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- New Press, The 2008; US$ 17.95
In what has been described as the crime wave no one talks about, billions of dollars worth of wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States every yeara grand theft that exceeds every other larceny category on record annually. Between two and three million workers are paid less than the legal minimum wage. More than... more...
- New Press, The 2010; US$ 16.95
Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who gave up his corporate law salary to fight the good fight?until one day he was arrested on the street and charged with a crime he didn?t commit. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler?s account of his trial "the most riveting first chapter I have ever read." In a book Harvard Law... more...
- New Press, The 2009; US$ 17.95
Widely praised in hardcover as a fascinating and important addition to religious and cultural studies, Sacred Matters reveals the remarkable ways that religious practices permeate American cultural life. In a country where references to God are as normal as proclaiming love of country, support for the military, or security for the nation?s children,... more...
- New Press, The 2012; US$ 21.95
Appealing to both comics fans and Asian Americans seeking to claim their place in American culture, Secret Identities makes brilliant use of the conventions of the superhero comic book to expose the real face of the Asian American experience. This groundbreaking graphic anthology brings together leading Asian American creators in the comics industry?including... more...
- New Press, The 2010; US$ 27.95
As the United States celebrates the nation?s ?triumph over race? with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in... more...
- New Press, The 2009; US$ 19.95
In the tradition of Jonathan Kozol, this little book is driven by big questions. What does it mean to be educated? What is intelligence? How should we think about intelligence, education, and opportunity in an open society? Why is a commitment to the public sphere central to the way we answer these questions? Drawing on forty years of teaching and... more...
- New Press, The 2008; US$ 17.95
An epic for our time, Big History begins when the universe is no more than a single point the size of an atom, squeezed together in unimaginable density, and ends with a twenty-first-century planet inhabited by 6.1 billion people. It?s a story that takes in prehistoric geology, human evolution, the agrarian age, the Black Death, the voyages of Columbus,... more...
- New Press, The 2003; US$ 21.95
Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States has turned history on its head for an entire generation of readers, telling the nation's story from the viewpoints of ordinary people-the slaves, workers, immigrants, women, and Native Americans who made their own history but whose voices are typically omitted from the historical record. The... more...
- New Press, The 2000; US$ 14.95
Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as both "a convincing analysis of an international economy" and "a powerful challenge to economic orthodoxy", False Dawn proposes that the attempt to impose the Anglo-American-style free market on the world will create a disaster on the scale of Soviet communism. Gray believes that even America, the supposed flagship of the... more...
- New Press, The 2011; US$ 26.95
When Dr. John Snow first traced an outbreak of cholera to a water pump in the Soho district of London in 1854, the field of epidemiology was born. Taking the same public health approaches and tools that have successfully tracked epidemics of flu, tuberculosis, and AIDS over the intervening one hundred and fifty years, Ernest Drucker makes the case... more...