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Marthin Luther King Jr's Why We Can't Wait

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Why We Can't Wait (1964) is arguably the most vital book by one of the most important men in US history. Martin Luther King Jr. sets out the ideas that fuelled a large part of the 1960s civil rights movement.

Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement

Paperback, 01/02/2006, £39.95
Offers a history of the Deacons for Defense and Justice who led some of the successful local campaigns in the civil rights movement. The author provides a narrative of a working-class armed self-defense movement that played a crucial role in compelling the federal government to neutralize the Ku Klux Klan and uphold civil rights and liberties.

Malcolm X Talks to Young People

Paperback, 01/11/2002, £11.00

Behind the scenes

Paperback, 29/09/2005, £9.99
This fascinating autobiography describes one woman's life as a slave and subsequently her four years in Lincoln's White House during the Civil War.

Why We Can't Wait

Paperback, 01/03/2018, £9.99

Voice From the South

Paperback, 10/11/2005, £14.99

From Slavery to Freedom

Paperback, 01/01/2018, £132.99
The text also has a fresh new 4-color design with new charts, maps, photographs, paintings, and illustrations. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access.

Black Minded: The Political Philosophy of Malcolm X

Paperback, 20/03/2020, £18.99
The first book on the political philosophy of this radical hero

Telling Memories Among Southern Women: Domestic Workers and Their Employers in the Segregated South

Paperback, 30/04/2002, £18.95
"Published by arrangement with Pantheon Books"--T.p. verso.

Dead Are Arising: The life of Malcolm X

Paperback, 14/10/2021, £12.99

Taste of Power

Paperback, 28/10/2021, £10.99

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: Written by Himself

Paperback, 28/07/2022, £9.99
In his final autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Written By Himself, Frederick Douglass shares the stories of his 'several lives in one.' He does powerful justice to his lives lived in U.S. slavery, in the fight for abolition, and in the 'conflict and battle' of the Civil War.

Race and Urban Space in American Culture

Paperback, 15/05/2000, £35.00
This innovative book looks at representations of ethnic and racial identities in relation to the development of urban culture in postindustrialised American cities.


Paperback, 01/02/2005, £3.40

Testament of Hope: Essential Writings of Martin Luther King

Paperback, 21/02/1991, £29.99
"The volume and quality of this intellectual work is breathtaking....His writings reveal an intellectual struggle and growth as fierce and alive as any chronicle of his political life could possibly be"......The Washington Post

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Paperback, 26/03/2009, £6.99
Frederick Douglass's Narrative recounts his life as a slave in Maryland and escape to freedom in 1838. An important slave autobiography, it is significant both for what it tells us about slave life and about its author. It is here reprinted with contexualizing source material and other writings by Douglass, as well as an introduction discussing its literary and historical significance.

American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era

Paperback, 15/04/2008, £46.95
Describes the US civil rights movement and the decolonization of Africa.

Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.

Paperback, 06/04/2000, £12.99
* Timeless, inspiring and universal words of wisdom, this collection features the milestone speeches, including 'I have a dream...', of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest orators of the 20th Century

Silent War: Imperialism and the Changing Perception of Race

Paperback, 14/07/1998, £25.99
'An important work that asks important questions about the struggle for racial equality today, and adds new insights into the history of racial thinking.' Independent on Sunday

Vernon can Read: A Memoir

Paperback, 14/10/2008, £18.99
From the civil rights revolution to the halls of power, the life story of a truly larger than life figure: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy

Paperback, 11/07/2011, £25.00
Interprets postwar civil rights as a Cold War feature. This book argues that the Cold War helped facilitate key social reforms, including desegregation. It discusses the way the Cold War figures into civil rights history.

Martin Luther King

Paperback, 05/11/2004, £39.99
Looks at the sources of Martin Luther King's power in the black community and its relationship to wider American society, focusing on the role of the black church, the philosophy of nonviolence and issues of leadership, whilst paying attention to the voices of King's critics and detractors and to the limitations of his power.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Paperback, 06/01/2017, £8.99
A new edition of one of the most influential literary documents in American and African American history

Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties

Paperback, 07/02/2017, £12.99
A classic book that traces Muhammad Ali's political development in the sixties.

Seeing Red : Federal Campaigns Against Black Militancy 1919-1925

Paperback, 01/06/1994, £11.99
From 1918 into the early twenties, any African American who spoke out forcefully for their race-editors, union organizers, civil rights advocates, radical political activists, and Pan-Africanists - were likely to be investigated by a network of federal intelligence agencies. This title presents an account of this story.

Cold War and the Color Line: American Race Relations in the Global Arena

Paperback, 02/09/2003, £31.95
Offers a comprehensive examination of how the Cold War intersected with the final destruction of global white supremacy. Thomas Borstelmann pays close attention to the two Souths - Southern Africa and the American South - as the primary sites of white authority's last stand.

Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

Paperback, 22/08/2013, £6.99
Martin Luther King delivered many speeches (at least 350 in 1963 alone). Many speeches have been delivered on civil rights and, indeed, were delivered at the March on Washington. So what was it that made that particular speech historical? And what makes it great? This book deals with his speeches.

Carry it On: War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama 1964-1972

Paperback, 15/07/2008, £28.95
A study of how the local struggle for equality in Alabama fared in the wake of federal laws - the Civil Rights Act, the Economic Opportunity Act, and the Voting Rights Act. It looks at the interactions among local activists, elected officials, and bureaucrats who were involved in or affected by Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) projects.

Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain

Paperback, 17/10/2002, £24.99
Examining the significant influence of the Soviet Union on the work of four major African American authors - and on twentieth-century American debates about race, this book remaps black modernism, that reveals the importance of the Soviet experience in the formation of a black transnationalism.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Paperback, 26/01/1984, £8.99
One of America's most important classics, the first and best loved volume of Maya Angelou's bestselling seven-volume autobiography

Dreamer: a historical novel exploring the life of Martin Luther King Jr

Paperback, 25/01/2000, £10.00
Set against the racial turbulence of the Civil Rights Era, this book offers the work of fiction to explore the life of Martin Luther King Jr - political visionary, human rights activist, preacher, scholar and martyr.

God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights

Paperback, 11/02/2008, £28.00
In the summer of 1964, the turmoil of the civil rights movement reached its peak in Mississippi, with activists across the political spectrum claiming that God was on their side in the struggle over racial justice. This work takes us back to this place and time.

Up from Slavery

Paperback, 11/09/2008, £8.99
2008 reissue of the 19th century classic.

Souls of Black Folk

Paperback, 09/10/2008, £8.99
The Souls of Black Folk is a classic study of race, culture, and education at the turn of the twentieth century. A singular combination of essays, memoir, and fiction, the book is a searing account of the situation of African Americans in the United States. This edition includes an invaluable appendix of contextualizing material.

My Bondage and My Freedom

Paperback, 04/03/2014, £12.00
Born into slavery in 1818, the author escaped to freedom and became a passionate advocate for abolition and social change and the foremost spokesperson for the nation's enslaved African American population in the years preceding the Civil War. This book recounts his remarkable life.

Imagining Black America

Hardback, 02/05/2014, £50.00
A fascinating and challenging inquiry into black identity and its shifting meaning throughout U.S. history
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