A teach-in: Readings on struggle, resistance and resilience

This book list was based upon titles we displayed in the lobby of Tisch after the 2016 election with resources related to resistance and struggle. This display happened alongside a Tufts teach-in event that brought together community members, activists, students, faculty, staff and peers from other institutions to organize around direct actions, engage in disruptive practices of care and solidarity, and narrate possibilities for another society.

You can also check out some items from our collections that were featured on the Public Books Trump Syllabus 2.0.

“Trumpism’s” antecedents

Brinkley, Alan. Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression. 1st ed. New York: Knopf, 1982. Print. E-book.

Carter, Dan T. The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of Thenew Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Print and Web.

Kantrowitz, Stephen David. Ben Tillman & the Reconstruction of White Supremacy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. Print

Parker, Christopher S. Change They Can’t Believe in: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. Print and Web.

Postel, Charles. The Populist Vision. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. Print.E-book.

Wilentz, Sean. The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008. 1st ed. New York, NY: Harper, 2008. Print.

White power and plausible deniability

Anderson, Carol. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. New York, NY: Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016. Print. E-book.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era. Boulder, Colo: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001. Print. E-book.

Du Bois, W. E. B., and W. E. B. Du Bois. Black Reconstruction in America: An Essay toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attemptto Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860-1880. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. Print. E-book.

Lubiano, Wahneema H., ed. The House That Race Built: Black Americans, U.S. Terrain. New York: Pantheon Books, 1997. Print.

MacLean, Nancy. Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second KuKlux Klan. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Print. E-book.

Morgan, Edmund S. American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. 1st ed. New York: Norton, 1975. Print.

Norton, Edward et al. American History X. New Line Home Entertainment, 2001. Film.

Blackness and right-wing multiculturalism 

Baldwin, James. The Fire next Time. New York: Dial Press, 1963. Print. E-book.

Haney-López, Ian. Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Print and Web.

Marable, Manning. How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America: Problems Inrace, Political Economy and Society. 1st ed. Boston, MA: South End Press, 1983. Print. E-book.

Pounder, C. C. H. et al. Race: The Power of an Illusion. California Newsreel, 2003. Film and Streaming Film.

Wright Rigueur, Leah. The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. Print and Web.

Immigration policies and the rise of Islamophobia

Bayoumi, Moustafa. How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America. New York: Penguin Press, 2008. Print. E-book.

Hafetz, Jonathan. Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System. New York: New York University Press, 2011. Print and Web.

Jamal, Amaney A., and Nadine Christine Naber, eds. Race and Arab Americans before and after 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects. 1st ed. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2008. Print

Ngai, Mae M. Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2004. Print and Web.

Illusions of national security 

Balderrama, Francisco E., and Raymond Rodriguez. Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s. 1st ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995. Print. E-book.

Carrigan, William D., and Clive Webb. Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Print. E-book.

Hernandez, Kelly Lytle. Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. Print

Mahler, Sarah J. American Dreaming: Immigrant Life on the Margins. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1995. Print.

Saxton, Alexander. The Indispensable Enemy; Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971. Print. E-book.

On Mexicans and Mexican-Americans

Cadava, Geraldo L. Standing on Common Ground: The Making of a Sunbelt Borderland. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2013. Web.

Galán, Héctor. Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement. Kanopy Streaming, 2016. Film and Streaming Film.

Gutiérrez, David. Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants,and the Politics of Ethnicity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. Print. E-book.

Ruíz, Vicki. From out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America. 10th anniversary ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print and Web.

Sanchez, George J. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Print and Web.

Santa Ana, Otto. Brown Tide Rising: Metaphors of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002. Print and E-book.

Misogyny, sexism, and shaming the female body

Bennett, Jonathan et al. Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture. Kanopy Streaming, 2014. Streaming Film.

Davis, Angela Y. Women, Race & Class. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York: Vintage Books, 1983. Print. E-book.

Delaney, Janice, Mary Jane Lupton, and Emily Toth. The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation. 1st ed. New York: Dutton, 1976. Print.

Guy-Sheftall, Beverly, ed. Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought. New York: New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 1995. Print. E-book.

Jeffreys, Sheila. Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West. London ; New York: Routledge, 2005. Print and Web

Johnson, Erica L., and Patricia Moran, eds. The Female Face of Shame. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. Print and Web.

Weitz, Rose, ed. The Politics of Women’s Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Print.

Violence, authoritarianism, and masculinity 

Bederman, Gail. Manliness & Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. Print and Web.

Slotkin, Richard. Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth-Century America. New York : Toronto : New York: Atheneum ; Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992. Print.

Wells-Barnett, Ida B., Mia Bay, and Henry Louis Gates. The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader. New York, New York: Penguin Books, 2014. Print. E-book.

Racial double standards under mass incarceration 

Burns, Ken et al. The Central Park Five. PBS : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2013. Film.

Hinton, Elizabeth Kai. From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2016. Print and E-book.

Smith, Neil. The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City. London ; New York: Routledge, 1996. Print.

Racism, real estate, and the strange career of Trump’s wealth 

Kruse, Kevin Michael, and Thomas J. Sugrue, eds. The New Suburban History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. Print

Moody, Kim. From Welfare State to Real Estate: Regime Change in New York City, 1974 to the Present. New York: New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co, 2007. Print.

Simon, Bryant. Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of urbanAmerica. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Print and E-book.

United States, ed. Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. [Washington, D.C: U.S. Govt. Printing Office], 1968. Print.

American fables, Indigenous history

Blackhawk, Ned. Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the earlyAmerican West. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2006. Print and E-book.

Hernández-Avila, Inés, ed. Reading Native American Women: Critical/creative Representations. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press, 2005. Print and E-book.

Townsend, Camilla. Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma. 1st ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 2004. Print

University of Chicago, ed. Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. Web.

Disability and disability culture in America

Bell, Christopher M., ed. Blackness and Disability: Critical Examinations and Cultural Interventions. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2011. Print

Jaeger, Paul T., and Cynthia Ann Bowman. Understanding Disability: Inclusion, Access, Diversity, and Civil Rights. Westport, Conn: Praeger Publishers, 2005. Print and E-book.

Shapiro, Joseph P. No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement. 1st ed. New York: Times Books, 1993. Print and E-book.

Wendell, Susan. The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections Ondisability. New York: Routledge, 1996. Print.

Sexuality and LGBTQ rights

Blasius, Mark, ed. Sexual Identities, Queer Politics. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001. Print.

Blasius, Mark, and Shane Phelan, eds. We Are Everywhere: A Historical Sourcebook in Gay and Lesbian Politics. New York: Routledge, 1997. Print.

Canaday, Margot. The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2009. Print.

France, David et al. How to Survive a Plague. Sundance Selects : MPI Media Group, 2013. Film.

Lorde, Audre. I Am Your Sister: Black Women Organizing across Sexualities. 1st ed. New York, NY: Kitchen Table--Women of Color Press, 1985. Print

Perry, Barbara. In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes. New York: Routledge, 2001. Print and E-book.

Trump’s GOP takeover, contextualized

Blyth, Mark. Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Print and Web.

Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth, and Thomas J. Sugrue. These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to Thepresent. First edition. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2015. Print.

Winters, Jeffrey A. Oligarchy. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Print.

History in Trump’s America

Rana, Aziz. The Two Faces of American Freedom. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2010. Print and E-book.

Wall, Wendy. Inventing the “American Way”: The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print and Web.