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Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

ANONYMOUS. - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post * Bustle * Men's Journal * The Chicago Reader * StarTribune * Blavity

"One...

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Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation

Steve Luxenberg - W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

A myth-shattering narrative of how a nation embraced "separation" and its pernicious consequences.

Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous...

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander - The New Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller - "one of the most influential books of the past decade," according to the Chronicle of Higher Education - with a new preface by the author Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow.Since...
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Jason Reynolds - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in AmericaThis is NOT a history book.This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep...
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I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

MATT TAIBBI - Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police - from the bestselling author of The Divide

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST

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The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality

ANNA-LISA COX - PublicAffairs
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The long-hidden truth about America's black pioneers, the frontier they settled, and their fight for a better nation
The American frontier is one of our most cherished and enduring national images. We think of the early pioneers who settled the wilderness as courageous, independent--and...
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Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation

John Freeman - Penguin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Thirty-six major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided America - including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Hector Tobar, Joyce Carol Oates, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Russo, Eula Bliss, Karen Russell, and many more

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The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement

MATTHEW HORACE - Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

CNN law enforcement contributor Matthew Horace offers an unforgettable account of the racism, crimes, and colorlines that permeate America's law enforcement, and lays out a means for change.

Matthew Horace was an officer at the federal, state, and local level for 28 years working...
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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein - Liveright
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Best Books of 2017
Long-listed for the National Book Award

"Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation."...

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Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement

Jessie Morgan-Owens - W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The riveting, little-known story of Mary Mildred Williams -- a slave girl who looked "white" -- whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement.

When a decades-long court battle resulted in her family's freedom in 1855, seven-year-old Mary Mildred Williams unexpectedly...

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The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe

Heather Mac Donald - Encounter Books
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the "Ferguson...
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Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class

Ian Haney López - Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" and "strapping young bucks" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In trumpeting these tales of welfare run amok, Reagan never needed to mention race, because he was blowing...
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How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood

Jim Grimsley - Algonquin Books
Format: Print book

"White people declared that the South  would rise again. Black people raised one fist and chanted for black power. Somehow we negotiated a space between those poles and learned to sit in classrooms together . . .  Lawyers, judges, adults declared that the days   ...
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The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

Eric Foner - W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize- winning historian, an authoritative story of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation's foundation.

The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three...

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Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country

Tim Scott - Tyndale Momentum
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

In a divided country desperate for unity, two sons of South Carolina show how different races, life experiences, and pathways can lead to a deep friendship -- even in a state that was rocked to its core by the 2015 Charleston church shooting.Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey...
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