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12156. Racism and the Media.

This paper examines how contemporary media (both news and entertainment) deals with racial tension in the United States. The principal focus of the investigation is on 1980s and 1990s trends, themes in media's treatment of racial issues and the problem of racial tension between the dominant white majority and the country's racial minorities. Although the analysis considers media treatment of racial tension in general, the main focus is on the treatment of racial tension between the dominant racial group (whites) and the country's largest racial minority (African-Americans). 12 pages, 42 footnotes, 23 bibliographic sources.
  $84
 

12155. "Dust Tracks on a Road" by Zora Neal Hurston (Book Review).

This paper presents a favorable review of the African-American anthropologist/novelist's 1941 autobiography. Argues that Hurston's method of self-examination created a work that is essentially an autobiography of her artistic self. Refutes Maya Angelou's contention that Hurston neglected issues of racial conflict. Keywords: race relations famous black women. 7 pages, 1 footnote, 1 bibliographic source. Notes in text.
  $49
 

12154. Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement.

Drawing primarily on an article in “Black Studies” by Teresa A. Nance (“Hearing the Missing Voice”), along with two other supplementary sources, this paper explores the role of women, especially African American women, in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Considers some of the reasons why black women were largely excluded from leadership roles in the movement. Keywords: civil rights race relations women leadership. 8 pages; 24 footnotes; 3 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

12153. Blacks in British North America, 1815-1867.

This paper examines the status and settlement patterns of Blacks in British North America between 1815-1867. The paper begins with an overview of the major factors spurring Black settlement in British North America during the period and a summary of the general geographical patterns of Black population distribution. The analysis then examines status and settlement patterns of Blacks in three geographical regions- Nova Scotia, Ontario, and the Pacific coast province of British Columbia. 13 pages, 41 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.
  $91
 

12123. The Color of Welfare by Jill Quadagno.

Generally unfavorable review of a sociology professor's 1994 book on U.S. welfare policy development and the problems in the welfare structure which argues that racism is the defining feature and central problem. Criticizes the overly-expansive scope and poor organization of the book, and faults the author for failing to consider how gender and sexism, along with racism, has shaped American welfare policy. Finds merit in several individual sections of the book. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $42
 

12003. Life and Works of Frederick Douglass.

Discusses the life and career of the 19th Century African-American who escaped from slavery to become an influential writer and speaker during the abolition movement. Considers not only how he was influenced by the realities of his time, but how he provided an inspiration to other African-Americans at the time. 7 pages, 18 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 

12002. The Nation of Islam.

Provides a history of the movement and discusses the contributions of Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan. Also considers the controversies surrounding the organization, but concludes that it serves a beneficial role by giving a sense of pride and purpose to many young African Americans. 7 pages, 19 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 

11964. The Invisible Man and the Color Purple.

Written as a discussion between authors Ralph Ellison and Alice Walker, this paper compares the protagonists' lives of victimization and suffering investigating differences in the oppression of black people. 8 pages, 26 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

11927. Morality in the Slave Trade.

This paper examines the cultural factors that ultimately overcame economic factors in leading Great Britain to ban the slave trade in the 19th century. Special emphasis is placed upon slave narratives, especially “The Life of Olaudah Equiano." Keywords: slavery abolition UK ethics slaves autobiography. 8 pages, 17 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

11878. Heroism and Manhood in Chestnut's the Marrow of Tradition.

Examines heroism in Chestnut's tragic portrayal of race relations in turn of the century America. Compares the heroic roles of black and white characters. Explores the separate definitions of heroism for male and female characters. Suggests a role for humanity amidst the debates about heroism. KEYWORDS: book review chestnut marrow tradition race relations us. 7 pages, 13 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $49
 

11674. A Discussion of Lee's "New African."

A summary and discussion of this short story by Andrea Lee, about a Black minister's daughter in the 1950s, and her need to decide whether or not to become baptized in her father's congregation. 5p. Notes in Text. 1b.
  $35
 

11669. Black Americans: A Statistical Survey and Comparison.

A solid examination of the basic statistical evidence that Blacks on the 1990's experience a different America than others. Summarizes Census Data on residential concentration, birth, death, education, income employment, family life and crime to conclude that Blacks do constitute a separate community in American life. 14 pages, 27 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $98
 

11505. Black Male-Female Educational Achievement Disparities: Black Males & the Culture of Urban Violence.

Presents data demonstrating higher levels of black educational attainment among females. Argues (based on an assessment of possible alternative explanations drawn from the literature) that black females outperform black males on measures of educational achievement because of an urban black culture-environment which draws black males irrevocably towards a "cult of violence" and away from the values of academic environment. Also cites ways in which the in-group (Black) and out-group (White) of black culture provides more support for females than for males. 13 pages, 93 footnotes, 33 bibliographic sources.
  $91
 

11504. The Civil Rights Movement and the Chicano Movimento.

Comparison of the African-American civil rights movement and the Mexican-American Chicano Movimiento from the 1950s through the 1970s. Argues that while the civil rights movement was larger and better organized, both movements were similar in tracing a basic trajectory from a civil rights orientation in reaction to Anglo prejudice, moving into various aspects of cultural nationalism. 6 pages, 10 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

11484. W. Jordan's White Man's Burden.

Critical review of this book on the evolution of white attitudes towards blacks and equality. Focuses on the complexities of the evolution of white attitudes toward blacks and how these shaped behavior; reviewer faults Jordan for failing to document key points. 10p. Notes in Text. 1b.
  $70
 

11469. I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala.

Reviews the nobel-prize winning autobiography of a Quiche Indian woman and political activist in Guatemala. In addition to tracing Menchu's life story from birth to age twenty, the book describes some of the major customs and mores of Menchu's tribe and, in often painfully graphic detail, probes the depth of Indian repression in Guatemala. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

11392. Cornell West's Race Matters.

Smooth, sympathetic book review of this 1990s attempt to renew liberal ideas in American racial politics in particular and human relations in general. Praises West's analytical attempts to find a positive new liberal path, criticizes him for the vagueness of his political prescriptions. 5 pages, 19 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

11374. Slavery in Brazil and the Southern u.s.

Compares slavery in colonial Brazil and the Southern U.S. up to 1865, using Degler's and Freyre's works as major sources. Differences and similarities in historical/economic factors of the two slavery systems, treatment of slaves, reliance on the slave trade, legal status of slaves, policies on manumission, attitudes toward miscegenation, and other factors considers. Concurs with Degler's thesis that the differences in slavery between the two nations were mainly the result of historical circumstances, not culture. 22 pages, 42 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.
  $133
 

11368. Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God".

Analyzes the theme of personal growth and self awareness in this novel by focusing on the book's independent young protagonist, Janie Mae Crawford. 5 pages, 13 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

11365. The Death Penalty and the Racial Justice Act.

An analysis and explication of the Racial Justice Act, which proposes to address problems of racial discrimination in the implementation of the death penalty. Considers Supreme Court arguments for and against the Act, reviews pertinent case law, and examines legal studies of the discrimination in justice issues raised by the Act. 20 pages, 41 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.
  $133
 

11160. Autobiography of Malcom X Review Concentrating on Messages We Can Still Take From Book Today.

Special attention to the civil rights activism of Malcom's father and the closeness of his own family as sources of strength that brought him around after his life of crime. 6 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $42
 

11157. Blaxploitation Films.

Examines the black action film genre of 1970-1974, including such movies as Shaft, Superfly, and Sweet Sweetback. Origins of the genre in black film history, stereotypes and sex/drug themes, and impact on later artists in black film are analyzed. 25 pages, 28 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.
  $133
 

11155. "There Are No Children Here" by Alex Kotlowitz.

Review of a book on life for two children in a black ghetto. The society of a Chicago housing project, and its differing impact on two brothers, are described. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

11111. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

Looks at the theme of differences between men and women in the black American classic. Ways of speech, thought and feeling are explored in the life of Janie and her men. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

10629. Race Relations in Brazil.

A well-documented treatment of race and color from an historical and contemporary perspective. Social mores, economic infrastructure and internal debate are noted. The paradoxical interplay of de facto racial segregation and patriotism (which supports the paper's assertion that color not race matters) and the phenomenon of "whitening" are discussed and future trends predicted 16 pages, 46 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.
  $112
 

10628. Formation of Racial Categories.

Examines the social, political, and economic basis of racial categories. The concept of race is seen as a means of keeping social hierarchies and economic classes in their place. 10p.. 6f. 1b.
  $70
 

10592. Jesse Jackson's 1984 and 1988 Campaigns.

Overview and analysis of Jackson's two bids for the presidency. Analyzes main points of each campaign, including campaign style, platform, high and low points, and voter constituencies. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

10553. Alex Haley's Tangled Legacy of His Life and Work.

A brief biography of Haley and the controversy surrounding his work. 11 pages, 22 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

10533. Black and Chicano Nationalism Compared.

Reviews major figures and organizations of Black and Chicano social activism and their attitudes and goals concerning mainstream U.S. society. 9 pages, 14 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.
  $63
 

10512. The Geography of Slavery in the American South.

The impact of geography on the importation and employment of slaves in the American south is examined. African origins and population distribution of plantation slaves are noted. 10 pages, 20 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

10511. Growing Up in the Minority Community.

Compares and contrasts two autobiographies of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s: Anne Moody's "Coming of Age in Mississippi", and the California-based "Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez." 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

10496. The Mulatto Escape Hatch: Explains Differences in Race Relations in Brazil and the United States.

An explanation and analysis of Carl Degler's thesis of the "mulatto escape hatch" which offers an explanation for the different outcomes of post-slavery race relations in the two countries. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

10474. How Harsh Was the Slave Experience in Colonial Brazil?

Examines the factors which contributed to easing the slave experience, including character traits of the Portuguese conquerers, the Catholic Church, and widespread intermarriage. 5 pages, 12 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

10437. The Definition of Race and the Role of Color in "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson.

The first part of the paper is a review of the period literature on race (the book was published in 1912). Next follows a discussion of Johnson's book (incorporating comparisons from/to Madison Grant and Lothrop Stoddard) which used his life experiences to support the modern view of race as a social construct. 8 pages, 19 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

10434. Black Slavery in Latin America: Causes and Consequences.

The paper begins with a brief history of slavery, followed by the evolution of slavery in Latin America. Following is a provacative discussion of the difference between slavery in Latin America and the American South: the diverse layers of racial stratification found throughout Latin America society, the type of work performed, and their relative insignificance to the economy. 10 pages, 18 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

10405. An Assessment of the Effectiveness of the National Head Start Association Project.

Discusses the problems of poverty which Project Head Start was designed to address, core values of the program, evaluation procedures, geographic variance, future possibilities for the program. 11 pages, 27 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

10350. Martin Luther King's Philosophy.

The philosophical background of King's thought in the works and words of Gandhi's non-violent disobedience. Christ's universal love is traced in King's own writing. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

10326. Stride Toward Freedom and Liberalism.

Martin Luther King's 1958 autobiographical work is reviewed; the historical analysis of King's rise to leadership in the civil rights movement is noted. 6 pages, 6 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

10325. Elkins on Slavery.

Historian Stanley Elkins' theory of slavery as an institutional problem of American culture is contrasted with Kolchin's view of slavery as a complex and varied phenomenon in various societies. 9 pages, 9 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $63
 

10242. Eugene Genovese on America Slavery: Role, Jordan, Roll.

Favorable review of Genovese's treatise on American slavery. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

10237. Two Biographies of Minorities.

Compares the autobiography of Anne Mood Coming of Age in Mississippi with the autobiography of California Chicano Richard Rodriguez. explores the contrast between the black civil rights struggle of the 60s and the affirmative action era of the 70s. 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

10224. Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe on Slavery.

Compares Douglass' autobiography with reformer Stowe's melodrama for their depiction of slave life and the moral crusade for abolition. 8 pages, 12 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

10215. Three Formative Periods in Black Theater.

Looks at the Harlem Renaissance, the New Deal Federal Theater Project, and the Civil rights era of black militancy as seminal influences in the development of Black American theater. Plays by Thurman, Hughes, Hansberry, Baldwin, Jones and others are cited. 12 pages, 24 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.
  $84
 

09908. Self-Esteem and Blacks.

Refutes the commonly held assumption that blacks suffer from low self-esteem. Explores the background and then presents evidence and explanations from empirical studies demonstrating that blacks have equivalent or higher levels of self-esteem than comparable groups of whites. Argues that the low self-esteem assumption has been used as a racist explanation for black under-achievement. 11 pages, 26 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

09907. Racial Conflict and External Intervention: South Africa and Apartheid.

Critical evaluation of two articles in African studies on the role of external (Western nation) intervention in ending apartheid. One article takes a U.S. position and argues that it is possible to install effective economic sanctions against South Africa. the other article takes the French position that the best policy is non-military "dialogue" without economic sanctions. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09856. Black College Athletes.

The controversy over athletic scholarships for black athletes is discussed; arguments for (Harry Edwards and Arthur Asche) and against the NCAA's propositions 42 and 48 on grades and eligibility are examined, and a freshman year waiting period is recommended. 10 pages, 16 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

09855. Racism on Campus.

The resurgence of racist attacks and harassment on American college campuses in the late 1980s is examined. The roots of the problem in past injustices and current attempts to redress them through affirmative action are considered. White elitism and black separatism are viewed as unviable solutions. 11 pages, 15 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

09661. Black Stereotypes in Popular Culture of the 1930'S.

Explores the Black stereotypes that were projected and perpetuated by the popular American culture of the 1930s. Argues that while Black musicals and choreography were dominated by racist images, the worst stereotypes were projected in Black roles interracial comedies and dramas. 15 pages, 30 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.
  $105
 

09660. Racism and Racial Conflict in America.

Traces the historical development of racism and racial conflict in America from the colonial period to recent times. The trend toward a "declining significance of race" in the modern period is noted. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

09659. Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man".

Considers the conclusion and epilogue of the book, which represents Ellison's final rejection of politics and race as means of personal salvation. 11 pages, 12 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

09658. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X: A Profile of Two Black Leaders.

Compares and contrasts the differing approaches -- especially concerning violence -- of the two leaders. Analyzes each man's stance on segregation, Blacks' role in politics and economics, and the Black man's place in American culture. 10 pages, 29 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

09657. Alice Walker's the Color Purple.

The universal qualities of the quest for love, the struggle for liberation, and the Black experience in America and Africa, are examined in Alice Walker's 1982 novel. Criticisms of lesbian and feminist themes, and the unique use of the Black American folk idiom in Walker's narrative, are noted in detail. 27 pages, 37 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $133
 

09630. Black Managers and Coaches in Professional Sports.

A well considered analysis of the documented lack of Black coaches and managers in professional sports. Presents the evidence on Blacks in these positions in baseball, football and basketball. Considers the various reasons/rationales for the absence of Black managers and coaches. 10 pages, 13 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

09614. Oral History Interview With an Elderly Black Man, Robert W.

Oral history with a 68-year-old black man, Robert W., tracing his family life, education, careers including his time in the Haight in San Francisco, home-buying, etc. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09499. Slavery and Geography in the United States.

Analyzes the impact of geography and climate upon the spread of slavery and survival or destruction of slavery populations. Argues that slavery became essential to the Southern economy not because Southerners were inherently more predatory and inhuman than Northerners, but because land, climate and agricultural economy of the south required a different system of labor than that of the north. 10 pages, 16 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

09486. Race Identity and Nomenclature.

Investigates the evolution of race appellations for American Blacks, both in terms of dominant (white) group labeling and in terms of self-reference. The shift from "black" to "colored" to "Negro" to "Black" and finally to "African-American" is examined in detail. Considers the social forces involved in these shifts in appellation as well as the social consequences of such changes. 19 pages, 42 footnotes, 22 bibliographic sources.
  $133
 

09259. The Role of Government in Racism.

An argument advancing the thesis that government institutions foster racism. Considers the role of the Supreme Court, the FBI and the State Police in particular. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09258. Black Women -- Underemployed and Underpaid.

Overview of Black women's employment status in the U.S., with a look at specific discrimination cases involving Black women. Concludes that Reagan's tax policies and racist and facist attitudes within the government have contributed to the plight of Black women. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09127. "Pygmalion in the Classroom" by Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson.

Summary review of this book which is based on an empirical investigation of the relationship between teacher expectations and pupil performances. The implications of the study findings (which demonstrated that when teachers expected children to show greater intellectual development, those children did) for traditionally "disadvantaged" groups such as minority children are discussed. 5 pages, 6 footnotes l bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09053. "Advertising in Black and White" by Schlinger and Plummer.

Review of this marketing article which addresses the image of Blacks in advertisements. 12 pages, 5 footnotes (in text), 1 bibliographic source.
  $84
 

09052. Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down by Ishmael Reed.

Looks at Reed's use of allegory, folklore and modern street language in his satirical novel about the winning of the west. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09051. The Depiction of Blacks in the Film "Gone With the Wind".

Critical analysis of the depiction of Black characters in the David Selznick film production. Concludes that the only redeeming quality to the overall racist depiction of the characters is the surprising strength of Hattie McDaniel's Mammy. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

09050. "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker and "Native Son" by Richard Wright.

Compares and contrasts these two novels, emphasizing the central theme of violence and racial stereotypes in each work. 7 pages, 10 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 

09049. Discrimination Against Blacks in the Managerial Ranks of Professional Sports.

Provides an overview of the evidence which shows that Blacks have been systematically ostracized from the managerial ranks of professional sports by such factors as overt prejudice, the white "old boy" network, and spurious qualifications criteria. 10 pages, 20 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

09048. "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison.

A feminist point of view of Morrison's compelling novel and the role of the main character Pecola as victim. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, l bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09047. "Sula" by Toni Morrison.

Analyzes the main character and the moral choices she faces in the novel. Also analyzes possible links between the author and the character Sula. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09046. "Simple Justice" by Richard Kluger.

Summary and brief analysis of Kluger's social and legal history which describes the landmark, Brown vs. Board of Education case in the context of Black America's struggle for equality. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, l bibliographic source.
  $35
 

08857. Status of Anti-Discrimination Legislation.

Describes and assesses legislation implemented to protect minorities. Reviews major court cases and discusses recent changes/decisions in affirmative action. The issue of reverse discrimination is also discussed. 10 pages, 18 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

08856. Media Images of Blacks 1957-1987.

32 pages, 42 footnotes, 38 bibliographic sources. See Section 15B.
  $133
 

08662. Ethnic Marketing.

Gives an overview of marketing efforts targeted at Black and Hispanic groups in the U.S. General market characteristics, ethnic media, and companies participating in ethnic marketing are discussed. 10 pages, 26 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

08401. Affirmative Action: Outgrowth of Policy and Future Outlook.

Examines the evidence supporting the argument that black men, more than any other designated minority group, have benefitted from EEO legislation. Real gains can be measured in terms of share in the labor force, earning power, and profiting from reverse discrimination. 8 pages, 16 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

08400. Equal Employment Opportunity.

Argues that women, more than any other designated minority group, have benefitted the most from EEO legislation. Takes a historical perspective, examining the percentage of women in the labor force and the growing earning power of women over a 20+ year period. 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

08399. Affirmative Action in the United States.

Traces the development of affirmative action, from its inception in EEO legislation through the challenges to its legality brought by businesses and individuals, and up to recent trends and new legislation. Three recent Supreme Court cases are examined. 25 pages, 58 footnotes, 33 bibliographic sources.
  $133
 

08322. Interracial Marriage.

A brief review of recent literature on interracial marriage and its impact on the individual and the family with a central focus on black/white marriages. Annotated bibliography. 7p. 8b.
  $49
 

08219. Louis Armstrong.

A brief biography of Louis Armstrong, with an emphasis upon his contribution to jazz and blues. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

08186. History of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Traces the legal inception of AA from the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through the administrative modifications of the policy under Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan. Presents the argument for and against Affirmative Action programs. 6 pages, 12 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

08161. "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin.

A detailed review of Baldwin's story of two black brothers, the older a middle class school teacher, the younger a bohemian jazz musician. Considers the implications of the jazz and blues form to the black experience in general. 10 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $70
 

08101. Black English.

The validity of Black English as a form of communication is upheld in this study; the merits of bilingualism in Black and Standard English are examined. 4 pages, 7 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $28
 

08076. The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Down These Mean Streets.

A comparative book review of two autobiographies detailing the lifestyle in Harlem in the years after the depression. Details the prejudices the protagonists encountered and Harlem's flourishing alternative culture. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

08017. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

A history of government efforts regarding Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action programs. Considers the effect of court cases on equal opportunity laws. 8 pages, 24 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

07806. Blacks and the Administration of President Warren G. Harding.

Was Warren G. Harding the first black president of the United States? This paper examines the question of whether Harding was the product of miscegentation. Furthermore, Harding's policies toward blacks are considered in context with the prevalent thought of the day. 9 pages, 12 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
  $63
 

07721. Two Congresswomen: A Brief Comparison.

An examination of the contrasting careers and beliefs of Rep. Barbara Mikulski and Rep. Marjorie Holt, representing Maryland's third and fourth congressional districts respectively. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

07658. The Legal Status of Indian Reservations.

Complete overview of American Indian law in the U.S., focusing on legal theory. Includes brief history, legal basis of tribal sovereignty, the validity of Indian treaties unless specifically abrogated by Congress, Congressional powers over Indians, problems of jurisdiction on the reservation, and present practices, tribal courts, taxation of Indians, and Indian civil rights. 10 pages, 28 footnotes, 3 biobliographic sources.
  $70
 

07655. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This essay provides a brief biography black civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The essay discusses his family background and upbringing in Atlanta, his education, his career as a minister in Montgomery, Alabama and as a civil rights leader, and his 1968 assassination. MLA Style. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. 1,340 words.
  $35
 

07411. Fair Game? By John Livingston: A Book Review.

Summary and review of this book, which contains strong arguments in favor of affirmative action and against meritocracy. 10 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $70
 

07409. The Status of Black Americans From 1940 to 1960.

This termpaper considers the legal and social status of Blacks in America during the immediate post World War 11 era up to 1960. The changing status of Blacks is considered in terms of registered voters, median incomes, employment status, and specific federal and state laws focusing on desegregation and anti-discrimination KEYWORDS: african americans legal social status 1940s 1950s. 9 pages, 28 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
  $63
 

07408. Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon".

Review of this novel, which covers the world of Milkman Dead, an Ohio-born Black of the pre-World War II era, and his pilgrimage to the South in search of the truth about his family history. 5 pages, 1 footnote, 1 bibliographic source. Also Notes in Text.
  $35
 

07312. One Continual Cry by Aptheker.

Favorable review of this book, which both reviews the history of slavery and the impact of David Walker's book Appeals on the abolition movement, and also reprints Walker's original Appeals. Both Aptheker and Walker blame a hypocritical and cruel white society for the oppression of slavery. 8p. 1b. Notes in text.
  $56
 

07202. Bloodline by Caines.

Sensitive review and summary of this novel. The plot of the novel concerns the conflict of two strong men, plantation owner and illegitimate Black nephew, on a seemingly timeless plantation in the South after Emancipation. The nephew's refusals to submit break down some of the mental barriers of the owner, but the ending leaves both as proud, undefeated men. 6 pages, 17 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $42
 

07198. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

Review of the novel about growing up Black in Ohio. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

07081. Book Review: Institutional Racism in America Ed by Knowles & Prewitt.

Review and summary of this book which lists how business, educators, politicians and health institutions have discriminated against blacks in countless ways. Finds that little has changed in more than a decade since book was published in 1969. 8p. 1b.
  $56
 

07011. Black Culture and Biculturism.

Well-argued essay on black culture in America. Traces the development of a distinctive black culture from Emancipation to the Civil Rights movement, focusing on early expressions of pride. Argues that biculturism does exist, and should be seen as enriching both black and white cultures. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

07010. The Development of Black Bi-Culturalism.

An examination of the phenomena which allows blacks to maintain their own personal and communal culture with other members of their race, and co-exist with the larger society at the same time. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

07009. Black Families in White America by Andrew Billingsley: The Black Family as a Distinctive Institution.

Sympathetic book review of this study of the black family, which argues that the problems of the black family are based on the history of racism and discrimination in America, and cannot be viewed in same categories as white families. 5 pages, 12 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

07008. Is There a Black Culture in the United States?

Yes, because of the overwhelming impact of racism and the history of racism and the history of slavery. In addition, all blacks and especially the upwardly mobile must also be bicultural, learning to deal with white society as well. 7 pages, 7 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 

06682. The Voting Rights Act of 1965.

8 pages, 9 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. See section 19b, U.S. Domestic Politics.
  $56
 

06314. Crisis in Black and White by Charles E. Silberman.

A review of a 1964 study of the race problem in America, rejecting the acculturation hypothesis for blacks and proposing affirmative action and reverse discrimination to redress past grievances. 8 pages, 56 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $56
 

06244. Jamaicans in the United States.

Good study of a new immigrant group in the U.S. Most Jamaican immigrants are relatively high-skilled, with large proportion of medical workers, who quickly become assimilated; growing number of Jamaican agricultural workers who come to the US. on labour contracts, because they work harder and more willingly than competing labor sources. 11 pages, 11 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

06050. "A Raisin in the Sun" - a Play by Lorraine Hansberry.

A review of Hansberry's play about a poor black family's aspirations to have a better life and their disillusionment. 5 pages, 1 footnote, 1 bibliographic source. Notes in text.
  $35
 

06049. Black Power in Jamaica.

This paper provides a history of the Black Power movement in Jamaica and its relationship to the Rastafarians. The movement's critique of modern Jamaica is explained and discussed. KEYWORDS: race jamaica black power movement. 9 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $63
 
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