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Killing African Americans
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 318

Killing African Americans

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Killing African Americans examines the pervasive, disproportionate, and persistent police and vigilante killings of African Americans in the United States as a racial control mechanism that sustains the racial control system of systemic racism. Noel A. Cazenave¿s well-researched and conceptualized historical sociological study is one of the first books to focus exclusively on those killings and to treat them as political violence. Few issues have received as much conventional and social media attention in the United States over the past few years or have, for decades now, sparked so many protests and so often strained race relations to a near breaking point. Because of both its timely and its enduring relevance Killing African Americans can reach a large audience composed not only of students and scholars, but also of Movement for Black Lives activists, politicians, public policy analysts, concerned police officers and other criminal justice professionals, and anyone else eager to better understand this American nightmare and its solutions from a progressive and informed African American perspective.

100 Greatest African Americans
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 345

100 Greatest African Americans

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002
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  • Publisher: Pyr Books

Since 1619, when Africans first came ashore in the swampy Chesapeake region of Virginia, there have been many individuals whose achievements or strength of character in the face of monumental hardships have called attention to the genius of the African American people. This book attempts to distill from many wonderful possibilities the 100 most outstanding examples of greatness. Pioneering scholar of African American Studies Molefi Kete Asante has used four criteria in his selection: the individual's significance in the general progress of African Americans toward full equality in the American social and political system; self-sacrifice and the demonstration of risk for the collective good; ...

Book of African-American Quotations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Book of African-American Quotations

This original collection of quotations cites approximately 100 well-known African Americans from all walks of life, including Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Julian Bond, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison.

African-Americans in the Colonies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 48

African-Americans in the Colonies

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002
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  • Publisher: Capstone

Presents the style of life that African-Americans lived in the colonies.

Freedom Struggles
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Freedom Struggles

For many of the 200,000 black soldiers sent to Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, encounters with French civilians and colonial African troops led them to imagine a world beyond Jim Crow. They returned home to join activists working to make that world real. In narrating the efforts of African American soldiers and activists to gain full citizenship rights as recompense for military service, Adriane Lentz-Smith illuminates how World War I mobilized a generation.

African Americans in the Military
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 273

African Americans in the Military

Throughout much of the United States's history

African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 110

African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign

The role that African Americans played in the Gettysburg Campaign has now been largely forgotten. This work seeks to rectify this oversight by bringing to light the many ways that Black Americans took part in the crucial battle at Gettysburg, how they were able to influence the military outcome, and the impact the Civil War had on their lives. Author, James M. Paradis, a former licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg National Military Park, examines the active prewar role played by Gettysburg citizens, both black and white, in dramatic rescues of the Underground Railroad. Readers are introduced to an impressive ensemble of characters from the black community in Gettysburg including farmers,...

African Americans at War
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 819

African Americans at War

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Offers more than 250 alphabetically arranged entries covering the contributions of African American soldiers, from pre-Revolutionary fighting against French armies to combat against the forces of Saddam Hussein.

African Americans and the Culture of Pain
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 195

African Americans and the Culture of Pain

In this compelling new study, Debra Walker King considers fragments of experience recorded in oral histories and newspapers as well as those produced in twentieth-century novels, films, and television that reveal how the black body in pain functions as a rhetorical device and as political strategy. King's primary hypothesis is that, in the United States, black experience of the body in pain is as much a construction of social, ethical, and economic politics as it is a physiological phenomenon. As an essential element defining black experience in America, pain plays many roles. It is used to promote racial stereotypes, increase the sale of movies and other pop culture products, and encourage ...

Medical Apartheid
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 512

Medical Apartheid

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-01-08
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  • Publisher: Anchor

From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge—a tradition that continues today within some black populations. It reveals how blacks have historically been prey to grave-robbin...