Civil Rights

Pamphlets of Protest: An anthology of early African American protest literature, 1790-1860, Richard Newman et al
2001, Routledge: New York
>> The first book to capture the depth of Black print culture before the Civil War. Examines the previously-overlooked pamphleteering of Black authors between the Revolution and the Civil War.
Shelf ref: HI.3.03/NEW

Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893, Kent Anderson Leslie
1995, University of Georgia Press
>> The story of Amanda America Dickson, born the privileged daughter of a White planter and an unconsenting slave in antebellum Georgia. The events of Dickson's life are used to explore the forces driving southern race and gender relations from the days of King Cotton through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and New South.
Shelf ref: H1.3/LES

Race Relations: A critique, Stephen Steinberg
2007, Stanford University Press
>> Offers a bold challenge to prevailing thought on race and ethnicity in American society. Steinberg argues that even the language of "race relations" obscures the structural basis of racial hierarchy and inequality. Reveals unsettling truths that call into question the nature and future of American nationality.
Shelf ref: CU.2/STE

Book (photography)
Black Panthers 1968, Ruth-Marion Baruch
2002, Greybull Press: Los Angeles
>> A photo essay on the early days of the Black Panther Party in California. Includes photographs of founding members Bobby Seale and Huey Newton as well as other key party members. This was a limited edition book and is now hard to find in the UK.
Shelf ref: HI.3.02/MAL

The Black Panther Party and the Case of the New York 21, Annette T. Rubinstein
1966, Charter Group for a Pledge of Conscience: New York
>> Hard to find pamphlet outlining the court case against the Black Panther's "New York 21".
Shelf ref: Archive 250/3/12

Lessons from the Damned: Class Struggle in the Black Community,“The Damned”
1973, Times Change Press: Washington
>> Now out of print, this is a selection of writings about oppression and liberation from those who lived it. It covers the different experiences of youth, women, and working poor, starting with how they became conscious of their situation to strategies such as setting up freedom schools.
Shelf ref: HI.3.02/LES