The Black Panther Party by David F. Walker; Marcus Kwame Anderson (Illustrator)A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the revolutionary Black Panther Party, from an award-winning comic book writer. A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the revolutionary Black Panther Party. Founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was a radical political organization that stood in defiant contrast to the mainstream civil rights movement. This gripping illustrated history explores the impact and significance of the Panthers, from their social, educational, and healthcare programs that were designed to uplift the Black community to their battle against police brutality through citizen patrols and frequent clashes with the FBI, which targeted the Party from its outset. Using dramatic comic book-style retellings and illustrated profiles of key figures, The Black Panther Party captures the major events, people, and actions of the party, as well as their cultural and political influence and enduring legacy.
Publication Date: 2021-01-19
Delaware 24/7 by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff (Editor)Following the success of The New York Times bestseller America 24/7, DK is publishing 50 books that showcase the best photographs from each state - all to be published on the same day. Each individual book includes 95% new photography and is a unique peronal expression of state pride.
Publication Date: 2004-09-21
The Capitol Riots by iowyth hezel ulthiin; Miranda McKee; Henry Giroux (Contribution by); Chenjerai Kumanyika (Contribution by); David VanDyke; Sandra Jeppesen; Michael HoechsmannVery topical, hoping to publish not long after the anniversary of the Capitol Riots. Offers multiple readings of a single event, and a variety of methodologies. Offers a strong balance between well-established paradigms for analyzing political contexts and recent theorizations of new/social media.
Publication Date: 2022-05-10
On Fire by Lesli K. Pace (Editor); Sean Patrick O'Rourke (Editor)The social, political, and legal struggles that made up the American civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century produced and refined a wide range of rhetorical strategies and tactics. Arguably the most astonishing and certainly the least understood are the sit-in protests that swept the nation at the beginning of the 1960s. A companion to Like Wildfire: The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Sit-Ins, this concentrated collection of essays examines the origins and rhetorical methods of five distinct civil rights sit-ins of 1960. For students of rhetoric, protest, and sociopolitical movements, this volume demonstrates how we can read the sit-ins by using diverse rhetorical lenses as essentially persuasive conflicts in which participants invented and deployed arguments and actions in attempts to change segregated communities and the attitudes, traditions, and policies that maintained segregation.
Publication Date: 2021-02-28
Delaware Photographs by Jake Rajs by Russell W. Peterson (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 1992-10-01
The Nation Must Awake by Mary E. Jones Parrish; Anneliese M. Bruner (Afterword by); John Hope Franklin (Introduction by)Mary Parrish was reading in her home when the Tulsa race massacre began on the evening of May 31, 1921. Parrish's daughter, Florence Mary, called the young journalist and teacher to the window. "Mother," she said, "I see men with guns." The two eventually fled into the night under a hail of bullets and unwittingly became eyewitnesses to one of the greatest race tragedies in American history. Spurred by word that a young Black man was about to be lynched for stepping on a white woman's foot, a three-day riot erupted that saw the death of hundreds of Black Oklahomans and the destruction of the Greenwood district, a prosperous, primarily Black area known nationally as Black Wall Street. The murdered were buried in mass graves, thousands were left homeless, and millions of dollars worth of Black-owned property was burned to the ground. The incident, which was hidden from history for decades, is now recognized as one of the worst episodes of racial violence in the United States. The Nation Must Awake, published for a wide audience for the first time, is Parrish's first-person account, along with the recollections of dozens of others, compiled immediately following the tragedy under the nameEvents of the Tulsa Race Disaster. With meticulous attention to detail that transports readers to those fateful days, Parrish documents the magnitude of the loss of human life and property at the hands of white vigilantes. The testimonies shine light on Black residents' bravery and the horror of seeing their neighbors gunned down and their community lost to flames. Parrish hoped that her book would "open the eyes of the thinking people to the impending danger of letting such conditions exist and in the 'Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.' " Although the story is a hundred years old, elements of its racial injustices are still being replayed in the streets of America today. Includes an afterword by Anneliese M. Bruner, Parrish's great-granddaughter, and an introduction by the late historian John Hope Franklin and Scott Ellsworth, author ofThe Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice.
Publication Date: 2021-05-25
The Ground Breaking by Scott Ellsworth2021 National Book Award Longlist 2022 Carnegie Medal Nonfiction Longlist One of The New York Times's 11 Books we Recommend This Week | One of Oprah Daily's 20 of the Best Books to Pick Up This May | One of The Oklahoman's 15 books to help you learn about the Tulsa Race Massacre as the 100-year anniversary approaches |A The Week book of the week As seen in documentaries on History Channel and CNN/Lebron James' Spring Hill Productions And then they were gone. More than one-thousand homes and businesses. Restaurants and movie theaters, churches and doctors' offices, a hospital, a public library, a post office. Looted, burned, and bombed from the air. Over the course of less than twenty-four hours in the spring of 1921, Tulsa's infamous "Black Wall Street" was wiped off the map--and erased from the history books. Official records were disappeared, researchers were threatened, and the worst single incident of racial violence in American history was kept hidden for more than fifty years. But there were some secrets that would not die. A riveting and essential new book, The Ground Breaking not only tells the long-suppressed story of the notorious Tulsa Race Massacre. It also unearths the lost history of how the massacre was covered up, and of the courageous individuals who fought to keep the story alive. Most importantly, it recounts the ongoing archaeological saga and the search for the unmarked graves of the victims of the massacre, and of the fight to win restitution for the survivors and their families. Both a forgotten chronicle from the nation's past, and a story ripped from today's headlines, The Ground Breaking is a page-turning reflection on how we, as Americans, must wrestle with the parts of our history that have been buried for far too long.
Publication Date: 2021-05-18
Conversations with Cornel West by Teodros Kiros
Publication Date: 2021
Educated for Freedom by Anna Mae DuaneThe powerful story of two young men who changed the national debate about slavery In the 1820s, few Americans could imagine a viable future for black children. Even abolitionists saw just two options for African American youth: permanent subjection or exile. Educated for Freedom tells the story of James McCune Smith and Henry Highland Garnet, two black children who came of age and into freedom as their country struggled to grow from a slave nation into a free country. Smith and Garnet met as schoolboys at the Mulberry Street New York African Free School, an educational experiment created by founding fathers who believed in freedom's power to transform the country. Smith and Garnet's achievements were near-miraculous in a nation that refused to acknowledge black talent or potential. The sons of enslaved mothers, these schoolboy friends would go on to travel the world, meet Revolutionary War heroes, publish in medical journals, address Congress, and speak before cheering crowds of thousands. The lessons they took from their days at the New York African Free School #2 shed light on how antebellum Americans viewed black children as symbols of America's possible future. The story of their lives, their work, and their friendship testifies to the imagination and activism of the free black community that shaped the national journey toward freedom.
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
How the Word Is Passed by Clint SmithInstant #1 New York Times bestseller Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks--those that are honest about the past and those that are not--that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation's collective history, and ourselves. It is the story of the Monticello Plantation in Virginia, the estate where Thomas Jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving more than four hundred people. It is the story of the Whitney Plantation, one of the only former plantations devoted to preserving the experience of the enslaved people whose lives and work sustained it. It is the story of Angola, a former plantation-turned-maximum-security prison in Louisiana that is filled with Black men who work across the 18,000-acre land for virtually no pay. And it is the story of Blandford Cemetery, the final resting place of tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers. A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country's most essential stories are hidden in plain view--whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted. Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith's debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be.
Publication Date: 2021-06-01
The Cabinet by Lindsay M. ChervinskyWinner of the DAR Excellence in American History Book Award Winner of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize "Cogent, lucid, and concise...indispensable guide to the creation of the cabinet. With her groundbreaking study, we can now have a much greater appreciation of...one of the major legacies of George Washington's enlightened statecraft." --Ron Chernow, author of Washington: A Life The US Constitution never established a presidential cabinet--the delegates to the Constitutional Convention explicitly rejected the idea. So how did George Washington create one of the most powerful bodies in the federal government? On November 26, 1791, George Washington convened his department secretaries--Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Knox, and Edmund Randolph--for the first cabinet meeting. Why did he wait two and a half years into his presidency to call his cabinet? Because the US Constitution did not create or provide for such a body. Washington was on his own. Faced with diplomatic crises, domestic insurrections, and constitutional challenges--and finding congressional help lacking--Washington decided he needed a group of advisors he could turn to. He modeled his new cabinet on the councils of war he had led as commander of the Continental Army. In the early days, the cabinet served at the president's pleasure. Washington tinkered with its structure throughout his administration, at times calling regular meetings, at other times preferring written advice and individual discussions. Lindsay M. Chervinsky reveals the far-reaching consequences of Washington's choice. The tensions in the cabinet between Hamilton and Jefferson heightened partisanship and contributed to the development of the first party system. And as Washington faced an increasingly recalcitrant Congress, he came to treat the cabinet as a private advisory body to summon as needed, greatly expanding the role of the president and the executive branch.
Publication Date: 2020-04-07
Presidential Leadership in Crisis by Kenneth T. WalshCrises pose a challenge to leaders beyond any other tests they confront. In this comprehensive and timely book, veteran journalist Kenneth T. Walsh offers a probing look at how presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald Trump dealt with crises they faced. Including domestic as well as international issues and assassination attempts, this book stands apart from other accounts of presidents in crisis. Walsh is in search of lessons we can learn, and his findings focus on the presidential attributes and skills that matter most in trying times. This expertly crafted, elegantly written book is appropriate for a variety of college courses and will find its way onto the reading lists of ambitious politicians and interested citizens alike.
Publication Date: 2020-02-20
Abandoned Philadelphia by Christopher HallWhat became our nation's first capital, Philadelphia is a city full of history that is vital to the development of the United States of America. It is a city full of architectural and cultural diversity. Throughout the many transitions Philadelphia's economy has faced, many of these incredible marvels have been forgotten, and because of this, over the past decade, the city has become an epicenter for urban exploration on the East Coast. People travel from all over the United States to visit and photograph the abandoned places that lie within Philadelphia. Religious buildings, schools, theaters, power plants, and even a renowned boxing ring are a few of the many that sit abandoned to this day. While taking photos of these spaces can only do so much to bring recognition to them, photographer Christopher Hall aims to bring the story and history of these places back into the light. In this book, he showcases his collection of photographs from over the past five years of exploring Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and the birthplace of America.
Publication Date: 2021-04-26
Minor Feelings by Cathy Park HongNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER * ONE OF TIME'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE * A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness "Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human."--Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen In development as a television series starring and adapted by Greta Lee * One of Time's 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year * Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, New Statesman, BuzzFeed, Esquire, The New York Public Library, and Book Riot Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative--and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world. Binding these essays together is Hong's theory of "minor feelings." As the daughter of Korean immigrants, Cathy Park Hong grew up steeped in shame, suspicion, and melancholy. She would later understand that these "minor feelings" occur when American optimism contradicts your own reality--when you believe the lies you're told about your own racial identity. Minor feelings are not small, they're dissonant--and in their tension Hong finds the key to the questions that haunt her. With sly humor and a poet's searching mind, Hong uses her own story as a portal into a deeper examination of racial consciousness in America today. This intimate and devastating book traces her relationship to the English language, to shame and depression, to poetry and female friendship. A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche--and of a writer's search to both uncover and speak the truth. Praise for Minor Feelings "Hong begins her new book of essays with a bang. . . .The essays wander a variegated terrain of memoir, criticism and polemic, oscillating between smooth proclamations of certainty and twitches of self-doubt. . . . Minor Feelings is studded with moments [of] candor and dark humor shot through with glittering self-awareness."--The New York Times "Hong uses her own experiences as a jumping off point to examine race and emotion in the United States."--Newsweek "Powerful . . . [Hong] brings together memoiristic personal essay and reflection, historical accounts and modern reporting, and other works of art and writing, in order to amplify a multitude of voices and capture Asian America as a collection of contradictions. She does so with sharp wit and radical transparency."--Salon
Publication Date: 2021-03-02
A Republic under Assault by Tom FittonNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this explosive book, New York Times bestselling author and president of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton explains how the Radical Left and the Deep State destroyed the Trump presidency. With his trademark "readable, engaging, persuasive" (The Washington Times) writing, Tom Fitton identifies the major forces posing a continued threat to American democracy. Hillary Clinton Email Scandal: How the Clinton team and senior officials at the Obama State Department conspired to cover up Hillary Clinton's secret email system--and shocking revelations that tie the Obama White House to the cover-up! Voter Fraud: How Soros-funded groups attack states that seek to protect clean elections by challenging voter ID laws, and how the Left is cynically peddling COVID-19 crisis electoral "reforms," such as mail-in voting, which could increase voter fraud and election chaos. And shocking numbers about dirty voting rolls across the nation! Illegal Immigration: How deadly illegal "sanctuary" policies are exploding across America, and how our nation's sovereignty has been under assault by radical open-border advocates. Subversive Deep State collaborators with ties to the Clinton and Obama machines not only launched countless--often illegal--operations to stop and then remove Trump, but even more alarmingly, are working to transform the United States into something truly unrecognizable to all who believe in liberty and the rule of law. "This is must reading for every American who wants to save our nation" (Sean Hannity, #1 New York Times bestselling author).
Publication Date: 2020-10-20
The Rules of Civility by Richard BrookhiserIn the 1740's, a young George Washington carefully copied out 110 Rules for Civility that had been compiled by French Jesuits in the 15th century and were widely translated and read across Europe. Keeping them close throughout his military and political career, Washington made it his highest aim to embody these principles in his life and actions.
Publication Date: 1997-02-22
American Founders by Christina Proenza-Coles
Publication Date: 2019-03-15
Southern Horrors and Other Writings by Jacqueline Jones Royster
Publication Date: 2016-05-06
Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War by Michael P. Johnson
Publication Date: 2010-12-17
Black Protest and the Great Migration by Peter J. Arnesen; Eric Arnesen
Publication Date: 2002-11-06
Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism by Bruce J. Schulman
Publication Date: 2006-08-01
Creating an American Culture, 1775-1800 by Eve Kornfeld
Publication Date: 2001-03-05
Conservatives in Power: the Reagan Years, 1981-1989 by Meg Jacobs; Julian E. Zelizer
Publication Date: 2010-09-17
The Age of Mccarthyism by Ellen W. Schrecker; Phillip Deery
Publication Date: 2016-09-02
Reconstruction Violence and the Ku Klux Klan Hearings by Shawn Alexander
Publication Date: 2015-01-23
Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion by Amy S. Greenberg
Publication Date: 2017-09-08
Along the Brandywine River by Bruce Edward Mowday
Publication Date: 2001-08-01
American Labyrinth by Raymond Haberski (Editor); Andrew Hartman (Editor)
Publication Date: 2018-12-15
Martin Luther King, Jr. , Malcolm X and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and '60s by David Howard-Pitney
Publication Date: 2004-02-20
The Salem Witch Hunt by Richard Godbeer
Publication Date: 2017-09-08
The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics by Sarah T. Phillips; Shane Hamilton
Publication Date: 2014-01-03
American Empire at the Turn at the Twentieth Century by Kristin L. Hoganson
Publication Date: 2016-11-18
Maryland by Suzanne Ellery Chapelle; Jean B. Russo; Jean H. Baker; Dean R. Esslinger; Edward C. Papenfuse; Constance B. Schulz; Gregory A. Stiverson
Publication Date: 2018-09-14
Black New Jersey by Graham Russell Gao Hodges
Publication Date: 2018-10-01
Chocolate Cities by Marcus Anthony Hunter; Zandria F. Robinson
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
Behold, America by Sarah Churchwell
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
The Soul of America by Jon Meacham
Publication Date: 2018-05-08
My Life in Progressive Politics by Joseph D. Tydings; John W. Frece
Publication Date: 2018-04-19
The Road to Jim Crow by C. Christopher Brown
Publication Date: 2017-02-24
Making extensive use of primary sources, C. Christopher Brown has broken new ground and filled a long overlooked gap in Maryland history. Here is the story of African Americans on Maryland's Eastern Shore, from the promise-filled days following the end of slavery to the rise of lynch law, segregation, and systematic efforts at disenfranchisement. Resisting, as best they could, attempts of the Democratic "White Man's Party" to render them second-class citizens, black communities rallied to their churches and fought determinedly to properly educate their children and gain a measure of political power. The Eastern Shore's Cambridge, guided by savvy and energetic leaders, became a political and cultural center of African American life.
The Sixties by Todd Gitlin
Publication Date: 1987-10-01
Post-Truth Rhetoric and Composition by Bruce Mccomiskey