Parker’s Selected Publications

Following is a list of academic publications including books, book chapters and articles published in peer reviewed scholarly journals and publication.

Books on the Enduring Impact of Race on American Politics 

Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South

“Rare it is that a book alters the way we see history. But that is certainly the case here. The canonical account of the civil rights struggle holds that it was nurtured in the black church, with an assist from select black colleges and NAACP chapters. Through careful, painstaking scholarship, Parker shows that returning black World War II veterans played a vital role as well. In doing so, he restores the veterans to their rightful place in the history of the struggle. Consider the canonical account revised.”
—Doug McAdam, Stanford University

Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

“This original and important book is the most well-researched and significant scholarly study of the Tea Party movement and its members yet to appear. Unfolding a profile of Tea Party activists threatened by liberal changes and ill-formulated images of big government and state regulatory power, Parker and Barreto tease out core beliefs and views, ranging from commonplace conservatism to racist antagonism. Their book is an outstanding contribution to understanding American politics.”
—Desmond King, University of Oxford

Published Academic Articles


Book Chapters