Jump to content
Afrii Diaspora Dialogue
Build your website with Namecheap!



  1. 8
  2. Political Theory

    Political philosophy or political theory is the philosophical study of government, addressing questions about the nature, scope, and legitimacy of public agents and institutions and the relationships between them. Its topics include politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of laws.


36 books

  1. Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks

    Author: Donald Bogle

    Annotation This classic study of Black images in American motion pictures, this year enjoys its thirtieth anniversary of continuous publication through four editions and is now available in a special hardcover gift edition, having sold over 200,000 copies in paperback. It includes the entire 20th century through Black images in film, from the silent era to the unequaled rise of the new African American cinema and stars of today. From Gone with the Wind and Carmen Jones to Shaft, Do the Right Thi

    • Published on 2001
    • 488 pages


  2. Study Guide for Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children's Hearts and Minds

    Author: Steve Feazel and Carol Swain

    This is a resource guide for individuals and organizations who would like to use Abduction for book clubs, classes, and small group settings. Group leaders can select one or more questions or exercises from each chapter for weekly discussion or they can modify the questions to make them more suitable for their particular audience.

    • Published on 2017
    • 40 pages


  3. Interracial Intimacies

    Author: Randall Kennedy

    In Interracial Intimacies, Randall Kennedy hits a nerve at the center of American race relations and our most intimate ties to each other. Writing with the same piercing intelligence he brought to his national bestseller The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, Kennedy here challenges us to examine how prejudices and biases still fuel fears and inform our sexual, marital, and family choices. Analyzing the tremendous changes in the history of America’s racial dynamics, Kennedy takes us from

    • Published on 2004
    • 676 pages


  4. Black Metropolis

    Author: St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton

    Ground-breaking when first published in 1945, Black Metropolis remains a landmark study of race and urban life. Based on a mass of research conducted by Works Progress Administration field workers in the late 1930s, it is a historical and sociological account of the people of Chicago's South Side, the classic urban ghetto. Drake and Cayton's findings not only offer a generalized analysis of black migration, settlement, community structure, and black-white race relations in the early part of the

    • Published on 1970
    • 916 pages


  5. Sister Citizen

    Author: Melissa V. Harris-Perry

    Jezebel's sexual lasciviousness, Mammy's devotion, and Sapphire's outspoken anger these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest, such representations force African American women to navigate a virtual crooked room that shames them and shapes their experiences as citizens. Many respond by assuming a mantle of strength that may convince others, and even themselves, that they do not need help. But as a result, the uni

    • Published on 2011
    • 394 pages


  6. Righteous Discontent

    Author: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

    What Du Bois noted has gone largely unstudied until now. In this book, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham gives us our first full account of the crucial role of black women in making the church a powerful institution for social and political change in the black community. Between 1880 and 1920, the black church served as the most effective vehicle by which men and women alike, pushed down by racism and poverty, regrouped and rallied against emotional and physical defeat. Focusing on the National Baptist

    • Published on 1994
    • 306 pages


  7. Rising Wind

    Author: Brenda Gayle Plummer

    African Americans have a long history of active involvement and interest in international affairs, but their efforts have been largely ignored by scholars of American foreign policy. Gayle Plummer brings a new perspective to the study of twentieth-century American history with her analysis of black Americans' engagement with international issues, from the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 through the wave of African independence movements of the early 1960s.

    • Published on 1996
    • 446 pages


  8. Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won

    Author: Kim D. Butler

    Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won explores the ways Afro-Brazilians in two major cities adapted to the new conditions of life after the abolition of slavery and how they confronted limitations placed on their new freedom. The book sets forth new ways of understanding why the abolition of slavery did not yield equitable fruits of citizenship, not only in Brazil, but throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Afro-Brazilians in Sao Paulo and Salvador lived out their new freedom in ways that raise issue

    • Published on 1998
    • 310 pages


  9. Forging Diaspora

    Author: Frank Andre Guridy

    Cuba's geographic proximity to the United States and its centrality to U.S. imperial designs following the War of 1898 led to the creation of a unique relationship between Afro-descended populations in the two countries. In Forging Diaspora , Frank Andre Guridy shows that the cross-national relationships nurtured by Afro-Cubans and black Americans helped to shape the political strategies of both groups as they attempted to overcome a shared history of oppression and enslavement. Drawing on

    • Published on 2010
    • 288 pages


  10. Sojourning for Freedom

    Author: Erik S. McDuffie

    Sojourning for Freedom portrays pioneering black women activists from the early twentieth century through the 1970s, focusing on their participation in the U.S. Communist Party (CPUSA) between 1919 and 1956. Erik S. McDuffie considers how women from diverse locales and backgrounds became radicalized, joined the CPUSA, and advocated a pathbreaking politics committed to black liberation, women’s rights, decolonization, economic justice, peace, and international solidarity. McDuffie explores the li

    • Published on 2011
    • 327 pages


  11. The Dawn of Detroit

    Author: Tiya Miles

    Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city: Detroit. In this richly researched and eye-opening book, Miles has pieced together the experience of the unfree--both native and African American--in the frontier outpost

    • Published on 2017
    • 336 pages


  12. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

    Author: Daina Ramey Berry

    Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America In life and in death, slaves were commodities, their monetary value assigned based on their age, gender, health, and the demands of the market. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives--including preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, the senior years, and

    • Published on 2017
    • 282 pages


  13. Force and Freedom

    Author: Kellie Carter Jackson

    In Force and Freedom, Kellie Carter Jackson provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the tactical use of violence among antebellum black activists. Through tactical violence, argues Carter Jackson, abolitionist leaders created the conditions that necessitated the Civil War.

    • Published on 2019
    • 224 pages


  14. From Babylon to Fuuta Jaloh: A Valiant Odyssey

    Author: Abu Bakarr Jiifin Jalloh

    There have been numerous efforts at identifying my tribe in various parts of the Sub-Sahara. Some call it Fulah, Fulani, or Peuhl and others call it Haali-Pulaar. We call ourselves Fulbhe. Of all the mysteries that lie hidden in Africa, none presents a more mesmeric interest than the origin of the Fulbhe tribe which has infused its uniqueness throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The question of “where do the Fulbhe come from” gets asked often because the tribe is found in every country in Sub-Saharan

    • Published on 2022
    • 174 pages


  15. The Crown And The Turban

    Author: Lamin Sanneh

    This fascinating study explores the “clash of civilizations” between the secular government and Muslim traditions in West Africa, appraising the challenge of separating the administration of the state from the deeply held beliefs of the Islamic peoples of the region. Lamin Sanneh, awarded Senegal's highest national honor for his scholarly work, places Islam within the context of Africa's receptive and pluralist environment, explores the religious and historical background of present-day conflict

    • Published on 1996
    • 304 pages


  16. Dead Aid

    Author: Dambisa Moyo

    Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world's poorest countries.

    • Published on 2009
    • 209 pages


  17. Black Bourgeoisie

    Author: Franklin Frazier

    A classic analysis of the Black middle class studies its origin and development, accentuating its behavior, attitudes, and values during the 1940s and 1950s. When it was first published in 1957, E. Franklin Frazier’s Black Bourgeoisie was simultaneously reviled and revered—revered for its skillful dissection of one of America’s most complex communities, reviled for daring to cast a critical eye on a section of black society that had achieved the trappings of the white, bourgeois ideal.

    • Published on 1997
    • 277 pages


  18. Enough

    Author: Juan Williams

    Half a century after brave Americans took to the streets to raise the bar of opportunity for all races, Juan Williams writes that too many black Americans are in crisis—caught in a twisted hip-hop culture, dropping out of school, ending up in jail, having babies when they are not ready to be parents, and falling to the bottom in twenty-first-century global economic competition. In Enough , Juan Williams issues a lucid, impassioned clarion call to do the right thing now, before we travel so

    • Published on 2006
    • 251 pages


  19. Basic Economics

    Author: Thomas Sowell

    An accessible, jargon-free resource outlines the principles behind each major type of economy including capitalist, socialist, and feudal, in terms of the incentives each creates.

    • Published on 2014
    • 704 pages


  20. Black Rednecks and White Liberals

    Author: Thomas Sowell

    Sowell seeks to dispel the stereotypes associated with "black rednecks," claiming that their attempts to escape these typecasts are hampered by white liberals. He ventures further, questioning other ethnic stereotypes and the present practice of slavery.

    • Published on 2005
    • 392 pages


  21. Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria

    Author: Saheed Aderinto

    Guns are an enduring symbol of imperialism, whether they are used to impose social order, create ceremonial spectacle, incite panic, or to inspire confidence. In Guns and Society, Saheed Aderinto considers the social, political, and economic history of these weapons in colonial Nigeria. As he transcends traditional notions of warfare and militarization, Aderinto reveals surprising insights into how colonialism changed access to firearms after the 19th century. In doing so, he explores the unusua

    • Published on 2018
    • 300 pages


  22. Where Do We Go from Here

    Author: Martin Luther King

    In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end t

    • Published on 2012
    • 422 pages


  23. The Blackman's Guide to Understanding the Blackwoman

    Author: Shahrazad Ali

    A sample passage of the book, refers to African-American women as the "Blackwoman": I wrote the book because black women in America have been protected and insulated against certain kinds of criticism and examination — Shahrazad Ali.

    • Published on 1989
    • 184 pages


  24. The New Jim Crow

    Author: Michelle Alexander

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book by Michelle Alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar. The book discusses race-related issues specific to African-American males and mass incarceration in the United States, but Alexander noted that the discrimination faced by African-American males is prevalent among other minorities and socio-economically disadvantaged populations. Alexander's central premise, from which the book derives its title, is that

    • Published on 2012
    • 338 pages


  25. Black-on-Black Violence

    Author: Amos N. Wilson

    The psychodynamics of black self annihilation in service of white domination." Contents include: "The sociopolitical necessity of black criminality; Quantifying a myth: Statistics and black criminality; American society - crimogenic society; The creation of the black on black criminal; The identity crisis of the black on black criminal; Self alienation; Inculcating the beast; Chasing the American Mirage; Dreams without means; Suicide; Cosmic causation; and The neutralization of black on black vi

    • Published on 1990
    • 204 pages


  • Create New...