Books for changing the world
Menu
Menu
Black Politics
  • 1919

    Reflections on race, class, violence, segregation, and the hidden histories that shape our divided urban landscapes.
  • 1989, The Number

    For hip-hop heads 89 was the peak of the Golden Era and the Crack Epidemic.
  • Assata Taught Me

    Incisive analysis of the history and politics of Black liberation struggle by radical scholar Donna Murch
  • A Beautiful Ghetto

    Allen asks us to see beyond the the violence and poverty that all too often defines the "ghetto."
  • 'Bitter with the Past but Sweet with the Dream'

    An engaging, wide-ranging, and groundbreaking reexamination of the relationship between African American writers and the communist movement in the US.
  • Black Liberation and Socialism

    A sharp and insightful analysis of movements against racism, with essential lessons for today's struggles.
  • Black Liberation and the American Dream

    Edited by Paul Le Blanc
    Analysing intersections of race, class, and gender alongside primary texts, this unique volume explores racism and antiracism in the US.
  • Black Panthers Speak

    Edited by Philip S. Foner
    A sweeping collection of the most vital and representative writings of the Black Panther party.
  • The Black Power Mixtape

    Edited by Göran Olsson
    A provocative mixtape, mash-up, and treasure trove of never-before-seen images and interviews of the Black Power movement, with contemporary reflections
  • Black Queer Hoe

    A refreshing, unapologetic intervention into ongoing conversations about the line between sexual freedom and sexual exploitation.
  • Black Toledo

    Black Toldeo is a documentary history of the African American experience of resettlement focusing on the particular experience of Toledo, Ohio.

  • Boots Riley

    Blending poetics, politics, and everyday life, the singular lyrics of Boots Riley, poet of the hip-hop underground are collected here.
  • The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2

    A BreakBeat Poets anthology to celebrate and canonize the words of Black women across the diaspora.
  • Build Yourself a Boat

    Build Yourself a Boat redefines the language of collective and individual trauma through lyric and memory.
  • C. L. R. James and Revolutionary Marxism

    CLR James and Revolutionary Marxism collects some of the most important, but difficult to obtain, articles from the legendary Trinidadian-Marxist.
  • Can I Kick It?

    Award-winning poet and playwright Idris Goodwin interrogates and remixes our cultural past in order to make sense of our present and potential futures.

  • Class Struggle and the Color Line

    A thoughtful collection of original documents highlighting the deep, early roots of Black radicalism in the US from 1900-1930.
  • Deliverance from Slavery

    Deliverance from slavery was a central concern of Biblical verse. Boer aims to reclaim this focus for today's struggles.
  • Detroit: I Do Mind Dying

    Black autoworkers fight back against exploitation and oppression on the shop floors in the '60s and '70s.
  • Floodlines

    A People's History of community organizing in New Orleans in the years before and after Katrina.
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

    Activist, teacher, author and icon of the Black Power movement Angela Davis talks Ferguson, Palestine, and prison abolition.
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

    An indispensable contribution to the movement for racial justice in “postracial” America.
  • Hip Hop's Hostile Gospel

    Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel is a wide-ranging and highly enjoyable attempt to unearth the theology of Hip Hop
  • How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America

    Marable offers profound insight into the deeply intertwined problems of race and class in the United States historically and today.