Race and Ethnicity
Native America in the Jewish Imagination
A history of representations of American Indians in Jewish literature and popular media.
Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.
A look at issues of race in Depression-era Detroit for young readers, aged 8 through 12.
Letters between Chester Himes and John A. Williams
A revealing collection of correspondence between Chester Himes and John A. Williams, two prominent twentieth-century African American novelists.
Analyzes the social, political, and institutional context of The Flip Wilson Show, which ran on NBC between 1970 and 1974.
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.
Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity
An engrossing autobiographical exploration of black masculinity as a mode of racial and verbal performance.
Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance
This anthology is the first to fully integrate the political and literary writings of Anglophone Caribbean authors in the Harlem Renaissance.
Yorùbá Art, Ritual, and Resistance in Brazilian Candomblé
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.
New edition of the popular pocket-sized collection of former Detroit mayor Coleman Young’s most memorable quotes.
Detroit and the Production of Postwar Space and Culture
A multifaceted cultural study of suburbanization in the United States, and Detroit in particular, during the postwar suburban boom.
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.
Conservative Public Policy and the Black Community
A study of the most racially conscious aspect of the Conservative movement and its impact on politics and current public policy.
Film and Film Culture in South Africa
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.
The Rhetoric and Poetics of John Oliver Killens
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.
The Pioneering Efforts of Detroit Police Commissioner George Edwards
Bridging the River of Hatred portrays the career of George Clifton Edwards, Jr., Detroit's visionary police commissioner.
Four Plays by Ron Milner
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.
A Study of Black Identity and Self-Esteem
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.
The Life of Otis Milton Smith
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.
The Transformation of Black Activism in Urban America
The Politics of Black Empowerment uses the experiences of grassroots activists to develop various conceptualizations and explanations of Black political behavior today.