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History of Inequity


This reading list has been curated by the librarians at Dayton Memorial Library as a selection of materials addressing issues relating to diversity, inclusion, inequity, and oppression from across disciplines and decades. Most of these resources are written from a scholarly/academic perspective, and many of these items are intersectional in nature and will fall within more than one category listed here.

The link to each resource is a permanent URL that will give you more information about the item and tell you how you can find it, either in the library or online.

Take a look at the suggestions below!

Race and ethnicity


Gender and sexuality


Society and politics


Other materials

Here are some suggestions that the library does not currently own or have access to.
You can purchase these from your favorite bookseller or request them through Prospector (for books) or Interlibrary Loan (for articles and books). 

Those damned immigrants: America's hysteria over undocumented immigration.
​Román, E. (2013).

Impossible subjects: Illegal aliens and the making of modern America. 
Ngai, M.M. (2004). 

The "huddled masses" myth: Immigration and civil rights. 
Johnson, K.R. (2003). 

Christian literature and social justice: A literary analysis. 
Lynskey, A.C. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 76(5-A)(E), 2015.