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  • Radicals in the Barrio

    A ground-breaking history of the radical political movements that developed within the Mexican and Chicano working-class in the United States.
  • No One is Illegal

    No One Is Illegal convincingly debunks the leading ideas behind the often-violent right-wing backlash against immigrants.
  • Class War, USA

    An engaging collection of riveting stories about working people in United States history fighting back in the darkest times.
  • God, Guns, Gold and Glory

    The past, present and future of Puritanism as a defining feature of the American social character
  • Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People

    A sharp-witted indictment of our broken political system and a vision for a socialist alternative that is truly by and for the people.
  • Optimism over Despair

    Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy.
  • No Is Not Enough

    “This year's most immediately useful political book.” —Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017
  • Left Americana

    Essays highlighting socialist and left-wing traditions that helped shape US history in the direction of “liberty and justice for all".
  • A People's History of Chicago

    Named "Best Chicago Poet" by The Chicago Reader, Kevin Coval channels Howard Zinn to celebrate the Windy City's hidden history.
  • "When the Welfare People Come"

    Analyzes the history of the U.S. child welfare system and its implications today, offering ideas for reform and building solidarity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demand the Impossible!

    Demand the Impossible is a manifesto for movement-makers and an invitation to join hands and make history together.
  • 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.
  • Recovering the Sacred

    Only the power to define what is sacred—and access it—will enable Native American communities to remember who they are.
  • All Our Relations

    A beautiful and daring vision of political, spiritual, and ecological transformation.
  • A New Kind of Public

    This engaging and original work argues that modern Hollywood was forged in the fires of class struggle and economic inequality
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

    An indispensable contribution to the movement for racial justice in “postracial” America.
  • The Anti-Inauguration

    by Anand Gopal, Owen Jones, et al.
    The Anti-Inauguration ebook presents an initial discussion of what resistance should look like in the age of Trump.
  • Rethinking Camelot

    Explores JFK’s role in US invasion of Vietnam and a reflects on the political culture that encouraged the Cold War.
  • The Speech

    Younge explains why "The Speech" maintains its powerful social relevance by sharing the dramatic story surrounding it.
  • 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.
  • American Anarchism

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

    A powerful survey of a militarized America building a surveillance structure unparalleled in history.