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.
Kantrowitz, Stephen David. Ben Tillman & the Reconstruction of White Supremacy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. Print.
Wilentz, Sean. The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008. 1st ed. New York, NY: Harper, 2008. Print.
White power and plausible deniability
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.
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
Immigration policies and the rise of Islamophobia
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.
Illusions of national security
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.
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.
Misogyny, sexism, and shaming the female body
Bennett, Jonathan et al. Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture. Kanopy Streaming, 2014. Streaming Film.
Delaney, Janice, Mary Jane Lupton, and Emily Toth. The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation. 1st ed. New York: Dutton, 1976. Print.
Weitz, Rose, ed. The Politics of Women’s Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Print.
Violence, authoritarianism, and masculinity
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.
Racial double standards under mass incarceration
Burns, Ken et al. The Central Park Five. PBS : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2013. Film.
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.
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
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.
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.
Trump’s GOP takeover, contextualized
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