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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: $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. 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.

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.

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.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
By author: Frederick Douglass   Introduction by: Scott C. Williamson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P607
ISBN: 9780881467925
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Price: $16.00
A beloved American classic, NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE is reprinted by Mercer University Press with a new introduction by Scott C. Williamson, who presents the fugitive Douglass in 1845, seated at his desk in Lynn, Massachusetts and standing at the crossroads of the American ideal of liberty and the waking nightmare of American slavery.

Striking Features: Psychoanalysis and Racial Passing Narratives
By author: Donavan L. Ramon
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P696
ISBN: 9780881469301
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
How does psychoanalysis animate racial passing and how does racial passing inspire psychoanalysis? Despite long-held beliefs that the two have nothing in common, Donavan L. Ramon poses that psychoanalysis is relevant for understanding the reasons behind jumping the color line. The monograph concludes with a meditation on today's ineffective language of race, which hinders racial progress.