2013. Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin, Jr.
Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party.
University of California Press.
“In a stunning historical account, Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin map the complex trajectory of the ideology and practice of the Black Panther Party. Going beyond merely chronicling ‘what happened,’ the authors situate the rise and fall of the Panthers within the prevailing, and constantly shifting, political climate at home and abroad. Much has been written about the Party, but Black Against Empire is the definitive history of the Panthers—one that helps us rethink the very meaning of a revolutionary movement." —Michael Omi, Berkeley
Early reviews by London Review of Books, Los Angeles Times Book Review, New Yorker, Doug McAdam, Frances Fox Piven, Cornel West, Angela Davis, and many others excerpted on reviews tab on.
2010. Ruth Milkman, Joshua Bloom, and Victor Narro, editors.
Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy.
Cornell University Press.
“Critical and compelling .... Chapter 9 by Joshua Bloom is especially notable." —Social Forces
" Insightful .... The authors are ‘giving voice’ to their subjects in a manner which was outlined by the Chicago School’s understanding of early urban based sociological research in the 1930s." —Mobilization
Also reviewed in American Journal of Sociology; Contemporary Sociology; British Journal of Industrial Relations; Industrial and Labor Relations Review; Relations Industrielles/Labor Relations; Labour-Le Travail; Social Policy.