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FIRE IS UPON US
James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America
How the legendary debate between a civil rights firebrand and the father of modern conservatism illuminates America's racial divide
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BLACK SPARTACUS : THE EPIC LIFE OF TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE
A new interpretation of the life of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture
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HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON: JOHN LEWIS AND THE POWER OF HOPE
An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America
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JOURNEY TO FREEDOM:RICHARD OAKES, ALCATRAZ, AND THE RED POWER MOVEMENT
The Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity
The first book-length biography of Richard Oakes, a Red Power activist of the 1960s who was a leader in the Alcatraz takeover and the Indigenous rights movement
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Eat the Buddha
Life and Death in a Tibetan Town
Barbara Demick
A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy.
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The Unnamable Present
Roberto Calasso
A decisive key to help grasp some of the essential points of what is happening around us.
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I You We Them, Vol. 1
Walking into the World of the Desk Killer
Dan Gretton
A landmark historical investigation into crimes against humanity and the nature of evil.
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A Massacre in Mexico
The True Story Behind the Missing Forty Three Students
Anabel Hernández
The definitive account of the disappearance of forty-three Mexican students.
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Bluff City
The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers
Preston Lauterbach
Ernest Withers was photographer of the some of the most legendary images of the 50s and 60s and also an FBI informant. In this gripping narrative history, Preston Lauterbach examines the complicated political and economic forces that informed Withers's seeming betrayal of the people he photographed...
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Black Death at the Golden Gate
The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague
David K. Randall
On March 6, 1900, the bubonic plague took its first victim on American soil: Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown--but when corrupt politicians mounted a cover-up to obscure the threat, it fell to federal health officer Rupert Blue to save San Francisco and the nation.
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YELLOW HOUSE: A MEMOIR
A MEMOIR
In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant. The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and one of America’s most mythologized cities.
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Begin Again
James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
Eddie S. Glaude
James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In our own moment, when that confrontation feels more urgently needed than ever, what can we learn from his struggle?
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The Deportation Machine
America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants
Adam Goodman
The unknown history of deportation and of the fear that shapes immigrants' lives.
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A Silent Fury
The El Bordo Mine Fire
Yuri Herrera
On March 10, 1920, in Pachuca, Mexico, the Compa a de Santa Gertrudis--the largest employer in the region, and a subsidiary of the United States Smelting, Refining and Mining Company--may have committed murder.

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