Anti-Racism Reading List

Pdfs/epubs of most of these books can be found on bookzz.

This list is currently very US and black-centric, as it is what I’ve read most about. If you know any good books on racism in other parts of the world, or on racism towards other ethnicities, please tell me.

History of Racism

  • Allen, Theodore – The Invention of the White Race Vol 1 & 2
  • Fredrickson, George – Racism: A Short History

History of Chattel Slavery & Struggle Against It 

  • Baptist, Edward – Half Has Never Been Told
  • Drescher, Seymour – Abolition: A History of Slavery & Antislavery
  • James, Cyril – The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’ouverture & the San Domingo Revolution
  • Walter, Johnson – River of Dark Dreams: Slavery & Empire in the Cotton Kingdom
  • Walter, Johnson – Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market
  • Zinn, Howard – 1619-1741: Slavery & Slave Rebellion in the US

Contemporary Racism

  • Alexander, Michelle – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarciration in the Age of Colorblindness

Anti-Racist Movements

General Anti-Racist Thinkers 

  • Douglass, Frederick – What to the Slave is the 4th of July 
  • Du Bois, W.E.B – The Souls of Black Folks
  • Said, Edward – Orientalism
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B – Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases





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