Dr. Frances Cress Welsing Memorial Books on Justice and Racism

This section of Eso Won Books is dedicated to the courageous Fances Cress Welsing MD (author of: The Isis Papers:The Keys To The Colors) and the pursuit of justice. Over the years Eso Won Books has had a part in bringing Dr. Welsing to Los Angeles many times and the insuing discussions from her talks were always, always informative. Her analysis of contemporary events based on a counter-racist code of conduct never wavered. Our last event with Dr. Welsing was 2004 at Compton College of the Arts and Sciences. At this particular discussion she continually implored the audience "to turn that television off and read". Keep learning! We will think our way out of this situation if we just put the time in." Well it was correct then and is correct today, probably even more so (Mr. Trump).

This section will highlight books that we think will best help perpetuate a counter-racist message and help produce justice and peace in the universe.  Some of the suggested titles are not available online, don't hesitate to call the store for further information.

Breaking the Chains of Psychologhical Slavery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780935257052
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Mind Productions & Associates - August 1st, 1996

In this long-awaited, important and highly readable book, Dr.

History of Resistance in Kenya Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451504125
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - April 26th, 2010

This book is a contribution to an interpretation of the history of Kenya from the proletarian point of view. The author has attempted to give the reader in a scientific and accessible form the most important and accurate information on the people of Kenya and their history of resistance.

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679724674
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Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

A classic and impassioned account of the first revolution in the Third World.

Psychopathic Racial Personality and Other Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780883780718
Availability: Special Order
Published: Third World Press - December 1st, 1985

Presents a thought-provoking examination of the group personality of Europeans, as manifest in their behavior towards Black people. In the essay "The Psychopathic Racial Personality," Dr. Bobby Wright contends that viewing white behavior towards nonwhites as psychopathic provides a new lens through which to analyze and combat the actions and aims of Europeans.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780985217204
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Published: Joy Degruy Publications Inc - January 1st, 2005

From the beginning of American chattel slavery in 1619, until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psycho- logical and spiritual abuse. Given such history, Dr. Joy DeGruy asks, "Isn't it likely that many slaves were severely traumatized?

The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781613748206
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Lawrence Hill Books - October 1st, 2015

American Book Award Winner 2016

The American Slave Coast offers a provocative vision of US history from earliest colonial times through emancipation that presents even the most familiar events and figures in a revealing new light.

Authors Ned and Constance Sublette tell the brutal story of how the slavery industry made the reproductive labor of the people

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - August 18th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465049660
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Published: Basic Books - October 25th, 2016

A groundbreaking, must-read history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slaves

Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780231139106
Availability: Special Order
Published: Columbia University Press - November 25th, 2008

Hubert Harrison was an immensely skilled writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist who, more than any other political leader of his era, combined class consciousness and anti-white-supremacist race consciousness into a coherent political radicalism. Harrison's ideas profoundly influenced "New Negro" militants, including A.