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  1. Thurgood Marshall

    Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union

    By Charles L. Zelden

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson, Marshall was a lawyer...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Economic Civil Rights Movement

    African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power

    Edited by Michael Ezra

    Series: Routledge Studies in African American History

    Economic inequalities have been perhaps the most enduring problem facing African Americans since the civil rights movement, despite the attention they have received from activists. Although the civil rights movement dealt successfully with injustices like disenfranchisement and segregated public...

    Published March 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture

    By Shawan M. Worsley

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    Audience, Agency and Identity in Black Popular Culture analyses black cultural representations that appropriate anti-black stereotypes. Using examples from literature, media, and art, Worsley examines how these cultural products do not rework anti-black stereotypes into seemingly positive images....

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Black Citizenship and Authenticity in the Civil Rights Movement

    By Randolph Hohle

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    This book explains the emergence of two competing forms of black political representation that transformed the objectives and meanings of local action, created boundaries between national and local struggles for racial equality, and prompted a white response to the civil rights movement that set...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Caribbean History Reader

    Edited by Nicola Foote

    Series: Routledge Readers in History

    The Caribbean is a region that has been at the heart of world history and global development for centuries. Despite its small geographic size, it is the lynchpin of the Atlantic economy. Further, through a series of migrations, Caribbean people are represented in most of the major cities of...

    Published December 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Jim Crow Citizenship

    Liberalism and the Southern Defense of Racial Hierarchy

    By Marek D. Steedman

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    In the late 1860s the U.S. federal government initiated the most abrupt transition from slavery to citizenship in the Americas. The transformation, of course, did not stick, but it did permanently alter the terms of American citizenship and initiated a century long struggle over the place of...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  7. People Without Rights (Routledge Revivals)

    An Interpretation of the Fundamentals of the Law of Slavery in the U.S. South

    By Andrew Fede

    First published in September 1992, the book traces the nature and development of the fundamental legal relationships among slaves, masters, and third parties. It shows how the colonial and antebellum Southern judges and legislators accommodated slavery’s social relationships into the common law,...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Introducing African American Religion

    By Anthony B. Pinn

    Series: World Religions

    This book offers a creative and unique approach to the history of African American religion. Tracing what it has meant to be African American and religious within the context of the United States, it provides a vital snapshot of some of the traditions that have shaped the religious imagination of...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Black Officer Corps

    A History of Black Military Advancement from Integration through Vietnam

    By Isaac Hampton II

    The U.S. Armed Forces started integrating its services in 1948, and with that push, more African Americans started rising through the ranks to become officers, although the number of black officers has always been much lower than African Americans’ total percentage in the military....

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Freedom to Serve

    Truman, Civil Rights, and Executive Order 9981

    By Jon E. Taylor

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, African American leaders pushed for inclusion in the war effort and, after the war, they mounted a concerted effort to integrate the armed services. Harry S. Truman’s decision to issue Executive Order 9981 in 1948, which resulted in the integration...

    Published October 3rd 2012 by Routledge