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Trespassers?

by Willow Lung-Amam

Beyond the gilded gates of Google, little has been written about the suburban communities of Silicon Valley. Over the past several decades, the region's booming tech economy spurred rapid population growth,...


Building an American Empire

by Paul Frymer

Westward expansion of the United States is most conventionally remembered for rugged individualism, geographic isolationism, and a fair amount of luck. Yet the establishment of the forty-eight contiguous states...


The Last Resistance

by Jacqueline Rose

A bravura exploration of politics and writing in dark times

In The Last Resistance, Jacqueline Rose explores the power of writing to create and transform our political lives. In particular, she examines the...


In Full Color

by Rachel Dolezal & Storms Reback

A lot of people have made up their minds about Rachel Doležal. But none of them know her real story.

In June 2015, the media “outed” Rachel Doležal as a white woman who had knowingly been “passing” as...


Black for a Day

by Alisha Gaines

In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously "became" black as well, traveling the American South in...


Inequality in the 21st Century: A Reader

by David B. Grusky & Jasmine Hill

Why are so many types of inequality suddenly increasing? Should we be worried that we're moving into a “second gilded age” with unprecedented levels of income inequality? In this new collection, David B....


Recognizing Race and Ethnicity: Power, Privilege, and Inequality

by Kathleen J. Fitzgerald

Despite promising changes over the last century, race remains a central organizing principle in US society, a key arena of inequality, power, and privilege, and the subject of ongoing conflict and debate. In...


A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States

by Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was a journalist and landscape designer who is regarded as the founder of American landscape architecture: his most famous achievement was Central Park in New York, of which...


Black Rights/White Wrongs

by Charles W. Mills

Liberalism is the political philosophy of equal persons - yet liberalism has denied equality to those it saw as sub-persons. Liberalism is the creed of fairness - yet liberalism has been complicit with European...


Against the Fascist Creep

by Alexander Reid Ross

US society is notoriously complacent when it comes to the rise of fascist tendencies. When Dylann Roof murdered nine black parishioners in a Charleston church, media emphasis remained superficial. Familiar...


Beyond Expectations

by Onoso Imoagene

In Beyond Expectations, Onoso Imoagene delves into the multifaceted identities of second-generation Nigerian adults in the United States and Britain. She argues that they conceive of an alternative notion...


Racism in America

by Leonard Pitts

Bestselling author and syndicated columnist on issues of race in the U.S., Leonard Pitts has received death threats and been subjected to harassment by neo-Nazis. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary...


Hitler's American Model

by James Q. Whitman

Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American...


Race and Ethnicity in America

by John Iceland

Race and Ethnicity in America succinctly examines patterns and trends in inequality over the past 60 years for different racial groups, focusing on education, income, poverty, wealth, residential attainment,...


Path Towards Equality: Anti-Discrimination Acts & Most Important Supreme Court Decisions Against Racism

by U.S. Government & U.S. Supreme Court

This is a unique legal collection comprised of the most important U.S. Civil Rights Acts and Supreme Court decisions considering racial discrimination. Ideals, hopes and dreams of Nat Turner, Dred Scott, Martin...


The Rise of the Arab American Left

by Pamela E. Pennock

In this first history of Arab American activism in the 1960s, Pamela Pennock brings to the forefront one of the most overlooked minority groups in the history of American social movements. Focusing on the ideas...


I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck

by Inc. Velvet Films & Raoul Peck

National Bestseller

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary

To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin’s published and unpublished...


Daddy King: An Autobiography

by Martin Luther King Sr

From coming of age under poverty and the looming threat of racial violence to preaching from the Ebenezer pulpit for forty years, King, Sr., candidly reveals his life inside the civil rights movement, illustrating...


Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality?

by Paul Alan Fahey, Susan Reynolds & Victoria Zackheim

In the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Stride Toward Freedom and Malala Yousafzai’s, I Am MalalaEquality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? presents thought-provoking and compelling...


The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres

by Tricia Lootens

The Political Poetess challenges familiar accounts of the figure of the nineteenth-century Poetess, offering new readings of Poetess performance and criticism. In performing the Poetry of Woman, the mythic Poetess...