It is difficult to keep up with the news coming out of Washington D.C. regarding race relations. The silver lining on the dark cloud of division hanging over the country is that hard conversations on racism are beginning to penetrate civic discourse. It is crucial for not only these conversations to take place, but that informed conversations take place. Colleges and universities are at the center of these discussions—in the classroom, through public service, and activism on campus. The events in Charlottesville the past week reinforce the role of higher education at the crux of these discussions.
Humanities E-Book is proud to work with learned societies of the ACLS such as the African Studies Association, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and American Historical Association (among others) that promote scholarship and inquiry inside and out of the academe. Members of these societies help curate our list of titles on race and play a vital role in our overall collection development strategies. HEB hosts interdisciplinary titles in Black Studies, American History, Gender Studies, and Film & Media Studies as well.
Select Titles on RaceFor a more intensive title list on Race, or an interdisciplinary list of titles, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Bell, Derrick||Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism||Basic Books (1993)||View|
|Bell, Derrick||And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice||Basic Books (1989)||View|
|Brooks, Roy L.||Rethinking the American Race Problem||University of California Press (1992)||View|
|Carle, Susan D.||Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915||Oxford University Press (2015)||View|
|Edwards, Brent Hayes||The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism||Harvard University Press (2003)||View|
|Herskovits, Melville J.||The interdisciplinary aspects of negro studies||American Council of Learned Societies (1941)||View|
|Hobbs, Allyson||A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life||Harvard University Press (2014)||View|
|Hughes, Matthew W.||White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race||Stanford University Press (2012)||View|
|Lacy, Karyn R.||Blue-Chip Black: Race, Class, and Status in the New Black Middle Class||University of California Press (2007)||View|
|Pulido, Laura||Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles||University of California Press (2006)||View|
|Singh, Nikhil Pal||Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy||Harvard University Press (2005)||View|
What Librarians are Saying
Highlighting the importance of access to scholarship in topics related to race, HEB’s annual collection development survey to librarians reveals that 3 of the top 5 subject areas that respondents feel there is a deficit in their institution’s library are closely related to current issues on race: Islamic Studies, African History, and Caribbean History. Areas of study including Native Peoples, Asian History, and Latin American History appear when you expand the list to the top ten.
*Survey results are from over 240 respondents—the respondents hold jobs in electronic resources, humanities collections, or other related subjects in an academic library.