Understanding Racism


Asian Americans in Popular Culture

Robert G. Lee

A compelling study of how the label "oriental" came into being

288 pages | 6 x 9


The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

How White People Profit from Identity Politics
Twentieth Anniversary Edition

George Lipsitz

The twentieth anniversary edition of a widely influential book—now updated to address racial privilege in the age of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Donald Trump

400 pages | 6 x 9


The Puerto Rican Diaspora

Historical Perspectives

Edited by Carmen Teresa Whalen and Víctor Vázquez-Hernández

Histories of the Puerto Rican experience

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 20 halftones


Race and Class Matters at an Elite College

Elizabeth Aries

How race and class collide at a prestigious liberal arts college

246 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables


Race Appeal

How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns

Charlton D McIlwain, and Stephen M. Caliendo

Why, when, and how often candidates use race appeals, and how the electorate responds

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 38 tables, 23 halftones


Re-Viewing James Baldwin

Things Not Seen

Edited by D. Quentin Miller

A focus on Baldwin as an experimental writer

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figs., 13 halftones


Reframing Transracial Adoption

Adopted Koreans, White Parents, and the Politics of Kinship

Kristi Brian

A provocative critique of transnational, transracial adoption from a critical race and feminist perspective and a vision for reform

230 pages | 6 x 9


Resurrecting Slavery

Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in France

Crystal Marie Fleming

Revealing how the histories of slavery and colonialism are being resurrected and racialized in France today

292 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 6 line drawings, 14 halftones


Revolution Around the Corner

Voices from the Puerto Rican Socialist Party in the United States

Edited by José E. Velázquez, Carmen V. Rivera, and Andrés Torres

The first book-length story of the radical social movement, the Puerto Rican Socialist Party

408 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 23 halftones


Savage Portrayals

Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story

Natalie P Byfield

How the media's racialized coverage of the Central Park Jogger case influenced the conviction of five young minority men accused of "wilding" and affected the American juvenile justice system

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 4 figs.


Savoring the Salt

The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara

Edited by Linda Janet Holmes and Cheryl A. Wall

An anthology that celebrates the life and work of a major African American writer

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 halftones


Selling Transracial Adoption

Families, Markets, and the Color Line

Elizabeth Raleigh

Examines cross-race adoptions from the perspectives of adoption providers, showing how racial hierarchies and the supply and demand for children shape the process

250 pages | 6 x 9


Silent Gesture

The Autobiography of Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith and David Steele

The story of the most famous protest in sports history, written by one of the men who staged it

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 halftones


Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus

Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations

Stefanie Chambers

Examining the political, economic and social incorporation of Somali Americans in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and in Columbus, Ohio

250 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 12 tables, 6 figures


Tasting Freedom

Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America

Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin

The life and times of the extraordinary Octavius Catto, and the first civil rights movement in America

632 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 halftones