Black Rose Books

From SourceWatch
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Black Rose Books

"Twenty-eight years ago one of the most historically significant decades had just ended. It was a time of ideas, and of actions: of change, so dramatic and so basic, that deep political and cultural roots were then implanted. These changes were to have enduring effects on the democratic consciousness. The following decade witnessed a rebirth of the women's liberation movement, of the gay liberation movement, and, most significantly, of a growing awareness of increasing global environmental destruction.

"To some, it was important to record and publish the critical analysis that was emerging, with all the turbulence of the period. The constructive ideas of how to constitute a genuinely democratic society, could not go unrecorded. Having experienced history-in-the-making, Black Rose Books, from its early life, took on the task.

"In 1970 we created what may have appeared as impossible in retrospect: a book publishing project. Did we appreciate the difficulties and complexities of starting a non-profit endeavour committed to publishing the kinds of books that were begging to be written, and, published, in a marketplace dominated by commercial publishing? Clearly no. Nevertheless we did it, and more than 250 published books later, continue to do it, publishing intelligent, critical works, appealing to both the general public and the academic world." [1]



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. History, Black Rose Books, accessed December 20, 2007.