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Civil Rights

  • Misreading the Bill of Rights: Top Ten Myths Concerning Your Rights and Libertiesby Kirby Goidel; Craig Freeman; Brian Smentkowski

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    The Bill of Rights?the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution?are widely misunderstood by many Americans. This book explores the widely held myths about the Bill of Rights, how these myths originated, why they have persisted, and the implications for contemporary politics and policy. more...

  • Lawyers, Guns, and Moneyby Carol X. Vinzant

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    The Shooting * A Miracle, A Mission: Finding Purpose in Tragedy * Walking Victim Impact Statement: Tom Speaks Out * McDermott vs. the NRA: The Fight for Local, State, and Federal Gun Laws * The Courts: Colin Ferguson's Victims Seek Justice * Firing Back: Taking on the Entire Gun Industry * Follow the Money: The Lorcin Bankruptcy * The Chase: Unraveling... more...

  • Terrorism and Tyrannyby James Bovard

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Introduction * The First American War on Terrorism * Blundering to 9/11 * Patriot Railroad: Safety through Servility * Plunder and Proclaim Victory * Racking up the Numbers * Salvation through Surveillance * Groping to Safety * License for Tyranny * State Terrorism and Moral Clarity * The Drugs-Terrorism Charade * The Israeli Model for Fighting Terrorism... more...

  • Dreamersby Eileen Truax

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children?and now fighting to live here legally   Of the approximately twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country... more...

  • In Search of the Movementby Benjamin Hedin

    City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 15.95

    Published on the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama marches, Ben Hedin analyzes the legacy of the Civil Rights movement. more...

  • Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972by Robert Mickey

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The transformation of the American South--from authoritarian to democratic rule--is the most important political development since World War II. It has re-sorted voters into parties, remapped presidential elections, and helped polarize Congress. Most important, it is the final step in America's democratization. Paths Out of Dixie illuminates this... more...

  • Art and Protest in Putin's Russiaby Lena Jonson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    The Pussy Riot protest, and the subsequent heavy handed treatment of the protestors, grabbed the headlines, but this was not an isolated instance of art being noticeably critical of the regime. As this book, based on extensive original research, shows, there has been gradually emerging over recent decades a significant counter-culture in the art world... more...

  • Sons of Mississippiby Paul Hendrickson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.00

    They stand as unselfconscious as if the photograph were being taken at a church picnic and not during one of the pitched battles of the civil rights struggle. None of them knows that the image will appear in  Life  magazine   or that it will become an icon of its era. The year is 1962, and these seven white Mississippi lawmen have gathered to stop... more...

  • The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.by David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The author of Bearing the Cross , the Pulitzer Prize?winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., exposes the government?s massive surveillance campaign against the civil rights leader When US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy authorized a wiretap of Martin Luther King Jr.?s phones by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he set in motion one... more...

  • Bearing the Crossby David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: The definitive biography of Martin Luther King Jr. In this monumental account of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., professor and historian David Garrow traces King?s evolution from young pastor who spearheaded the 1955?56 bus boycott of Montgomery, Alabama, to inspirational leader of America?s civil rights movement.... more...