From the maker of the list’s Website:
It wasn’t an easy list to create, it seems that for every book listed, there are at least three that could have been added. The winnowing process was time consuming, however, I think the list has every truly important book on it. In cases where a book otherwise would have made the list, but didn’t, it’s because a similar book, that I considered representative of that topic, did make the list.
That said, I tried to include at least one book from every major topic (Jewish power, White identity, nationalism, race, feminism, Queer power, etc.). The list is intended to be useful to both those new to the subject and those who have been “in the know” for a long time. Newbies might best be served by reading the list in order, old-hands can pick and choose which books they want to read.
The list will be reviewed and updated from time to time. Eventually, I would like create a committee of experts in each topic in an effort to get more people involved in the selection process. Please enjoy. Sincerely, Russell James, Senior Archivist: The Colchester Collection