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The United States of War: A Global History of America's Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State (Volume 48) (California Series in Public Anthropology)
David Vine
In The United States of War, David Vine traces this pattern of bloody conflict from Columbus's 1494 arrival in Guantanamo Bay through the 250-year expansion of a global US empire.
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Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power (The Lamar Series in Western History)
Pekka Hamalainen
The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America's history Named One of the New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2019 • Named One of the 10 Best History Books of 2019 by Smithsonian Magazine • Winner of the MPIBA Reading the West Book Award for narrative nonfiction
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Fire Is upon Us
James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America
Nicholas Buccola
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
Sudhir Hazareesingh
A new interpretation of the life of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture --Recommended by Paul
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His Truth Marching On
John Lewis and the Power of Hope
Jon Meacham
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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Let's Talk About Your Wall: Mexican Writers Respond to the Immigration Crisis
Alberto Quintero , Carmen Boullosa
At last a book that explains the Border Wall from the Mexican perspective. An array of Journalists, novelists, and documentary makers, all based in Mexico, help expand our North American view on what this evil American monument really represents. --Recommended by Josiah
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Time's Monster
How History Makes History
Priya Satia
An award-winning author reconsiders the role of historians in political debate.
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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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INVENTING LATINOS
A New Story of American Racism
A timely and groundbreaking argument that all Americans must grapple with Latinos' dynamic racial identity—because it impacts everything we think we know about race in America
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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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