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  • The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality, Gift Editionby Anthony M. Kennedy

    Melville House 2015; US$ 14.94

    A beautifully packaged gift edition of Obergefell et al. v. Hodges , Justice Anthony Kennedy?s landmark Supreme Court decision on marriage equality   A milestone in the history of American civil and human rights, Obergefell et al. v. Hodges legalized gay marriage across the United States. A powerful testament to the progress of human and civil... more...

  • The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parksby Jeanne Theoharis

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work ? Biography / Auto Biography 2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians  Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013 The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor... more...

  • On Liberty and Utilitarianismby John Stuart Mill

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 6.50

    These two essays by John Stuart Mill, England's greatest nineteenth-century philosopher, are the fruit of six hundred years of progressive thought about individual rights and the responsibilities of society. Together they provide the moral and theoretical justification for liberal democracy as we know it, and their incalculable influence on modern... more...

  • Who's Gonna Take the Weight?by Kevin Powell

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.95

    ?A mighty wind of fresh air. His pitiless self-examination?and his equally honest exploration of the racial, sexual, cultural, and class fault lines that thread our psychic and social landscape?is not only brave but necessary if our nation is to survive.? ?Michael Eric Dyson ?Kevin Powell is pushing to bring, as he has so brilliantly done before,... more...

  • Norman Thomasby Raymond F. Gregory

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 32.95

    A conscientious objector in two world wars and a relentless advocate for world peace as well as social justice, Norman Thomas was tear-gassed, arrested, and jailed as he stood up for the rights of minorities, immigrants, and the working poor. In addition to being a civil rights activist, Thomas headed the Socialist Party for 18 years, ran for president... more...

  • Jim Crow's Childrenby Peter Irons

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court sounded the death knell for school segregation with its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. So goes the conventional wisdom. Weaving together vivid portraits of lawyers and such judges as Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren, sketches of numerous black children throughout history whose parents joined lawsuits... more...

  • A Conversation with the Mannby John Ridley

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    What do you want? "I want the Ed Sullivan Show." At the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, like a lot of black Americans, comedian Jackie Mann wanted to be somebody. And for him there was only one way to achieve that: to make it big. Make it, no matter the cost: friends, family, one's own self-esteem and self-respect. This is the story of a young... more...

  • Equality for Womenby Mayra Buvinic

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    This volume tracks countries' progress with implementing and financing the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG3) by examining national experiences and successes with policies and programs. It also contains an assessment the effectiveness of different strategies in achieving MDG3 and the financial requirement needed in order to attain MDG3 by... more...

  • Democracy and the Problem of Free Speechby Cass R. Sunstein

    Free Press 1995; US$ 21.95

    Freedom of speech is one of our greatest legal rights and Cass Sunstein is one of our greatest legal theorists. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to think seriously about the free speech issues facing this generation. -- Akhil Amar, Southmayd Professor, Yale Law School This is an important book. Beautifully clear and carefully argued,... more...

  • Pioneers of European Integrationby Ettore Recchi; Adrian Favell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Based on an original survey of 5000 people moving to and from the EU's five largest countries, this book documents the demographic profile, migration choices, cultural adaptation, social mobility, political participation and media use of these pioneers of a transnational Europe. more...