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Du Bois, W.E.B. The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Soliloquy on Viewing My Life from the Last Decade of Its First Century. New York: International, 1968.

Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1903.

Du, Bois W. E. B. Writings: The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade; the Souls of Black Folk; Dusk of Dawn; Essays and Articles. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1986.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois. 19 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Sundquist, Eric J., ed. The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.


Abu-Jamal, Mumia. Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. San Francisco: City Lights Publishers, 2015.
Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2010. 
Baldwin, James, and Raoul Peck. I Am Not Your Negro: A Major Motion Picture. New York: Vintage International, 2017.
Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. New York: Anchor Books, 2009.
Butler, Paul. Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice. New York: New Press, 2009. 
Chang, Jeff. Who We Be: The Colorization of America. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
Davis, Angela J. Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment. New York: Pantheon Books, 2017.
Davis, Angela Y. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2016.
Davis, Angela Y. Are Prisons Obsolete? New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003. 
Desmond, Matthew. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. New York: Broadway Books, 2017. 
Drucker, Ernest.  A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America. New York: New Press, 2011. 
Hartnett, Stephen J. Challenging the Prison-Industrial Complex: Activism, Arts, and Educational Alternatives. Urbana: University of Illinois, 2011.
Hill, Marc L. Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond. New York: Atria Paperback, 2017.
James, Andrea. Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts on the Politics of Mass Incarceration. Boston: Goode Book Press, 2013. 
Kendi, Ibram X. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. New York: Nation Books, 2017.
Macias-Rojas, Patrisia. From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America. New York: New York University Press, 2017.
Mogul, Joey L, Andrea J. Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock. Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011.
Moore, Wes. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. New York: Spiegel & Grau Trade Paperbacks, 2011.
Morris, Monique W. Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. New York: The New Press, 2016.
Pettit, Becky. Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2012. 
Peterson, James B, John Jennings, and Stacey Robinson. Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners. Danbury, CT: For Beginners, 2016.
Price, Byron Eugene and John C. Morris. Prison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2012. 
Rothstein, Richard. The Color of Law. A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. New York: W. W. Norton, 2017.
Stanley, Eric, Nat Smith, and CeCe McDonald. Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, Second Edition. Oakland: AK Press, 2015. 
Solinger, Rickie, et al. Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. From #BLACKLIVESMATTER to Black Liberation. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2016.
Thompson-Cannino, Jennifer, Ronald Cotton, and Erin Torneo. Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2010.
Van, Cleve N. G. Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court. Stanford: Stanford Law Books, 2016.
Wakefield, Sara, and Christopher J. Wildeman. Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Wehr, Kevin. Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex: Crime and Incarceration in the 21st Century. New York: Routledge, 2015.