Category: Race

Jackson, Mississippi

Bison Books | November 1, 2011 | 272 pages
This is the gripping story of the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, told by one of its foremost activists, John R. Salter Jr. In 1961 Salter, then a teacher at Tougaloo Southern Christian College, the private and almost entirely African American school just north of the state capital,... More Info

Why We Can't Wait

Beacon Pr | January 11, 2011 | 256 pages
An impassioned work by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shares a heartfelt argument for equality and an end to racial discrimination that explains why the civil rights struggle is vital to the United States. Reissue.  More Info

Black in Latin America

New York Univ Pr | July 30, 2011 | 259 pages
The influence of media on society is unquestioned. Its reach penetrates nearly every corner of the world and every aspect of life. But it has also been a contested realm, embodying class politics and the interests of monopoly capital. In The Political Economy of Media, one of the foremost media... More Info

Body and Soul

November 10, 2011 | 288 pages
The legacy of the Black Panther Party's commitment to community health care, a central aspect of its fight for social justice  More Info

Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics

February 1, 2012 | 312 pages
"While historians have devoted an enormous amount of attention to documenting how African Americans gained access to formal politics in the mid-1960s, very few have scrutinized what happened next, and the small body of work that does consider the aftermath of the civil rights movement is almost... More Info

Black music, white business

Pathfinder Pr | January 1, 1998 | 165 pages
Probes the principal contradiction in the jazz world: that between black artistry on the one hand and white ownership of the means of jazz distribution -- the recording companies, booking agencies, festivals, nightclubs, and magazines -- on the other.  More Info

Moving Beyond Borders

October 30, 2011 | 301 pages
Moving Beyond Borders is the first book-length history of Black health care workers in Canada, delving into the experiences of thirty-five postwar-era nurses who were born in Canada or who immigrated from the Caribbean either through Britain or directly to Canada. Karen Flynn examines the shaping... More Info

Harriet Tubman

Dundurn Pr Ltd | February 21, 2012 | 192 pages
Born in the United States and enslaved as a child, Harriet Tubman (circa 1820–1913) is one of the best-known figures connected to the Underground Railroad. Through her knowledge and outdoor survival skills, honed through her unpaid labour in the fields and through the later connections she made... More Info

The poetics of anti-racism

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | April 1, 2007 | 174 pages
Exposing the linguistic racism that permeates vocabulary about race and equity, this book addresses the importance of unseating the sometimes unrecognized racism of everyday language. The contributors discuss the potential of words to prompt a real change in discourse—and then in the world—and... More Info

The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Chicago Review Press | May 1, 2008 | 274 pages
Details the trial and appeals process of the death row inmate, arguing that he was framed by the Philadelphia Police Department and District Attorney's Office.  More Info

Panther Baby

Algonquin Books | February 7, 2012 | 272 pages
The author chronicles his amazing journey from radical Black Panther to his stint at Rikers Island prison, from his awakening while incarcerated at Leavenworth to his rise to chair of Columbia University's School of the Arts film division.  More Info

Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa

Black Classic Pr | August 30, 2011 | 525 pages
John Henrik Clarke first published this definitive collection in 1974, providing outstanding background on Garvey and the Garvey movement by scholars, critics and contemporaries. A new Introduction by Runoko Rashidi places Garvey and his movement within historical and contemporary contexts and... More Info

Black Cool

February 1, 2012 | 160 pages
A collection of essays authored by a diverse range of innovative thinkers that discusses the roots and current state of the aesthetic of “cool” as it relates to African Americans, from jazz musicians to fashion designers and even pop singer Rhianna. Original.  More Info

The New Jim Crow

The New Press | January 5, 2010 | 290 pages
Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.  More Info

Harlem on my mind

New Press, The | July 19, 2019 | 258 pages
A reissue of the first and most controversial book to document Harlem life.  More Info

"Multiplication Is for White People"

The New Press | December 27, 2011 | 256 pages
As award-winning educator Lisa Delpit reminds us?and as all research shows?there is no achievement gap at birth. In her long-awaited second book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color,... More Info

The Blind Goddess

New Pr | November 1, 2011 | 368 pages
Blind Goddess brings together the most significant writings of practitioners, professors, and advocates to make sense of what is perhaps the nation’s most astonishing and shameful achievement: the highest per capita incarceration of its citizens anywhere in the world, compounded by the shockingly... More Info

News for All the People

Verso Books | October 31, 2011 | 456 pages
Offers a sweeping account of the class and racial conflicts in the American news media, from the first colonial newspaper to the Internet age. By the co-author of Harvest of Empire.  More Info


Univ of Toronto Pr | March 30, 2010 | 279 pages
Multicultiphobia perceptively tackles all of these questions by means of a sophisticated analysis that encourages a deeper understanding of the issues at the heart of multiculturalism.  More Info

How To Rent A Negro

Chicago Review Press | July 1, 2005 | 196 pages
A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of... More Info

W.E.B. Du Bois

Holt Paperbacks | August 4, 2009 | 893 pages
Chronicles the life of the civil rights leader, from his childhood and early education to his work with the NAACP and beyond, becoming one of the most noted African American activists of the century.  More Info

Curriculum as Cultural Practice

Univ of Toronto Pr | April 28, 2009 | 326 pages
Curriculum as Cultural Practice aims to revitalize current discourses of curriculum research and reform from a postcolonial perspective.  More Info


Cambridge Univ Pr | July 27, 2009 | 471 pages
In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution. In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other... More Info

Contested histories in public space

Duke University Press Books | July 19, 2019 | 365 pages
Historians, anthropologists, and other scholars explore the public presentation of contested historical narratives in museums, monuments, texts, and festivals around the world.  More Info

Racism in the Canadian university

Univ of Toronto Pr | May 26, 2009 | 224 pages
The mission statements and recruitment campaigns for modern Canadian universities promote diverse and enlightened communities. Racism in the Canadian University questions this idea by examining the ways in which the institutional culture of the academy privileges Whiteness and Anglo-Eurocentric... More Info