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Abandonment in Dixie: Underdevelopment in the Black Belt
By author: Veronica L. Womack
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P461
ISBN: 9780881464405
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The Black Belt region has been described as America’s Third World. Although this region has been defined historically by eminent scholars such as W.E.B. Dubois, Booker T. Washington, and Arthur Raper, a new twenty-first century definition is needed to address current conditions within the region.

African Americans in Georgia: A Reflection of Politics and Policy in the New South
Edited by: Dr. Pearl Ford
Product Code: H799
ISBN: 9780881461848
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
African Americans in Georgia: A Reflection of Politics and Policy in the New South provides an understanding of the intersection of race and region while addressing contemporary issues such as the future of elementary and higher education, the nature of health- care disparities, and voting and representation.

Against Us, but for Us : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the State
By author: Michael G. Long
Product Code: H580
ISBN: 9780865547681
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s understanding of the State? In this provocative and challenging work, Michael G. Long addresses this very basic but overlooked aspect of King's thought. In King's vision there are three important elements of his view of the State.

America’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities: A Narrative History, 1837–2009
By author: Bobby L. Lovett
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P509
ISBN: 9780881465341
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00

This narrative provides a comprehensive history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The book concludes that race, the Civil Rights movements, and black and white philanthropy had much affect on the development of these minority institutions. Northern white philanthropy had much to do with the start and maintenance of the nation’s HBCUs from 1837 into the 1940s. Even from 1950 to 1970, HBCUs depended upon financial support of philanthropic groups, benevolent societies, and federal and state government agencies, but the survival of HBCUs became dependent mostly on their own creative responses to the changing environment of higher education and have helped to shape our culture and society.

 


An Ex-Colored Church: Social Activism in the CME Church, 1870-1970
Product Code: P280
ISBN: 9780865549036
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $29.00
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church was an important part of the historic freedom struggles of African Americans from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. This fight for equality and freedom can be seen clearly in the denomination’s evolving social and ecumenical consciousness. The denomination’s very name changed from “Colored” to “Christian” in 1954, but the denomination did not join the struggle late. Rather, the CME was a critical participant from the days following the Civil War. At times, the Church was at odds with their white Methodist counterparts and in solidarity with other African-American denominations on issues of racial desegregation and the role of social protest in religion.

Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H921
ISBN: 9780881465877
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
ANDREW YOUNG AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ATLANTA tells the story of the decisions that shaped Atlanta’s growth from a small, provincial Deep South city to an international metropolis impacting and influencing global affairs. When Mayor William Hartsfield coined the term “City too Busy to Hate” in the 1950s, who would have imagined that within fifty years Atlanta would have the world’s busiest airport, rank as the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States or, that this once racially-segregated city would host the Centennial Olympic Games and play host to the world in 1996? Atlanta provides a unique case study for an alternative vision of the relationships among leaders in corporations, government, and communities. The book tracks the development of the Atlanta Way, a strategy for economic development that features cross-racial cooperation—from the foundation in Reconstruction era Atlanta to the Olympic Games.

Between Fetters and Freedom: African American Baptists since Emancipation
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H906
ISBN: 9780881465402
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The essays in BETWEEN FETTERS AND FREEDOM explore a number of issues bearing on post-Civil War African American Baptists. With limited resources at their disposal, precisely what did freedom mean? Would African American Baptist organizations be recognized as legitimate by white peer organizations? What sort of internal stress would African American organizations face as they gained traction in the black community, and what sort of stress would a rapidly changing culture place on those organizations and the people who made them what they were? Through it all, preachers and lay people alike wondered how their voices would be heard above the din.

Birmingham's Revolutionary : The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights
Edited by: Marjorie L. White
Product Code: H530
ISBN: 9780865547094
Product Format: Hardback
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Black Baptists and African Missions : The Origins of a Movement 1880-1915
By author: Sandy D. Martin   Foreword by: Robert T. Handy
Product Code: P173
ISBN: 9780865546004
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
Study of black Baptists and their attempts to Christianize Africa.

Campus to Counter: Civil Rights Activism in Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, 1960-1963
By author: Brian Suttell   Series edited by: Quinton H. Dixie
Product Code: P665
ISBN: 9780881468779
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Despite the rich historiography on the civil rights movement and scholarly works addressing academic freedom, their connections have gone mostly unexplored. Suttell utilized extensive archival research and conducted thirty-one interviews with activists and Raleigh and Durham community members, in addition to nationally recognized civil rights leaders like Andrew Young and Wyatt Tee Walker.

Democracy in Twenty-First Century America: Race, Class, Religion, and Region
By author: Ronald B. Neal
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P448
ISBN: 9780881462869
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Democracy in Twenty-First Century America: Race, Class, Religion, and Region is an exercise in religious and political philosophy. Fundamentally concerned with the racial and economic crisis of democracy in the United States, this book engages the new face of inequality in America and the new challenges presented to the American democratic project. Addressing the population of one Southern state, South Carolina, this book contends that the vestiges of America’s past are now compounded with unprecedented racial and economic dilemmas.

Faithful, Firm, and True : African-American Education in the South
By author: Titus Brown
Product Code: P219
ISBN: 9780865547773
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $35.00
In Faithful, Firm, and True: African-American Education in the South, Titus Brown traces the dual roles of the northern American Missionary Association (AMA) and the African American community of Macon, Georgia in their joint effort to provide education to blacks in central Georgia. These education pioneers faced many formidable obstacles, including poverty, disease, white hostility, low funds, and a paucity of qualified teachers.

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