Andrew T. Fede, “Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and Atlantic World” (U Georgia Press, 2017)
Andrew T. Fede is a lawyer in private practice in northern New Jersey and an adjunct professor of law at Montclair State University.  His new book Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and Atlantic World (University of Georgia Press, 2017) is a comparative account of... Read More
Kellie Carter Jackson, “Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence” (U Penn Press, 2019)
What the United States dubs “freedom” is inherently tied to methods of violence. The United States’s abolitionist movement was not free from this connection. This is in spite of one of the best known white abolitionists, William Lloyd Garrison, being a pacifist, and many contemporary politicians referencing his method of... Read More
Elizabeth Todd-Breland, “A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s” (UNC Press, 2018)
Elizabeth Todd-Breland’s new book A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s (University of North Carolina Press, 2018) tells the story of the struggle for educational reform in one of America’s biggest and most segregated cities. By highlighting the activism of local Black women and Black... Read More
Martha S. Jones, “Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
Martha S. Jones, in her excellent new book Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge University Press, 2018), weaves together the legal and constitutional dimensions of citizenship—from the Founding documents and law cases with which  many scholars and students are familiar—with the daily civic engagement... Read More
Ronald L. Lewis and Robert L. Zangrando, “Walter F. White: The NAACP’s Ambassador for Racial Justice” (West Virginia UP, 2019)
Though overshadowed today by more celebrated figures, Walter Francis White was one of the most prominent campaigners for civil rights in mid-20th-century America. As Ronald L. Lewis and Robert L. Zangrando detail in Walter F. White: The NAACP’s Ambassador for Racial Justice (West Virginia University Press, 2019), for all his... Read More