Thomas J. Davis

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Madison’s Militia: The Hidden History of the Second Amendment

Readers interested in the Second Amendment’s origins or in assessing arguments about its meaning will likely and deeply appreciate this comprehensive history.

The Black Guy Dies First: Black Horror Cinema from Fodder to Oscar

A must-have reference with a near encyclopedic, yet readable, survey of nearly 1,000 horror movies containing more than 1,500 appearances by Black characters, from minor, nonspeaking roles to the exploration of Black films that have progressively broadened Black roles in horror and in cinema as a whole.

This Is My Jail: Local Politics and the Rise of Mass Incarceration

This is an essential read for anyone interested in the U.S. carceral state, the failed philosophies and practices of even well-intentioned reforms, and the causes and effects of segregation, discrimination, and exclusion that link homes, schools, police, judges, and juries in the violence of racial repression that is the United States’ criminal injustice system.
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Vigilance: The Life of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad

Diemer rightly situates Still amid the center of the efforts against slavery and supplies an inviting narrative of the 19th-century fight between Black Americans and white supremacist oppression.
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Requiem for the Massacre: A Black History on the Conflict, Hope, and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

This beckons to readers willing to examine whether the centennial of the Tulsa Massacre reflected a reckoning and the substance of change, or was merely a spectacle of lip service.

Civil War by Other Means: America’s Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy

Compellingly insightful and essential for all concerned about the United States’ present and future.

Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Turner expertly exposes more unsubstantiated, secretive, organized anti-Obama agendas and offers valuable glimpses into what many Americans believe, what they think of others’ beliefs, and, most of all, what they think about who belongs where in U.S. society. An informative read.

Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of Our National Identity

Amid the current culture war with its battles over public school boards, curricula, and libraries, this accessible, thoroughly documented, and well-reasoned work is essential reading for all interested in truly understanding America’s past and the systemic distortions to repress and restrict the historical narrative with an insidious ideology.
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A Way Out of No Way: A Memoir of Truth, Transformation, and the New American Story

Warnock’s intimate account of life-changing moments and the arc of events in Georgia and America holds wide appeal and will particularly appeal to readers of faith.
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