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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.

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: $28.00
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. Raymond Sommerville’s important book discusses the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the CME. While King and others received most of the headlines during the Civil Rights Era, the CME proved to be involved at all levels and equally important in all they did. With its strategic location in the South and its long history of ecumenical involvement, the CME Church emerged as a leading advocate of ecumenical civil rights activism. Previous interpretations asserted that the CME was apolitical and accomodationist or that it was more progressive than it was. Sommerville presents a more nuanced account of how a church of largely former slaves emancipated itself from the constraints of white Methodist paternalism and Jim Crow racism to emerge as a progressive force of racial justice and ecumenism in the South and beyond. Sommerville examines major centers of the CME--Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta--and selected leaders in the South in charting the gradual metamorphosis of the former CME as a largely nonpolitical body of former slaves in 1870 to a more politically active denomination at the apex of the modern Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

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: In stock
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
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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.

Frederick Douglass: A Precursor of Liberation Theology
By author: Reginald Davis
Product Code: P312
ISBN: 9780865549258
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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.

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.

Re-Cognizing W. E. B. Dubois in the Twenty-First Century : Essays on W. E. B. Du Bois
Edited by: Mary Keller   By author: Chester J. Fontenot Jr.
Product Code: P335
ISBN: 9780881460599
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $30.00
This collection highlights the breadth and rich complexity of W. E. B. DuBois as a pre-eminent, voracious, and demanding trans-Atlantic intellectual of the 20th century whose work sets the stage for understanding subjectivity and history in the 21st century. With online links to the songs in Souls, as well as studies of contemporary African and Pan-African issues, DuBois's influence as an activist intellectual is critically appraised.

Re-Cognizing W. E. B. Dubois in the Twenty-First Century : Essays on W. E. B. Dubois
Edited by: Mary Keller   By author: Chester J. Fontenot Jr.
Product Code: H737
ISBN: 9780881460773
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
This collection highlights the breadth and rich complexity of W. E. B. DuBois as a pre-eminent, voracious, and demanding trans-Atlantic intellectual of the 20th century whose work sets the stage for understanding subjectivity and history in the 21st century. With online links to the songs in Souls, as well as studies of contemporary African and Pan-African issues, DuBois's influence as an activist intellectual is critically appraised.

The Cost of Unity: African American Agency and Education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H775
ISBN: 9780881461343
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
Like other Protestant organizations in the United States, the Christian Church was involved in the establishment of schools for African- Americans in the South in the years following the end of the Civil War. The most widely read books offering an interpretation of the history of this church tend to relegate the role of black people to passive recipients of white benevolence and largesse in this process of education reform. This book examines the agency of African-Americans in the founding of educational institutions for blacks associated with the Christian Church. The philosophical discourse within the Christian Church concerning the purpose, type, and control of these schools is examined as well as the prevailing racial assumptions and attitudes that informed each of these areas.

The Souls of W. E. B. Du Bois: New Essays and Reflections
By author: Edward J. Blum   Edited by: Jason R. Young
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H777
ISBN: 9780881461367
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
The Souls of W. E. B. Du Bois is a collection of articles that treat Du Bois on the subject of religion by reintroducing his life and work to an audience that may be familiar with his work generally but may never have seen analyses of his study of religion. Because the project includes articles that examine both Du Bois’s personal religious life along with his examination of religion, the editors seek to add not only to our knowledge of Du Bois’s scholarly contributions but also hope to shed light on his personal life and religiosity. Also, in treating the biography and career of a thinker whose work covers much of the twentieth century, the editors intend this work to address larger issues related to religion in the United States over the course of the century.

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