Contextualizing Anti-Black Violence in US History

Incidents of anti-Black white supremacist violence are not isolated and their perpetrators are not exceptions. We hope this booklist will enable folks to find books that give them a new look at a US history that still affects us today. We hope better understanding the context of these violences will help us to become stronger community members.
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

Notes of a Native Son Cover Image
By James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807006238
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Published: Beacon Press - November 20th, 2012

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Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

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Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781400078240
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Published: Vintage - August 22nd, 2017

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501126352
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Published: Scribner - June 20th, 2017

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781932841770
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Published: Agate Bolden - August 13th, 2013

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780465049660
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Published: Basic Books - October 25th, 2016

They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316312493
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 12th, 2017

Barracoon: The Story of the Last
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Foreword by), Deborah G. Plant (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062748218
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Published: Amistad - January 7th, 2020

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635571394
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 17th, 2019

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Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781946665119
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Published: Praeclarus Press - December 2nd, 2017

A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807033555
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Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020

Solitary Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802148308
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Published: Grove Press - December 3rd, 2019

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781942094470
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Published: Central Recovery Press - September 19th, 2017

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780767915472
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Published: Anchor - January 8th, 2008

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872867383
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Published: City Lights Books - July 4th, 2017

We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250174536
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Published: Picador - October 16th, 2018