Here are some references that we found useful. Note that some are annotated. They are organized by the delusions discussed on the website. This not a static bibliography. Date of last revision is listed for each. The references shown here do not necessarily reflect all of the references used in research for the various postings and other notes here.

Resources Used Regularly

(revised 4.20.2023)

Resources by Delusions

  • Free Market (Neoliberal) Ideology
  • US Economy – structure and results
  • Education
  • Empire
  • Family
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • Inequality
  • Justice, Police and Incarceration
  • Political System
  • Racism
  • Security State

Free Market (Neoliberal) Ideology and US Economy

updated 4/8/2022

(highlighted entries were particularly useful to me)


  • Akerlof, George A., and Robert J. Shiller. 2015.Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Robert Z Aliber and Charles P Kindleberger, Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, 2015
  • Arne Alsin, “The Ugly Truth Behind Stock Buybacks,” Forbes, accessed December 9, 2018,
  • Joyce Oldham Appleby, The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism (New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010)
  • Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, 1 Exp Rev edition (New York: Harper Perennial, 2010)
  • Jennifer N. Arthur, Robert J. Williams, and Paul H. Delfabbro, “The Conceptual and Empirical Relationship between Gambling, Investing, and Speculation,” Journal of Behavioral Addictions 5, no. 4 (December 1, 2016): 580–91
  • Albena Azmanova, “Precarity, Not Inequality Is What Ails the 99%,” Financial Times, April 26, 2020,
  • Joel Bakan, Childhood under Siege: How Big Business Ruthlessly Targets Children (London: Bodley Head, 2011)
  • Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, null edition (New York: Basic Books, 2014)
  • Mark Bartholomew, Adcreep: The Case against Modern Marketing, 2017
  • Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History, First Edition edition (New York: Knopf, 2014)
  • Fred L. Block and Matthew R. Keller, State of Innovation: The U.S. Government’s Role in Technology Development(Boulder, CO: Routledge, 2011)
  • Fred Block and Margaret R. Somers, The Power of Market Fundamentalism: Karl Polanyi’s Critique (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2014)
  • Richard Bookstaber, The End of Theory: Financial Crises, the Failure of Economics, and the Sweep of Human Interaction (Princeton University Press, 2017)
  • Jordan Brennan, “Rising Corporate Concentration, Declining Trade Union Power, And” (Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, March 2016),
  • Ben Casselman, “A Start-Up Slump Is a Drag on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame.,” The New York Times, September 20, 2017, sec. Business,
  • Catherine Klein, Why Does Capitalism Require Infinite Growth??, 2022,
  • Debbie Cenziper et al., “The Gatekeepers Who Open America to Shell Companies and Secret Owners,” Washington Post, accessed April 5, 2022,
  • Charles Wilber, “The Casino Economy: How Wall Street Is Gambling with America’s Financial Future,” America Magazine, May 2, 2011,
  • Steve Coll, Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power (London: Penguin, 2013)
  • Tyler Cowen, The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better: A Penguin ESpecial from Dutton (Dutton, 2011)
  • Stan Cox, “Dress for Excess: The Cost of Our Clothing Addiction,” AlterNet, November 29, 2007,
  • Colin Crouch, The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism (Cambridge, UK Polity Press, 2011)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2001)
  • Stuart Ewen, Captains of consciousness advertising and the social roots of the consumer culture (New York [u.a.: McGraw-Hill, 1977)
  • Stuart Ewen and Elizabeth Ewen, Channels of Desire: Mass Images and the Shaping of American Consciousness(Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007)
  • Paul Farrow, “How Long Does the Average Share Holding Last? Just 22 Seconds,” January 18, 2012, sec. Finance,
  • Niall Ferguson, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (New York: Penguin Press, 2008)
  • Chrystia Freeland, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (Penguin Books, 2013)
  • Robert Gebeloff, Shan Carter, and Alicia Parlapiano, “The Shrinking American Middle Class,” The New York Times, January 26, 2015,
  • Martin Gilens, Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America (Princeton, N.JPrinceton University Press
  • Robert J. Gordon, The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016)
  • David Graeber, Debt the First 5000 Years (Brooklyn: Melville House, 2014)
  • David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs., 2019
  • Gustavo Grullon, Yelena Larkin, and Roni Michaely, “Are US Industries Becoming More Concentrated?*,” Review of Finance 23, no. 4 (July 1, 2019): 697–743
  • Lester Gunnion, “Corporate Share Buybacks at the Cost of Investment? | Deloitte Insights,” accessed December 9, 2018,
  • Robin Hahnel and Erik Olin Wright, Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a Democratic Economy (LondonBrooklyn, NY: Verso, 2016)
  • D. Harrison, “The Decline of American Entrepreneurship — in Five Charts,” Washington Post, accessed December 10, 2018,
  • Andrea Hasler, Annamaria Lusardi, and Noemi Oggero, “Financial Fragility in the U.S.: Evidence and Implications” (Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center, April 2018),
  • Arlie Russell Hochschild, The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2012)
  • Sally Hubbard, Monopolies Suck: 7 Ways Big Corporations Rule Your Life and How to Take Back Control, 2020
  • David Hunkar, “Duration of Stock Holding Periods Continue to Fall Globally | TopForeignStocks.Com,” accessed June 20, 2016, http://topcom/2010/09/06/duration-of-stock-holding-period-continues-to-fall-globally/
  • Business Insider and Josh Voorhees, “You Are Paying 300 Times More for Bottled Water than Tap Water,” Slate(blog), July 12, 2013,
  • A Kay, Other People’s Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?, 2016
  • Lina M. Khan, “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox,” accessed September 9, 2018,
  • Charles P. Kindleberger and Robert Aliber, Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, 5th ed. (Wiley, 2005)
  • Amy Klobuchar and Nan McNamara, Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age, 2021
  • Mike Konczal and Nell Abernathy, “Defining Financialization,” Roosevelt Institute, July 27, 2015,
  • David C Korten, When Corporations Rule the World, 2015
  • Nick Krafft, “‘Polanyi on the Market’ and Embeddedness,” Open Economics (blog), July 2, 2009,
  • Robert Kuttner, Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets (Chicago, Ill.: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2004)
  • Robert Kuttner, Debtors’ Prison: The Politics of Austerity versus Possibility, 2015
  • Robert Kuttner, “Karl Polanyi Explains It All,” accessed June 20, 2016,
  • Robert L Kuttner, Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2018)
  • William Lazonick, “Profits Without Prosperity,” Harvard Business Review, September 1, 2014,
  • David Leonhardt, “Opinion | The Monopolization of America,” The New York Times, November 25, 2018, sec. Opinion,
  • Marc Levinson, The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger(Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2006)
  • Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Reprint edition (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011)
  • Michael Lewis, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, 1 edition (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015)
  • Andro Linklater, Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership, Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA, 2015)
  • Barry C Lynn, Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction (Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2010)
  • Jeffrey G Madrick, Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America 1970 to the Present (New York: Vintage Books, 2012)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mining the Deep Sea, 2019,
  • Walter Mattli, Darkness by Design: The Hidden Power in Global Capital Markets (Princeton University Press, 2021)
  • John Mauldin, “America Has A Monopoly Problem,” Forbes, accessed April 20, 2020,
  • Mariana Mazzucato, The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, Revised edition (New York, NY: PublicAffairs, 2015)
  • Bill McKibben, “What Exxon Knew About Climate Change,” The New Yorker, September 18, 2015,
  • Lawrence Mishel and Alyssa Davis, “Top CEOs Make 300 Times More than Typical Workers: Pay Growth Surpasses Stock Gains and Wage Growth of Top 0.1 Percent,” Economic Policy Institute (blog), accessed November 9, 2016,
  • Charles Murdock, “CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS: DUBIOUS INSTRUMENTS,” Harvard Business Law Review 3 (2013): pp 133-141
  • Douglass C North, Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economic Performance, 1990
  • Douglass Cecil North and Robert Paul Thomas, The Rise of the Western World: A New Economic History(Cambridge [u.a.: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 2009)
  • Elinor Ostrom, Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • Lenore Palladino and William Lazonick, “Regulating Stock Buybacks: The $6.3 Trillion Question” (Roosevelt Institute, 2021)
  • Thomas Philippon, The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets (Harvard University Press, 2019)
  • How Big Business Influences Government: A Conversation with Professor Thomas Philippon, 2020,
  • Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, trans. Arthur Goldhammer (Cambridge Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014)
  • Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, How Progressive Is the US Federal Tax System?: A Historical and International Perspective (Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2006)
  • Thomas Piketty and Gabriel Zucman, Wealth and Inheritance in the Long Run (London: Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2014)
  • Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time, 2 edition (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2001)
  • Eyal Press, DIRTY WORK: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. (S.l.: PICADOR, 2022)=
  • Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think like a 21st-Century Economist, 2018
  • Russell Roberts, “GAMBLING WITH OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY,” accessed February 24, 2018,
  • Dani Rodrik, Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science, 2015
  • Emmanuel Saez, Striking It Richer: The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States (Update with 2011 Estimates), 2013,
  • William Saez and Gabriel Zucman, “Wealth Inequality in the United States since 1913,”
  • Alain Samson, ed., Behavioral Economics Guide 2021, accessed December 4, 2021,
  • Juliet Schor, Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture (New York: Scribner, 2004)
  • Juliet Schor and Craig J Thompson, Sustainable lifestyles and the quest for plenitude: case studies of the new economy, 2014
  • Norm Schriever, “Plastic Water Bottles Causing Flood of Harm to Our Environment.,” The Huffington Post, accessed February 29, 2016,
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter, The Theory of Economic Development: An Inquiry into Profits, Capital, Credit, Interest, and the Business Cycle (Transaction Publishers, 1982)
  • Jospeph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. (Place of publication not identified: Routledge, 2013)
  • Richard Sennett, The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism (New York: Norton, 1998)
  • Richard Sennett, The Culture of the New Capitalism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006)
  • Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb, The Hidden Injuries of Class, (New York: Knopf, 1972)
  • Anwar Shaikh, Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises, 1 edition (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Tamsin Shaw, “Invisible Manipulators of Your Mind,” The New York Review of Books, accessed June 9, 2017,
  • Robert Skidelsky, “Where Has All the Money Gone? | by Robert Skidelsky,” Project Syndicate, September 15, 2021, https://www.project-org/commentary/quantitative-easing-has-fueled-financial-instability-by-robert-skidelsky-2021-09
  • Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (London: Dent, 1981)
  • Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (Raleigh, N.C.: Alex Catalogue)
  • Noah Smith, “The End of Growth Wouldn’t Be the End of Capitalism,” The Atlantic, February 21, 2013,
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents (New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 2002)
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz, The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, 1st ed (New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2012)
  • Lynn Stout, “Are Stock Markets Costly Casinos? Disagreement, Market Failure, and Securities Regulation,” April 1995,
  • Lynn Stout, The Shareholder Value Mith. (Oakland: Berret Kohler Publishers, 2012)
  • Lynn A. Stout, “Derivatives and the Legal Origin of the 2008 Credit Crisis,” SSRN Scholarly Paper (Rochester, NY:Social Science Research Network, June 29, 2011),
  • Wolfgang Streeck, “How Will Capitalism End?,” New Left Review, II, no. 87 (2014): 35–64
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, 1st ed. (Random House, 2007)
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets, 2 Updated (Random House, 2008)
  • Zephyr Teachout, Break ’em up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money, 2020
  • Peter Temin, The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, 2017.
  • Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness, Rev. and exp. ed (New York: Penguin, 2009)
  • The Intercept, Precarity, 2021,
  • Kathleen Thelen, “The American Precariat: U.S. Capitalism in Comparative Perspective,” Perspectives on Politics17, no. 1 (March 2019): 5–27
  • Chris Tilly and Charles Tilly, Work under Capitalism (Boulder, Colo. [u.a.: Westview Press, 1998)
  • Paul Treanor, “Neoliberalism: Origins, Theory, Definition.,” December 2, 2005,
  • Frank Trentmann, Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First, 2017
  • Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein, World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004)
  • Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein, The Modern World-System (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011)
  • Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Rhodes Center Podcast: How Precarity Puts Capitalism on Edge, 2021,
  • David Wessel, “Is Lack of Competition Strangling the U.S. Economy?,” Harvard Business Review, March 1, 2018,
  • Christopher Witko, “How Wall Street Became a Big Chunk of the U.S. Economy — and When the Democrats Signed On,” Washington Post, March 29, 2016, sec. Monkey Cage,
  • Tim Wu, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get inside Our Heads, 2016
  • Tim Wu, The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age (New York: Columbia Global Reports, 2018)
  • Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, 2019
  • Gabriel Zucman, Teresa Lavender Fagan, and Thomas Piketty, The hidden wealth of nations: the scourge of tax havens, 2015.





updated 07272017

  • Anderson, Perry. American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers. S.l.: Verso, 2017.
  • Bacevich, Andrew J. Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War. Reprint edition. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2011.
  • Beauchamp, Scott. “America Doesn’t Need to Lead the Free World.” The Atlantic, November 14, 2014.
  • Chomsky, Noam. Because We Say so, 2015.
  • Cumings, Bruce. Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History, Updated Edition. Updated. W. W. Norton, 2005.
  • ———. The Korean War: A History. Modern Library, 2010.
  • Danner, Mark. Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War, 2016.
  • Engelhardt, Tom, and Glenn Greenwald. Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World. Chicago: Haymarket, 2014.
  • Gerdau, Axel. “Think Back: The Military Budget.” The New York Times, January 14, 2014.
  • Gold, Daniel M. “Review: Noam Chomsky Focuses on Financial Inequality in ‘Requiem for the American Dream.’” The New York Times, January 28, 2016.
  • Grandin, Greg. Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006.
  • Herman, Edward S, and Noam Chomsky. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988.
  • Hossein-zadeh, Ismael. The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
  • Johnson, Chalmers. The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2004.
  • Johnson, Heather Beth. The American Dream and the Power of Wealth: Choosing Schools and Inheriting Inequality in the Land of Opportunity. New York: Routledge, 2006.
  • Kagan, Robert, and Rogers D. Spotswood Collection. Dangerous Nation. New York: Knopf, 2006.
  • Kinzer, Stephen. Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq. Reprint edition. New York: Times Books, 2007.
  • Lewis, Bernard. What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • “Military Maps | Mother Jones.” Accessed September 16, 2016.
  • Mirrlees. “Global Capitalism and America’s Culture of Empire.” Global Research. Accessed September 19, 2016.
  • Ricks, Thomas E. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq. New York: Penguin Press, 2006.
  • Smith, Yves. “Garrisoning the Globe, How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Undermine National Security and Harm Us All.” Naked Capitalism, September 14, 2015.
  • Swanson, David. “Noam Chomsky Wants You to Wake Up From the American Dream.” AlterNet, February 27, 2016.
  • “Ten Years After the Invasion of Iraq | Watson Institute.” Accessed December 20, 2016.
  • Vine, David. Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World, 2015.
  • Zinn, Howard, Mike Konopacki, and Paul Buhle. A People’s History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2008.




updated 07272017

  • Auraaen, Ane, Rie Fujisawa, Grégoire de Lagasnerie, and Valérie Paris. “How OECD Health Systems Define the Range of Good and Services to Be Financed Collectively,” November 3, 2016. doi:10.1787/5jlnb59ll80x-en.
  • Brill, Steven. America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System. 1 edition. Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2015.
  • Chetty R, Stepner M, Abraham S, and et al. “THe Association between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014.” JAMA 315, no. 16 (April 26, 2016): 1750–66. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4226.
  • Egen, Olivia, Kate Beatty, David J. Blackley, Katie Brown, and Randy Wykoff. “Health and Social Conditions of the Poorest Versus Wealthiest Counties in the United States.” American Journal of Public Health, November 17, 2016, e1–6. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303515.
  • Field, Robert I. Mother of Invention: How the Government Created “Free-Market” Health Care. OUP USA, 2014.
  • Fujisawa, Rie, and Gaetan Lafortune. “The Remuneration of General Practitioners and Specialists in 14 OECD Countries,” December 18, 2008. doi:10.1787/228632341330.
  • Koechlin, Francette, Luca Lorenzoni, and Paul Schreyer. “Comparing Price Levels of Hospital Services Across Countries,” July 8, 2010. doi:10.1787/5km91p4f3rzw-en.
  • Lazonick, William, Matt Hopkins, Matthew Frye Jacobson, Mustafa Sakinc, and Oner Tulum. “US Pharma’s Financialized Business Model.” Institute for New Economic Thinking Working Papers, no. No. 60 (July 13, 2107): 28.
  • Leary, Warren E. “U.S. Gives Up Right to Control Drug Prices.” The New York Times, April 12, 1995.
  • McPherson, Klim, Giorgia Gon, and Maggie Scott. “International Variations in a Selected Number of Surgical Procedures,” March 25, 2013. doi:10.1787/5k49h4p5g9mw-en.
  • “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally.” Accessed February 23, 2016.
  • Rosenthal, Elisabeth. An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back, 2017.
  • Savedoff, William D., David de Ferranti, Amy L. Smith, and Victoria Fan. “Political and Economic Aspects of the Transition to Universal Health Coverage.” Lancet (London, England) 380, no. 9845 (September 8, 2012): 924–32. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61083-6.
  • Specter, Michael. “Life-Expectancy Inequality Grows in America.” The New Yorker, April 16, 2016.
  • Tavernise, Sabrina. “Disparity in Life Spans of the Rich and the Poor Is Growing.” The New York Times, February 12, 2016.
  • “U.S. Health Care from a Global Perspective.” Accessed May 12, 2016.
  • Vladeck, Bruce C. “Paradigm Lost: Provider Concentration And The Failure Of Market Theory.” Health Affairs 33, no. 6 (June 1, 2014): 1083–87. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0336.




update 8/11/2017

  • Leonhardt, David. 2014. “Upward Mobility Has Not Declined, Study Says.” The New York Times, January 23.
  • Pinsker, Joe. “America Is Even Less Socially Mobile Than Most Economists Thought.” The Atlantic, July 23, 2015.

Justice, Police and Incarceration


Political System


Racism/White Supremacy

updated 07272017

  • Aronson, Marc. Race: A History beyond Black and White. New York: Ginee Seo Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007.
  • Baldwin, James. Collected Essays. New York: Library of America, 1998.
  • ———. The Fire next Time. New York: The Dial Press, 1963.
  • Baptist, Edward E. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. Null edition. New York: Basic Books, 2014.
  • Beckert, Sven. Empire of Cotton: A Global History. First Edition edition. New York: Knopf, 2014.
  • Beckert, Sven, and Seth Rockman. Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development, 2016.
  • Birnbaum, Howard, and Rafael Weston. Home Ownership and the Wealth Position of Black and White Americans,. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1972.
  • Bittker, Boris I. The Case for Black Reparations. New York: Random House, 1973.
  • Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II. New York: Doubleday, 2008.
  • Capps, Kriston. “How the Federal Government Built White Suburbia.” CityLab. Accessed September 14, 2016.
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me, 2015.
  • ———. “The Case for Reparations.” The Atlantic, June 2014.
  • Darity, William A, and Samuel L Myers. Persistent Disparity: Race and Economic Inequality in the United States since 1945. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, USA: E. Elgar Pub., 1998.
  • Douglas-Bowers, Devon. “Slavery By Another Name: The Convict Lease System I The Hampton Institute,” October 30, 2013.
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. Du. The Negro, n.d.
  • Eldridge, 1935-: Cleaver. Soul on Ice. 4thPrinting edition. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1967.
  • Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man. New York: Vintage International, 1995.
  • Films Media Group. Moyers & Company: The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part 1, 2014.
  • ———. Moyers & Company: The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part 2, 2014.
  • Foner, Eric. A Short History of Reconstruction, 1863-1877. New York: Harper & Row, 1990.
  • Foner, Eric, and Rogers D. Spotswood Collection. Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.
  • Gordon Nembhard, Jessica, and Ngina Chiteji. Wealth Accumulation & Communities of Color in the United States: Current Issues. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006.
  • Holloway, Jonathan. “Open Yale Courses | African American History: From Emancipation to the Present.” February 29, 2012.
  • ———. “Syllabus: Open Yale Courses | African American History: From Emancipation to the Present,” February 29, 2012.
  • Ira Katznelson. When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America. New York; London: W.W. Norton, 2006.
  • Madrigal, Alexis C. “The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood.” The Atlantic, May 22, 2014.
  • Mathews, David. “This 1956 Guidebook for Black Travelers Is an Importan Reminder of America’s Racist Past.” Fusion. Accessed September 14, 2016.
  • Rainwater, Lee, and William L Yancey. The Moynihan Report and the Politics of Controversy; a Trans-Action Social Science and Public Policy Report. Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1967.
  • Rankine. “Open Letter: A Dialogue on Race and Poetry.” Text. Open Letter: A Dialogue on Race and Poetry | Academy of American Poets, February 4, 2014.
  • Rothstein. “Modern Segregation.” Economic Policy Institute, March 6, 2014.
  • Rothstein, Richard. Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017.
  • ———. “From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation.” Economic Policy Institute. Accessed September 14, 2016.
  • ———. “Presentation: Richard Rothstein.”, March 6, 2014.
  • Smith, Clint. How to Raise a Black Son in America. Accessed September 14, 2016.
  • Wallis, Jim. America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, 2016.
  • Wilder, Craig Steven. Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, 2013.
  • Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 2010.
  • X, Malcolm. Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements. Edited by George Breitman. Reprint edition. New York: Grove Press, 1994.

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