Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins

Caroline Elkins, a historian at Harvard University, has done a masterful job setting the record straight in her epic investigation, Imperial Reckoning. After years of …

Catching Hell In The City Of Angels: Life And Meanings Of Blackness In South Central Los Angeles by João H. Costa Vargas

Since the 1980s, Los Angeles has become the most racially and economically divided city in the United States. In the poorest parts of South Central …

Never Meant to Survive: Genocide and Utopias in Black Diaspora Communities by João H. Costa Vargas

Never Meant to Survive presents a historical, political, and social assessment of anti-black genocide and liberatory struggles that arose to resist it. Based on fine-grained …

The Housing Monster by prole.info

This scathingly illustrated essay takes one seemingly simple, everyday thing—a house—and looks at the social relations that surround it. Starting with the construction site and …

Sovereign Evolution: Manifest Destiny from “Civil Rights” to “Sovereign Rights” by Ezrah Aharone

From “emancipation” to “segregation” to “integration”, Africans in America exist today by virtue of a continuum of political evolutions, each of which is built upon …

Venezuela Speaks!: Voices from the Grassroots by Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, & JoJo Farrell

A collection of interviews with activists and other contributors, this compelling oral history details Venezuela’s bloodless uprising and reorganization. For the last decade, Venezuela’s “Bolivarian …

Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government by Gregory Wilpert

Since coming to power in 1998, the Chavez government has inspired both fierce internal debate and horror amongst Western governments accustomed to counting on an …

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C.L.R. James

This book is an account of the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that began in the wake of the Bastille and became the model …

The Irritated Genie by Jacob H. Carruthers

The Haitian Revolution is one of the most important revolutions in the history of the world, if not, the most significant revolution in the Western …

Mau Mau and Kenya: An Analysis of a Peasant Revolt by Wunyabari O. Maloba

Mau Mau and Kenya traces a unique peasant revolt against British colonialism. Maloba describes the participants and their differing ideologies; relationships between the revolt and …