Category: Race

If Your Back's Not Bent

Atria Books | September 4, 2012 | 352 pages
“Nobody can ride your back if your back’s not bent,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said at the end of a Citizenship Education Program (CEP), an adult grassroots training program directed by Dorothy Cotton. This program, called the best-kept secret of the twentieth century’s civil rights... More Info

In the Words of Frederick Douglass

January 1, 2012 | 256 pages
Includes nearly 700 quotations by Frederick Douglass that demonstrate the breadth and strength of his intellect as well as the eloquence with which he expressed his political and ethical principles.  More Info

Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul

State University of New York Press | June 1, 2008 | 297 pages
Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul explores innovative approaches to analyzing cultural productions through which women of color have challenged and undermined social and political forces that work to oppress them. Emphasizing art-making practices that emerge out of and reflect concrete lived experience,... More Info

Calling cards

State Univ of New York Pr | June 30, 2005 | 303 pages
In recent decades, the concepts of race, gender, and culture have come to function as "calling cards." the terms by which we announce ourselves as professionals and negotiate acceptance and/or rejection in the academic marketplace. In this volume, contributors from composition, literature,... More Info

Anti-racist scholarship

State Univ of New York Pr | March 1, 2002 | 264 pages
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Race Decoded

May 23, 2012 | 280 pages
"Race Decoded" explores the world of elite genomic science, investigating how the world's leading scientists grapple with questions of identity and social change in their efforts to understand a new science of race.  More Info

Race Defaced

Stanford University Press | September 5, 2012 | 264 pages
From Manifest Destiny to the White Man's Burden, Harold Macmillan to Tony Blair, and John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama—the historical development of racial doctrine has been closely connected to the relationship between radical and conservative politics. This book compares different forms of racism... More Info

All Labor Has Dignity

Beacon Pr | January 11, 2011 | 240 pages
Presents a collection of speeches by the civil rights leader on the need for economic equality and justice, detailing his support of unions, labor reform, and call for an end to discrimination against African American workers.  More Info

Where Do We Go from Here

Beacon Pr | January 1, 2010 | 223 pages
The celebrated civil rights leader outlines the trends in the African American struggle during the sixties, and pleads for peaceful coexistence between the African American and white communities.  More Info

Pages from a Black Radical's Notebook

November 30, 2010 | 401 pages
Collects nearly four decades' worth of writings by Detroit political and labor activist James Boggs.  More Info

Race, Ethnicity, and Policing

NYU Press | March 15, 2010 | 535 pages
From Rodney King and "driving while black" to claims of targeting of undocumented Latino immigrants, relationships surrounding race, ethnicity, and the police have faced great challenge. Race, Ethnicity, and Policingincludes both classic pieces and original essays that provide the reader with a... More Info

Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle

U of Minnesota Press | March 23, 2012 | 336 pages
An extraordinary life story that encompasses the fight for African American freedom throughout the twentieth century  More Info

Samurai Among Panthers

U of Minnesota Press | April 23, 2012 | 496 pages
The first biography of Asian American activist and Black Panther Party member Richard Aoki  More Info

Arrested Justice

May 22, 2012 | 256 pages
In recent years, the Republic of Guinea has shed its reputation as one of the most tightly controlled state economies in Africa, leaving behind a cloistered era marked by an extraordinarily closed economic and political system. In breaking with its dismal past, Guinea has launched an ambitious... More Info

Represent and Destroy

December 7, 2011 | 288 pages
A stinging critique of the link between global capitalism and U.S. multiculturalisms  More Info

Dark Side of the Light

U of Minnesota Press | February 24, 2006 | 165 pages
Enlightenment thinkers such as Rousseau and Montesquieu are best known for their humanist theories and liberating influence on Western civilization. But as renowned French intellectual Louis Sala-Molins shows, Enlightenment discourses and scholars were also complicit in the Atlantic slave trade,... More Info


New York Univ Pr | April 2, 2010 | 256 pages
Middle Easterners: Sometimes White, Sometimes Not- an article by John Tehranian The Middle Eastern question lies at the heart of the most pressing issues of our time: the war in Iraq and on terrorism, the growing tension between preservation of our national security and protection of our civil... More Info

Confronting race

Univ of New Mexico Pr | July 22, 2019 | 326 pages
In 1984, when Glenda Riley's 'Women and Indians on the Frontier' was published, it was hailed for being the first study to take into account the roles that gender, race, and class played in Indian/white relations during the westward migration. In the twenty years since, the study of those aspects... More Info

Remembering Medgar Evers

February 25, 2013 | 232 pages
As the first NAACP field secretary for Mississippi, Medgar Wiley Evers put his life on the line to investigate racial crimes (including Emmett Till's murder) and to organize boycotts and voter registration drives. On June 12, 1963, he was shot in the back by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith... More Info

The Nashville Way

November 1, 2012 | 344 pages
Among Nashville's many slogans, the one that best reflects its emphasis on manners and decorum is the Nashville Way, a phrase coined by boosters to tout what they viewed as the city's amicable race relations. Benjamin Houston offers the first scholarly book on the history of civil rights in... More Info

I Must Resist

March 20, 2012 | 516 pages
Presents the life and accomplishments of the nonviolent civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington through a collection of over one hundred fifty of his letters.  More Info

Dear White America

City Lights Books | January 10, 2012 | 200 pages
""Sparing neither family nor self. he considers how the deck has always been stacked in his and other white people's favor. His candor is invigorating."-Publishers Weekly"One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation."-Michael Eric DysonThe old notion... More Info

Prison of Culture

Wings Pr | October 1, 2011 | 160 pages
The companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of Black Like Me, this book features John Howard Griffin’s later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive evolution in thinking, it further explores Griffin’s ethical stand in the human rights struggle and nonviolent... More Info

Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

By Touré
Free Press | July 10, 2012 | 288 pages
In this provocative book, writer and cultural critic TourÉ explores the concept of Post-Blackness: the ability for someone to be rooted in but not restricted by their race. Drawing on his own experiences and those of 105 luminaries, he argues that racial identity should be understood as fluid,... More Info

Guest of Honor

Beyond Words/Atria Books | May 8, 2012 | 320 pages
In this revealing social history, one remarkable White House dinner becomes a lens through which to examine race, politics, and the lives and legacies of two of America's most iconic figures.  More Info

Brown skin, white masks

Pluto Pr | February 15, 2011 | 224 pages
In this unprecedented study, Hamid Dabashi provides a critical examination of the role that immigrant ôcomprador intellectualsö play in facilitating the global domination of American imperialism.  More Info

Deadly Fever

Fernwood Pub Co Ltd | September 1, 2010 | 132 pages
Focusing on a 2001 Canadian news story that turned into a frantic rumor mill, this study analyses how media reporting on health issues often alarms the public, particularly when the race or immigration status of the sufferers is part of the coverage. In this case, a woman from the Congo was... More Info

Keep on Pushing

Chicago Review Press | July 1, 2011 | 224 pages
Author Denise Sullivan explores the bond between music and social change and traces the evolution of protest music over the past five decades. The marriage of music and social change didn't originate with the civil rights and black power movements of the 1950s and 1960s, but never before had the... More Info

The Assassination of Fred Hampton

Chicago Review Press | November 1, 2009 | 424 pages
It’s around 7:00 A.M. on December 4, 1969, and attorney Jeff Haas is in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton’s fiancée. She is describing how the police pulled her from the room as Fred lay unconscious on their bed. She heard one officer say, “He’s still alive.” She then... More Info

A Lie of Reinvention

Black Classic Press | October 2, 2012 | 308 pages
A Lie of Reinvention is a response to Manning Marable's biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention. Marable's book was controversially acclaimed by some as his magna opus. At the same time, it was denounced and debated by others as a worthless read full of conjecture, errors, and without any new... More Info

Eye of the Hurricane

Chicago Review Press | January 1, 2011 | 320 pages
Tells the story of Carter's spiritual journey during his twenty years of imprisonment and afterward, detailing the battles he has fought and continues to fight on behalf of the wrongly convicted.  More Info

Nobody called me Charlie

Monthly Review Pr | January 1, 2010 | 379 pages
In the 1940s, at the height of segregation, Charles Preston became the unlikely newest worker at a black owned-and-operated newspaper. Preston, a white man and, unbeknownst to most of his colleagues, a member of the Communist Party, quickly came face to face with issues of race and injustice that... More Info

The Awful Grace of God

Counterpoint | April 10, 2012 | 439 pages
Depicts the network of violent extremists and militant racists, including Sam Bowers, J.B. Stoner and the Reverend Wesley Swift who plotted over a number of years to try and assassinate Martin Luther King, Jr.  More Info

More Than Freedom

Penguin Press HC | August 16, 2012 | 514 pages
A narrative chronicle of the efforts of Northern activists to establish free citizenship for African Americans before and after the Civil War offers an award-winning historian's perspectives on the era to explain how their campaigns redefined citizenship and extended well beyond the parameters of... More Info

Fatal Invention

New Press, The | July 5, 2011 | 388 pages
Explores the ways science, politics, and large corporations affect race in the twenty-first century, discussing the efforts and results of the Human Genome Project, and describing how technology-driven science researchers are developing a genetic definition of race.  More Info

Malcolm X, Black liberation & the road to workers power

Pathfinder Pr | January 1, 2009 | 413 pages
The foundations for the explosive rise of the Black liberation struggle in the U.S. beginning in the mid-1950s were laid by the massive migration of Blacks from the rural South to cities and factories across the continent, drawn by capital's insatiable need for labor powerżand cannon fodder for... More Info

My People Are Rising

Haymarket Books | October 9, 2012 | 384 pages
A compelling look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther generation, through the eyes of a founding member.  More Info

Race, Racism and Development

Zed Books | November 27, 2012 | 320 pages
Race, Racism and Development is the first book to place constructions of race and racism at the center of a comprehensive analysis of the dominant discourses and practices of development. The author compares and contrasts two key theoretical approaches to race the postcolonial approach and a... More Info

The Audacity of Races and Genders

October 8, 2009 | 212 pages
In this exciting and insightful new work, Zillah Eisenstein weighs up the new anti-imperial possibilities created by the 2008 election of Barack Obama. Eisenstein likens the end of the Bush/Cheney presidency to the fall of Stalin, or Pinochet, and asks whether this is a key historical moment that... More Info

Race, Space, and the Law

Between the Lines(CA) | July 1, 2002 | 310 pages
Race, Space, and the Law reveals that the spaces we occupy are neither natural, nor neutral.  More Info

Malcolm X

Penguin (Non-Classics) | December 21, 2011 | 592 pages
A biography of the civil rights leader draws on new research to reveal information not contained in his autobiography, including the true story behind his assassination.  More Info

Politics of Race

Univ of Toronto Pr | January 30, 2012 | 304 pages
The Politics of Raceis an excellent resource for students and general readers seeking to learn about race policies and legislation. Arguing that 'states make race,' it provides a unique comparison of the development and construction of race in three white settler societies - Canada, the United... More Info

The Invisible Line

Penguin Paperbacks | January 31, 2012 | 416 pages
A scathing social critique traces the histories of three families from different eras of American history to reveal the nation's racial complexities, describing the black ancestry of elite white families whose progenitors sacrificed promising futures to become integrated. Reprint.  More Info


Indiana Univ Pr | July 22, 2019 | 310 pages
The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded in Oakland, California, in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. It was perhaps the most visible of the Black Power groups in the late 1960s and early 70s, not least because of its confrontational politics, its rejection of King-style... More Info

The Trials of Eroy Brown

October 15, 2011 | 239 pages
In April 1981, two white Texas prison officials died at the hands of a black inmate at the Ellis prison farm near Huntsville. Warden Wallace Pack and farm manager Billy Moore were the highest-ranking Texas prison officials ever to die in the line of duty. The warden was drowned face down in a... More Info

Stranger Intimacy

Univ of California Pr | November 2, 2011 | 358 pages
In exploring an array of intimacies between global migrants Shah illuminates a stunning, transient world of heterogeneous social relations--dignified, collaborative, and illicit. At the same time he demonstrates how the United States and Canada, in collusion with each other, actively sought to... More Info

Why Race Matters in South Africa

Harvard Univ Pr | March 5, 2012 | 256 pages
This book tells the story of how the transition to democracy in South Africa enfranchised blacks politically but without raising most of them from poverty. It shows in detail how the continuing strength of the white establishment forces the leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) to... More Info

Malcolm X

Viking Press | April 4, 2011 | 594 pages
An authoritative biography of Malcolm X draws on new research to trace his life from his troubled youth through his involvement in the Nation of Islam, his activism in the world of Black Nationalism, and his assassination.  More Info

Dancing on Live Embers

Between the Lines(CA) | April 15, 2006 | 284 pages
Winner of the 2007 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for advancing human rights  More Info

The Struggle in Black and Brown

University of Nebraska Press | January 1, 2012 | 328 pages
It might seem that African Americans and Mexican Americans would have common cause in matters of civil rights. This volume, which considers relations between blacks and browns during the civil rights era, carefully examines the complex and multifaceted realities that complicate such... More Info