Faces at the Bottom of the Well : The Permanence of Racism in America by Derrick A. Bell (1992, Hardcover)
Necessary, but Depressing
This is a most necessary perspective on the race issue; however, because it's so negative, don't expect to truly enjoy it. It is most interesting, however, in what Bell is arguing and how he is arguing it -- through a fictitous conversation with a Civil Rights attorney. Some...Read full review
The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture Ser.: Right to Ride : Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy V. Ferguson by Blair L. M. Kelley (2010, Trade Paperback)
Untold History of Protest
I bought it because I met the author online, and the topic was unknown to me. It's got great mostly unknown information of the history of protest in the United States. Some might think the details are really complex, but that's what makes them interesting.
The Unfit : A History of a Bad Idea by Elof Axel Carlson (2001, Hardcover)
Sad But True!
I bought this for a class on the History of Eugenics. It gives incredible historical background on this subject in a most readable way. I don't plan on ever selling it.