Since Haymarket Books’ founding in 2000, our goal has been to engage activists with books that offer insight and inspiration in the struggle for a better world.
Among Haymarket's proudest accomplishments has been to provide a platform for voices that challenge the lies of empire, and champion opposition to war. The unembedded reportage of Dahr Jamail and Camilo Mejía’s stirring Iraq war memoir deserve to be read as widely as possible. Books such as Joe Allen’s Vietnam: The (Last) War the U.S. Lost and Michael Schwartz’s War Without End unearth the truth about U.S. empire-building.
Many Haymarket titles address critical debates facing the Left today. Mike Davis and Justin Akers-Chacón's No One Is Illegal transcends the narrow debate over immigration, affirming the powerful role of immigrant labor in U.S. society. Eleanor Burke Leacock’s Myths of Male Dominance and Sharon Smith’s Women and Socialism explain the origins of women’s oppression and point a way toward ending it.
The history of revolution in the 20th century is frequently buried and suppressed. We have republished new editions of socialist classics like Pierre Broué and Emile Temime’s Revolution and Counterrevolution in Spain and Leon Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution, with the aim of helping to recover this hidden history.
We want to give all of these great books the biggest audience possible. Thousands across the country have come out to hear Dahr Jamail, Dave Zirin, and Camilo Mejia, and have attended readings of Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s Voices of a People's History of the United States. We hope to expand our efforts to reach a growing readership searching for ideas that can make a difference.
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