Blatt, Jessica. Race and the Making of American Political Science. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. New and original scholarship detailing the role that race, race thinking, and white supremacy has played in the development of political science in the United States.
Bloom, Joshua and Waldo E. Martin, Jr. Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party. Oakland: University of California Press, 2013. The majority of the book focuses on the history, politics, and activism of the Black Panther Party. The most useful chapters for this unit told lesser known stories of the Black Panthers’ involvement the global anti-imperialist movement.
Gioseffi, Daniela, ed.,. Women on War: An International Anthology of Writings from Antiquity to the Present. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2003. This comprehensive volume could be the focus of an entire unit in and of itself. I purchased this book with the hopes of continuing to comb its pages for more voices that talk back to empire.
Grandin, Greg. The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2019. Chapter 8, “The Pact of 1898” was useful in the section about this pivotal year in U.S. history and international relations.
Hughan, Jessie Wallace. What is Socialism? Vanguard Press, 1928. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library holds a treasure of a first edition of this practical and philosophical manual about socialism and related anti-militarist and anti-socialist movements.
Kinzer, Stephen. Overthrow - America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq. New York: Times Books, 2006. Kinzer effectively organizes regime change operations by the United States into chronological stages.
Kinzer, Stephen and Stephen Schlesinger. Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982. Seminal history of the lesser known involvement of the United States in the mid-century Guatemalan coup.
Kramer, Paul. “History in a Time of Crisis,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2017. Creative and insightful essay about the role of historians in a time of increasing authoritarian global politics.