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Soul of a Citizen

Living with Conviction in Challenging Times


Soul of a Citizen awakens within us the desire and the ability to make our voices heard and our...

Rules for Radicals

A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young...

Anti-Disciplinary Protest

Sixties Radicalism and Postmodernism


This book, first published in 1998, is an analysis of sixties radicalism and its impact on...

Europe's Promise

Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age

A quiet revolution has been occurring in post-World War II Europe. A world power has emerged across...

Our Endangered Values

America's Moral Crisis


In Our Endangered Values, Jimmy Carter describes quite personally his own involvement and...

From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Edition

A History of Social Welfare in America

Free Press (2007)

Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare...

Where We Stand

Class Matters


Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan Coop boards, Where We Stand...

Flat Broke with Children

Women in the Age of Welfare Reform


Hays tells the story of welfare reform from the perspective of welfare recipients, describing the...


An interdisciplinary introduction to early modern cross-cultural encounters and their influences on...

The Character of Harms

Operational Challenges in Control


A new and powerful approach to tackling the complex problems facing society.