Hazel Carby

Black Britain and African America

For a decade and a half, since she first appeared in the Birmingham Centre’s collective volume The Empire Strikes Back, Hazel Carby has been on the frontline of the debate over multiculturalism in Britain and America. This book brings together her most important and influential essays on the...
Glenda Gilmore

The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950

The civil rights movement that looms over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg, the legal and political remnant of a broad, raucous, deeply American movement for social justice that flourished from the 1920s through the 1940s. This rich history of that early movement introduces us to a...

The International Criminal Court and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism in Sub-Saharan Africa

By taking up the challenge of documenting how human rights values are embedded in rule of law movements to produce a new language of international justice that competes with a range of other formations, this book explores how notions of justice are negotiated through everyday micropractices and...
Robert Stepto

A Study of Afro-American Narrative

Robert Stepto asserts that Afro-American culture has its store of canonical stories or pregeneric myths, the primary one being the quest for freedom and literacy. This second edition includes a new preface and an afterward entitled “Distrust of the Reader in Afro-American Narratives.” Source:...

Transformations in the Cultural Production of Blackness

Kamari Clarke and Deborah A. Thomas, Eds. Kamari Maxine Clarke and Deborah A. Thomas argue that a firm grasp of globalization requires an understanding of how race has constituted, and been constituted by, global transformations. Focusing attention on race as an analytic category, this state-of-the...
Kobena Mercer

Kobena Mercer and Chris Darke. Eds. Ellipsis | January 2002 | ISBN: 978-1841660738 | Pbk., 84 pages View Kobena Mercer’s faculty page: Kobena Mercer  
Kobena Mercer

James Vanderzee Phaidon Press | June 2003 | ISBN: 9780714891712 | 128 pages View Kobena Mercer’s faculty page: Kobena Mercer
Jonathan Holloway

Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940

How do we balance the desire for tales of exceptional accomplishment with the need for painful doses of reality? How hard do we work to remember our past or to forget it? These are some of the questions that Jonathan Scott Holloway addresses in this exploration of race memory from the dawn of the...
Glenda Gilmore

Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights

Jane Dailey, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Bryant Simon, Eds. White supremacy shaped all aspects of post-Civil War southern life, yet its power was never complete or total. The form of segregation and subjection nicknamed Jim Crow constantly had to remake itself over time even as white southern...
Erica James

The Dawn Davies Collection

Through a personal essay written by the collector Dawn Davies and a series of thirty-one essays written by Dr. Erica James, Assistant Professor of the History of Art and African American Studies at Yale University and founding director of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, the text [of Love...