I'm a Winner! (Black Maverick and From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State)
I'm going to party tonight! This morning comes two pieces of great news. First a committee of distinguished scholars at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation has selected my book, From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967 (2000), as one of the ten top pro-liberty books of the decade.
Also, Damon Root, at Reason, has has this to say about my most recent book (co-authored by Linda Royster Beito):
But my vote for the year’s best book goes to David and Linda Beito’s landmark biography Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard’s Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power. Howard was a wealthy doctor, entrepreneur, and mutual aid leader who championed civil rights, capitalism, and armed self-defense amidst the lawlessness and state-sanctioned violence of Jim Crow Mississippi. As Black Maverick convincingly shows, no history of the civil rights movement is complete until it acknowledges Howard’s indispensable contributions.