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  • God, Guns, Gold and Glory

    The past, present and future of Puritanism as a defining feature of the American social character
  • Their Democracy and Ours

    A sharp witted indictment of the U.S.'s broken political system, and a democratic, emancipatory vision for a socialist alternative.
  • No Is Not Enough

    A road map to resistance in the Trump era from internationally acclaimed activist and bestselling author Naomi Klein.
  • 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.
  • Optimism over Despair

    Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy.
  • 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.
  • The Violent American Century

    The Violent “American Century” addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945.
  • "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 thoughtful and in-depth account of Native resistance to environmental and cultural degradation.
  • 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

    Winner of the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book
  • 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.
  • Masters of Mankind

    A brilliant indictment of US imperial power.
  • Mayor 1%

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