Stayed on Freedom Cover
Stayed on Freedom Cover

Stayed on Freedom

The Long History of Black Power Through One Family’s Journey.

Basic Books |
2022
“The Black Power movement, often associated with its iconic spokesmen, derived much of its energy from the work of people whose stories have never been told. Stayed on Freedom brings into focus two unheralded Black Power activists who dedicated their lives to the fight for freedom.Zoharah Simmons and …
Remaking Radicalism
Remaking Radicalism

Remaking Radicalism

A Grassroots Documentary Reader of the United States, 1973-2001

University of Georgia Press |
2020
Co-edited with Emily K. Hobson
This book brings together documents from multiple radical movements in the recent United States from 1973 through 2001. These years are typically viewed as an era of neoliberalism, dominated by conservative retrenchment, the intensified programs of privatization and incarceration, dramatic cuts to social welfare, and the undermining of labor, antiracist, …
Concrete Mama
Concrete Mama

Concrete Mama

Prison Profiles from Walla Walla

University of Washington Press |
2018
By John McCoy and Ethan Hoffman. Introduction by Dan Berger
A book-length photoessay of life, labor, sexuality, and politics inside Washington’s notorious Walla Walla prison. First published in 1981, Dan Berger’s introduction to this long out-of-print classic situates the book in its time period–and what it means in an era of mass incarceration. …
Rethinking the American Prison Movement
Rethinking the American Prison Movement

Rethinking the American Prison Movement

Routledge |
2017
co-authored with Toussaint Losier
A short, accessible overview of the strikes, lawsuits, uprisings, writings, and diverse coalitions with free-world allies that incarcerated people have used to contest their confinement from the nineteenth century forced labor camps to contemporary portests against mass incarceration. …
Captive Nation
Captive Nation

Captive Nation

Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

UNC Press |
2014
A bold reconsideration of twentieth century black activism, the prison system, and the origins of mass incarceration. …

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