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Dr. Berry is the author of twelve books.  Her favorite bookstores are Kramerbooks & Afterwords in Washington, D.C. and Community Books Center in New Orleans. Ask for or order copies of her books at these stores.

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)