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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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Last Witnesses
An Oral History of the Children of World War II
Svetlana Alexievich
Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich's kaleidoscopic oral history of World War II, now in paperback.
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Who Killed Berta Cáceres?
Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender's Battle for the Planet
Nina Lakhani
A deeply affecting-and infuriating-portrait of the life and death of a courageous indigenous leader in Honduras.
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The Guarded Gate
Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America
Daniel Okrent
From the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call--this "rigorously historical" (The Washington Post) and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America keep out "inferiors" in the 1920s is "a sobering, valuable contribution to discussions about immigration" (Booklist).
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Ghosts of Gold Mountain
The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Gordon H. Chang
Recommended by Paul

A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.

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Fire in Paradise
An American Tragedy
Dani Anguiano, Alastair Gee
What happened in Paradise was unprecedented in America. Yet according to climate scientists and fire experts, it will surely happen again. This is the story of a town at the forefront of a devastating global shift.
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How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs
The Syrian Arab Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of Its Historic Liberal-Islamic Alliance
The story of a pivotal moment in modern world history, when Arabs established a representative democracy―and how the West crushed it.
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The Map of Knowledge
A Thousand Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found
Violet Moller
This thrilling history tracks three crucial books as they were passed hand to hand through seven cities during a perilous thousand-year journey of survival.
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Stony the Road
Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Recommended by Paul

A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind.

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The Undocumented Americans
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.
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How to Hide an Empire
A History of the Greater United States
Daniel Immerwahr
A pathbreaking history of the United States' overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire
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A Short History of Presidential Election Crises
(And How to Prevent the Next One)
Alan Hirsch
Will Trump try to delay the November election? Does the Constitution prevent him from doing so? We present an urgent primer on what can be done to combat emerging threats to the core of U.S. Democracy––presidential elections.
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Race Man
Selected Works, 1960-2015
Julian Bond, Michael G. Long
Looking for inspiration? Newsweek, Lit Hub, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution pick Race Man by Julian Bond as one of their Most-Anticipated Books of 2020!

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