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Back To Africa

Back To Africa

Benjamin Coates And The Colonization Movement In America, 1848-1880

EDITED BY EMMA J. LAPSANSKY-WERNER, MARGARET HOPE BACON
Benjamin Coates was one of the best-known white supportersof African colonization in 19th century America. A Quaker from Philadelphia, he was committed to helping Black Americans relocate to West Africa. At the heart of the volume is a collection of over 150 recently recovered letters, eitherwritten by Coates or addressed to him between 1848 and 1880. Lapsansky and Bacon have provided a far-reaching essay that places them in the context. They led a team of young scholars who annotated the letters. This book provide new insight into the alliances and divisions within the antislavery movement, making it essential reading for every student of black studies or Quaker history.

Penn State Press 2007 368 PP. Paper

$19.95 (in stock)

Black Abolitionists

Black Abolitionists

BY BENJAMIN QUARLES
Black abolitionists introduces us to the many overlooked African Americans who were active in the movement, preaching, writing, guiding and travelling the world to bring an end to the despicable practice of slavery. A reprint of the then groundbreaking 1969 book but still as relevant as ever today.

Da Capo 1990 320 PP. Paper

$16.95 (in stock)

Black Presence In Pennsylvania

Black Presence In Pennsylvania

Making It Home

BY EMMA LAPSANSKY
Starting with the details of some of William Penn's slaves this little pamphlet makes an excellent introduction to the troubled history of African Americans in Pennsylvania. Quakers are often mentioned in the progress towards equal rights.

Pennsylvania Historical Association 2001 46 PP Paper

$6.50 (in stock)

Delayed Justice For Sale

Delayed Justice For Sale

BY ASHLEY DICKERSON
The astonishing life story of Mahala Ashley Dickerson, Alabama's first black female attorney. Told simply and eloquently, it is a story of almost unbelievable courage in the face of adversity. The daughter of country schoolteachers, Mahala graduated cum laude from Fisk University. Then, at Howard Law School, she encounters some of the leading legal minds of her time, such as Thurgood Marshall, Spottswood Robinson, Howard Jenkins, James Washington, George Hayes, Willian Hastie and John Bussey. Launching her career soon afterward, she is soon setting precedents and scoring major victories in Alabama, Indiana, and Alaska.

Acres 1998 233 PP. Paper

$12.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Dismantling Racism

Dismantling Racism

The Continuing Challenge To White America

BY JOSEPH BARNDT
This book presents a tough, demanding message on facing and dismantling racism in our hearts and institutions to build a just, multiracial, multicultural society.

Augsburg 1991 179 PP. Paper

$15.99 (in stock)

Equality

Equality

36th Annual J Barnard Walton Lecture 2nd Edition 2006

BY DEBORAH ANN SAUNDERS
"Don't go home the way you came." The 1999 Walton Lecture challenges Friends to live our testimonies, especially the testimony of equality. The author describes a personal and dynamic path inviting us to move out of our comfort zone and truly make our meetings reflect diversity.

Southeastern Yearly Meeting 2006 36 PP. Paper

$4.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Fit For Freedom, Not For Friendship - Paperback

Fit For Freedom, Not For Friendship - Paperback

Quakers, African Americans And The Myth Of Racial Justice

BY DONNA MCDANIEL AND VANESSA JULYE
There is a common misconception that, because of their belief in equality, most Quakers assisted fugitive slaves and involved themselves in civil rights activism. While there were Friends committed to ending enslavement and post-enslavement injustices, Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship reveals that racism has been as insidious, complex, and pervasive among Friends as it has been generally among people of European descent. The book documents the spiritual and practical impacts of discrimination in the Religious Society of Friends in the expectation that understanding the truth of our past is vital to achieving a diverse, inclusive community in the future.

QuakerPress of FGC 2009 576 PP. Paper

$28.00 (in stock)

Gentle Invaders

Gentle Invaders

Quaker Women Educators And Racial Issues During The Civil War And Reconstruction

BY LINDA SELLECK
Study of a diverse group of Quaker women inspired by God and a belief in human equality. Looks into the roadblocks as well as the victories over the culture of that time.

Friends United Press 1995 312 PP. Paper

$16.00 (in stock)

Hope In The Unseen

Hope In The Unseen

BY RON SUSKIND
As an honor student walking the gauntlet of sneers and threats at his crime-infested high school in Washington, D.C., Cedric Jennings achieved the impossible: a 4.02 grade-point average and acceptance into Brown University. Suskind won a Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for his stories about Jennings and now expands them into this full-length, nonfiction narrative.

Broadway Books 1999 390 PP. Paper

$15.99 (out of stock but can be backordered)

How To Be Black

How To Be Black

BY BARATUNDE THURSTON
Have you ever been called "too black" or "not black enough"? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this humorous book is for you. Raised by a pro-black, Pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, Baratunde Thurston has over thirty years' experience being black. Now, through stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, the heroics of his hippie mother, the murder of his drug-abusing father, and other revelatory black details, he shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise in how to be black.

Harper 2012 254 PP. Paper

$14.99 (in stock)

The Islamophobia Industry

The Islamophobia Industry

How The Right Manufactures Fear Of Muslims

BY NATHAN LEAN
The spike in anti-Muslim sentiment didn't fall from the sky-it was manufactured by a network of bloggers, funders, pundits, preachers, and politicians. As this concise and readable book demonstrates, hatred sells. It can provide both money and power to those who profit from it. "This book should be required reading" - Karen Armstrong.

PlutoPress 2012 222 PP. Blank

$17.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Just Like Us

Just Like Us

The True Story Of Four Mexican Girls Coming Of Age In America

BY HELEN THORPE
Quaker author. A powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Helen Thorpe takes us deep into the American subculture of Mexican immigrants. We meet four girls on the eve of their senior prom, in Denver, Colorado. This brilliant narrative journalism is a vivid coming-of-age story about girlhood, friendship, and, most of all, identity, what it means to fake an identity, steal an identity, or inherit an identity from one's parents and country.

Scribner 2011 394 PP. Paper

$16.00 (in stock)

Left To Tell

Left To Tell

Discovering God Amidst The Rwandan Holocaust

BY IMMACULEE ILIBAGAZIA
Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her family was brutally murdered along with nearly a million other Rwandans. Incredibly, she survived and for 91 days, she and 7 other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor. Here she discovered the power of prayer, shed her fear of death and forged a profound and lasting relationship with God. She emerged from hiding having discovered the meaning of truly unconditional love-a love so strong she was able seek out and forgive her family's killers.

Hay House 2009 202 PP. Paper

$14.95 (in stock)

Let This Voice Be Heard

Let This Voice Be Heard

Anthony Benezet, Father Of Atlantic Abolitionism

BY MAURICE JACKSON
Anthony Benezet (1713-84), recognized by the leaders of the antislavery movement as its founder, transformed Quaker antislavery sentiment into a broad-based transatlantic movement, he translated ideas from diverse sources - Enlightenment philosophy, African travel narratives, Quakerism and theBible -into concrete action.. At the same time, Benezet's correspondents, included Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush, Abbe Raynal, Granville Sharp, and John Wesley and gave his ideas an audience in the highest intellectual and politicalcircles.

Univ of Pennsylvania Press 2012 375 PP. Paper

$26.00 (in stock)

Lifting The White Veil

Lifting The White Veil

An Exploration Of White American Culture In A Multiracial Context

BY JEFF HITCHCOCK
This is an enlightening, and often revelatory work. The main focus is on the development and current characteristics of the white subculture in the United States. Hitchcock is white, married to a black woman, and worked many years in the field of diversity training and racial reconciliation. He gives white Americans the information they need to start to move beyond ingrained beliefs toward a clearer and more accurate understanding of our society and relations with other races. For those of us who would like to face and overcome the racial exclusiveness incorporated in our culture and traditions this book provides inspiration and tools to move that work forward.

Crandall, Dostie 2002 262 PP Cloth

$22.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Means And Ends In American Abolitionism

Means And Ends In American Abolitionism

Garrison And His Critics On Strategy And Tactics 1834-1850

BY AILEEN KRADITOR
Focuses on arguments over the role of women in the Anti-Slavery Society, over religion, and over political action. She sees a struggle between "respectability" and radical action which continues to reverberate. "From first to last this lucid, important book challenges preconceptions. Obviously Professor Kraditor intends to provoke critical reexamination of many points she raises, and in this she is brilliantly successful.... Her book is a fruitful exploration into the history of a great movement."--Harold M. Hyman, Book World. "Original, perceptive, provocative."--American Historical Review

Ivan Dee 1989 311 PP. Paper

$5.00 (in stock)

Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850)

Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850)

An Early African-american Quaker From Lassiter Mill, Randolph County, North Carolina

BY MARGO LEE WILLIAMS
Although antebellum African Americans were sometimes allowed to attend Quaker services, they were almost never admitted to full "meeting" membership, as was Miles Lassiter. His story illuminates the unfolding of the 19th-century color line into the 20th. Margo Williams had only a handful of stories and a few names her mother remembered from her childhood about her family's home in Asheboro, N Carolina. Her research would soon help her to make contact with long lost relatives and a pilgrimage "home" with her mother in 1982. Little did she know she would discover a large loving family and a Quaker ancestor--a Black Quaker ancestor.

Backintyme 2011 130 PP. Paper

$13.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Miner's Canary

Miner's Canary

Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy

BY LANI GUINIER AND GERALD TORRES
"'To my friends, I look like a black boy. To white people I don't know, I look like a wanna-be punk. To the cops I look like a criminal,' explains Lani Guinier's 14-year-old biracial son. Mixing myriad personal examples with hard data and analysis of biased news reports, Guinier and Torres cogently and forcefully argue that `color-blind' solutions are not `attaining racial justice and ensuring a healthy democratic process.' Arguing for a multifaceted conception of 'biological race, politcal race, historical race, cultural race,' their purpose here is to find terms for discussing `the lived experience of race in America' and for moving toward a society that values...difference."-PW

Harvard Univ. 2003 392 PP. Paper

$16.95 (in stock)

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration In An Age Of Colorblindness

BY MICHELE ALEXANDER
"The New Jim Crow" was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited paperback version of the book is available. Today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you're labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination--employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits are suddenly legal. We have sold 100's to Quakers already.

New Press 2012 336 PP. Paper

$19.95 (in stock)

The New Jim Crow Hardcover

The New Jim Crow Hardcover

Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness

BY MICHELLE ALEXANDER
Former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place confronting mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America. suggested price $27.95 Our price $25.15

New Press 2010 290 PP. Cloth

$27.95 (in stock)

Nonviolence And Racial Justice

Nonviolence And Racial Justice

Talk Given At The Fgc Gathering June 1958 In Cape May, New Jersey

BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Those who heard Martin Luther King Jr. speak on "Nonviolence and Racial Justice" at Cape May in 1958 gave him a standing ovation at the end of his remarks. His words, though given at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, call to us today: "Now I cannot say that violence never wins any victories; it occasionally wins victories. Nations often receive their independence through the use of violence. But I can say this, that that is all it does. Violence only achieves temporary victory; but it never can achieve ultimate peace. It creates many more social problems than it solves. And violence ends up defeating itself. SPECIAL OFFER PAMPLET & CD."

Quaker Press of FGC 1958 40 MIN+PAMPH Audio

$2.00 (in stock)

On Doing Good (9217)

On Doing Good (9217)

The Quaker Experiment

BY GERALD JONAS
SECONDHAND COPY - Good condition book, but poor dust jacket. A look at Quaker work with Native Americans and with slavery, an early attempt to look at Quaker contributions in these areas subsequently reexamined in Fit for Freedom. He then looks at the work of AFSC in more recent years.

Scibners 1971 175 PP. Cloth

$10.00 USED - availability checked Jul 29th 9:00am EDT

Parallel Communities

Parallel Communities

The Underground Railroad In South Jersey

BY DENNIS RIZZO
For slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, names like Springtown and Snow Hill promised sanctuary and salvation. Under the pressures of racial prejudice, free blacks, runaway slaves and even many Native Americans formed island communities on the periphery of many South Jersey towns. These primarily African American communities preserved traditions, acted like extended families and created a social bond between diverse peoples; together they formed parallel communities based on, but independent of, the larger towns and villages.

The History Press 2008 160 PP. Paper

$19.99 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Peace Through Transformation

Peace Through Transformation

VANESSA JULYE

2003 23 PP. Paper

$5.00 (in stock)

The Pigment Of Your Imagination

The Pigment Of Your Imagination

Mixed Race In A Global Society

BY JOY M. ZAREMBKA
Throughout the world arbitrary racial notions are used to define who is '"black" and who is "white" but the lines become blurred with people of mixed racial heritage. Friend Joy Zarembka and her brother Tommy -- who are featured on the front cover of the book -- share the same parents and have striking physical similarities, yet were labelled at birth with very different racial designations; Joy was described as "black" and her brother as "white." After extensive research in Britain, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Jamaica, Joy Zarembka explores the vastly divergent interpretations of racial identity. Zarembka leads us to a new understanding of racial identity.

Madera Press 2007 312 PP. Paper

$19.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Pillar Of Fire

Pillar Of Fire

America In The King Years 1963-65 Sale Paperback

BY TAYLOR BRANCH
The second volume of America in the King Years. The Book begins with the events preceding the "Birmingham spring," which took place in April and May of 1963 when young marchers, as Branch writes, "released collateral forces that drew them together. Seekers of the black vote in rural Mississippi, who literally could not move in 1963, rose to dominate the pivotal year of 1964." The volume ends with King's vow "to bring a voting bill into being" in Selma, Alabama.

Simon and Schuster 1998 746 PP. Paper

$7.00 (in stock)

The Presumption Of Guilt

The Presumption Of Guilt

The Arrest Of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. And Race, Class And Crime In America

BY CHARLES OGLETREE
Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., MacArthur Fellow and Harvard professor, was mistakenly arrested by Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley for attempting to break into his own home. The ensuing media firestorm ignited debate across the country. The Crowley-Gates incident was a clash of absolutes, underscoring the tension between black and white, police and civilians, and the privileged and less privileged in modern America. Charles Ogletree, one of the country's foremost experts on civil rights, uses this incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all.

Palgrave 2010 255 PP. Cloth

$22.50 (out of stock but can be backordered)

The Promised Land

The Promised Land

The Great Black Migration And How It Changed America

BY NICHOLAS LEMANN
A groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels.

Penguin 1996 408 PP Paper

$16.95 (in stock)

Red Summer

Red Summer

The Summer Of 1919 And The Awakening Of Black America

BY CAMERON MCWHIRTER
A narrative history of America's deadliest episode of race riots and lynchings. After World War I, black Americans fervently hoped for a new epoch of peace, prosperity, and equality. Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally earned them rights they had been promised since the close of the Civil War. Instead, an unprecedented wave of anti-black riots and lynchings swept the country for eight months. From April to November of 1919, the racial unrest rolled across the South into the North and the Midwest, even to the nation's capital. Millions of lives were disrupted, and hundreds of lives were lost.

Holt 2011 352 PP. Cloth

$8.50 (in stock)

The Religious World Of Antislavery Women

The Religious World Of Antislavery Women

Spirituality In The Lives Of Five Abolitionist Lecturers

BY ANNA SPEICHER
Did radical abolitionist women abandon the constraints of religion in order to pursue their personal and political goals? The 19C reformers who are the subjects of this book Angelina and Sarah Grimke, Sallie Holley, Abby Kelley, and Lucretia Mott-did, indeed, reject what they found to be the repressive features of the Christianity of their day. Their religiosity, however, remained fundamental to their world view. This book explores the dimensions of this evolving faith, which was critical in shaping their decisions and actions throughout their lives and highlights the leadership that these women exercised within the antislavery community.

Syracuse University Press 1999 242 PP. Paper

$19.95 (in stock)

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