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Sensational: The Hidden History of America's "Girl Stunt Reporters"
Kim Todd
A vivid social history that brings to light the "girl stunt reporters" of the Gilded Age who went undercover to expose corruption and abuse in America, and redefined what it meant to be a woman and a journalist—pioneers whose influence continues to be felt today.
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The Fall of America Journals, 1965–1971
Allen Ginsberg, Michael Schumacher
An autobiographical journey through America in the turbulent 1960s—the essential backstory to Ginsberg's National Book Award–winning volume of poetry
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The Dead Are Arising
The Life of Malcolm X
Les Payne, Tamara Payne
An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative.
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Just Us
An American Conversation
Claudia Rankine
As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another? Claudia Rankine, without telling us what to do, urges us to begin the discussions that might open pathways through this divisive and stuck moment in American history.
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ANGELS & SAINTS
Illustrations by Mary Wellesley.
A gorgeously illustrated co-publication with Christine Burgin by "one of the world's great essayists" (The New York Times). With a guide to the illustrations by Mary Wellesley.
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Caste
The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson
In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
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Tacky's Revolt
The Story of an Atlantic Slave War
Vincent Brown
A gripping account of the largest slave revolt in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, an uprising that laid bare the interconnectedness of Europe, Africa, and America, shook the foundations of empire, and reshaped ideas of race and popular belonging. --recommended by Paul
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By the Light of Burning Dreams
The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution
David Talbot, Margaret Talbot
New York Times bestselling author David Talbot and New Yorker journalist Margaret Talbot illuminate "America's second revolutionary generation" in this gripping history of one of the most dynamic eras of the twentieth century—brought to life through seven defining radical moments that offer vibrant parallels and lessons for today.
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The Second
Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America
Carol Anderson
From the New York Times bestselling author of "White Rage", comes an unflinching, critical new look at the Second Amendment--and how it has been engineered to deny the rights of African Americans since its inception.
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Window Seat
Notes from a Life in Motion
Aminatta Forna
A stunning new collection of essays from the award-winning author of Happiness, The Window Seat explores border crossings both literal and philosophical, our relationship with the natural world, and the stories that we tell ourselves
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Let The Record Show
A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993
Sarah Schulman
Twenty years in the making, Sarah Schulman's LET THE RECORD SHOW is the most comprehensive political history ever assembled of ACT UP and American AIDS activism -Staff Recommended by Ryan
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Hard Crowd ' Essays 2000 to 2020
Rachel Kushner
From a writer celebrated for her "chops, ambition, and killer instinct" (John Powers, Fresh Air), a career-spanning collection of spectacular essays about politics and culture.
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Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?
Essays
Jesse McCarthy
A supremely talented young critic's essays on race and culture, from Toni Morrison to trap, herald the arrival of a major new voice in American letters.
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Light In The Dark
A History Of Movie Directors
David Thomson
From the celebrated film critic and author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film--an essential work on the preeminent, indispensable movie directors and the ways in which their work has forged, and continues to forge, the landscape of modern film.

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