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  • Unruly Equalityby Andrew Cornell

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    The first intellectual and social history of American anarchist thought and activism across the twentieth century In this highly accessible history of anarchism in the United States, Andrew Cornell reveals an astounding continuity and development across the century. Far from fading away, anarchists dealt with major events such as the rise of Communism,... more...

  • The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fireby Charles Morris

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 16.95

    In the wake of San Francisco's 1906 catastrophe, an enterprising publisher dispatched journalist Charles Morris to obtain firsthand narratives from survivors. Morris's gripping report was rushed to press a few weeks later, providing "a complete and accurate account of the fearful disaster which visited the great city and the Pacific coast, the reign... more...

  • Education for Empireby Clif Stratton

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Education for Empire  brings together topics in American history often treated separately: schools, race, immigration, and empire building. During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, American imperial ambitions abroad expanded as the country's public school system grew. How did this imperialism affect public education? School officials, teachers,... more...

  • Blood Brothersby Randy Roberts; Johnny Smith

    Basic Books 2016; US$ 28.99

    In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islama sect many white Americans deemed a hate cultsaw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of spreading... more...

  • Cold Fireby John Boyko

    Knopf Canada 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    Forget all you think you know about the Kennedy years. With narrative flair and sparkling storytelling, acclaimed historian John Boyko explores the crucial period when America and its allies were fighting the Cold War's most treacherous battles, Canadians were trading sovereignty for security, and everyone feared a nuclear holocaust. At the centre... more...

  • Exit Rightby Daniel Oppenheimer

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    A provocative, intimate look at the evolution of America?s political soul through the lives of six political figures?from Whittaker Chambers to Christopher Hitchens?who abandoned the left and joined the right. In Exit Right , Daniel Oppenheimer tells the stories of six major political figures whose journeys away from the left reshaped the contours... more...

  • The Firebrand and the First Ladyby Patricia Bell-Scott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50

    A groundbreaking book?two decades in the works?that tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, forged an enduring friendship that changed each of their lives and helped to alter the... more...

  • Letters from Langstonby Langston Hughes; Evelyn Louise Crawford; MaryLouise Patterson

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Langston Hughes, one of America's greatest writers, was an innovator of jazz poetry and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance whose poems and plays resonate widely today. Accessible, personal, and inspirational, Hughes?s poems portray the African American community in struggle in the context of a turbulent modern United States and a rising black freedom... more...

  • Most Dangerousby Sherwood Kent; Kris Millegan

    Trine Day 2016; US$ 9.99

    A deeper understanding of the occult aspects of 9/11 and the Kennedy assassination   The year is 2013, the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, and Kent discovers that he and the rest of the unwitting citizenry of Tupelo, Mississippi, are enmeshed in a year-long series of scripted events meticulously planned and brilliantly executed by some... more...

  • The Next Americaby Paul Taylor; Pew Research Center

    PublicAffairs 2016; US$ 17.99

    The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology... more...