About the series

The Justice, Power, and Politics series publishes and pursues new works of history that explore questions of social justice, political power, and struggles for justice in the twentieth century—thereby bringing these books into conversation with each other.

In doing so, JPP helps readers to better understand the evolution of the United States in the last century, as well as integrate and broaden the way we think about these issues.

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Header photo far right: E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo Courier Express Collection

Now available from JPP



Captive Nation
Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era
by Dan Berger

A pathbreaking book that offers a bold reconsideration of twentieth century black activism, the prison system, and the origins of mass incarceration.

Forthcoming books

Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South, by Talitha Leflouria (publication expected 2015)

Home Front: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement, by Jeffrey Gonda (publication expected 2015)

In Love and Struggle: James and Grace Lee Boggs, Black Power, and the Next American Revolution, by Stephen Ward (publication expected 2015)

Courage Under Fire: African Americans and the FDNY, by David Goldberg (publication expected 2015)

What Difference does Difference Make?: A History of Gay and Lesbian Identity Politics Since Stonewall, by David Palmer (publication expected 2015)

For more information about these and other JPP books, check out the forthcoming books page.