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First-Year Experience

Summer Reading Program 2006
Life on the Color Line

Books are on open reserve in Scribner Library.  Films may be checked out for three hours.


Call Number
Dorais, Michel
Don't Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys
HV6570 .D6713 2002
Finkelman, Byrgen
Child Abuse: A Multidisciplinary Survey
HV6626.52 .C54 1995
Gartner, Richard B
Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men
RC569.5.A28 G37 1999


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Karr, Mary
The Liars' Club: A Memoir
PS3561.A6929 Z468 1996
Knapp, Caroline
Drinking, A Love Story


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Alvarez, Louis and Andrew Kolker
People like Us Social Class in America
Videorecording: HN57 .P46 2001
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
HD4918 .E375 2001
Lubrano, Alfred
Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams


Call Number
Matthews, Anne
Bright College Years: Inside the American Campus Today
LA227.4 .M38 1998
Seaman, Barrett
Binge: What Your College Student Won't Tell You: Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess
LB3605 .S382 2005
Sidel, Ruth
Battling Bias: The Struggle for Identity and Community on College Campuses
Yamane, David
Student Movements for Multiculturalism: Challenging the Curricular Color Line in Higher Education


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Njeri, Itabari
The Last Plantation: Color, Conflict, and Identity: Reflections of a New World Black
E184.A1 N5 1997
Russell, Kathy
The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color Among African Americans
E185.625 .A78 1992
Davis, F James
Who is Black: One Nation's Definition
Scales-Trent, Judy
Notes of a White Black Woman: Race Color Community
E185.625 .S26 1995
Golden, Marita
Don't Play in the Sun: One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex

Multiracial Identity

Call Number
Anzaldua, Gloria
Borderlands = La Frontera: The New Mestiza
PS3551.N93 B6 1987
Brown, Ursula M
The Interracial Experience: Growing Up Black/White Racially Mixed in the United States
E184.A1 B88 2001
Dalmage, Heather M
Tripping on the Color Line: Black-White Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World
HQ1031 .D34 2000
Daniel, G. Reginald
More than Black?: Multiracial Identity and the New Racial Order
E184.A1 D243 2002
Downing, Karen
Multiracial America: A Resource Guide on the History and Literature of Interracial Issues
E184.A1 M86 2005
Menchaca, Martha
Recovering History, Constructing Race: The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans
E184.M5 M46 2001
Reuter, Edward Byron
The Mulatto in the United States: Including a Study of the Role of Mixed-Blood Races Throughout the World
E185.62 .R44
Williams-Leon, Teresa and Cynthia L Nakashima
The Sum of Our Parts: Mixed-Heritage Asian Americans
E184.O6 S86 2001
Williamson, Joel
New People : Miscegenation and Mulattoes in the United States
E185.62 .W54
Zack, Naomi
American Mixed Race: The Culture of Microdiversity
E184.A1 A6363 1995

Multiracial Memoirs

Call Number
Fullilove, Mindy Thompson
The House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place
BF353 .F85 1999
Griffin, John Chandler
Biography of American author Jean Toomer, 1894-1967
PS3539.O478 Z65 2002
McBride, James
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother
F130.N4 M38 1996
McKinley, Catherine E
The Book of Sarahs: A Family in Parts
E184.A1 M34925 2002
Obama, Barack
Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
E185.97.O23 A3 2004
Walker, Rebecca
Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
E184.A1 W214 2002


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Browder, Laura
Slippery Characters: Ethnic Impersonators and American Identities
PS366.A88 B76 2000
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
The House Behind the Cedars
PS1292.C6 H68 2003
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
Paul Marchand, F.M.C
PS1292.C6 P38 1999
Edwards, Justin D
Gothic Passages: Racial Ambiguity and the American Gothic
PS374.G68 .E39 2003
Fabi, M. Giulia
Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel
PS374.N4 F34 2001
Fauset, Jessie Redmon
The Chinaberry Tree; A Novel of American Life
PS3511.A864 C49 1969
Fauset, Jessie Redmon
Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral
PS3511.A864 P57 1985
Fauset, Jessie Redmon
There is Confusion
PS3511.A864 T5 1974
Kroeger, Brooke
Passing: When People Can't Be Who They Are
HM1068 .K76 2003
Major, Clarence
Come By Here: My Mother's Life
E185.97.M235 A3 2002
Larsen, Nella
Quicksand and Passing
PS3523.A7225 A6 1986
Roth, Philip
The Human Stain
PS3568.O855 H8 2000
Thompson, Carlyle Van
The Tragic Black Buck: Racial Masquerading in the American Literary Imagination
PS374.N4 T48 2004
Twain, Mark
Pudd'nhead Wilson; And, Those Extraordinary Twins
PS1317 .B4 2005

Race and Racism

Call Number
Blauner, Bob
Black Lives, White Lives: Three Decades of Race Relations in America
E185.615 .B544 1989
Borstelmann, Thomas
The Cold War and the Color Line: American Race Relations in the Global Arena
E185.61 .B728 2001
Conley, Dalton
Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America
E185.8 .C77 1999
Crenshaw, Kimberle A
Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement
KF4755.A75 C7 1995
Crouch, Stanley
The All-American Skin Game, Or, The Decoy of Race: The Long and the Short of It, 1990-1994
E185.615 .C77 1995
Delgado, Richard and Jean Stefancic
Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge
KF4755 .C75 2000
DuBois, W E B
Souls of Black Folk
E185.6 .D797 1993
Ellison, Ralph
Invisible Man
PS3555.L625 I5 1952
Gallagher, Charles A
Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity
Fredrickson, George M
Racism: A Short History
HT1507 .F74 2002
Gilroy, Paul
Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line
HT1521 .G524 2000
Graves, Joseph L
The Emperor's New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium
GN269 .G73 2001
Graves, Joseph L
The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America
E184.A1 G823 2004
Griffin, John Howard
Black Like Me
E185.61 .G8
Guilbault, Rose Castillo
Farmworker's Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America
E184.M5 G84 2005
Hannaford, Ivan
Race: The History of an Idea in the West
HT1507 .H36 1996
Kennedy, Randall
Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word
E185.625 .K46 2002
Loury, Glenn C
The Anatomy of Racial Inequality
E185.615 .L675 2002
Malcomson, Scott L
One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race
E184.A1 M265 2000
Marable, Manning
The Great Wells of Democracy: The Meaning of Race in American life
E185.615 .M283 2002
McGhee, Fredrick L.
A Life on the Color Line, 1861-1912
Omi, Michael and Howard Winant
Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s
E184.A1 O47 1994
Race the Power of an Illusion
Produced by California Newsreel, 2003
Videorecording: GN269 .R33 2003
Sleeper, Jim
The Closest of Strangers: Liberalism and the Politics of Race in New York
F128.9.N3 S54 1990
Thompson, Becky W. and Sangeeta Tyagi
Names We Call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity
E184.A1 N285 1996
West, Cornel
Race Matters
E185.615 .W43 2001
Wiegman, Robyn
American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender
E185.615 .W48 1995
Williams, Patricia J
The Alchemy of Race and Rights
KF4757 .W53 1991
Wise, Tim
Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White
LC213.52 .W57 2005


Call Number
Berger, Maurice
White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art
N5303 .B47 2004
Bernardi, Daniel
The Birth of Whiteness: Race and the Emergence of U.S. Cinema
PN1995.9.M56 B57 1996
Brattain, Michelle
The Politics of Whiteness: Race, Workers, and Culture in the Modern South
HD8072.5 .B727 2001
Delgado, Richard and Jean Stefancic
Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror
E184.A1 C75 1997
Fine, Michelle
Off White: Readings on Race, Power, and Society
E184.A1 O34 1997
Frankenberg, Ruth
Displacing Whiteness: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism
HT1523 .D57 1997
Frankenberg, Ruth
Displacing Whiteness: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism
HT1523 .D57 1997
Frankenberg, Ruth
White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness
HQ1154 .F683 1993
Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey
Performing Whiteness: Postmodern Re/Constructions in the Cinema
PN1995.9.W45 F67 2003
Goldstein, Eric L
The price of whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity
E184.36.E84 G65 2006
Hale, Grace Elizabeth
Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South,1890-1940
F215 .H18 1999
Hill, Mike
Whiteness: A Critical Reader
E184.A1 W398 1997
Ignatiev, Noel
How the Irish Became White
E184.I6 I36 1995
Jacobson, Matthew Frye
Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race
E184.E95 J33 1998
Kendall, Frances
Understanding White Privilege
  HT1575 .K456 2006
Lazarre, Jane
Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons
HQ755.85 .L39 1996
Lipsitz, George
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics
E184.A1 L56 1998
Morrison, Toni
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
PS173.N4 M67 1992
Roediger, David R
The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American working class
HD4903.5.U58 R64 1991
Roediger, David R
Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs
E184.A1 R644 2005
Stokes, Mason Boyd
The Color of Sex: Whiteness, Heterosexuality, and the Fictions of White Supremacy
PS173.W46 S76 2001
Seshadri-Crooks, Kalpana
Desiring Whiteness: A Lacanian Analysis of Race
BF175.4.R34 S47 2000
Wise, Tim
White Like Me
 (on order)


Call Number
American History X
PN1997.D7 A4755 1998
PN1997.D7 C737 2005
Do the Right Thing
PN1997.D7 D6 2001
Finding Forrester
Glory Road
Higher Learning
Imitation of Life (1959)
Jungle Fever
PN1997.D7 J86 1998
Malcolm X
E185.97.L5 M35 2000
Remember the Titans
Something New
Story of Emmet Till