A Mother and Her Family in Urban America
Dash puts a human face on the struggle to survive despite both poor personal choices and
almost insurmountable circumstances. Based
on a series of Pulitzer Prize–winning articles.
Plume 288 pp. 0-452-27896-1 $15.00
George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
LIFE IS SO GOOD
One man’s extraordinary journey through the
20th century and how he learned to read at
age 98. “A remarkable autobiography.”—The
Christian Science Monitor.
Penguin 272 pp. 0-14-100168-2 $14.00
f AMERICAN DREAM
Three Women, Ten Kids,
and a Nation’s Drive to End Welfare
“One of the great works on social policy of
this generation.”—Daniel Schorr, Senior News
Analyst, NPR. “The best account of the effort
to reform or end welfare, and...the most
insightful story of how it has affected the
mothers who have lived with it for so long.
Convictions and prejudices of the left and the
right all fall before this meticulously
researched book; it will become a classic
account of the lives of the American poor.”—
Nathan Glazer, Harvard University.
Viking 432 pp. 0-670-89275-0 $25.95
MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM
Edited with an Introduction
and Notes by John David Smith
Douglass’s second autobiography—written
after ten years of reflection following his legal
emancipation in 1846 and his break with his
mentor William Lloyd Garrison. 432 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-043918-8 $11.00
NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE
OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS
See American History—Early National, page 8
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W. E. B. Du Bois
THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK
Introduction by Randall Kenan
Signet Classic 256 pp. 0-451-52603-1 $5.95
Introduction and Notes by Donald B. Gibson
Penguin Classics 0-14-018998-X $9.95
Edited by Nathan I. Huggins
Includes The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade, The Souls of Black Folk, Dusk of Dawn,
essays, articles from The Crisis. 1,334 pp.
Library of America 0-940450-33-X $40.00
Paul Laurence Dunbar
THE SPORT OF THE GODS
Introduction by William L. Andrews
One of the first novels to depict the harsh realities of ghetto life—the story of a displaced
Southern family’s struggle to survive and
prosper in early Harlem.
Signet Classic 176 pp. 0-451-52755-0 $5.95
Melba J. Duncan
THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE
TO AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Alpha 320 pp. 0-02-864312-7 $18.95
BETTER DAY COMING
Blacks and Equality, 1890–2000
“Does more than any other book to place the
historic Civil Rights Movement within the
broader scope of the Black Freedom Struggle
in the twentieth century.”—Stephen F.
Lawson, Rutgers Univ. “Just right and badly
needed. I know of no other text that covers
these years. I will definitely adopt.”—Daniel
Levine, Bowdoin College. 16 pp. b/w illustrations.
Penguin 400 pp. 0-14-200129-5 $16.00
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
A Penguin Lives Biography
“Frady does a wonderful job here, packing
this small, highly readable book with detail
and firm analysis...ideal for undergraduates.”
—Gerald Early, Washington Univ. 224 pp.
Lipper/Viking 0-670-88231-3 $19.95
Martin Luther King, Jr.
WHY WE CAN’T WAIT
Afterword by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
The late Nobel laureate’s explanation of the
events, forces, and pressures behind the quest
for civil rights.
Signet Classic 176 pp. 0-451-52753-4 $6.95
f POST-SOUL NATION
The Explosive, Contradictory, Triumphant,
and Tragic 1980s as Experienced by African
Americans (Previously Known as Blacks
and Before That Negroes)
“Tell[s] linked stories of oppression and free-dom....George is a superb reporter....His
critical judgments provoke admiration and
further thought.”—Publishers Weekly. B/w
Viking 256 pp. 0-670-03275-1 $23.95
f THE DEATH OF RHYTHM & BLUES
Now available from Penguin—the classic
history of modern black music from “the best
black writer writing about black music in
Penguin 256 pp. 0-14-200408-1 $15.00
“An immensely readable survey of rap and its
wide cultural impact.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Penguin 240 pp. 0-14-028022-7 $15.00
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
John Howard Griffin
BLACK LIKE ME
Epilogue by the Author
Afterword by Robert Bonazzi
“Essential reading...a social document of the
first order.”—San Francisco Chronicle. The true
story of a journalist in the Deep South of the
1950s who, using medication that darkened his
skin to deep brown, exchanged his privileged
life as a Southern white man for the disenfranchised world of an unemployed black man.
NAL 208 pp. 0-451-20864-1 $12.95
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
The Unfilmed Original Screenplay
Edited by Robert Nemiroff
Introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson
Commentary by Spike Lee
This edition offers Hansberry’s complete
uncut screen adaptation of her play, containing at least 40 percent new material that does
not appear in the play.
Plume 256 pp. 0-452-26776-5 $14.00
Signet 256 pp. 0-451-18388-6 $5.99
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TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK
Adapted by Robert Nemiroff
Introduction by James Baldwin
Signet 272 pp. 0-451-15952-7
Joel Chandler Harris
NIGHTS WITH UNCLE REMUS
Edited with an Introduction by
R. Bruce Bickley, Jr., and John T. Bickley 384 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-243766-2 $14.00
Billie Holiday, with William Dufty
LADY SINGS THE BLUES
Penguin 208 pp. 0-14-006762-0
f MISSISSIPPI IN AFRICA
The Saga of the Slaves of Prospect Hill
Plantation and Their Legacy in Liberia Today
See Africa, page 63
SLAVERY TIME WHEN I WAS CHILLUN
In these oral histories from the WPA era,
Hurmence has documented the voices of
twelve former slaves—men and women from
mansions and plantations, tobacco and cotton
groves—who share their memories of good
times and bad. 144 pp.
Putnam Juvenile 0-399-23194-3 $11.99
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