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  • Disobedience and Democracy

    Howard Zinn’s cogent defense of civil disobedience.
  • Failure to Quit

    A selection of Howard Zinn’s most popular and accessible essays on history and politics.
  • Howard Zinn Speaks

    Howard Zinn weaves rich historical narratives that inspire and captivate.
  • Postwar America

    Howard Zinn’s unique take on this vital period in U.S. history.
  • The Southern Mystique

    Howard Zinn examines the politics of the South and his own experiences there.
  • Vietnam

    Zinn’s compelling case against the Vietnam War
  • The Speech

    Younge explains why "The Speech" maintains its powerful social relevance by sharing the dramatic story surrounding it.
  • Class War, USA

    An engaging collection of riveting stories about working people in United States history fighting back in the darkest times.
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

    An indispensable contribution to the movement for racial justice in “postracial” America.
  • On History

    In a wide-ranging conversation, filmmaker Oliver Stone and writer Tariq Ali discuss world history from the seventh century to today.
  • Winter Soldiers

    The story of the soldiers who spoke their conscience and helped end the war in Vietnam.
  • Call Them by Their True Names

    Rebecca Solnit unearths the roots of our contemporary crises, countering the despair of our age with a dose of solidarity, creativity, and hope.

  • American Anarchism

    A convincing argument that the legacy of American Anarchism, far from being an antiquated relic, remains relevant to the present.
  • The Party

    An inspiring memoir by a leading activist in the antiwar and socialist movement in the 1960s.
  • American Insurgents

    From Mark Twain to the movement against the war in Vietnam, this is the story of ordinary Americans challenging empire.
  • Things that Can and Cannot Be Said

    In this rich dialogue on surveillance, empire, and power, Roy and Cusack describe meeting NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden in Moscow.
  • Lessons for Our Struggle

    The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.
  • Revolution in Seattle

    Blow-by-blow, an eyewitness account of a hidden chapter in labor history: the Seattle General Strike of 1919.
  • Doing History from the Bottom Up

    Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history.
  • Mayor 1%

    Lydersen lambasts Chicago's nationally recognized mayor for his obedient endorsement of the devastating austerity agenda set forth by the one-percent.
  • Rich People Things

    Keeping up with the American elite can be tiring. This is the layman's guide to how the wealthy maintain control.
  • Left Americana

    Essays highlighting socialist and left-wing traditions that helped shape US history in the direction of “liberty and justice for all".
  • A Short History of the U.S. Working Class

    Le Blanc presents a colorful, fact-filled history that concentrates on the struggles and achievements of the often neglected laboring majority.
  • Trotskyism in the United States

    Edited by George Breitman, Paul Le Blanc, et al.
    An outstanding set of informative essays, providing an unsurpassed account of the dynamic revolutionary socialist current known as American Trotskyism.