Understanding Racism

From Slave Ship to Supermax

Mass Incarceration, Prisoner Abuse, and the New Neo-Slave Novel

Patrick Elliot Alexander

The first interdisciplinary study of mass incarceration to intersect the fields of literary studies, critical prison studies, and human rights

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 halftones


Global Philadelphia

Immigrant Communities Old and New

Edited by Ayumi Takenaka and Mary Osirim

A comprehensive analysis of the processes and consequences of immigration to Philadelphia over time

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 10 figures, 4 halftones, 3 maps


The Great Migration and the Democratic Party

Black Voters and the Realignment of American Politics in the 20th Century

Keneshia N. Grant

Examining the political impact of Black migration on politics in three northern cities from 1915 to 1965

214 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 12 tables, 1 figures, 3 halftones, 1 map


Greening Africana Studies

Linking Environmental Studies with Transforming Black Experiences

Rubin Patterson

Establishes the need to include Environmental Studies as part of the Africana Studies curriculum

242 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 28 tables, 3 figures, 3 halftones, 6 maps


Hapa Girl

A Memoir

May-lee Chai

A vivid depiction of the racism suffered by a mixed-race family in rural South Dakota

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 12 halftones


Healing Our Divided Society

Investing in America Fifty Years after the Kerner Report

Edited by Fred Harris and Alan Curtis

Examining inequality in America fifty years after the Kerner Report

488 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 54 figures


Hip Hop Underground

The Integrity and Ethics of Racial Identification

Anthony Kwame Harrison

Race and authenticity in America, explored through the Bay Area’s multiracial underground hip hop scene

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 8 halftones


How Racism Takes Place

George Lipsitz

How racism shapes urban spaces and how African Americans create vibrant communities that offer models for more equitable social arrangements

320 pages | 6 x 9


How to Be South Asian in America

Narratives of Ambivalence and Belonging

anupama jain

A variety of immigrant narratives portray the dynamic process of South Asian Americanization

288 pages | 6 x 9


The "Huddled Masses" Myth

Immigration and Civil Rights

Kevin R. Johnson

The disconnect between national rhetoric, the law, and public policy

264 pages | 6 x 9


Illegal Migrations and the Huckleberry Finn Problem

John S.W. Park

If you knew a runaway slave or undocumented immigrant, would you tell?

278 pages | 6 x 9


Immigrant Crossroads

Globalization, Incorporation, and Placemaking in Queens, New York

Edited by Tarry Hum, Ron Hayduk, Francois Pierre-Louis Jr., and Michael Alan Krasner

Highlights immigrant engagement in urban development, policy, and social movements

392 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 tables, 10 figures, 8 halftones, 4 maps


Incidental Racialization

Performative Assimilation in Law School

Yung-Yi Diana Pan

Examining racialization, inequality, and professional socialization

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 tables, 6 line drawings


Invisible People

Stories of Lives at the Margins

Alex Tizon

Now in Paperback—an anthology of richly reported and beautifully written stories about marginalized people

264 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 1 halftone


Islam in Urban America

Sunni Muslims in Chicago

Garbi Schmidt

How does the practice of Islam and its community of believers change in the American context?

256 pages | 6 x 9