ResiSTL Reading List

Want to understand what’s behind protests in St. Louis? Here’s a reading list.

Kris Kleindienst, ResiSTL, Left Bank BooksThe protests in St. Louis over the last three weeks have topped the news almost daily.

Even for those who stay up on what’s happening, there may be questions about how this came to pass again, just three years after race-related protests in Ferguson.

Delving into St. Louis’ history of racial division and relations between police and black people can seem overwhelming. St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman set out to make a reading list with recommendations from people who are used to being asked—Kris Kleindienst from Left Bank Books, Johnson Lancaster from The Progressive Emporium and Education Center, Tim Lloyd from We Live Here, and Mary Ferguson from thee YWCA Metro St. Louis!

Listen to the full conversation at St. Louis Public Radio!

 

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781610394574
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Published: PublicAffairs - August 26th, 2014

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780743294485
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Published: Touchstone Books - October 3rd, 2006

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061792267
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 19th, 2013

Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781631101618
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Published: Jamala Rogers - August 13th, 2015

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The New Jim Crow Cover Image
By Michelle Alexander, Cornel West (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781595586438
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Published: New Press - January 16th, 2012

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment Cover Image
By Angela J. Davis (Editor)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101871270
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Published: Pantheon Books - July 11th, 2017

On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780743431729
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Published: Washington Square Press - January 1st, 2002

$16.95
ISBN: 9781507526026
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 25th, 2016

St. Louis: Disappearing Black Communities Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738533629
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - January 21st, 2005

Ferguson's Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781634253727
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Published: American Bar Association - August 9th, 2016

Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780812220940
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Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - October 1st, 2009

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781607092575
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Education - January 1st, 2010

They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316312493
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 12th, 2017

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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143129677
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Published: Penguin Books - April 4th, 2017

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage Books - October 4th, 2011

White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781633693784
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Published: Harvard Business School Press - May 16th, 2017

Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780816502790
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Published: University of Arizona Press - March 10th, 2016

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632864130
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017

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The Fire Next Time Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781568585703
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Published: Nation Books - October 3rd, 2017

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Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250135995
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 17th, 2017

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872867383
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Published: City Lights Books - July 4th, 2017

Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781603587273
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - November 18th, 2016

The History of White People Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393339741
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 18th, 2011

The Little Book of Little Activists Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780451478542
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849352604
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Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

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Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608465644
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197036
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Published: Melville House Publishing - August 14th, 2017

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062415837
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 27th, 2015

One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250164056
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 19th, 2017

No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608468904
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Published: Haymarket Books - June 13th, 2017

1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet Book -

What Happened Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501175565
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 12th, 2017