A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step outlines for renters to get the most for their money, and how rentals can become successful and wealthy, what they should wear, and topics of conversation to avoid. The book also serves up photo-dramatizations of some of the popular approaches covered in the book, handy tip-boxes, frequently asked questions for renters and rentals, a "How do I know if I'm being rented" quiz, a glossary of important terms, and "quickie" insta-rentals for those who need to rent on the go. Punctuated by quotes from former renters, and featuring rental diaries based on real encounters, this satire shocks and amuses, presenting a strikingly stark mirror of human relationships.
Woodson's classic work of criticism explores how the education received by blacks has failed to give them an appreciation of themselves as a race and their contributions to history. Woodson puts forward a program that calls for the educated to learn about their past and serve the black community. (Education/Teaching)
Henry Walker was once a world-class magician, performing to sold-out shows in New York. But now he has been reduced to joining Musgrove's Chinese Circus (which at no point in its tour of the deep South has ever included a single Chinese person) as the shambling Negro Magician, whose dark black skin and electric green eyes bewitch most audiences. But one balmy Mississippi night in 1954, Henry disappears in the company of three rowdy white teens and is never seen again. Wallace pieces together Henry's incredible vagabond life – from a deal with a bone-white devil known only as Mr. Sebastian, to the heartrending loss of his sister Hannah – and creates an enchanting tale of love, loss, identity, and the limitation of magic. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Harry S. Ashmore
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Social Science
This book provides an impartial look at the whole picture of biracial education in the United States. It is also a history of segregation in education in the United States and the story of the South's effort to equalize educational opportunities for white and black children. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Author: Kathy Y. Wilson
Publisher: Clerisy Press
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Ranging from riot-torn Cincinnati, Ohio, where the nation's racial and police issues have boiled over into the streets, to illuminating community concerns from coast to coast, Kathy Y. Wilson's big, bold perspectives on urban living, race, scandal, trends and humanity are razor-sharp and profound. Her observations on the state of cultural politics in her hometown and across America will unite and inspire readers everywhere.
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
This is the classic history of the African peoples in Africa and the New World, a repudiation of the absurd belief, widely held in the post-Civil War period, that Africans had no civilization but the one foisted upon them by their slave-trading captors.Writing for a popular audience in 1915, DuBois, one of America's greatest writers, lays out in easy-to-read, nonacademic prose the striking and illustrious story of the complex history and varied cultures of Africa. He explores everything from the art and industry of the peoples of the continent to the dramatic impact the slave trade had both in Africa and on her descendants in the Western Hemisphere.Boldly proud and beautifully written, this essential work will delight readers of American and African history as well as students of great American literature.American writer, civil rights activist, and scholar WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS (1868-1963) was the first black man to receive a PhD from Harvard University. A co-founder of the NAACP, he wrote a number of important books, including Black Folk, Then and Now (1899) and The Negro (1915).
Author: John David Smith
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A compelling story of racial self-hatred in America and of a black man who became a pariah among his own people William Hannibal Thomas s transformation from a critical but optimistic black nationalist to a cynical black Negrophobe at the dawn of the twentieth century. The book opens a whole new perspective on the question of race in American history. Winner of the Mayflower Society Award for nonfiction. A major contribution to black intellectual history. William Van Deburg, American Historical Review."
Author: Charles Staples Mangum
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 1940
Mangum, Charles. The Legal Status of the Negro. New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., . xi, 354 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-056927. ISBN 1-58477-081-3. Cloth. $80. * Originally published in 1939, this was the first treatise to examine the legal status of the African-American as interpreted by United States courts in the specific civil rights areas of citizenship; education; property rights; labor; involuntary servitude; Jim Crow laws and regulations; segregation and failure to provide accommodations in charitable and penal institutions; domestic issues such as interracial marriage, illegitimate offspring, adoption; mob domination at trials of African-Americans and resultant venue changes; race discrimination in jury selection as well as racial prejudice of jurors, prejudicial remarks, punishments and sentences; the voting franchise before 1865, during reconstruction and its aftermath; disfranchisement attempts to keep African-Americans away from the polls from 1890-1920; and much more. "It is the first comprehensive collection of legal materials in its field." Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 334. While lacking a table of cases per se, the treatise is well-annotated with citations to relevant cases, and includes a bibliography and index.
A powerful, provocative, and unforgettable American epic follows the history of "the soul of our national game" (Ken Burns, coauthor of "Baseball"). Includes complete Hall of Fame information and two 8-page inserts of period photos.
Author: Dany LaFerrière
Publisher: D & M Publishers
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Brilliant and tense, Dany Laferrière's first novel, How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired, is as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published in Canada in 1985. With ribald humor and a working-class intellectualism on par with Charles Bukowski's or Henry Miller's, Laferrière's narrator wanders the streets and slums of Montreal, has sex with white women, and writes a book to save his life. With this novel, Laferrière began a series of internationally acclaimed social and political novels about the love of the world, and the world of sex, including Heading South and I Am a Japanese Writer. It launched Laferrière as one of the literary world's finest provocateurs and continues to draw strong comparisons to the writings of James Baldwin, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac. The book was made into a feature film and translated into several languages — this is the first U.S. edition.