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#AntiRacismSyllabus

#AntiRacismSyllabus

Anti-Racism titles from UNC Press

The University of North Carolina Press has prided its self on accumulating and disseminating books that range in field and scope.  We have made it our mission to contribute to the ongoing debates and discussions within and outside of the academy.  In light of recent events that have sparked protests across the country, UNC Press has compiled a list of titles that the Press has published about race issues, policing, carceral studies, and more, which engage in intellectual discussions about the country and offer factually based evidence.  We hope you find this list useful as we navigate the difficult days ahead.

Many of these books are in our acclaimed Justice, Power, and Politics series.  Learn more and follow the series on Twitter at @jppbooks.

Professors, you can easily and quickly request exam and desk copies online (including free digital exam copies) by visiting any of the books’ pages above. If you need assistance in choosing the right texts for your course, we’d be glad to help, contact us here.

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Black Power on the Move

Black Power on the Move

Migration, Internationalism, and the British and Israeli Black Panthers

Anne-Marie Angelo

I Don't Like the Blues

I Don't Like the Blues

Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life

B. Brian Foster

The Punitive Turn in American Life

The Punitive Turn in American Life

How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War

Michael S. Sherry

To Make the Wounded Whole

To Make the Wounded Whole

The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS

Dan Royles

Blue Texas

Blue Texas

The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era

Max Krochmal

A Different Shade of Justice

A Different Shade of Justice

Asian American Civil Rights in the South

Stephanie Hinnershitz

Dangerous Grounds

Dangerous Grounds

Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

David L. Parsons

Black Firefighters and the FDNY

Black Firefighters and the FDNY

The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

David Goldberg

Free the Land

Free the Land

The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Edward Onaci

Free Justice

Free Justice

A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

Sara Mayeux

Uncontrollable Blackness

Uncontrollable Blackness

African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York

Douglas J. Flowe

Contagions of Empire

Contagions of Empire

Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898–1948

Khary Oronde Polk

Co-conspirator for Justice

Co-conspirator for Justice

The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman

Susan M. Reverby

Poor Man's Fortune

Poor Man's Fortune

White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850–1950

Jarod Roll

From Here to Equality

From Here to Equality

Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen

Radio Free Dixie, Second Edition

Radio Free Dixie, Second Edition

Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power

Timothy B. Tyson

The Young Lords

The Young Lords

A Radical History

Johanna Fernández

Occupied Territory

Occupied Territory

Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Simon Balto

Semi Queer

Semi Queer

Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers

Anne Balay

Policing Los Angeles

Policing Los Angeles

Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor

In Love and Struggle

In Love and Struggle

The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs

Stephen M. Ward

Two Faces of Exclusion

Two Faces of Exclusion

The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States

Lon Kurashige

Cuban Revolution in America

Cuban Revolution in America

Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Teishan A. Latner

City of Inmates

City of Inmates

Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

Kelly Lytle Hernández

Those Who Know Don't Say

Those Who Know Don't Say

The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State

Garrett Felber

We Are Not Slaves

We Are Not Slaves

State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Robert T. Chase

On the Freedom Side

On the Freedom Side

How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History

Wesley C. Hogan

The Color of the Third Degree

The Color of the Third Degree

Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930–1955

Silvan Niedermeier, Paul Allen Cohen

Democracy’s Capital

Democracy’s Capital

Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s–1970s

Lauren Pearlman

Stirrings

Stirrings

How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice

Lana Dee Povitz

Race for Profit

Race for Profit

How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

You Can’t Eat Freedom

You Can’t Eat Freedom

Southerners and Social Justice after the Civil Rights Movement

Greta de Jong

Remaking Black Power

Remaking Black Power

How Black Women Transformed an Era

Ashley D. Farmer

Knocking on Labor’s Door

Knocking on Labor’s Door

Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Lane Windham

Unjust Deeds

Unjust Deeds

The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Jeffrey D. Gonda

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Robert T. Chase

Poll Power

Poll Power

The Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South

Evan Faulkenbury

Black Food Geographies

Black Food Geographies

Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Ashanté M. Reese

Lethal State

Lethal State

A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina

Seth Kotch

No Mercy Here

No Mercy Here

Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity

Sarah Haley

Not Straight, Not White

Not Straight, Not White

Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Kevin Mumford

Ku-Klux

Ku-Klux

The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Elaine Frantz Parsons

Freedom Farmers

Freedom Farmers

Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Monica M. White, LaDonna Redmond

The Mismeasure of Minds

The Mismeasure of Minds

Debating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

Michael E. Staub

Liberalism Is Not Enough

Liberalism Is Not Enough

Race and Poverty in Postwar Political Thought

Robin Marie Averbeck

A Political Education

A Political Education

Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

From Asylum to Prison

From Asylum to Prison

Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Anne E. Parsons

A Luminous Brotherhood

A Luminous Brotherhood

Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Emily Suzanne Clark

The Criminalization of Black Children

The Criminalization of Black Children

Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicago’s Juvenile Justice System, 1899–1945

Tera Eva Agyepong

The Men of Mobtown

The Men of Mobtown

Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Adam Malka

Racial Taxation

Racial Taxation

Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869–1973

Camille Walsh

Winning Our Freedoms Together

Winning Our Freedoms Together

African Americans and Apartheid, 1945–1960

Nicholas Grant

Raza Sí, Migra No

Raza Sí, Migra No

Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in San Diego

Jimmy Patiño

They Should Stay There

They Should Stay There

The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression

Fernando Saúl Alanís Enciso, Russ Davidson, Mark Overmyer-Velazquez

Latino City

Latino City

Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945–2000

Llana Barber

The Rise of the Arab American Left

The Rise of the Arab American Left

Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s–1980s

Pamela E. Pennock

The Burden of White Supremacy

The Burden of White Supremacy

Containing Asian Migration in the British Empire and the United States

David C. Atkinson

Written/Unwritten

Written/Unwritten

Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure

Patricia A. Matthew

The Land Was Ours

The Land Was Ours

How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South

Andrew W. Kahrl

Building a Latino Civil Rights Movement

Building a Latino Civil Rights Movement

Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in New York City

Sonia Song-Ha Lee

Long Past Slavery

Long Past Slavery

Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Catherine A. Stewart

Rightlessness

Rightlessness

Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II

A. Naomi Paik

Chained in Silence

Chained in Silence

Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

Talitha L. LeFlouria

Captive Nation

Captive Nation

Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

Dan Berger

From Brown to Meredith

From Brown to Meredith

The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky, 1954-2007

Tracy E. K'Meyer

Racism in the Nation's Service

Racism in the Nation's Service

Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America

Eric S. Yellin

Sugar and Civilization

Sugar and Civilization

American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

April Merleaux

Power to the Poor

Power to the Poor

Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974

Gordon K. Mantler

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

A Radical Democratic Vision

Barbara Ransby