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Black Medea:

Adaptations for Modern Plays
Kevin J. Wetmore
ISBN: 9781604978650

The plays in this volume reflect recurring themes and approaches to adapting Medea to modern contexts. Numerous modern adaptations see the play as painting a picture of the struggle of the powerless under the powerful, of women against men, of foreigners versus natives. The play has been adapted into colonial and historical contexts to lend its powerful resonances to issues of current import. Read More..

Black Women as Custodians of History:

Unsung Rebel (M)Others in African American and Afro-Cuban Women's Writing
Paula Sanmartín
ISBN: 9781604978698

This book is an essential addition to the study of comparative black literature of the Americas; it will also fill the gap that exists on theoretical studies exploring black women’s writing from the Spanish Caribbean. This book examines literary representations of the historic roots of black women’s resistance in the United States and Cuba by studying the following texts by both African American and Afro-Cuban women from different literary genres. Read More..

Building a Healthy Black Harlem:

Health Politics in Harlem, New York, from the Jazz Age to the Great Depression
Jamie Wilson
ISBN: 9781604976243

"Wilson's book is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of a place and time better known for its famous writers and artists than for the quotidian struggles of its workers facing racism and the structural economic trap of high rents and low wages ... Wilson's book is an impressive achievement that updates social history with fresh material and perspectives and makes important interventions in the literature on African American urbanization." – Afro-Americans in New York: Life and History Read More..

Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost:

Exploiting Hip Hop and Using Racial Stereotypes to Entertain America
Benjamin P. Bowser
ISBN: 9781604978001

Within the rapidly growing literature on hip hop and gangster rap, Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost stands out from the rest because it provides a number of unique contributions, including how it asserts that gangster rap has empowered white racists and how it provides a serious distinction between gangster rap and hip hop. Given how influential rap music and its gangster rap variant are today in American life, this is an essential book for all libraries. Read More..

Hip Hop and Inequality:

Searching for the "Real" Slim Shady
Simona Hill and Dave Ramsaran
ISBN: 9781604976519

Little work has been done on trying to locate the emergence of hip hop and hip hop culture within the context of capitalist development in the United States. This book shows how racial, gender, and ethnic stereotypes are reformulated through different media. The book critically analyzes two prominent archetypal images of the gangsta male and the wanksta feminist who can be either male or female. Read More..

Interracial Marriages Between Black Women and White Men

Cheryl Judice
ISBN: 9781604975772

This book is one of the first published on interracial marriages which focuses specifically on marriages between African American women and Caucasian American men in contemporary America. Read More..

Malcolm X and Africa

A.B. Assensoh and Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
ISBN: 9781604979244

“This is an authoritative book on a critical aspect of Malcolm X’s courageous political work and thought. Connecting the struggle of Africans and African Americans for liberation to the geopolitics of the Cold War in Africa, this impressive book documents Malcolm X’s passionate commitment to Pan-Africanism and black internationalism during the turbulent age of decolonization. Impressive in depth and breadth, the book is lucid and analytical.” —Olufemi Vaughan, Bowdoin College Read More..

Notable Black Memphians

Miriam DeCosta-Willis
ISBN: 9781604975055

Based on ten years of research in archives and libraries, Notable Black Memphians is a vital addition to all collections in African American studies and American history. Read More..

Transatlantic Memories of Slavery:

Reimagining the Past, Changing the Future
Elisa Bordin and Anna Scacchi
ISBN: 9781604979039

"With great courage, sharp intuition and professional dedication they have tackled some of the most controversial issues of historical revision and imaginative projection linked to the slave trade all over the world."—European Journal of American Studies Read More..

 

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