In a hard-hitting study hailed by "Publishers Weekly" as "well-argued" and "passionate, " a leading constitutional scholar reveals that, despite a veneer of neutrality, race- and class-based double standards operate in virtually every criminal justice setting, from police behavior to jury selection... More Info
When Howard Zinn died in 2010, millions of readers mourned the loss of the influential historian whose famed approach of telling history from the perspective of the people who lived it, rather than oppressive powerbrokers, inspired activists, historians and academics. This concise and accessible... More Info
Singled out by Foreign Affairs for its reporting on "the brutal frontiers of new Europe,” Fortress Europe is the story of how the world’s most affluent region--and history’s greatest experiment with globalization--has become an immigration war zone, where tens of thousands have died in a... More Info
Praised as 'viscerally powerful' (Publishers Weekly), Remembering Jim Crow is a remarkable book that captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years - racial segregation laws enacted between 1876 and 1965 in the United States at the state and local level. The document of hardship is also... More Info
One of Studs Terkel’s most important oral histories, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? turns to the ultimate human experience--that of death. Called "extraordinary…a work of insight, wisdom, and freshness" by the Seattle Times when it was first published fifteen years ago, the book explores--with... More Info
Since 2006, counterinsurgency has been the guiding doctrine of the U.S. military establishment. The first book of its kind, Hearts and Minds meets counterinsurgency proponents on their own playing field, retelling the history of counterinsurgency from the perspective of the populations whose hearts... More Info
From Algeria and Libya to Egypt and Syria, the Arab world commands Western headlines, even as its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. Perhaps no other region is so closely linked to contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and nowhere else does the... More Info
Howard Zinn was perhaps the best-known and most widely celebrated popular interpreter of American history in the twentieth century, renowned as a bestselling author, a political activist, a lecturer, and one of America's most recognizable and admired progressive voices.
When social psychologist Stanley Milgram invited volunteers to take part in an experiment at Yale in the summer of 1961, none of the participants could have foreseen the worldwide sensation the results would cause. Milgram reported that the volunteers had repeatedly shocked a man they believed to... More Info
With Obama's election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign policy that would reestablish American values and the United States' leadership role in... More Info
Radical linguist, philosopher, and activist Noam Chomsky is widely recognized as one of the foremost intellectuals in contemporary America. Known for his denunciation of U.S. foreign policy, state capitalism, and the mainstream media, he is a fearless critic of established authority, a stance that... More Info
"Most people outside of the art world view art as something that is foreign to their experiences and everyday lives. A People's Art History of the United States places art history squarely in the rough-and-tumble of politics, social struggles, and the fight for justice from the colonial era through... More Info
A tribute to grassroots Americans who are expanding the capacities of their respective fields explores how groups of professional and amateur businesspeople, civil rights activists and alternative thinkers are organizing to spread their ideas and promote change. By the author of Hothouse Kids.... More Info
Exploring the long history of efforts by military and police forces to deploy sound against enemies, criminals and law-abiding citizens, this disturbing and wide-ranging account reveals how loud sound has emerged in the last decade as an unlikely mechanism for intimidation and control. 12,500 first... More Info
In June 2012, President Obama's executive order enforcing parts of the Dream Act and the Supreme Court's decision to block components of Arizona's draconian immigration law propelled the immigration debate back into the headlines once again. Based on oral histories, individual testimonies, and... More Info
Placing GLBT people at the center of the history of the twentieth century, Vicki L. Eaklor’s Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the United States is a major new effort to popularize a long-overlooked chapter in the American experience.
Collects fifteen essays discussing the ethics of state-sponsored torture, discussing the practice's history and recent usage, as well as personal experiences from survivors and the families of victims.
A leading activist and political writer who was exiled from Pakistan in the 1960s for his speaking out against imperialism and religious fundamentalism discusses such topics as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the fate of modern-day Pakistan, and the reasons he believes that the war on terror and... More Info
Experts on Iran, Syria, and North Korea set the record straight on these three "evil" countries with hard facts, exploring each country's history and internal politics alongside U.S. interventions. 10,000 first printing.
The comic, poignant, one-of-a-kind book that "reads like an enthralling novel" (Studs Terkel). When it first appeared in hardcover, Which Side Are You On? received widespread critical accolades, and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. In this new paperback... More Info
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian author of The Good War recounts his hard-working early childhood in Chicago, his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II, his struggles after being blacklisted in spite of his television successes, and more. 75,000 first printing.
Severely traumatized after suffering genital mutilation in her native Africa, Tashi Johnson spends much of her adult life in North America seeking help through psychoanalysis and desperate to regain the ability to feel.
"In response to mounting concerns about the future of the press, an outpouring of lively debate and proposals for alternative models of journalism has exploded across journals of opinion, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Despite this proliferation, a comprehensive overview of this new... More Info
Hailed by renowned educator Deborah Meier as “a rare and special pleasure to read,” Kindergarten explores a year in the life of a kindergarten classroom through the eyes of the gifted veteran teacher and author Julie Diamond. In this lyrical, beautifully written first-person account, Diamond... More Info
Explores the ways science, politics, and large corporations affect race in the twenty-first century, discussing the efforts and results of the Human Genome Project, and describing how technology-driven science researchers are developing a genetic definition of race.
A narrative account of the assassination of Tsar Alexander II by Russian revolutionaries in 1881 St. Petersburg evaluates the event's links to modern-day terrorist practices throughout several diverse countries, in a historical survey that argues that the true impact of terrorism has been felt... More Info
A tribute to the unique contributions of veteran teachers as demonstrated by a year in the educational lives of a class of prototypical kindergarteners guides readers through myriad details of classroom life while offering insight into school culture, curriculum, and teaching models. 15,000 first... More Info
In Classroom Conversations, nineteen essays by educators from Dewey to Delpit offer parents and new teachers an education degree in a nutshell. The Milettas-a mother and daughter pair of educators-frame these touchstone texts with commentary before and after, dual-generation dialogue explaining why... More Info
Analyzes the events surrounding the Vietnam War with articles and essays that include depictions of the domestic and international affairs, an illumination of the Pentagon Papers, and an introduction to anarchism.
Currently in its 25th printing, with over 425,000 copies sold, this acclaimed work presents more than 500 years of American social and cultural history, going well beyond wars and presidencies to tell the stories of working men and women. For the first time, the author has abridged the original... More Info
A decade after its original publication, here is a new edition of The Lexicon of Labor-filled with dozens of fresh and updated terms for a new generation of readers. With descriptions of more than five hundred key places, people, and events in American labor history, this one-of-a-kind reference... More Info
Presents interviews, photographs, letters, oral histories, stories, eyewitness accounts, and excerpts from historical writings from different perspectives on a wide variety of topics related to the Second World War.
Blind Goddess brings together the most significant writings of practitioners, professors, and advocates to make sense of what is perhaps the nation’s most astonishing and shameful achievement: the highest per capita incarceration of its citizens anywhere in the world, compounded by the shockingly... More Info
In the last 30 years of the Soviet Communism project, Viktor Koretsky's art struggled to solve an enduring riddle: how to ensure or restore Communism's moral health through the production of a distinctively Communist vision. This exquisite new volume offers the first glimpse into the full body of... More Info
This exquisite new volume offers the first glimpse into the full body of Viktor Koretsky's poster artwork, with extensive reproductions from a private collection that is being made available here for the first time. Koretsky's propaganda posters were among the most innovative and celebrated works... More Info
Sociologist and political scientist Frances Fox Piven and her late husband Richard Cloward have been famously credited by Glenn Beck - the right-wing Fox News presenter - with devising a world view responsible for everything from creating a culture of poverty to fomenting violent revolution,... More Info
In what has been described as “the crime wave no one talks about,” billions of dollars worth of wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States every year—a grand theft that exceeds every other larceny category. Even the Economic Policy Foundation, a business-funded think tank,... More Info
10 years ago, amateur photographer and school bus driver Cynthia Stewart was arrested for trying to develop photographs of her eight-year-old daughter, Nora - in two of which she was in the shower. This heart wrenching story brilliantly probes the many questions raised about when a photograph of a... More Info
A revealing and powerfully argued book shows that PowerPoint's celebrated ease and efficiency can actually lead to a profoundly disturbing but little-understood transformation in human communication, with implications not only for individuals but also for the culture at large.