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Civil Rights

  • The Three Axial Agesby John Torpey

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    How can historical developments and discoveries be used to affect future outcomes? Sociologist and historian John Torpey proposes that the ?Axial Age,? a period in the first millennium BCE when major religious and intellectual developments emerged, can be used to directly affect present social problems, from economic inequality to ecological destruction.... more...

  • Unwarrantedby Barry Friedman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 19.60

    ?At a time when policing in America is at a crossroads, Barry Friedman provides much-needed insight, analysis, and direction in his thoughtful new book. Unwarranted illuminates many of the often ignored issues surrounding how we police in America and highlights why reform is so urgently needed. This revealing book comes at a critically important... more...

  • No Way But Thisby Jeff Sparrow

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 23.99

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr. Paul Robeson was a prize-winning scholar and the greatest footballer of his era, even before he ascended to globalsuperstardom as a singer, Hollywood actor, and activist. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson stunned audiences with ?Ol? Man River? and Othello , as his passion for social justice led him from Jazz... more...

  • Women's Activism in Africaby Balghis Badri; Aili Mari Tripp

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    An indispensable overview of women?s activism and political struggles in contemporary Africa, and the ways in which the continent's women are shaping the struggle for women?s rights internationally. more...

  • Ten Dollars to Hateby Patricia Bernstein

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    Ten Dollars to Hate tells the story of the massive Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s?by far the most ?successful? incarnation since its inception in the ashes of the Civil War?and the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. Dan Moody, a twenty-nine-year-old Texas district attorney, demonstrated that Klansmen could be... more...

  • Understanding Eritreaby Martin Plaut

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 14.99

    Eritrea is characterised by regime paranoia, intense domestic repression and isolationism. Martin Plaut's book offers a glimpse into a relatively young nation marred by a stifling dictatorship more...

  • Rest in Powerby Sybrina Fulton; Tracy Martin

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 26.00

    Trayvon Martin?s parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement. On a February evening in 2012, in a small town in central Florida, seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home with candy and a can of juice in hand and talking... more...

  • They Can't Kill Us Allby Wesley Lowery

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    'A devastating front-line account of the police killings and the young activism that sparked one of the most significant racial justice movements since the 1960s: Black Lives Matter ... Lowery more or less pulls the sheet off America ... essential reading' Junot Díaz, The New York Times , Books of 2016 'Electric ... so well reported,... more...

  • WHAT WE DO NOWby Dennis Johnson; Valerie Merians

    Melville House 2017; US$ 11.99

    The National Bestseller The election of Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States of America shocked and dismayed progressives across the country. What We Do Now , a collection of passionate manifestos by some of the country's leading progressives, aims to provide a blueprint for how those stunned progressives can move forward.... more...

  • Tears We Cannot Stopby Michael Eric Dyson

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 17.49

    NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post ? Bustle ? Men's Journal ? The Chicago Reader ? StarTribune ? Blavity ? The Guardian... more...