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

First JPP book now available

From UNC Press, the first JPP book is now available!

Power to the Poor
Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974
by Gordon K. Mantler


Three more JPP books forthcoming

The University of North Carolina Press has also signed contracts with the authors of three more books for the Justice, Power, and Politics series:

Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, by Dan Berger (publication expected 2014)

Proud to Be Maladjusted: Puerto Ricans, Black Americans, and the Building of a Latino Civil Rights Movement, by Sonia Lee (publication expected 2014)

In Love and Struggle: James and Grace Lee Boggs, Black Power, and the Next American Revolution, by Stephen Ward (publication expected 2014)

Check out the forthcoming books page for more information about the books and their authors.