Category: Race


The Lives of Frederick Douglass

February 16, 2016 | 350 pages
Frederick Douglass s changeable sense of his own life story is reflected in his many conflicting accounts of events during his journey from slavery to freedom. Robert S. Levine creates a fascinating collage of this elusive subject revisionist biography at its best, offering new perspectives on... More Info

The Future of Whiteness

Polity | July 20, 2015 | 200 pages
White identity is in ferment. White, European Americans living in the United States will soon share an unprecedented experience of slipping below 50% of the population. The impending demographic shifts are already felt in most urban centers and the effect is a national backlash of hyper-mobilized... More Info

Deadly Force

Ap Editions | April 20, 2015 |
With the well publicized tension between police and minorities, calls for more effective and humane policing are increasing. The Associated Press deals with this highly controversial topic through its reporting and cameras.  More Info

Protest at Selma

Yale University Press | February 10, 1978 | 346 pages
Federal voting rights legislation and the civil rights protests in Selma and Birmingham, Alabama, in 1965. Emphasis on Martin Luther King, Jr., as leader of SCLC.  More Info

The Souls of Black Folk

Courier Corporation | February 10, 2016 | 165 pages
This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently... More Info

Equiano, the African

Penguin Group USA | January 30, 2007 | 436 pages
This definitive biography tells the story of the former slave Olaudah Equiano (1745?-97), who in his day was the English-speaking world's most renowned person of African descent. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.  More Info

Debating Cultural Hybridity

Zed Books | February 8, 2015 | 320 pages
Why is it still so difficult to negotiate differences across cultures? In what ways does racism continue to strike at the foundations of multiculturalism? Bringing together some of the world's most influential postcolonial theorists, this classic collection examines the place and meaning of... More Info

The Dark Side of the Nation

Canadian Scholars’ Press | January 1, 2000 | 182 pages
These feminist Marxist and anti-racist essays speak to important current political issues. Though they begin from experiences of non-white people living in Canada, they provide a critical theoretical perspective capable of exploring similar issues in other Western and Third World countries. This... More Info

Living Alterities

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 300 pages
Philosophers consider race and racism from the perspective of lived, bodily experience.  More Info

Identity/difference Politics

University of British Columbia Press | February 10, 2016 | 191 pages
Theories of liberal multiculturalism have come to dominate debates about identity and difference politics in contemporary western political theory. Identity/Difference Politics offers a nuanced critique of these debates by switching the focus from culture to power. Issues of power are examined... More Info


January 27, 2015 | 384 pages
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times discusses the hundreds of murders that occur in the city each year, and focuses on the story of the dedicated group of detectives who pursue justice at any cost in the killing of Bryant Tennelle.  More Info

Uprooting Racism

New Society Publishers | September 27, 2011 | 352 pages
Challenges mainstream opinions about the decline of racism, outlining a framework for understanding institutional racism while explaining how white activists can intervene in interpersonal and organizational situations to minimize discrimination against marginalized members of society. Original.  More Info

Walking with the Wind

Simon & Schuster | February 10, 2015 | 544 pages
The award-winning national bestseller, Walking with the Wind, is one of the most important records of the American civil rights movement as told by a true American hero, John Lewis, who Cornel West called a “national treasure.” An eloquent and gripping first-hand account of the turbulent... More Info

They Called Me Chocolate Rocket

Formac Publishing Company | October 3, 2014 | 272 pages
In the ultra-competitive junior hockey leagues in the early 1960s, a young man could tolerate nearly anything that helped him stand out from the hordes of other prospects, so John Paris, Jr. did just that. The African-Canadian from Nova Scotia dazzled and dominated on the ice -- often facing racism... More Info

Civil Rights Childhood

December 1, 2014 | 384 pages
Childhood joy, pleasure, and creativity are not often associated with the civil rights movement. Their ties to the movement may have faded from historical memory, but these qualities received considerable photographic attention in that tumultuous era. Katharine Capshaw's Civil Rights Childhood... More Info

Remembering Jim Crow

New Press, The | September 16, 2014 | 448 pages
Praised as 'viscerally powerful' (Publishers Weekly), Remembering Jim Crow is a remarkable book that captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years - racial segregation laws enacted between 1876 and 1965 in the United States at the state and local level. The document of hardship is also... More Info

Black Prophetic Fire

Beacon Press (MA) | July 11, 2014 | 248 pages
Celebrated intellectual and activist Cornel West offers an unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective... More Info

The Myth of Race

Harvard University Press | October 6, 2014 | 384 pages
Although eugenics is now widely discredited, some groups and individuals claim a new scientific basis for old racist assumptions. Pondering the continuing influence of racist research and thought, despite all evidence to the contrary, Robert Sussman explains why—when it comes to race—too many... More Info


August 1, 2014 | 120 pages
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The March on Washington

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 18, 2014 | 320 pages
A history professor describes the impact and history of the opening speech made during the March on Washington by the trade unionist Philip Randolph whose vision and fight for equal economic and social citizenship began in 1941. 15,000 first printing.  More Info


A K PressDistribution | March 18, 2014 | 270 pages
Documenting the undocumented: voices of immigrant workers.  More Info

Slavery and Freedom in Savannah

University of Georgia Press | February 1, 2014 | 262 pages
Slavery and Freedom in Savannah is a richly illustrated, accessibly written book modeled on the very successful Slavery in New York, a volume Leslie M. Harris coedited with Ira Berlin. Here Harris and Daina Ramey Berry have collected a variety of perspectives on slavery, emancipation, and black... More Info

Lazarus and the Hurricane : the Freeing of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

Penguin, 2000 c1999. | February 10, 2016 | 360 pages
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The States of Race

Between the Lines(CA) | February 10, 2016 | 228 pages
A collection addressing the relative lack of attention paid to critical race and anti-colonial feminist studies within university departments in Canada  More Info

Nobody Is Supposed to Know

February 10, 2016 | 216 pages
Since the early 2000s, the phenomenon of the “down low”—black men who have sex with men as well as women and do not identify as gay, queer, or bisexual—has exploded in news media and popular culture, from the Oprah Winfrey Show to R & B singer R. Kelly's hip hopera Trapped in the... More Info

Black Against Empire

January 10, 2014 | 560 pages
In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the U.S., the Black Panther... More Info

Black Panthers Speak

September 10, 2013 | 328 pages
A sweeping collection of the most vital and representative writings of the Black Panther party.  More Info

The Bill of the Century

Bloomsbury Press | April 1, 2014 | 320 pages
Offers a full acount of the complex battle to get the Civil Rights bill passed.  More Info

Looking white people in the eye

Univ of Toronto Pr | February 10, 1998 | 246 pages
Examining the classroom discussion of equity issues and legal cases involving immigration and sexual violence, Razack addresses how non-white women are viewed, and how they must respond, in classrooms and courtrooms.  More Info

Imagining Black America

Yale University Press | February 25, 2014 | 336 pages
DIVA fascinating and challenging inquiry into black identity and its shifting meaning throughout U.S. history/div  More Info

Eating Asian America

September 23, 2013 | 480 pages
Chop suey. Sushi. Curry. Adobo. Kimchi. The deep associations Asians in the United States have with food have become ingrained in the American popular imagination. So much so that contentious notions of ethnic authenticity and authority are marked by and argued around images and ideas of food.... More Info

The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass

July 1, 2013 | 225 pages
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Trust in Black America

New York Univ Pr | February 1, 2012 | 286 pages
The more citizens trust their government, the better democracy functions. However, African Americans have long suffered from the lack of protection by their government, and the racial discrimination they have faced breaks down their trust in democracy. Rather than promoting democracy, the United... More Info

Reproducing Racism

January 20, 2014 | 200 pages
This book is designed to change the way we think about racial inequality. Long after the passage of civil rights laws and now the inauguration of our first black president, blacks and Latinos possess barely a nickel of wealth for every dollar that whites have. Why have we made so little progress?... More Info

Blinded by the Whites

October 22, 2013 | 192 pages
The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites, disproportionate numbers of black prisoners, and disparities in health and access to... More Info

We Are the Roma!

May 31, 2013 | 120 pages
The Roma or Romani people, commonly called gypsies, comprise one of the largest ethnic minorities in the European Union, with significant populations in the Balkan Peninsula as well as Spain, France, Russia, and the Ukraine. Persecution of the Roma dates back to the Byzantine Empire, when many were... More Info


January 19, 2014 | 584 pages
Groundbeaking in its global and historical scope, Racisms is the first comprehensive history of racism, from the Crusades to the twentieth century. Demonstrating that there is not one continuous tradition of racism in the West, distinguished historian Francisco Bethencourt shows that racism... More Info

Waking from the Dream

Random House Incorporated | January 14, 2014 | 288 pages
The author of A Stone of Hope, called “one of the three or four most important books on the civil rights movement” by The Atlantic Monthly, turns his attention to the years after Martin Luther King’s assassination—and provides a sweeping history of the struggle to keep the civil rights... More Info

My Bondage and My Freedom

January 1, 2014 | 432 pages
Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass escaped to freedom and became a passionate advocate for abolition and social change and the foremost spokesperson for the nation’s enslaved African American population in the years preceding the Civil War. My Bondage and My Freedom is Douglass’s... More Info

Transforming the field

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | September 1, 2004 | 128 pages
This primer to antiracist and antioppressive social work practices explores the ways in which power and dominance are embedded in every facet of fieldwork. A framework is provided for responding to social issues in the field and finding ways to break down barriers.  More Info

Educations in Ethnic Violence

Cambridge Univ Pr | November 30, 2011 | 240 pages
In Educations in Ethnic Violence, Matthew Lange analyzes ways in which education contributes to ethnic violence.  More Info

Little Rock: Race and Resistance at Central High School

Princeton University Press | November 4, 2013 | 344 pages
The desegregation crisis in Little Rock is a landmark of American history: on September 4, 1957, after the Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called up the National Guard to surround Little Rock Central High School, preventing black... More Info


African Amer Images | March 1, 2013 | 200 pages
Asa Hilliard was an educator, historian, and psychologist whose research on IQ testing and cultural bias was respected nationwide, and this definitive book captures the full magnitude and lasting impact of his scholarship. The book looks at all aspects of his life and offers his perspective in... More Info

Slavery Inc

October 1, 2013 | 320 pages
No summary available.

Black Women Against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil

University of Minnesota Press | October 1, 2013 | 224 pages
In Brazil and throughout the African diaspora, black women, especially poor black women, are rarely considered leaders of social movements let alone political theorists. But in the northeastern city of Salvador, Brazil, it is these very women who determine how urban policies are established.... More Info

Body and Soul

January 1, 2011 | 289 pages
Alondra Nelson recovers a lesser-known aspect of The Black Panther Party's broader struggle for social justice: health care. Nelson argues that the Party's focus on health care was practical and ideological and that their understanding of health as a basic human right and its engagement with the... More Info

Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic

Johns Hopkins University Press | April 18, 2013 | 384 pages
Paris has always fascinated and welcomed writers. Throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century, writers of American, Caribbean, and African descent were no exception. Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic considers the travels made to Paris—whether literally or imaginatively—by... More Info

On the Corner

November 1, 2013 | 352 pages
In July 1964 when a Harlem riot shifted attention to the crisis in northern cities, African American intellectuals were thrust into the spotlight as interpreters of black urban life to white America. On the Corner revisits the moment when black urban life became, for these intellectuals, "the topic... More Info

The Speech

Haymarket Books | August 27, 2013 | 180 pages
Gary Younge explains why "The Speech" maintains its powerful social relevance by sharing the dramatic story behind it.  More Info

From the Bottom of the Heap

Pm Press | October 5, 2012 | 245 pages
Expanded and updated with new photographs and stories, this autobiography of one of the Angola Three traces the life of Robert Hillary King from his early days in Louisiana, through a troubled adolescence, a conviction that kept him behind bars for decades, his relationship with the Black Panther... More Info