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  • Confronting Empire

    Brilliant and insightful political analyses of key political events and movements of the second half of the twentieth century.
  • "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.
  • The Forging of the American Empire

    This classic book is the first truly comprehensive history of American imperialism.
  • 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.
  • Tomas Young's War

    An Iraq war veteran's powerful testament to the true cost of war.
  • 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.
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

    Activist, teacher, author and icon of the Black Power movement Angela Davis talks Ferguson, Palestine, and prison abolition.
  • The Letters of Joe Hill

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
  • Rogue States

    Chomsky argues that the real 'rogue' states are the United States and its allies.
  • The Communist International and U.S. Communism, 1919 - 1929

    For most commentators the Comintern’s role in the development of American Communism is wholly negative. Zumoff challenges this narrative.
  • 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.
  • Always on Strike

    A history of the Industrial Workers of the World's golden years as lived by one of its guiding lights.
  • 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.