A Reading List for Our Times

I’ve drawn up a list for future thematic reading on American capitalism and the history of socioeconomic and racial justice in the United States.

  • Michelle Alexander (2012), The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • Edward E. Baptist (2016), The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
  • Douglas A. Blackmon (2008), Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
  • Richard Rothstein (2017), The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
  • Rosemary Feurer & Chad Pearson, eds. (2017), Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism
  • Chancellor Williams (1987), The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
  • Keenaga-Yamahtta Taylor (2016), From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
  • Carol Anderson (2016), White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • Timothy Snyder (2017), On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  • Sinclair Lewis (1935), It Can’t Happen Here
  • Daniel J. Hopkins & John Sides, eds. (2015), Political Polarization in American Politics
  • Pankaj Mishra (2017), Age of Anger: A History of the Present
  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (2014), An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
  • Kim E. Nielsen (2012), A Disability History of the United States

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