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  • Dog Whistle Politicsby Ian Haney L?pez

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    An eye-opening account of how racial appeals generate broad enthusiasm for policies that injure the middle class more...

  • At the Dark End of the Streetby Danielle L. McGuire

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery?s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far... more...

  • The Indispensable Zinnby Timothy Patrick McCarthy; Noam Chomsky; Alice Walker

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    When the historian Howard Zinn died in early 2010, millions mourned the loss of one of our foremost intellectual and political guides: a historian, activist, and truth-teller who, in the words of the New York Times ?s Bob Herbert, peel[ed] back the rosy veneer of much of American history.? Designed to highlight Zinn?s most important writings, The... more...

  • The Latehomecomerby Kao Kalia Yang

    Coffee House Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    Destined to touch every reader's heart, this riveting memoir parallels thousands of untold Hmong stories. more...

  • Debating the Origins of the Cold Warby Ralph B. Levering; Vladimir O. Pechatnov; Verena Botzenhart-Viehe; Earl C. Edmondson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 27.99

    Debating the Origins of the Cold War examines the coming of the Cold War through Americans' and Russians' contrasting perspectives and actions. In two engaging essays, the authors demonstrate that a huge gap existed between the democratic, capitalist, and global vision of the post-World War II peace that most Americans believed in and the dictatorial,... more...

  • Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomatsby Winifred Tate

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    In 2000, the U.S. passed a major aid package that was going to help Colombia do it all: cut drug trafficking, defeat leftist guerrillas, support peace, and build democracy. More than 80% of the assistance, however, was military aid, at a time when the Colombian security forces were linked to abusive, drug-trafficking paramilitary forces. Drugs, Thugs,... more...

  • The American Dreamby Jim Cullen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    "The American Dream" is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means. In this fascinating short history, Jim Cullen explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • Chronology of Warsby John S Bowman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Chronology of Wars, Revised Edition discusses the 13 wars examined in the other America at War titles from a chronological perspective. The chronology includes an introduction that calls attention to relevant themes that persist throughout America's wartime past and looks from a different perspective at many of the same subjects covered in the... more...

  • Land of Their Choiceby Theodore C. Blegen

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 75.00

    This collection of “American letters” that immigrants wrote to friends and relatives in the lands they had left tells a little-known human story that is part of the larger saga of America. It constitutes a kind of composite diary of everyday people at the more...