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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, , 359,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Richard D. Alba (born December 22, 1942) is an American sociologist, who is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is known for developing assimilation theory to fit the contemporary, multi-racial era of immigration, with studies in America, France and Germany. Alba earned his B.A. in 1963 and Ph.D. in 1974 from Columbia University. Alba's text on assimilation theory (written with Victor Nee), Remaking the American Mainstream (2003) won the Thomas & Znaniecki Award of the American Sociological Association and the Eastern Sociological Society’s Mirra Komarovsky Award. It was one of the most highly cited works in sociology. Alba has also written about the historical realities of assimilation, using Italian Americans to exemplify them. His book, Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America, summarizes his thinking on the assimilation of the so-called white ethnics.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 694 pages. Family tree on endpapers. Illustrations. Maps. Plans, Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear, soiling and sticker residue. Adele Logan Alexander is an adjunct professor of history at George Washington University, where she has taught since 1983. She teaches the history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and African-American women. She has taught at Howard University, University of Maryland, and Trinity College. Her research focuses on the black Atlantic world, African-American history, and family history. She has written two books, Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879, and Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926. The latter book won the non-fiction prize of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2003 the African American Historical and Genealogical Society recognized her contributions to family history with an award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution.
New York: Warner Books, c1989. First Printing. 24 cm, 192, illus., note taped to front endpaper, ink notation on front endpaper, few library markings, DJ taped to boards In this account of the largest mass mutiny trial in U.S. naval history, fifty black seamen were put on trial for refusing to load explosives during World War II.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxxiv, 222 pages. Errata and Acknowledgments insert present. Illustrations. Timeline for Brown v. Board of Education. Transcript of the Brown v. Board Opinion. Notes. Contributors. Index. Introduction and Commentary by Tavis Smiley. This is one of the Landmarks in Civil Rights History series. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Smiley was honored with the NAACP Image Award for best news, talk, or information series for three consecutive years (1997–99) for his work on BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley. Smiley's advocacy efforts have earned him numerous awards and recognition including the recipient of the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award from the National Association of Minorities in Communications.
New York, N.Y. Doubleday, 1993. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 512 pages. Minor soiling to bottom edge. Includes Illustrations, Footnotes, Acknowledgments, Prelude, Notes, Appendix, and Index. Chapters include Searching for Root; The Free State of Winston; The Growing-Up Years; Manhood Responsibilities; Off to the War; A Good Life in Jasper; Road to Montgomery; A Long Row to Hoe; Johnson and Rives; Early Years in Montgomery; A Trailblazing Court; The Evolving Storm; Freedom Riders; The Break with Little George; Close to Home; Ticking the Last Tick; Selma; Family Sorrows; Neighborhood Schools; Justice Johnson--Almost; The Right to Treatment; A Hell of a Day; Unfit for Human Habitation; Going to the FBI; Putting My Hay Down; Troopers; Overcoming Discrimination; Recognition and Acclaim; Appellate Judge; An Onerous Job; The Death Penalty; and Mark of a Man. Jack Bass is an American author and journalist. He was born in 1934. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1956 with a degree in journalism. He worked at The News and Courier, a co-owned weekly paper, The West Ashley Journal, and The State (Columbia). He received a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard for 1965–66. From 1966 to 1973 Bass worked as the Columbia Bureau Chief for The Charlotte Observer and was a lecturer for journalism at the University of South Carolina. He was named South Carolina Newspaperman of the Year in 1968 and 1972. His The Transformation of Southern Politics was on the American Library Association's "Notable Books for Adults List" for 1976, and he received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for "Taming the Storm" in 1994.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv, 425,  pages. Signed by the author on the title page. Includes 101 black and white illustrations. Also includes a Prologue, Notes, Acknowledgments, and an Index. Topics covered include Responding to the "Negro" Protest; Among Friends; "So Glad You Finally Made It," "The Dinosaur Finally Opens One Eye,' Killing the Messenger; Fulfilling the Sirit of the Law; "A Pocket of Renegades;" Speak First, Investigate Never; "Mickey Mouse Agency;" Here You Come Again; and "You Can Forget Civil Rights in This Country." Mary Frances Devine Berry (born February 17, 1938) is an American historian, writer, lawyer, activist and professor who focuses on U.S. constitutional and legal, African-American history. Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought where she teaches American legal history at the Department of History, School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Previously, Berry was provost of the College of Behavioral and Social Science at University of Maryland, College Park, and was the first African American chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mary Frances Berry, the chairperson for the United States on Civil Rights for a decade, has written its too-little-known history. The commission, rather than producing reports that would gather dust on the shelves, began to hold hearings. She writes about how the commission's hearings and reports helped the nonviolent protest movement prick the conscience of the nation then on the road to dismantling segregation.