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  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
    The New Jim Crow (English, Paperback) Michelle Alexander

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control?relegating millions to a permanent second-class status?even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action." Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize?winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.

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  • The Meaning Of Life by Marc Mauer
    The Meaning Of Life (English, Hardback) Marc Mauer, Ashley Nellis

    Leading experts on criminal-justice reform offer a call to action to eliminate life sentences, arguing that harsher, longer sentences have little effect on crime rates and older prisoners often pose little threat to public safety. 15,000 first printing.

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  • The Good War by Studs Terkel
    The Good War (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    ?The Good War?, for which Studs Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, his subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called ?a splendid epic history of World War II.? With this volume Terkel expanded his scope...

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  • Reclaiming Gotham by Juan Gonzalez
    Reclaiming Gotham (English, Hardback) Juan Gonzalez

    Examines the political rise of Bill De Blasio, a mayor whose election led to the most progressive New York City government in generations, a popular rebellion against the corporate-friendly policies that had dominated the city for decades.

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  • Lives In Transition by Slobodan Randjelovic
    Lives In Transition (English, Paperback) Slobodan Randjelovic

    Part of the ongoing series of photobooks published with the Arcus Foundation on queer communities around the world, a stunning portrait of a community battling homophobia in SerbiaIn June 2001, Serbia witnessed its first gay pride parade in history in Belgrade's central square. It was a short-lived march, as an ultranationalist mob quickly descended on the participants, chanting homophobic slurs...

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  • When We Fight, We Win by Greg Jobin-Leeds
    When We Fight, We Win (English, Paperback) Greg Jobin-Leeds

    Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the Dream Act, the People's Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street-these are just a few of the initiatives that have taken flight in the past decade, the most fertile and productive era of activism and reform this country has seen since the 1960s. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, movement leaders and activists distill their...

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  • Free All Along by Stephen Drury Smith
    Free All Along (English, Hardback) Stephen Drury Smith

    In 1964, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Robert Penn Warren set out to interview leaders of the civil rights movement, including the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and others. Published in 1965, Who Speaks for the Negro? Mixed short excerpts from the interviews with Warren's observations to document the most significant period of the civil rights timeline. Now award-winning...

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  • People Like Us by Sayu Bhojwani
    People Like Us (English, Hardback) Sayu Bhojwani

    The inspiring story of political newcomers (sometimes also newcomers to America) who are knocking down built-in barriers to creating better government The system is rigged: America's political leadership remains overwhelmingly white, male, moneyed, and Christian. Even at the local and state levels, elected office is inaccessible to the people it aims to represent. But in People Like Us, political...

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  • A Perilous Path by Sherrilyn Ifill
    A Perilous Path (English, Hardback) Sherrilyn Ifill, Loretta Lynch

    The head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a former attorney general, a death penalty lawyer, and a star professor candidly and heatedly discuss race in the United States today and in the age of Trump.

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  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
    The New Jim Crow (English, Hardback) Michelle Alexander

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control?relegating millions to a permanent second?class status?even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action." Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize?winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, The New Jim Crow is a must?read for all people of conscience.

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  • Stayin' Alive by Jefferson Cowie
    Stayin' Alive (English, Paperback) Jefferson Cowie

    A wide-ranging cultural and political history that will forever redefine a misunderstood decade, Stayin' Alive is prize-winning historian Jefferson Cowie's remarkable account of how working-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s. In this edgy and incisive book?part political intrigue, part labor history, with large doses of American music, film and television lore?Cowie, with ?an ear for the power and poetry of vernacular speech? (Cleveland Plain Dealer), reveals America's fascinating path from rising incomes and optimism of the New Deal to the widening economic inequalities and dampened expectations of the present. Winner of the 2011 Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians for the Best Book on American History Winner of the 2011 Merle Curti Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the Best Book in American Social History Winner of the 2011 Labor History Best Book Prize Winner of the 2011 Best Book Award from the United Association for Labor Education

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  • Hard Times by Studs Terkel
    Hard Times (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    First published in 1970, Studs Terkel's bestselling Hard Times has been called ?a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit? (Saturday Review) and ?an invaluable record? (The New York Times). With his trademark grace and compassion, Terkel evokes a mosaic of memories from those who were richest to those who were destitute: politicians, businessmen, artists and writers, racketeers, speakeasy operators, strikers, impoverished farmers, people who were just kids, and those who remember losing a fortune. Now, in a handsome new illustrated edition, a selection of Studs's unforgettable interviews are complemented by images from another rich documentary trove of the Depression experience: Farm Security Administration photographs from the Library of Congress. Interspersed throughout the text of Hard Times, these breathtaking photographs by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Jack Delano, and others expand the human scope of the voices captured in the book, adding a new dimension to Terkel's incomparable volume. Hard Times is the perfect introduction to Terkel's work for new readers, as well as a beautiful new addition to any Terkel library.

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  • Mis-measuring Our Lives by Joseph Stiglitz
    Mis-measuring Our Lives (English, Paperback) Joseph Stiglitz

    In February of 2008, amid the looming global financial crisis, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France asked Nobel Prize?winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, along with the distinguished French economist Jean Paul Fitoussi, to establish a commission of leading economists to study whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?the most widely used measure of economic activity?is a reliable indicator of economic and social progress. The Commission was given the further task of laying out an agenda for developing better measures. Mismeasuring Our Lives is the result of this major intellectual effort, one with pressing relevance for anyone engaged in assessing how and whether our economy is serving the needs of our society. The authors offer a sweeping assessment of the limits of GDP as a measurement of the well-being of societies?considering, for example, how GDP overlooks economic inequality (with the result that most people can be worse off even though average income is increasing); and does not factor environmental impacts into economic decisions. In place of GDP, Mismeasuring Our Lives introduces a bold new array of concepts, from sustainable measures of economic welfare, to measures of savings and wealth, to a ?green GDP.? At a time when policymakers worldwide are grappling with unprecedented global financial and environmental issues, here is an essential guide to measuring the things that matter.

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  • Anti-aesthetic by Hal Foster
    Anti-aesthetic (English, Paperback) Hal Foster

    For the past thirty years, Hal Foster has pushed the boundaries of cultural criticism, establishing a vantage point from which the seemingly disparate agendas of artists, patrons, and critics have a telling coherence. In The Anti-Aesthetic, preeminent critics such as Jean Baudrillard, Rosalind Krauss, Fredric Jameson, and Edward Said consider the full range of postmodern cultural production, from...

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  • Art on My Mind by Bell Hooks
    Art on My Mind (English, Paperback) Bell Hooks

    In Art on My Mind, bell hooks, a leading cultural critic, responds to the ongoing dialogues about producing, exhibiting, and criticizing art and aesthetics in an art world increasingly concerned with identity politics. Always concerned with the liberatory black struggle, hooks positions her writings on visual politics within the ever-present question of how art can be an empowering and...

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  • American Hate by Arjun Singh Sethi
    American Hate (English, Hardback) Arjun Singh Sethi

    A Sikh-American community activist and human-rights lawyer presents a series of powerful, no-holds-barred testimonials from survivors of hate who describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration has made things worse. 15,000 first printing.

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  • No Equal Justice by David Cole
    No Equal Justice (English, Paperback) David Cole $25.01
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  • A People's History Of Poverty In America by Stephen Pimpare
    A People's History Of Poverty In America (English, Paperback) Stephen Pimpare

    Tens of millions of Americans currently live in poverty, more and more of them in extreme poverty. But the words we use to describe them tend to obscure rather than illuminate the human lives and real-life stories behind the statistics. A ?sympathetic social history that allows poor people, past and present, to tell their own remarkably similar stories? (Booklist), A People's History of Poverty in America movingly brings to life poor people's everyday battles for dignity and respect in the face of the judgment, control, and disdain that are all too often the price they must pay for charity and government aid. Through prodigious research, Stephen Pimpare has unearthed poignant and often surprising testimonies and accounts that range from the early days of the United States to the complex social and economic terrain of the present. A work of sweeping analysis, A People's History of Poverty in America reminds us that poverty is not in itself a moral failure, though our failure to understand it may well be.

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  • Sundown Towns by James W. Loewen
    Sundown Towns (English, Paperback) James W. Loewen

    "Powerful and important . . . an instant classic."...

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  • Beasts of Burden by Sunaura Taylor
    Beasts of Burden (English, Hardback) Sunaura Taylor

    A disabled person and activist uses philosophy, personal memories and observations and science to discuss empathy across species and show how the issues of disability and animal justice are deeply intertwined.

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