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Members of the Tribe

Native America in the Jewish Imagination

Rachel Rubinstein

A history of representations of American Indians in Jewish literature and popular media.

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Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780814334348
eBOOK
Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780814337004
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Race and Remembrance

A Memoir

Arthur L. Johnson

Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.

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Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333709
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Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814337493
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Who's Jim Hines?

Jean Alicia Elster

A look at issues of race in Depression-era Detroit for young readers, aged 8 through 12.

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Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814334027
eBOOK
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814335437

Dear Chester, Dear John

Letters between Chester Himes and John A. Williams

Compiled and Edited by John A. and Lori Williams

A revealing collection of correspondence between Chester Himes and John A. Williams, two prominent twentieth-century African American novelists.

Hardback
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814333556
eBOOK
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814338506

The Flip Wilson Show

Meghan Sutherland

Analyzes the social, political, and institutional context of The Flip Wilson Show, which ran on NBC between 1970 and 1974.

Paperback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814332528
eBOOK
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814335758

Telling Our Story

The Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum

The volume chronicles the founding of the Arab American National Museum from several viewpoints, and offers a detailed tour through its major exhibits.

Paperback
Published: December 2007
ISBN: 9780976797715

Your Average Nigga

Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity

Vershawn Ashanti Young

An engrossing autobiographical exploration of black masculinity as a mode of racial and verbal performance.

Paperback
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814332481
eBOOK
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814335765

"Look for Me All Around You"

Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance

Edited by Louis J. Parascandola

This anthology is the first to fully integrate the political and literary writings of Anglophone Caribbean authors in the Harlem Renaissance.

Paperback
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814329870

Manipulating the Sacred

Yorùbá Art, Ritual, and Resistance in Brazilian Candomblé

Mikelle S. Omari-Tunkara

The first art historical study of Yoruba-descended African Brazilian religious art based on an author's long-term participation in and observation of private and public rituals.

Paperback
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814328521

The Quotations of Mayor Coleman A. Young

Edited by Bill McGraw

New edition of the popular pocket-sized collection of former Detroit mayor Coleman Young’s most memorable quotes.

Paperback
Published: May 2005
ISBN: 9780814332603
eBOOK
Published: May 2005
ISBN: 9780814335741

Dreaming Suburbia

Detroit and the Production of Postwar Space and Culture

Amy Maria Kenyon

A multifaceted cultural study of suburbanization in the United States, and Detroit in particular, during the postwar suburban boom.

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Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814332283
eBOOK
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814339138

Churches and Urban Government in Detroit and New York, 1895-1994

Henry J. Pratt
Preface by Ronald Brown

This groundbreaking study analyzes the relationship between the two powerful forces—church organizations and urban politics—within New York City and Detroit during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Paperback
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814331729
eBOOK
Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780814336687

White Nationalism, Black Interests

Conservative Public Policy and the Black Community

Ronald W. Walters

A study of the most racially conscious aspect of the Conservative movement and its impact on politics and current public policy.

Paperback
Published: August 2003
ISBN: 9780814330203

To Change Reels

Film and Film Culture in South Africa

Edited by Isabel Balseiro and Ntongela Masilela

An engaging inquiry into the history of South African film and its future—one that focuses on the country’s cultural history while squarely facing questions of race.

Paperback
Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814330012
Hardback
Published: May 2003
ISBN: 9780814330005

Liberation Memories

The Rhetoric and Poetics of John Oliver Killens

Keith Gilyard

This first book-length study of John Oliver Killens aims to help secure his place in literary history and explores his creation of an inspiring Black vernacular art—one that ennobles people of African descent and urges their political liberation.

Hardback
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814330579
eBOOK
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814339107

Bridging the River of Hatred

The Pioneering Efforts of Detroit Police Commissioner George Edwards

Mary M. Stolberg

Bridging the River of Hatred portrays the career of George Clifton Edwards, Jr., Detroit's visionary police commissioner.

Paperback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814325735

What the Wine-Sellers Buy Plus Three

Four Plays by Ron Milner

Foreword by Amiri Baraka
Introduction by Woodie King Jr.

The four Milner plays collected here —Checkmates, What the Wine-Sellers Buy, Jazz-Set, and Urban Transition —are characterized by their attention to African American social and psychological culture.

Paperback
Published: May 2001
ISBN: 9780814329290
Hardback
Published: May 2001
ISBN: 9780814329771

The Concept of Self

A Study of Black Identity and Self-Esteem

Richard L. Allen

The Concept of Self examines the historical basis for the widely misunderstood ideas of how African Americans think of themselves individually, and how they relate to being part of a group that has been subjected to challenges of their very humanity.

Hardback
Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9780814328989
eBOOK
Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9780814338315

Looking Beyond Race

The Life of Otis Milton Smith

Otis Milton Smith and Mary M. Stolberg
With a foreword by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

In Looking Beyond Race, Otis Milton Smith recounts his life as an African American who overcame poverty and prejudice to become a successful politician, and eventual president of General Motors.

Hardback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814329399

The Politics of Black Empowerment

The Transformation of Black Activism in Urban America

James Jennings

The Politics of Black Empowerment uses the experiences of grassroots activists to develop various conceptualizations and explanations of Black political behavior today.

Paperback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814323182
Hardback
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814323175
eBOOK
Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780814336618

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