Books Read in 2016: August

Course prep and more thinking about elections…(Other titles that I returned to this month ended up on my syllabi, see here.)

Paul Alkebulan, Survival Pending Revolution: The History of the Black Panther Party. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2007.

A very accessible introduction to the Party, more comprehensive histories have been released since.

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Iola Leroy; or Shadows Uplifted. New York: Penguin, [1892], 2010.

I wanted to teach some fiction this year, decided I’d use this text with Martin Delany’s Blake; the one word it evokes is: warmth.

Cedric Johnson, Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Revisiting this work after a number of years, thinking about its import for how we think of the legacies of the 1960s (as if nothing happened after).

Ron Walters, Black Presidential Politics: A Strategic Approach. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988.

Necessary reading and rereading during presidential election cycles–and the in-between times.


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