Racism in America: A Reader

With a Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed

Jacket: Racism in America: A Reader, with a Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed, from Harvard University Press

Racism in America: A Reader is an invitation to understand anti-Black racism through the eyes of our most incisive commentators. This anthology is for all curious readers, teachers, and students who wish to discover for themselves the complex and rewarding intellectual work that has sustained our national conversation on race and will continue to guide us in future years. The book can be downloaded for free here and on most eBook platforms.

For further reading, view our extensive collection of books on racism.

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