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    Black And MormonA Selection Of EssaysUniversity Of Illinois Press
    The year 2003 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the lifting of the ban excluding black members from the priesthood of the Mormon church. The articles...
    The Ballad of Little RiverA Tale of Race and Unrest in the Rural South University Of Alabama Press
    This work is a biography of one of the poorest areas in the USA - where deer outnumber people. Little River gained notoriety in 1997 as the site of the...
    The Queen Of SoulAretha FranklinSkyhorse Publishing
    A frank examination of Aretha Franklin, Mark Bego’s definitive biography traces her career accomplishments from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old...
    Memphis Tennessee GarrisonThe Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman Ohio University Press
    As an Appalachian African-American woman, Memphis Tennessee Garrison belonged to a category of persons who have been triply ignored by historians....
    Fire and IceTreasures from the Photographic Collection of Frederic Church at OlanaCornell University Press
    Frederic Church (1826 1900), who gained international renown for paintings such as Niagara (1857), Heart of the Andes (1859), Twilight in the Wilderness...
    This Is Ecstasyby Gareth ThomasSanctuary
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    World Of MusicAfricaHeinemann
    A comprehensive look at the musical styles and instruments of Africa. Discusses how the music of other cultures influenced the region's music and vice...
    Salvador De Bahia100 ColorfotosCeu Azul De Copacabana
    Colour photos of Salvador in Bahia, Brazil, the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture such as capoeira and candomble.
    Jean And DinahA Lordstreet Lime by Tony Hall1st Books
    Sung by the Mighty Sparrow in 1956, the calypso 'Jean And Dinah' was a male response to the influence of the occupying Yankees on local girls in the post...
    Bacchanalian SentimentsMusical Experiences and Political Counterpoints in TrinidadDuke University Press
    Trinidad is known for its vibrant musical traditions, which reflect the island's ethnic diversity. Soca is a dance music derived from calypso,...
    Faces Of The Caribbean By John GilmoreLatin American Bureau
    Few areas of the world contain as much diversity - cultural, political, social - as the Caribbean. With a history marked by conquest, slavery and superpower...
    Unknown Capoeira Volume TwoHistory of the Brazilian Martial ArtDekel
    Capoeira's unique blend of martial art, dance, and thrilling sport has made it an increasingly popular activity worldwide but its origins have been shrouded...
    CapoeiraIllustratedTurtle Press
    Capoeira Illustrated is a complete guide to the art of Capoeira. Author, capoeira instructor and professional artist Dimitris Papadopoulos has created...
    Belize And It's IdentityA Multicultural PerpectiveNew Africa Press
    This work is about Belize from a historical and contemporary perspective. Once known as British Honduras, Belize is the only English-speaking country in...
    More Axe 4By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    The More Axe series continues with edition No.4 that concentrates on the early rootsy dancehall scene 1979 onwards in Jamaica. Not only did the music change,...
    Respect YourselfStax Records And The Soul ExplosionBloomsbury
    More than 50% OFF this seminal paperback book!!! The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company...
    Street ChildSurviving Life On The Streets of BrazilTicktock
    Street Child is the moving story of Hamilton, a young boy growing up in the slums of Brazil. This fascinating book combines his words with comprehensive...
    Memories From Brazilian HellThe Saga of the Almeida Family in the Garden of EdeniUniverse
    Most of us will never experience what young Valdeck Almeida de Jesus experienced. From falling into a cesspool and playing among garbage to collecting...
    Living SanteriaRituals and Experiences in an Afro-Cuban ReligionMichael Atwood Mason
    In 1992 Smithsonian anthropologist Michael Atwood Mason traveled to Cuba for initiation as a priest into the Santería religion. Since then he has...
    Rosanne CashComposed - A MemoirPenguin
    As moving, disarming, and elusive as one of her classic songs, Composed is Rosanne Cash's testament to the power of art, tradition, and love...
    Music, Postcolonialism, And GenderThe Construction of Irish National Identity, 1725-1874University Of Notre Dame Press
    In "Music, Postcolonialism, and Gender", Leith Davis studies the construction of Irish national identity from the early eighteenth until the midnineteenth...
    The Great Abolition ShamThe True Story of the End of the British Slave TradeSutton Publishing
    Britons may very well never be slaves, but British rule certainly meant slavery for others. Michael Jordan's book explores the personalities and...
    This Place Will Become HomeRefugee Repatriation To EthiopiaCornell University Press
    How do communities grapple with the challenges of reconstruction after conflicts? In one of the first in-depth ethnographic accounts of refugee repatriation...
    Talking HeadsOnce In A Lifetime - The Stories Behind Every SongHal Leonard
    GROOVY USA PAPERBACK BOOK OVER 60% OFF!!!Talking Heads were arguably the most significant band to emerge from the late seventies' New York punk...
    Harlem Is NowhereA Journey to the Mecca of Black AmericaLittle, Brown And Company
    A walker, a reader and a gazer, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is also a skilled talker whose impromptu kerbside exchanges with Harlem's most colourful residents...
    KillshotBy Elmore LeonardHarper Collins
    Arman 'The Blackbird' Degas is a professional hitman: one shot, one kill. But when he's carjacked by ex-con Richie Nix, he finds himself with a...
    Tradition And The Black AtlanticCritical Theory in the African DiasporaBasic Civitas Books
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Tradition and the Black Atlantic is both a vibrant romp down the rabbit hole of cultural studies and an examination...
    Jim Crow Moves NorthThe Battle Over Northern School Segregation, 1865-1954Cambridge University Press
    A history of various efforts to desegregate northern schools during the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, exploring two dominant...
    The Typewriter Is HolyThe Complete, Uncensored History of the Beat GenerationFree Press
    In this highly entertaining work, Bill Morgan,a leading authority on the movement and a man who personally knew most of the Beats, narrates the history...
    A Place In TimeThe Shakers at Sabbathday Lake, MainePocket Paragon
    Sabbathday Lake, founded in 1794, is one of the 19 original Shaker sites in America. Whilst all the other sites are now just historical re-creations, this...
    The Radical Jack LondonWritings on War and RevolutionUniversity of California Press
    'Big things are happening secretly all around,' says Jack London's prescient hero Ernest Everhard in the 1908 novel "The Iron Heel," excerpted in this...
    Bettye LaVetteA Woman Like MeBlue Rider Press
    Import USA Hardback edition 66% OFF! Acclaimed R&B singer Bettye LaVette celebrates her storied career in show business with her stunning memoir, A Woman...
    Forget About TodayBob Dylan's Genius for (Re)invention, Shunning the Naysayers, and Creating a Personal RevolutionPerigee
    Forget About Today shows a side of Bob Dylan that most people - from fans to skeptics - have never seen. Rather than another gossipy account of his...
    Latin Jazz - The Perfect CombinationBy Raul HernandezChronicle Book
    In association with the Smithsonian Institution's series of major exhibitions on jazz music, "Latin Jazz" traces the music's roots and routes, from the...
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    From Rainforest to Cane Field In CubaAn Environmental History since 1492 Reinaldo Funes Monzote (2008)
    This is the story of Cuba's forests.In this award-winning environmental history of Cuba since the age of Columbus, Reinaldo Funes Monzote emphasizes the...
    TrailersPhotographs by Carol Burch-Brown Text by David RigsbeeUniversity Press of Virginia
    American mobile homes have received little attention from cultural historians, sociologists, architects or artists. This study offers a depiction of trailers...
    Nikki GiovanniOn My Journey Now
    Secondhand hardback first edition 2007 (w/sticker)
    East Harlem - Images of America Christopher BellArcadia
    Excellent photographic-based book on East Harlem. RECOMMENDED USA paperback
    Elmore LeonardDjiboutiHARPER
    Leonard is THE man. Published in 2010 (when Elmore was 85!) this book is about Somalia, Djibouti and Somalia. Whilst films play catch up (such as Tom Hanks'...
    John ClancyFreelance Dee-Jaying
    "How to become a successful discotheque and radio jock". Quite funny (unintentionally). Possibly studied by Alan Partridge.
    True PlacesA Lowcountry Preacher, His Church, and His PeopleUniversity Of California Press
    USA LARGE FORMAT HARDBACK NEARLY 50% OFF! True Places is an emotionally charged photographic documentary of the lives of evangelical pastor Floyd Knowlin...
    New Historical Anthology Of Music By WomenEdited By James R. BriscoeIndiana University Press
    "New Historical Anthology of Music by Women" updates the extremely popular collection with 55 compositions by 46 women composers from the ancient Greeks...
    Continuum Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Of The WorldVolume 1: Media, Industry and Society Continuum
    Popular music has been a major force in the world since the 19th century. With the advent of electronic and advanced technology it has become ubiquitous....
    Edith Piaf: The Wheel Of FortuneThe Official AutobiographyPeter Owen
    Edith Piaf's life is almost as famous as her work. From her birth (which she liked to tell people was in the Parisian streets, her mother shielded by...
    Gil Scott-HeronA Father And Son StoryLMH Publishing
    Leslie Gordon Goffe takes a look at the up and down life of revolutionary singer and poet Gil Scott-Heron, who received a Grammy Lifetime Acheivement...
    Walker EvansA Biography By James R. MellowPerseus Press
    The Depression Era photographs of Walker Evans (1903-1975) remain some of the most indelible and iconic images in the American consciousness. James R....
    Disintegrating The MusicalBlack Performance And American Musical FilmDuke University Press
    From the earliest sound films to the present, American cinema has represented African Americans as decidedly musical. Disintegrating the Musical tracks...
    The Myth Of Jose MartiConflicting Nationalisms In Early Twentieth-Century CubaUniversity Of North Carolina Press
    Focusing on a period of history rocked by four armed movements, Lillian Guerra traces the origins of Cubans' struggles to determine the meaning of their...
    Martha Brae's Two HistoriesEuropean Expansion And Caribbean Culture-Building In JamaicaUniversity Of North Carolina Press
    Located at the gateway to the New World in the plantation heartlands of the Americas, the settlement of Martha Brae, Jamaica, has witnessed the unfolding...
    Black SubjectsIdentity Formation in the Contemporary Narrative of SlaveryCornell University Press
    'Black Subjects' shows how African American and Caribbean writers' theories of identity formation, which arise from the varieties of black experience...