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Citizenship

  • I Am Not Your Negroby James Baldwin; Raoul Peck

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    The New York Times bestseller based on the Oscar nominated documentary film In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He died before it could be completed. In his documentary... more...

  • One Nation Undecidedby Peter H. Schuck

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Let's be honest, we've all expressed opinions about difficult hot-button issues without always thinking them through. With so much media spin, political polarization, and mistrust of institutions, it's hard to know how to think about these tough challenges, much less what to do about them. One Nation Undecided takes on some of today's thorniest... more...

  • Read My Lipsby Vanessa S. Williamson

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Conventional wisdom holds that Americans hate taxes. But the conventional wisdom is wrong. Bringing together national survey data with in-depth interviews, Read My Lips presents a surprising picture of tax attitudes in the United States. Vanessa Williamson demonstrates that Americans view taxpaying as a civic responsibility and a moral obligation.... more...

  • American Crucibleby Gary Gerstle

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    This sweeping history of twentieth-century America follows the changing and often conflicting ideas about the fundamental nature of American society: Is the United States a social melting pot, as our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are white and of the "right" ancestry? Gary Gerstle traces the forces of... more...

  • Why I Marchby Abrams Books

    Abrams 2017; US$ 14.95

    On January 21, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice. The Women?s March began with one cause, women?s rights, but quickly became a movement around the many issues that were hotly debated during the 2016 U.S. presidential race?immigration, health care, environmental protections, LGBTQ rights,... more...

  • No Way But Thisby Jeff Sparrow

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 23.99

    Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr. Paul Robeson was a prize-winning scholar and the greatest footballer of his era, even before he ascended to globalsuperstardom as a singer, Hollywood actor, and activist. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson stunned audiences with ?Ol? Man River? and Othello , as his passion for social justice led him from Jazz... more...

  • Democratic Dialogue and the Constitutionby Alison L Young

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 64.99

    Focusing on the protection of rights in the UK, this book establishes a framework for interactions to better protect rights, facilitate deliberation, engage citizens, and provide for checks and balances. It further evaluates how well these values are achieved in the UK constitution now, and in light of a British Bill of Rights and Brexit. more...

  • The U.S. Constitutionby Thomas Jefferson

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America, and worthy of study. In formation though, the path to adoption was not without dissent: the Anti-Federalist movement was against the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government, and vocally opposed the ratification of the Constitution, because the Articles... more...

  • Making Citizensby Philo C. Wasburn; Tawnya J. Adkins Covert

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 87.13

    This book  assembles what political scientists, sociologists, and communication analysts have learned in almost six decades of research on political socialization (the lifelong process by which we acquire political beliefs). It also explores how people develop political values, attitudes, identities, and behavioral dispositions. Of particular... more...

  • The Rights of Manby Thomas Paine

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    In The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine defends the representational form of government. He posits that all men are born with God-given rights that cannot be taken from them by any government. Paine's position on inalienable rights played a major role in the Bill of Rights being included in the Constitution. This seminal work is as pertinent today as when... more...