Dr. Berry is the author of thirteen books.  Her favorite bookstores are Community Books Center in New Orleans and Politics and Prose in Washington, DC. Ask for or order copies of her books at these stores.

History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times (Beacon Press, 2018)

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Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy (Beacon Press, 2016)

We Are Who We Say We Are: A Black Family’s Search for Home Across the Atlantic World (Oxford University Press, 2014)

Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama’s Speeches, from the State House to the White House with Josh Gottheimer (Beacon Press, 2010)

And Justice For All: The United States Commission On Civil Rights And the Struggle For Freedom in America (Random House, 2009)

My Face is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations (Random House, 2005)

The Pig Farmer’s Daughter and Other Tales of American Justice: Episodes of Racism and Sexism in the Courts from 1865 to the Present (Knopf, 1999)

Black Resistance, White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in America (Penguin Books, 1994, orig. 1971)

The Politics of Parenthood: Child Care, Women’s Rights, and the Myth of the Good Mother (Penguin Books, 1993)

Amending the Constitution: How Hard It Is To Change,” New York Times Magazine, (September 13, 1987)

Why ERA Failed: Politics, Women’s Rights, and the Amending Process of the Constitution (Indiana University Press, 1986)

Long Memory: The Black Experience in America, with John Blassingame (Oxford University Press, 1982)

Military Necessity and Civil Rights Policy: Black Citizenship and the Constitution, 1861-1868 (Kennikat, Associated Faculty Press, 1977)