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  • Customs in Commonby E. P. Thompson

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 22.95

    Customs in Common is the remarkable sequel to E.P. Thompson?s influential, landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class . The product of years of research and debate, Customs in Common describes the complex culture from which working class institutions emerged in Englanda panoply of traditions and customs that the... more...

  • Wage Theft in Americaby Kim Bobo

    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 year—a 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...

  • Let's Get Freeby Paul Butler

    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...

  • Sacred Mattersby Gary Laderman

    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...

  • Why School?by Mike Rose

    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...

  • Big Historyby Cynthia Stokes Brown

    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...

  • Runningby Jean Echenoz

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 19.95

    Following his brilliant portrait of Maurice Ravel, Jean Echenoz turns to the life of one of the greatest runners of the twentieth century, and once again demonstrates his astonishing abilities as a prose stylist. Set against the backdrop of the Soviet liberation and post?World War II communist rule of Czechoslovakia, Running ? a bestseller in France?follows... more...

  • Living "Illegal"by Marie Friedmann Marquardt; Timothy J Steigenga; Philip J. Williams; Manuel A. Vasquez

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 26.95

    Today?s polarized debates over immigration revolve around a set of one-dimensional characters and unchallenged stereotypes. Yet the resulting policy prescriptions, not least of them Arizona?s draconian new law SB 1070, are dangerously real and profoundly counterproductive. A major new antidote to this trend, Living ?Illegal? is an ambitious new... more...

  • The Return of the Dancing Masterby Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

    New Press, The 2004; US$ 26.95

    December 12, 1945. Nazi Germany lies in ruins as a British warplane lands in Buckeburg. A man carrying a small black bag quickly disembarks and travels to Hamelin, where he disappears behind the prison gates. Early the next day, England's most experienced hangman executes twelve war criminals. Fifty-four years later, retired policeman Herbert Molin... more...

  • Remembering Jim Crowby William Henry Chafe; Raymond Gavins; Robert Korstad

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 19.95

    Published in association with Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South is the "viscerally powerful... compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era" ( Publisher's Weekly ). Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil... more...