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  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    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... more...

  • Speaking of Fourth Gradeby Inda Schaenen

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 25.95

    Fourth grade is ground zero in the fierce debates about education reform in America. It?s when kids (well, some of them) make the shift from “learning to read? to “reading to learn,? and tomes have been written about the fourth-grade year by educators, administrators, philosophers, and pundits. Now, in a fascinating and groundbreaking book, Inda Schaenen... more...

  • Deeper Learningby Monica Martinez; Dennis McGrath

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 26.95

    Studies suggest that up to half of high school dropouts leave school because their classes are boring or irrelevant to their lives and aspirations. Yet the majority of U.S. schools continue their attempts to engage some 50 million students through conventional methods such as lectures, note-taking, and rote learning, often with dismal results. In... more...

  • Founding Mythsby Ray Raphael

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 16.95

    First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael?s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With Raphael?s trademark wit and flair, Founding Myths exposed the errors and inventions in America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s ?Liberty or Death?... more...

  • Global Muckrakingby Anya Schiffrin

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 19.95

    Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption. Muckraking journalism is part and parcel of American democracy. But how many people know about the role that muckraking has played... more...

  • Waiting to Landby Martin Duberman

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 26.95

    Although best known for his acclaimed biographies, historian Martin Duberman is also a renowned memoirist who has plumbed his own life for truths that have meaning for us all. In the bestselling Cures , he carried his story up to 1970, focusing on his fear that homosexuality was pathological and on his desperate search for a therapeutic cure. Duberman?s... more...

  • Studs Terkel's Workingby Harvey Pekar; Paul Buhle

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 22.95

    In the thirty-five years since Pulitzer Prize?winner Studs Terkel?s Working first documented American workers? hopes and dreams, that ?deep penetration of American thought and feeling? ( Los Angeles Times ) has sold over a million copies, captivating readers with accounts of how their fellow citizens make a living. A masterpiece of words, Working... more...

  • The Moral Undergroundby Lisa Dodson

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 17.95

    Here is a book that tells the real story of the countless unsung heroes who bend or break the rules to help those millions of Americans with impossible schedules, paychecks, and lives. Whether it is a nurse choosing to treat an uninsured child, a supervisor deciding to overlook infractions, or a restaurant manager sneaking food to a worker?s children,... more...

  • The Lexicon of Laborby R. Emmett Murray; Elaine Bernard; Thomas Geoghegan

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 17.95

    First published in 1998, The Lexicon of Labor found a large and appreciative following among readers who were grateful to have the vibrant, powerful language of the labor movement captured in a lively single volume. This long-awaited revised and updated edition includes dozens of new terms and developments that will introduce a new generation to... more...

  • The Skin That We Speakby Lisa Delpit; Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

    New Press, The 2008; US$ 17.95

    The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents today?s teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English that we speak, in what Black Issues Book Review calls ?an essential text.? Edited by bestselling author Lisa Delpit and education professor Joanne... more...