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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.

Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays : A Pictorial Life And Times
By author: Carrie M. Dumas
Product Code: H704
ISBN: 9780881460162
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $45.00
As a result of Benjamin Mays’s many contributions, he was not only recog-nized as one of the great minds of the twentieth century, but also left an indelible impact on so many of those he touched. To chronicle the amazing life and contributions of Mays, Carrie Dumas draws from numerous archival sourcesand presents a photographic biography (more than 100 images) of one of America's most notable citizens.

Erasing Public Memory : Race, Aesthetics, and Cultural Amnesia in the Americas
Product Code: P327
ISBN: 9780881460582
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Erasing Public Memory confronts the unacknowledged and uninterrogated assimilation of racial categories into aesthetic theories. The editors and contributors based much of their analysis on exposing the phenomenon that race and racism is at the very center of knowledge production in the academy, a process designed not so much to achieve a disinterested will to epistemological thresholds of truth, but to invent a racialized meta-rationality to the exclusion of all alternative ways of knowing.

Erasing Public Memory : Race, Aesthetics, and Cultural Amnesia in the Americas
Product Code: H736
ISBN: 9780881460766
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
Erasing Public Memory confronts the unacknowledged and uninterrogated assimilation of racial categories into aesthetic theories. The editors and contributors based much of their analysis on exposing the phenomenon that race and racism is at the very center of knowledge production in the academy, a process designed not so much to achieve a disinterested will to epistemological thresholds of truth, but to invent a racialized meta-rationality to the exclusion of all alternative ways of knowing.

Faithful, Firm, and True : African-American Education in the South
By author: Titus Brown
Product Code: P219
ISBN: 9780865547773
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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.

Frederick Douglass: A Precursor of Liberation Theology
By author: Reginald Davis
Product Code: P312
ISBN: 9780865549258
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $19.50
Frederick Douglass: A Precursor of Liberation Theology deals with the evolution of Frederick Douglass’s philosophical and theological development. This book is another paradigm that expands the debate and places Douglass’s thought in a more appropriate context, namely, anticipating liberation theology.

Frodo's Wound: Why The Lord of the Rings Is a Great Book
By author: Krishnan Venkatesh
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P631
ISBN: 9780881468014
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
Why do lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy return to it again and again through their lives? Why does each rereading seem more nourishing? FRODO'S WOUND is a collection of essays that approaches these questions from various angles. It argues that while epic conflict and heroic warriors may provide the initial allure to the book, what lingers and deepens with each reading is its emotional complexity, its knowledge of loss and grief, and its yearning for something only dimly understood.

From the Plantation to the Prison : African-American Confinement Literature
Edited by: Tara T. Green
Product Code: H746
ISBN: 9780881460902
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Confinement appropriately describes the status of African Americans who have been incarcerated. Spaces of confinement include-but are not limited to- plantations, Jim Crow societies, and prisons. Contributors examine the related experiences of Malcolm X, Bigger Thomas of Native Son, Angela Davis, and other people of African descent.

Frustrated Fellowship : The Black Baptist Quest for Social Power
By author: James M Washington
Product Code: P020
ISBN: 9780865541924
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
Between 1788 and 1834 black Baptists formed their first distinctively black congregations and organized regional associations. By 1831, when an enslaved Baptist preacher named Nat Turner inspired an insurrection against slaveholders in Virginia, black Baptist had acquired “a peculiar and precarious religious freedom.” Turner’s rebellion and the black Baptist role in ending slavery in Jamaica brought restrictions on the movements of black preachers, but black Baptists continued to preach and to claim the freedom to worship as communities of believers.

George Liele's Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H853
ISBN: 9780881463897
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Writers of church and mission history have devoted very few pages to George Liele’s ministry and most mentions ignore the global nature of his pioneer work, international influence, intelligence, and legacy. He launched a mission movement that reached from Georgia to Jamaica and from Jamaica to Sierra Leone and Nova Scotia—all before the pioneer work of William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Richard Allen, and Lott Cary. Beginning as a slave preacher, Liele learned the Baptist story and theology—a message he preached in South Carolina, Georgia, and Jamaica. In providing a comprehensive introduction to Liele’s life and work, this book draws readers into identifying with Liele and those who lived through a difficult historic period and who in the process developed a theology that guided them through the challenges of being a Christian leader in a slave society.

In His Own Words: Houston Hartsfield Holloway’s Slavery, Emancipation, and Ministry in Georgia
Product Code: H909
ISBN: 9780881465457
Product Format: Book
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Houston Hartsfield Holloway (1844–1917) was born enslaved in upcountry Georgia, taught himself to read and write, learned the blacksmith trade, was emancipated by Union victory in 1865, and served as an ordained traveling preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church from 1870 to 1883. He devoted the remainder of his life to his family, his blacksmith trade, and his local church. Holloway’s 24,000-word autobiography offers a rare working-class perspective on life during some of the most transformative years of US history. Footnotes provide supplementary biographical information for nearly two hundred relatives, neighbors, friends, and coworkers named in Holloway’s narrative. An appendix includes nineteen extended biographical sketches. The book is illustrated with photographs and three detailed maps of Holloway’s home neighborhoods and preaching assignments.

In the Beginning: The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College
Edited by: Echol Nix Jr.   Foreword by: Hugh M. Gloster Jr.
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H904
ISBN: 9780881465303
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00

In the Beginning highlights the history of the world’s largest religious memorial to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Inspired essays on education, social justice, nonviolence, peace, ecumenism, and civil and human rights are offered in honor of Lawrence Edward Carter, Sr., founding dean of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel.

This book is a lasting tribute and valuable contribution to the history and educational mission of Morehouse College.

Contributors include Lewis V. Baldwin, Thomas O. Buford, Delman L. Coates, Jason R. Curry, Norm Faramelli, Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Barbara Lewis King, Douglas E. Krantz, Bill J. Leonard, Otis A. Maxfield, Echol Nix, Jr., Harold Oliver, Peter Paris, Samuel K. Roberts, Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Harold Dean Trulear, Edward P. Wimberly, Vincent L. Wimbush, and Virgil Wood.


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