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The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI’s Secret Wars Against Dissent in the U.S.

Ward Churchill and Jim Van der Wall

Fascinating dissection of the war against “subversives,” everything from assassinations to fomenting race wars.

Publisher: South End
Paperback: 468 pages


Are You Still a Slave?

Shahrazad Ali

“Dare to examine the root of your ideas. Take this test and find out if you experience slavery flashbacks that influence your behavior and control your thinking, and learn how to recover from the post-traumatic stress of slavery. Answers lead to complete recovery. Are you still a slave? You can’t grow until you know.” SC

Publisher: Civilized
Paperback: 161 pages

The Assassination of Malcolm X

George Breitman, Herman Porter and Baxter Smith

“Who killed Malcolm X? What are the ideas they tried to silence? Exposes the cover-up surrounding Malcolm’s murder—and the attempts to mutilate his revolutionary message.” Raises the question of government involvement in the assassination. Provides background on the black leader and analyzes the trial, pointing to alleged discrepancies and unanswered questions that indicate wider culpability. Appendix of the FBI documents.

Publisher: Pathfinder
Paperback: 196 pages

Best of Abbie Hoffman

Edited by Daniel Simon

Selections from Revolution for the Hell of It, Woodstock Nation, Steal This Book and new writings. The essential anthology from the man (one of the few from the ‘60s) who never stopped fighting. AK

Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows
Paperback: 421 pages

The Best of Attack! and National Vanguard Tabloid

Edited by Kevin Alfred Storm

The National Vanguard is a Neo-Nazi group headed by Dr. William Pierce (the author of The Turner Diaries). The major difference behind the National Alliance and other neo-Nazi groups is its blatant intellectualism, with articles on Ficthte, and a sociological interpretation of “Punk Rock.” Makes for interesting reading, marred by inherent conservatism. SC

Publisher: National Vanguard
Paperback: 217 pages

Beyond the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan

Nancy K. Maclean

The second Ku Klux Klan lasted from its founding ceremony at Stone Mountain, Georgia, on Thanksgiving night in 1915 to around 1930. This was the heyday of Klan activity. During this period the Klan used the issues of morality, immigration and race as recruiting tactics for both the working poor and the small businessman. For example, in Oregon, where the black population was nil, the Klan crusaded against the Catholics. SC

Publisher: Oxford University
Hardback: 308 pages

Black Athena: The Afro-Asiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, Volume 1—The Fabrication of Ancient Greece, 1785-1985

Martin Bernal

“Volume 1 concentrates on the crucial period between 1785 and 1850, which saw both the Romantic and Racist to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, and the consolidation of northern expansion into other continents… Bernal makes meaningful links between a wide range of areas and disciplines—drama, poetry, myth, theological controversy, esoteric religion, philosophy, biography, language, historical narrative, and the emergence of “modern scholarship.”

Publisher: Rutgers University
Paperback: 575 pages

Black Athena: The Afro-Asiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, Volume 2—The Archeological and Documentary Evidence

Martin Bernal

“Volume 2 is concerned with the archeological and documentary evidence for contacts between Egypt and the Levant on the one hand, and the Aegean on the other, during the Bronze Age from c. 3400 BC to c. 1100 BC. These approaches are supplemented by information from the later Greek myths, legends, religious cults and language. The author concludes that contact between the two regions was far more extensive and influential than is generally believed.”

Publisher: Rutgers University
Paperback: 575 pages

Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage

William Loren Katz

“In course of time the American people got in to Florida and began to live. This caused trouble. The colored people and the Indians, being natives of the land, naturally went on the warpath. They fought until the American people called. The Indians and the Negroes gave them peace.”—Joe Phillips, Black Seminole, 1930 SC

Publisher: Macmillan
Paperback: 198 pages

Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman

Michele Wallace

Wallace blasts the sexist politics of the black nationalist movements of the ‘60s, showing how black women had been systematically demeaned by the nationalists’ patriarachal culture. This revised edition includes a new introduction surveying the controvery spawned by the book on its first publication in 1979. AK

Publisher: Verso
Paperback: 228 pages

Black Man of the Nile and His Family

Yosef ben-Jochannan

Dr. ben-Jochannan’s best-known work, capturing the crux of his Afrocentric research. This overview of what constitutes Africa and Africans challenges and exposes the “Europeanization” of African history, by means of a point-by-point refutation of the distortions committed by more traditional European scholars. SC

Publisher: Black Classic
Paperback: 428 pages