valuable voices of the women who are the focus of this book."
–Frances Yates, Library Director,
Indiana University East



Interviews with Sixteen Band Directors at Historically Black Colleges: Their Attitudes, Opinions, and Methods
2008 0-7734-5005-X
Examines through candid interviews the lives of 16 important African-American college band directors. Many of their varied experiences reveal organizational skills, interactions with colleagues and students, and their general understanding of the profession as it exists for them.

Kennedy-King College Experiment in Chicago 1969-2007
2012 0-7734-2581-0
This social history narrates conditions that led to the founding of Kennedy-King College on the Southside of Chicago, Illinois, during the late 1960s. It connects the dots between birth of the college and the push for social justice led by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). SCLC joined with other groups in 1966 and launched the “Chicago campaign” to tear down racial barriers. The main narrative tells how concerns with social justice and ethnic group efficacy gave birth to Kennedy-King College in the first place. As for political and cultural time of day, this was after the glory days of the civil rights movement. African Americans had pushed forcefully for social justice mainly with non-violent, direct action protest and had realized some gains. But calm change gave way to the black student movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Student activists used combative tactics to effect change at a number of college campuses in the city and nearby suburbs. With first-person accounts, the work reports details of the student led changeover from Wilson Junior College to Kennedy-King. Key persons who lived and made the college’s history during 1969-2007—presidents of the college, faculty, staff, and students—tell their own stories from memories of their experiences in their own terms. In the main, this work has great potential as a general reference in African American history and culture. It also has clear value as a teaching reference about what everyday people with shared needs did and can do. It makes clear in the end why so many viewed Kennedy-King College as a symbol of African American self-reliance.

Kentucky Abolitionists in the Midst of Slavery (1854-1864). Exiles for Freedom
1993 0-7734-9309-3
An examination of the relationship between the lives and thought of Cassius M. Clay and Rev. John G. Fee, Kentucky's most famous and controversial antislavery leaders. It provides the most thorough treatment yet written of Fee's thinking in relation to his background and experiences, and by far the most complete estimation of influences on his religious convictions. It presents a detailed account of virtually all the abolitionists active in Kentucky from 1854-1864, including leaders and followers, both out of state and indigenous. Includes a complete narrative of the founding of Berea, KY as an abolitionist colony, and information about the first, abortive establishment of what is now Berea College. Relates the events after John Brown's Harpers Ferry raid when all the KY abolitionists were forced into exile by vigilante mobs. Follows Fee and others up to the point of his return to the mission field in Kentucky in 1864.

La Historia Silenciada
2007 0-7734-5633-3
Although Blacks played a significant role in Argentina’s formation, fighting in the revolutionary war of the nineteenth century and contributing greatly to construction of an Argentine cultural identity, they have all but disappeared from the country’s social map and few recall their place in the nation’s history. This revisionist study seeks to unearth the hidden history of Blacks in Argentina, looking at how Afro-Argentines, in the face of efforts to destroy their legacy, managed to create a cultural expression important to the understanding of present day Argentina. The study also analyzes the way in which certain figures in the nineteenth century brought about the silencing of Black voices and the amnesia that inevitably led to the contemporary ignorance regarding the contributions of Afro-Argentines to Argentine culture, society and history.

Limitations of Survey Research Methods in Assessing the Problem of Minority Student Retention in Higher Education the Focus-Group Method as One Alternative
1992 0-7734-9830-3
Drawing from recent surveys and studies, this study posits that survey research approaches are quite limited for investigating the problem of minority student retention in higher education. Because survey research emphasizes standardized procedures, experimental control, quantitative measures and statistical analysis, the role of language has been ignored. This calls for alternative approaches embodying the view that interview is a form of discourse. The contrast between this view and mainstream survey interviewing is used to develop a framework for systematic exposition of the alternatives. One such approach is the focus-group method, a variation of the depth interview.

Linkages Among African and African-american Thinkers
2008 0-7734-5207-9
This work examines the intellectual origins and linkages of African and African-American thought. The author highlights critical aspects of the continuity, unity and vitality of Black Thought which have stimulated scientific social research and policy-making in the African and African-American spheres of knowledge and political concerns.

Literary Criticism of Five Generations of African American Writing: The Artistry of Memory
2008 0-7734-4966-3
Examines the works of African American writers and intellectuals which defined the community through historical, economic, and social changes in the United States.

Malcolm X and African American Self-Consciousness
2005 0-7734-6281-3
This book argues that Malcolm X told African Americans to affirm their blooming sense of self and to assert themselves in their own uniqueness. However, he realized that the first route to African American affirmation of self was to awaken black self-consciousness and he therefore called for black wide-awakeness. The book concludes that "Malcolm X's call for a psychological return to Africa through a process of historical reconstruction was aimed at overthrowing the enslavement of African American thought and thereby setting African Americans on the path to freedom and human dignity."

Male Protagonists in Four Novels of Alice Walker
2007 0-7734-5571-X
This book examines the way in which major male characters, through their violent, abusive, sadistic or reformed behavior, contribute to either the destruction of development of female protagonists in four of Alice Walker’s early novels: The Third life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Color Purple, and The Temple of My Familiar. These men are capable of both good and evil, and in all four novels the major male characters experience enlightenment and eventually contribute to the development of the female protagonists in the novels. Further, the book examines some reasons why African-American men may be abusive to women of similar racial descent, also showing how African-American men, like those in these novels, may be able to transcend these negative causes and contribute to wholesome and profitable relationships with both women and other males.

Marion D. Cuyjet and her Judimar School of Dance. Training Ballerinas in Black Philadelphia 1948-1971
2011 0-7734-1592-0
This publication documents the work of pioneering ballet pedagogue Marion D. Cuyjet and presents a historical and descriptive study of her teaching career and school within its sociocultural context.

Martha Schofield and the Re-Education of the South, 1839-1916
1987 0-88946-525-8
Martha Schofield, a courageous young Philadelphia Quaker and abolitionist, has been known chiefly as the founder and head of the Schofield Norman and Industrial School in Aiken, South Carolina. Until its Incorporation into the public school system, it was one of the most successful schools for blacks in the south, winning wide recognition for its emphasis on vocational training and character education. The extensive collection of Schofield’s letters and journals released by her family, show her to have been much more than an educator of note. Her articles in the northern press publicizing violations of black political rights in 1876 and again in 1880, resulted in determined efforts to drive her from the south. She not only remained but became one of Aiken’s most noted citizens.

Moral of Molliston Madison Clark the Adverse Atavisms Antiabolitionists Adored and an American African Minister Moved to Abort
1990 0-88946-083-3


Narrative Bibliography of the African- American Frontier Blacks in the Rocky Mountain West, 1535-1912
1996 0-7734-8879-0
Although blacks have lived in the Rocky Mountain West since the first black slaves accompanied Spanish conquistadores to New Mexico c. 1535, their accomplishments have long been overlooked. However, in the past 25 years, historians have made efforts to research this topic and publicize their contributions. This book brings together in one reference source the information on this topic, from over fifty books and 150 articles, categorized in groupings such as cowboys, soldiers, women, businesspeople, blacks and Mormons, discriminatory laws, etc.. Each chapter begins with a brief narrative summary of the topic gleaned from reading the appropriate sources and then lists each relevant book and article in an annotated bibliography for each chapter. It will serve as valuable research and reference tool on the subject for historian, students, and librarians.

Narratives of African Americans in Kansas, 1870-1992. Beyond the Exodust Movement
1993 0-7734-9350-6
This is the first account of the Black experience of the migration into Kansas drawn from the offspring of Black settlers. Some of their ancestors came as slaves during the time of the "Bleeding Kansas" struggle to determine if Kansas would be free or slave. Others came during the Civil War and afterwards when "Exodusters" streamed to Kansas by the thousands to establish such settlements as Nicodemus and Dunlap, to serve as "Buffalo Soldiers" at Fort Riley and Fort Larned and to expand the sub-communities of Kansas City and Topeka through the 20th century. This primary source volume addresses the historical and contemporary lives of African Americans in Kansas and the impact of the African American presence on Kansas history.

Narratives of African-Americans in Kansas, 1870-1992. Beyond the Exodust Movement
1993 0-7734-9350-6
This is the first account of the Black experience of the migration into Kansas drawn from the offspring of Black settlers. Some of their ancestors came as slaves during the time of the "Bleeding Kansas" struggle to determine if Kansas would be free or slave. Others came during the Civil War and afterwards when "Exodusters" streamed to Kansas by the thousands to establish such settlements as Nicodemus and Dunlap, to serve as "Buffalo Soldiers" at Fort Riley and Fort Larned and to expand the sub-communities of Kansas City and Topeka through the 20th century. This primary source volume addresses the historical and contemporary lives of African Americans in Kansas and the impact of the African American presence on Kansas history.

New Perspective on Race and Color Research on an Outer Vs. Inner Orientation to Anti-Black Dispositions
1997 0-7734-8440-X
This book presents a new perspective on race and color by introducing a new approach to research on the subject. It explores the thesis that in regard to the Black race and race-related colors and concepts in American society, Outer- vs. Inner-oriented Caucasians may carry different fear and evaluative associative thought patterns, may have different connotative meanings for race and race-related colors and concepts, may show fear differently in terms of projections and level of fear when the Black race is a factor in regard to power and intimacy. The book explores the symbolic link between anti-black dispositions and fear of, as well as evaluative attributions about, the nature of the Unconscious.

On Afro-centricity, Intercultural Communication and Racism
1998 0-7734-8505-8
This book identifies the inherent problems in intercultural communication, racism and politics in contemporary America, while offering means by which these problems could be handled utilizing the Afrocentric paradigm, so that effective communication and interaction can take place between multicultural groups.

Parental Skills for Parenting Children of Color
1992 0-7734-1655-2
Major objective is to provide information that may be utilized by parents, grandparents, or any adult interested in creating a healthy environment for children. Includes chapters on the Development Process of the Personality of Children of Color; Parent-child Relationship; Children and the Home; Guiding the Behavior of Children; Positive Discipline; and Foster Parenting.

Political Activities of African American Teenagers
2011 0-7734-1453-3
This ethnographic research project to be able examine the political socialization process for Black youth and to address some of the larger questions about the field of political socialization and identity politics. Unlike past race neutral work and quantitative research, this ethnographic research illustrated how complicated and contradictory Black youth political socialization can be.

Politics of Accommodation and Resistance in the Black Church. A Gramscian Analysis
2000 0-7734-7696-2
This study argues that the church has the capability of fostering ideological resistance to the dominant order and therefore making a profound contribution to the sociopolitical liberation of Black Americans. By developing this position using qualitative research methods in three African-American churches, the work confirms the reality of this potential, showing that a counter-hegemonic approach to church in the Black community is possible. This is significant because many politically active scholars, even African-American radicals, disparage the institution as a politically destructive hegemonic organization that misuses social and economic resources. This study will interest those interested in African-American church and culture, sociology, urban ethnography, social history, and the sociology of religion.

Problem of Africanicity in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church
1996 0-7734-8969-X
This unique volume traces the historical presence of Africans, African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. It examines historical issues which have contributed to the problems of race relations in the church, and also challenges the church either to correct or reinterpret its doctrines, as the book shows some of them to have been based on false historical assumptions. Its documentation and scholarship through primary sources is impeccable but provocative.

Race and Identity in Barack Obama's Dreams of My Father. A Collection of Critical Essays
2012 0-7734-1601-3
This book examines significant aspects of President Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father both in relation to the African American literary tradition and to the context of the relevant historical and cultural productions that inform it. The authors view the book a work of literature and compare it to other works by black authors such as Toni Morrison, Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison among others. Some authors contest the idea that the book was written during a pre-political stage in President Obama's life because it was released to coincide with his first political campaign in Chicago, Illinois in the mid-1990's. For autobiographical reasons the book is important because it shows various aspects of President Obama's upbringing, and put in his own words his experience of being black in America. There is also a discussion of why he chose the less Americanized Barack when he went into college, rather than the homogeneous, whitened name Barry, which was the name he preferred in grammar school (out of being teased by other children) - and how he chose this name precisely because it constructed his identity as anti-thetical to the dominant paradigms of whiteness that he had been confined to while growing up in Hawaii. One article even describes President Obama's father being ostracized from Kenyan politics after a coup d'etat forced a leader out of power who he had publically supported, which lead the family to America. It also tells the story of a turgid paternal influence on the young Barack Obama, where caught in a vicious cycle of perpetually working for his father's approval, he spiraled into low self-esteem, which may have fueled his political ambitions later in life (as overcompensation for a lack of fatherly approval).

Race and Religion in Early Nineteenth Century America 1800-1850. Constitution, Conscience, and Calvinist Compromise
1989 0-88946-682-3


Race and Religion in Mid-Nineteenth Century America 1850-1877. Protestant Parochial Philanthropists Vol. 1
1989 0-88946-683-1


Race and Religion in Mid-Nineteenth Century America 1850-1877. Protestant Parochial Philanthropists Vol. 2
1989 0-88946-683-1
Examines certain ethicists' commitment to solving the problems of slavery and racism by shipping the American-born black population back to Africa

Race, Murder, Christian Forgiveness, and Revolutionary Change in Charleston, South Carolina. A Seminal Moment in American History
2016 1-4955-0393-3
This book describes an important moment in America’s struggle to create a new kind of society. History tells us that battle started with the American Revolution in 1775, however, Dr. Gillespie’s book describes this continuing American battle for this new interracial community as described in the events and aftermath of the 2015 massacre of nine persons at the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina.

Racism as a Factor in the 1989 Gubernatorial Election of Doug Wilder
1991 0-7734-9432-4
An examination of the election of Doug Wilder, first black candidate to win highest office in Virginia. Despite a sizeable lead in the polls, his razor-thin victory over his Republican opponent was unusually poor, close enough to merit a recount. This monograph demonstrates that the underlying cause of this shortfall was racism. In addition, the book concludes by articulating some of the lessons that this election provides for black candidates who run in white majority constituencies.

Racism Problematic Contemporary Sociological Debates on Race and Ethnicity
1996 0-7734-8818-9
Essays from the Bristol conference Social Order in Post-Classical Sociology (1992), reviewing theoretical developments which inform our knowledge of Ethnic Relations. Essays include: The Racism Problematic (Michael Banton); Michael Banton's Twins - Affiliation and Formation in the Rational Choice Theory of Racial and Ethnic Relations (Alan Carling); "Us" and "Them" - Ethnicity, Racism and Ideology (Richard Jenkins); If Races Don't Exist, Then What Does? Racial Categorisation and Ethnic Realities (Tariq Modood); Ethnicity and Modernity - the Case of Ismailis in Britain (Badr Dahya); The Subject is Ethnicity (Steve Fenton); The Politics of Racial Pluralism in Britain - Problems of Evaluation (Shamit Saggar); Some Reflections on the Sociology of Race and Racism (David Mason); Race and Racism in Social Theory (John Solomos); Racism and Nationalism in the United Kingdom - A View from the Periphery (Robert Miles).

Reevaluating the Pan-africanism of W. E. B. Dubois and Marcus Garvey
2006 0-7734-5954-5
The aim and objective of this book is to examine four associated topics: (1) global Pan Africanism; (2) the intellectual ideas of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois; (3) the cultural and economic ideas of Marcus Garvey; and (4) a critical assessment of Africana historiography. Centered within each chapter, contributors have provided an interdisciplinary analysis of issues and schema that address Africana phenomena from a social service lens. Likewise, the objective for coordinating this work makes an ongoing advance and contribution to the forward flow of research and data in the field of Africana studies. Additionally, the assembly of essays in this volume aspires to offer an alternative analysis to examining the perplexities and dispatches regarding the construct of institutional and individual systematic subordination on an international level.

Reflections of African-American Peace Leaders
2002 0-7734-6930-3
This collection provides a text that examines the views and parameters of peace activism by both famous and little-known African-American leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Paul Robeson, E. Franklin Frazier, Gloria Richardson, Septima P. Clark, and Ella Baker. These documents, most of which are reprinted in full, outline the wide range of approaches, ideas, and philosophies various Black Americans used to generate an antiwar campaign, question the use of violence around the world, and call attention to the emergence of international racism and social intolerance during the late 19th through the 20th centuries.

Relationship Between Race and the Prevalence of Hypertension: A Sociological Analysis of a Critical Socio-Medical Problem in America Today
2015 1-4955-0285-6
A new theoretical approach to aid in the inter-disciplinary research on the question of why some racial and ethnic groups are more susceptible to hypertension than others. In this research, the minority status group hypothesis is used to compare the African Americans /European Americans hypertension differentials. It provides a theoretical framework for conceptualizing racial/ethnic group behavior, for constructing hypotheses and interpreting differences in behavior across racial and ethnic boundaries.

Religious Dancing of American Slaves, 1820-1865. Spiritual Ecstasy at Baptisms, Funerals, and Sunday Meetings
2008 0-7734-4926-4
In contrast to recent historiography, this work reasserts the argument that slaves were not merely the victims of a brutal regime, but lived largely separate lives within a distinct sphere.

Role of Father Like Care in the Education of Young Black Males
2010 0-7734-3771-1
This qualitative study analyzes African American males’ perceptions of the tutor-tutee caring relationship within in home, one-on-one tutoring. The participants were seven African American males who currently attend this type of tutoring.

Scholarly Analysis of Andrew Zimmerman’s Alabama in Africa, a Major Work in Transnational History: How Ideological Commitments Corrupt Understanding
2015 1-4955-0403-4
This multi-sited, transnational dissent from the widely acclaimed book, Alabama in Africa by Andrew Zimmerman challenges Zimmerman’s argument, evidence, and conclusions about the details and import of the Tuskegee Institute’s impact on the history of West Africa.

No study of transnational work has gained more attention than Andrew Zimmerman’s Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South. It instantly rose to broad influence in 2011, but Robert J. Norrell contends that Zimmerman is wrong on virtually all his major claims. Norrell insists that Alabama in Africa often relies on shallow or tendentious argument. An American black man, Zimmerman claims, is in large part responsible for the maltreatment of Africans in a German colony and therefore bears guilt for the brutality that Germans showed throughout Africa and that carried over to all their international relations afterward. The leading social scientists brought into Zimmerman’s story – Gustav von Schmoller, Max Weber, and Robert Park – are also extracted from their real circumstances and cast into contexts more of Zimmerman’s making than reflections of reality.

Scholars Teaming to Alleviate Racism in Society ( STARS )
2001 0-7734-7510-9
This book deals with approaches and ideas for dealing with issues related to racism in the community, homes, schools, agencies, and society. The authors represent diversified cultural and ethnic backgrounds and life experiences.

School Desegregation in the Twenty-First Century. The Focus Must Change
1997 0-7734-8725-5
This in-depth empirical examination of city versus metropolitan school desegregation is a significant addition to the literature on school desegregation policy. Chapter headings and topics include: The Supreme Court and School Desegregation Since 1896; Segregation and Poverty; Residential Segregation; Assessing the Status of School Desegregation (in-depth analysis of Indiana schools, political culture, electorate); City and Metropolitan School Desegregation (in four cities, two metropolitan areas, Jefferson County Public Schools); School Desegregation in the Hub; Racial Balance, Enrollment Patterns, Population Trends in the Boston Public Schools; A Metropolitan Remedy for Desegregating America's Public Schools; Notes and Bibliography.

Selected Papers and Biography of Charles Henry Turner (1867-1923), Pioneer in the Comparative Animal Behavior Movement
2002 0-7734-6942-7
Dr. Charles Henry Turner uncovered new species; contributed several of the early anatomical studies of crayfish and bird brains; developed new methodologies (several of which are still used today); contributed literature reviews; clarified several behavioral and methodological issues in the areas of tropisms, memory, and behavioral ecology; and was the first to provide experimental evidence that certain insects can hear airborne sounds. He was also a leader in the early struggle for civil rights where he repeatedly stressed the view that equality can only occur through a sustained and rigorous program of education. This volume will not only be useful to students of behavioral science, but also to historians of psychology, zoology, entomology, and African-American history. The volume contains biographic information and illustrations, a broad selection of Turner’s papers, both on behavioral science and race relations, and bibliographic information.

Sexual Passing and Sexual Signifying in Linda Villarosa's Passing for Black: A Study in the Evolution of the African American Romance Novel
2014 0-7734-4272-3
This study fills a gap in scholarship on the subject of sexual passing. It examines sexual passing in Linda Villarosa’s Passing for Black and argues that the blacks’ Christian tradition of homophobia necessitates sexual passing. It traces the emergence of a hybrid popular romance novel that places itself in the African American literary tradition while exploring sexual identity found in subgenre lesbian romances.

Social Work Practice with Low-Income, Urban, African-american Families
1998 0-7734-8306-3


Sociology of Black Clergy in the State of Illinois
2012 0-7734-1499-1
A first time study that considers the diverse conditions that affect the ministry of Black clergy in Illinois.

Special Problems on Non-Compliance Among Elderly Women of Color
1992 0-7734-9531-2
This volume presents current knowledge about the use, misuse, and abuse of drugs by an often neglected and misunderstood segment of our population. The various systems involved in the problem are addressed in turn. Topics include interaction with clinicians and the impact of the use of folk medicines, and interdisciplinary treatment. Epidemological and methodological issues specific to this population are also considered. The essays collected in this edition appeared originally in the Journal of Drug Issues Vol. 19, No. 2, Spring 1989.

Spiritual Empowerment in Afro-American Literature- Frederick Douglass, Rebecca Jackson, Booker T. Washington, Richard Wright, and Toni Morrison
1987 0-88946-560-6
An interpretation, based on the assumption that liberation is a central motif in the faith of Afro-Americans, of selected literary works in the Afro-American tradition.

Structural Analysis of Enslavement in the African Diaspora
2001 0-7734-7435-8
This assembly of essays probes the enslavement of African people from an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines Europe, the Caribbean, the United States, and indentured servitude in Africa itself. “In sum, Dr. Conyers’ research in this manuscript is groundbreakin, seeking to provide a greater breadth and depth of insight on enslavement from the standpoint of the Africa. . . . he has simultaneously set a high standards for scholarly research in both the academy and the discipline of Africana Studies while offering a thoughtful view of the Africana experience from the standpoint of African people’s plight in enslavement worldwide.” – Andrew P. Smallwood

Studies in African American Leadership. Individuals, Movements, and Committees
2006 0-7734-5688-0
This anthology presents a variety of essays dealing with heroic contributions made by a select group of African American men, women and organizations to the intergenerational struggles of New World Africans for social equality and racial justice. The essays are refined and updated versions of a set of papers delivered by scholars of African American life and culture at the 2001 convention of the Southern Convention on African American Studies, Inc. Teachers and students of African American history and politics will find the work exceedingly useful.

As a contribution to scholarship, the anthology documents the visions, thoughts, and actions of African American leaders and organizations that had not either received judicious attention within academe or has been misinterpreted. Examples include the understated role of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) as a champion of African policy interests in the United States Congress, the counter-hegemonic role of black feminist scholarship, the influence of Afro-Atlantic religion on slave resistance and rebellion in the Americas, and a comparison of the life cycle political socialization of African American and white radicals. An apt example of the kind of new historiography that this work represents is its chapter on the role of one of the icons of African American history, Martin R. Delany (1812-1885). This chapter discusses Delany in the context of a new interpretation of his philosophical and strategic outlook – one that deviates markedly from popular portrayals of his role in African American historiography. In it, Dr. Tunde Adeleke argues that much of the literature on Delany’s contribution to the African American community’s struggles of his time has been tainted by an “instrumentalist or applied historiography.”

Study of African-american Vernacular English in America’s ‘middletown’ Evidence of Linguistic Convergence
2001 0-7734-7634-2


Sudanese Women in the United States
2006 0-7734-5675-9
This is a qualitative study of the experiences of circumcised Sudanese women in the United States. It looks into how immigration has affected the cultural perceptions of women, in particular their views about female circumcision (FC). Questions and conversations with the women in this study are focused on what has changed in their lives that resulted in a change of attitude or behavior. Three focus groups of women of different age groups participated in the research. One woman of each group was interviewed in depth. Open-ended questions and semi structured interviews were conducted.

The findings included changes in married women’s perception of their culture and a high level of awareness of why the change came about; a profound change in gender relations inside the home; acceptance of these changes, as good and necessary, despite strong ties with the home culture; and most importantly, an activism side to their change of attitude towards FC; it is no longer lip service to change, they have decided to take action and protect their daughters from FC. They do not see themselves as changing the culture by giving up FC, as they believe that the culture is to protect virginity and curb sexual freedom, whereas FC is only a process within the culture to ensure that virginity. They will keep the culture and do away with FC as a harmful process. The study found that this activism edge stemmed from their personal experiences of humiliation and horror during childbirth.

Younger unmarried women saw FC as a practice that deprived them of their bodily integrity and took away their ability to make their own decisions. They are still fettered by the continued control of their families in the Sudan and of the immigrant community that does not look kindly at those who break away from the culture.

Older women did not change their mind about the “benefits” of FC but saw it as detrimental to their granddaughters’ health and status in the United States. Since it is meant to benefit and young girls would face harm rather than good, they expressed willingness to accept uncircumcised granddaughters in America.

Twenty Issues in Teaching African American Pupils
2006 0-7734-5685-6
This book examines the importance of organized instruction, the classroom environment, and various theories of how learning is accomplished. The research sets forth a rationale for organizing the structure of classroom instruction and discusses how that is linked to learning strategies and tactics, as well as how it facilitates solving instructional/learning problems that may arise in the elementary classroom.

Task analysis, as a model for organizing lessons, is results-oriented to the degree it obliges the instruction to concentrate on learning activities that are designed to facilitate acquiring skills and reaching learning objectives. Task analysis is useful in lesson planning because it forces the instructor to examine each objective.

The focus on skills goes to the issue of learning strategy and tactics. The six components of learning strategy are meta-cognition, analysis, planning, implementation of the plan, monitoring of progress, and modification.

An important way in which students are called upon to demonstrate their learning skills is by solving problems. There is a five-step general problem-solving model outlined in the book.

Uncollected Works of American Author Jean Toomer, 1894-1967
2003 0-7734-6810-2
This volume brings together everything published by Jean Toomer, known as the Herald of the Harlem Renaissance, after the publication of Cane in 1923, plus several poems he had published prior to ’23. It includes short stories, poems, essays, and a play. The play, Balo, published in 1927, grew out of his experiences as headmaster of a black school in Sparta, Georgia in 1922, and takes an interesting look at race relations and black religion in the rural South in the early part of the century. The volumes also contains a brief biography of Toomer.

Urban Neighborhood Revitalization and Heritage Conservation
2006 0-7734-5663-5
This study, based on case study methodologies, examines various urban design measures of African American culture/heritage as reflected in the built environments of three historic inner-city African American neighborhoods: Bronzeville (Chicago), Five Points (Denver), and Farish Street Historic District (Jackson, Mississippi).

Utopian Aesthetics of Three African American Women (toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Julie Dash): the Principle of Hope
2008 0-7734-4936-1
This study argues that German Jewish philosopher Ernst Bloch’s utopian theory of hope is exemplified in the works of contemporary African American writers.

Voice in the Slave Narratives of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, and Solomon Northrup
2002 0-7734-6988-5
These three narratives provide a broad picture of slavery in America. Equiano’s 18th-century account takes readers from West Africa through the Middle Passage to the Caribbean to England and America. Douglass’ 19th-century narrative recounts his enslavement in Maryland and how his personal experience made him a formidable opponent of oppression and racism. Northrup came of age as a free black man in New York, but his narrative of his kidnapping and twelve-year enslavement in Louisiana provides evidence that American slavery jeopardized the lives of nominally free blacks as well.

Voice of the Negro (1919). The Classic African American Account of Riots and Lynching in America After the First World War
2014 0-7734-4356-8
A concise, journalistic overview of Red Summer and its background. This book also includes an introduction and reappraisal by Dr. Thomas Aiello of Robert T. Kerlin’s monumental book. Kerlin’s work, gathering the written articles from the ‘on-the-scene’ Black Journalists who witnessed the racial violence during the long hot summer following the Treaty of Versailles, continues to bring valuable insight to our understanding into the causes of these 1919 race riots..

An outstanding work by activist professor Thomas Kerlin which remains historically relevant and vital, but is a much overlooked work, The Voice of the Negro, Kerlin’s inspired response in the wake of the Red Summer’s racial violence, was moral, intellectual and practical, drawing his facts from the National Black press and its Journalists who were frontline witnesses to the stunning racial horrors of Red Summer.



Voices of Successful African American Men
2004 0-7734-6349-6
Perceptions of African American men are too often founded on the limited and negative history of slavery and the Trans Atlantic slave trade in America. This work is founded on perceptions of African American men in their native country of Africa. Historical writers such as Cheikh Anta Diop, John G. Jackson write of the thriving, robust civilizations and kingdoms of Africa before European colonization. They chronicle the African man in his native country of Africa, successfully and spiritually caring for himself, his family, and his community; letting his voice be heard with dignity and integrity. These are the same types of men that Moore’s research explores in an effort to examine the factors that have been the cornerstone for their success as they function in an oftentimes racist, Eurocentric society. This book details the participatory research approach in which the author engages five successful African-American men in dialogue to explore their reflections on those factors that have contributed to their present success. Moore’s participatory research study chronicles 5 African American men who have successfully and spiritually cared for themselves, their family, and their community; letting their voice be heard with dignity and integrity. These men are but the tip of a social and cultural iceberg, exemplifying the majority of African American men. Their stories, not the mass media stereotypes of the African American man, are the true story of African American men. Moore’s critical work is additional research that adds to the body of knowledge that presents an authentic and realistic view of the African American man.

Was Christianity a Means of Deafricanization and Social Control of Slaves?
2011 0-7734-3955-2
A comparative study on the impact of Christianity on both free and enslaved blacks in Africa and the United States. Adefila, focuses on the efforts of Christian missionaries and slave owners to de-Africanize and control the West African slaves and non-slaves with Christianity. Rather than examining how Africans acculturated or appropriated parts of Christianity, Adefila challenges the ‘closed system thesis,’ which stipulates that slavery was a totalitarian cultural institution and instead emphasizes the Africans’ responses to the use of Christianity as a means of control.

What Black People are Afraid to Tell Themselves About Themselves. A False Self-Identity Among Black, Negro, Colored, and White People in the United States
2015 1-4955-0337-2
This book unveils the historical development of skin color based racism in U.S. society from its origin in the sexual and reproductive relations between the South’s white slave owners and their black female slaves to the bold and startling conclusion that through a better understanding of these early kinship histories and ancestral lineages legacies we can actually envision the elimination of skin color bias by rejecting the false color based identities we have established for ourselves.

What Books by African American Women Were Acquired by American Academic Libraries. A Study of Institutional Legitimation, Exclusion, and Implicit Censorship
2009 0-7734-3792-4
This study examines the publication, review and collection of fiction and poetry titles written by African-American women, published between 1980-1990 by Association of Research Libraries member academic libraries located in the United States. It is an examination of institutionalized legitimizing social forces and their influence on the collection and sanctioning of knowledge as expressed through academic library collections.

What We Still Don't Know About Teaching Race
2005 0-7734-5928-6
The sections of this book and chapters therein are intended to offer an additional lens for an anti-oppressive pedagogy of race. It is organized to present this lens with clarity through (a) a stepwise approach to educating our students on the topic of race, (b) enhancing our potential and our students’ possibilities for transcending ‘race’s’ barriers, and (c) engaging in the challenging role of writing (‘I’ as scholar) and against ourselves (‘I’ as scholar with flaws in teaching about race). It taps the expertise of thoughtful, critical, and reflexive scholars from Education and several related disciplines to address (a) how ‘race’ is socially constructed in teaching and learning settings, rendering it either sustainable and substitutable, or deconstructed and re-appropriated; and (b) strategies for minimizing any detrimental influences of race-related actions or inaction on the quality of teaching and learning … living. This book intends to critique traditional race-related praxis and to offer competing ideas for praxis that challenge our taken-for-granted knowledge about race. Thick, rich narratives, strong syntheses, and analyses stemming from multiple methods within the book hold potential to broaden possibilities of educators teaching about race; heighten students’ understanding of social contexts of teaching/schooling; and deepen empathy of anyone else on the fringes of engaging a commitment to (a) teach diverse others, (b) re-teach diverse others about the chaos surrounding race, and (c) teach diverse others to be self-critical of othering by re-appropriating race as a dangerous concept driven largely by social history of ideology; biological determinism; political imposition and exclusion; performance expectations; and schooling. Similar to Dr. Fred Riggs of the University of Hawaii, the term ‘race’ is written in quotation marks in each section heading to remind us to be personally suspect of the term, while also remembering that it is part of an international critical dialogue.

White Calvinists Fighting Against Black Slavery Before the Ratification of the American Constitution. A Collection of Eighteenth- Century Documents
2016 1-4955-0499-9
Professor Richard Hall has gathered the 18th-century Edwardsean anti-slavery writings that are presented in this book. Note that John Brown, a white man who sacrificed his life to free black slaves, had read these very documents and they influenced his decision to do what he did.

White Slave Owners Breeding and Selectively Breeding themselves with their Black Female Slaves and Girls. Why Black Americans are Not Descendants of Africans or African Slaves
2014 0-7734-4487-4
Contrary to prior scientific and popular belief over slavery, this book explicitly and unequivocally demonstrates that the majority of Black Americans of the 20th and 21st Centuries do not have African slave heritage history. These descendants are neither Black Americans nor African Americans, but White because of their paternal ancestry as a result of the selective breeding practices of White slave owners with their Black female slaves.

Why Do African American Males Drop Out of High School? Thirteen Case Studies
2015 1-4955-0288-0
This research was an opportunity to explore the personal stories of a group of young African American males that may be seen as an indication of the conditions that have affected our larger society. It deconstructs the common myth that drop outs are the trouble makers or low achievers in school and it inspires us to reconsider and challenges our present teaching approach to this demographic group.

World the Slave Owners and Their Female Slaves Made. The Peculiar Affinity
2014 0-7734-0089-3
Contrary to prior scientific and popular belief over slavery, this book explicitly and unequivocally demonstrates that the majority of Black Americans of the 20th and 21st Centuries do not have African slave heritage history. These descendants are neither Black Americans nor African Americans, but White because of their paternal ancestry as a result of the selective breeding practices of White slave owners with their Black female slaves.

“ Dark Heathenism” of the American Novelist Ishmael Reed
2007 0-7734-5440-3
This book posits that Neo-HooDooism, an African Voodoo-derived aesthetic, evinces Ishmael Reed’s post-colonial transformation of the English language, colonialist discourses, and imperial cultural systems into discourses of self-empowerment and self-representation. As Reed’s return to ‘dark heathenism,” Neo-HooDooism represents an attempt to rediscover pre-slavery and pre-colonial African languages and oral traditions to remedy the impact of physical and linguistic displacement that African-Americans continue to experience in the United States. Reed’s nine novels are post-colonial writings whose production affects social, cultural, political, and historical contexts from African-American, American multi-ethnic, Caribbean, African, “Third-World,” and global perspectives. This book analyzes Neo-HooDooism as a post-colonial discourse/literary theory and a multi-cultural poetics through which Reed reconnects the African Diaspora to Africa within a global perspective. To accomplish this, an investigation is made into slavery, hegemony, language, place and displacement, race, gender, feminism, writing, post-coloniality, and theory as post-colonial themes that permeate Reed’s nine novels.