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The Soul of Justice
Social Bonds and Racial Hubris
Cynthia Willett
Cynthia Willett brings together diverse insights from social psychology, classical and contemporary literature, and legal and justice theory to redefine the basis of the moral and legal person. Feminists, communitarians, and postmodern thinkers...



The Evidence of Things Not Said
James Baldwin and the Promise of American Democracy
Lawrie Balfour
The Evidence of Things Not Said employs the rich essays of James Baldwin to interrogate the politics of race in American democracy. Lawrie Balfour advances the political discussion of Baldwin's work, and regards him as a powerful political...



Motherhood in Black and White
Race and Sex in American Liberalism, 1930–1965
Ruth Feldstein
The apron-clad, white, stay-at-home mother. Black bus boycotters in Montgomery, Alabama. Ruth Feldstein explains that these two enduring, yet very different, images of the 1950s did not run parallel merely by ironic coincidence, but were in...



Everybody's Grandmother and Nobody's Fool
Frances Freeborn Pauley and the Struggle for Social Justice
Kathryn L. Nasstrom
Frances Freeborn Pauley, a white woman who grew up in the segregated South, has devoted most of her ninety-four years to the battle against discrimination and prejudice. A champion of civil rights and racial justice and an advocate for the poor...



The Future of Us All
Race and Neighborhood Politics in New York City
Roger Sanjek
Before the next century is out, Americans of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry will outnumber those of European origin. In the Elmhurst-Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City, the transition occurred during the 1970s, and the area's...



The American Dream in Black and White
The Clarence Thomas Hearings
Jane Flax
"This is not . . . the nomination of a justice of the peace to some small county in some small state. This involves the very integrity and fabric of our country."—Senator Orrin G. Hatch The transcripts of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on...



Race, Money, and the American Welfare State
Michael K. Brown
The American welfare state is often blamed for exacerbating social problems confronting African Americans while failing to improve their economic lot. Michael K. Brown contends that our welfare system has in fact denied them the social provision it...



The Morning Breaks
The Trial of Angela Davis
Bettina Aptheker
A riveting firsthand account of Angela Davis's 1970 trial and her ultimate triumph, written by an activist in the student, civil rights, and antiwar movements who was intimately involved in the struggle for her release.



Stylin'
African-American Expressive Culture, from Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit
Shane White, Graham White
For over two centuries, in the North as well as the South, both within their own community and in the public arena, African Americans have presented their bodies in culturally distinctive ways. Shane White and Graham White consider the deeper...



Masters, Slaves, and Subjects
The Culture of Power in the South Carolina Low Country, 1740–1790
Robert Olwell
The slave societies of the American colonies were quite different from the "Old South" of the early-nineteenth-century United States. In this engaging study of a colonial older South, Robert Olwell analyzes the structures and internal dynamics of a...



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