Glenda Gilmore explores the pivotal and interconnected roles played by gender and race in North Carolina politics from the period immediately preceding the disfranchisement of Black men in 1900 to the time Black and white women gained the vote in 1920.
Righteous Discontent by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham gives us our first full account of the crucial role of Black women in making the church a powerful institution for social and political change in the Black community.
At the Dark End of the Street by Danielle L. McGuire
Danielle L. McGuire gives us the never-before-told history of how the civil rights movement began; how it was in part started in protest against the ritualistic rape of Black women by white men who used economic intimidation, sexual violence, and terror to derail the freedom movement; and how those forces persisted unpunished throughout the Jim Crow era when white men assaulted Black women to enforce rules of racial and economic hierarchy.
I've Got the Light of Freedom by Charles M. Payne
This momentous work offers a groundbreaking history of the early civil rights movement in the South with new material that situates the book in the context of subsequent movement literature.
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Richard Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation.
The Revolution Has Come by Robyn C. Spencer
Robyn C. Spencer traces the Black Panther Party's organizational evolution in Oakland, California, where hundreds of young people came to political awareness and journeyed to adulthood as members.
The Origins of the Urban Crisis by Thomas J. Sugrue
In this reappraisal of America's racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty.
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of Black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.
Lynching and Spectacle by Amy Louise Wood
Amy Wood explains what it meant for white Americans to perform and witness these sadistic spectacles and how lynching played a role in establishing and affirming white supremacy.