History Book List

These are books about various historical conflicts that we have found helpful in understanding what happened and knowing the stories of people who acted for justice and peace in transformative ways.

Dekar, Paul R., For the Healing of the Nations: Baptist Peacemakers.

Halberstam, David, The Children.

Harding, Vincent, There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America.

Hoschschild, Adam, Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves.

Hoschschild, Adam, King Leopold’s Ghost: A story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa.

Hunter, Carol M. and Juhnke, James C., The Missing Peace: The Search for Nonviolent Alternatives in United States History.

Lernoux, Penny, Cry of the People: The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America–The Catholic Church in Conflict with U.S. Policy.

Mandella, Nelson, Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mendella.

McManus, Philip, Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America

Olson, Lynne, Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970.

Schlesinger, Stephen, Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala.

Tula, Maria Teresa, Hear My Testimony.