Books Edited or Commissioned by John Anner
Roots of Justice
Stories of Organizing in Communities of Color
John commissioned this book and worked closely with author Larry R. Saloman as editor. With a foreword by Elizabeth Martinez, Roots of Justice recaptures some of the nearly forgotten histories of communities of color.
These are the stories of people who fought back against exploitation and injustice—and won. From the Zoot Suiters who refused to put up with abuse at the hands of the Navy, to the women who organized the welfare rights movement of the 1970s, Roots of Justice shows how, through organizing, ordinary people have made extraordinary contributions to change society.
Beyond Identity Politics
Emerging Social Justice Movements in Communities
John edited this book, which was published by South End Press.
"A long-awaited roadmap to the grassroots social justice movements of the 1990s and beyond. The strikingly diverse array of multiracial struggles presented here succeed, in various ways, by moving by simplistic identity politics. Beyond Identity Politics presents a critical inside look at progressive victories."
People's Movements, People's Press
The Journalism of Social Justice Movements
John commissioned this book, written by Bob Ostertag, which was published by Beacon Press.