Frank Owen, a socialist house painter, repeatedly attempts to convert his coworkers to his way of thinking: one part of the novel is melodrama the other part social and economic satire.
Abraham Galloway, an African-American bricklayer by trade, became a leader of the abolition cause and built a network of freedom fighters deep in the Slave South.
The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals, and Labor in Georgia, 1929-1941 challenges the notion that Southern white workers were incapable of action with African Americans.
I had some mind-traveling to do in reading "Roberta's Fire," by Texas songwriter-singer-journalist Kelly Sinclair.
More historians are beginning to paint a more objective, balanced, and positive picture of the role of the CPUSA in the U.S. labor movement.
"Opposing Jim Crow: African Americans and the Soviet Indictment of U.S. Racism, 1928-1937" critically investigates what she calls "Soviet antiracism."
Koenker also paints a vivid, detailed picture of a government sincerely attempting to live up to its promise of "the good life" for its citizens.
Adilifu Nama's Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes does a great job of introducing many of today's comic book fans with the history of African Americans in comic books and pop culture generally.
Night People and Other Tales of Working New York is a new collection of short stories and poems reflecting the struggles of average citizens and workers in New York City and beyond.
The Good Lord Bird, the adventures of a disguised black child caught up in John Brown's abolitionist crusade, was the winner of the National Book Award for fiction.