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  • 101 Changemakers

    101 profiles of social justice leaders that changed the world, made accessible for students in grades 5-9.
  • 1919

    Reflections on race, class, violence, segregation, and the hidden histories that shape our divided urban landscapes.
  • All Our Relations

    A beautiful and daring vision of political, spiritual, and ecological transformation.
  • Always on Strike

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

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

    From Mark Twain to the movement against the war in Vietnam, this is the story of ordinary Americans challenging empire.
  • The American Socialist Movement 1897-1912

    “This is the epic story of the struggle to build a mass socialist movement in ragtime America. Kipnis was a brilliant historian, and this is...

  • 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.
  • Be Realistic

    Mike Davis delivers a brilliant defense of the Occupy movement and offers pragmatic advice to the 99%.
  • The Bending Cross

    The classic biography of Debs, one of the most important thinkers and activists in US.
  • Breaking the Sound Barrier (audiobook)

    Amy Goodman gives voice to the heroic stories of people the corporate media exclude and ignore.
  • 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.
  • Capitalism and Disability

    This book comprises a collection of groundbreaking writings by Marta Russell on the nature of disability and oppression under capitalism.

  • City of Women Poster

    This 20" x 20" map, created by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and originally featured in their New York atlas Nonstop Metropolis, reimagines New York City’s subway stations named after great women.

  • Class Struggle and the Color Line

    A thoughtful collection of original documents highlighting the deep, early roots of Black radicalism in the US from 1900-1930.
  • Class War, USA

    An engaging collection of riveting stories about working people in United States history fighting back in the darkest times.
  • 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.
  • Confronting Empire

    Brilliant and insightful political analyses of key political events and movements of the second half of the twentieth century.
  • Demand the Impossible!

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

    "A smart, readable history of the Democrats that reminds us of the party's allegiance to capital."—Indypendent


  • Disobedience and Democracy

    Howard Zinn’s cogent defense of civil disobedience.
  • 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.
  • The Exception to the Rulers (Unabridged Audio CD)

    The New York Times bestseller in an unabridged ten-CD set read by Amy Goodman.
  • Failure to Quit

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