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Book
131 pages : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
"This tenth anniversary edition of the acclaimed and fearless graphic novel features enhanced toned art, an afterword by Mat Johnson, character sketches, and other additional material. In the early 20th Century, when lynchings were commonplace throughout the American South, a few courageous reporters from the North risked their lives to expose these atrocities. They were African-American men who, due to their light skin color, could "pass" among the white folks. They called this dangerous assignment going "incognegro." Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald, is sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay "incognegro" long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother -- and himself. Suspenseful, unsettling and relevant, Incognegro is a tense graphic novel of shifting identities, forbidden passions, and secrets that run far deeper than skin color"-- Provided by publisher.
"Black reporter Zane Pinchback goes undercover as a white man to investigate the arrest of his brother and save him from a lynch mob."-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Book
289 pages ; 23 cm
A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. In Jesmyn Ward's first novel since her National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi's past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. Ward is a major American writer, multiply awarded and universally lauded, and in Sing, Unburied, Sing she is at the height of her powers. Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise. Sing, Unburied, Sing grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power, and limitations, of the bonds of family. Rich with Ward's distinctive, musical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an essential contribution to American literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Video
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; unknown; unknown. digital; optical; stereo. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1. audio file; CD audio.
  • CD. I loves you Porgy
  • Don't let me be misunderstood
  • I put a spell on you
  • Strange fruit
  • Sinnerman
  • Mississippi Goddam
  • Little girl blue
  • Don't smoke in bed
  • My baby just cares for me
  • Lilac wine
  • Black is the color of my true love's hair
  • Night song
  • Nobody knows you when you're down and out
  • Feeling good
  • Ne me quitte pas.
Profiles the life and career of American singer Nina Simone.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Video
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray.
A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the High Priestess of Soul. This includes a bonus CD of her works which features the classics I Loves You Porgy; Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out; I Put a Spell on You; and many more.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Book
246 pages ; 25 cm
  • Prologue: Kindling
  • Reconstructing reconstruction
  • Derailing the Great Migration
  • Burning Brown to the ground
  • Rolling back civil rights
  • How to unelect a black President
  • Epilogue: Imagine.
As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as "black rage, " historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, "white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames, " she writes, "everyone had ignored the kindling." Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House. Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781632864123 20160704
Green Library
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
A light-skinned African American woman (Jeanne Crain) who's been passing for white at a northern nursing school returns to the South, where she's asked to care for an ailing white woman (Ethel Barrymore), who wants nothing to do with her. Pinky must negotiate tricky racial politics in life and love.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Book
x, 622 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Book
798 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
This epic work tells the story of the Hemings family, whose close blood ties to the third president of America had been systematically expunged from history until very recently.Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemingses from their origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family's dispersal after Thomas Jefferson's death in 1826. It brings to life not only Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson but also their children and Hemings' siblings, who shared a father with Jefferson's wife, Martha. "The Hemingses of Moticello" sets the family's compelling saga against the backdrop of revolutionary America, Paris on the eve of revolution, 1790s Philadelphia and plantation life at Monticello, Jefferson's estate in Virginia. Much anticipated, this book promises to be the most detailed history of an American slave family ever written.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393064773 20160528
Green Library
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Book
xxxi, 546 p. ; 22 cm.
About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393979169 20160612
Green Library
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Patricia 'Pinky' Johnson returns to her home in the South after studying nursing in New England. When her grandmother's boss, Miss Em, becomes ill, Pinky cares for her. Miss Em leaves her estate to her, but Pinky faces a long court battle to keep it.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Video
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Video
2 videodiscs (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 10 postcard photos +1 Dell comic book ([34] p. ; 18 cm.) +1 press book ([31] p. ; 18 cm.) + 2 filmaker memo & correspondence.
A Confederate war veteran tracks down the Indians who killed his brother and sister-in-law and carried off their daughter.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Video
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. Her next-door neighbor, a writer, is "sponsored" by a wealthy patroness. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy; seeing just how romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of the film.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Video
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
A journalist assigned to write a series of articles on anti-semitism decides to pose as a Jew and finds out first-hand what it is like to be the victim of intolerance.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Video
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
A journalist assigned to write a series of articles on anti-semitism decides to pose as a Jew and finds out first-hand what it is like to be the victim of intolerance.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01

16. Playing Indian [1998]

Book
249 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
This text explores how white Americans have used their ideas about American Indians to shape national identity in different eras, and how Indian people have reacted to these imitations of their native dress, language and ritual.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300071115 20160528
Green Library
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, an Indian-hater who believes more in bullets than words. He's out to find his young niece, who's been taken captive by the renegade Comanches who massacred her family.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-255-01, AMSTUD-255D-01, CSRE-255D-01, HISTORY-255D-01, HISTORY-355D-01