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  • Digging Our Own Graves

    This fully updated edition of a classic work from one of the leading scholars of Appalachia documents a community 's struggle against the deadly black lung disease.

  • 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.
  • Elite Capture

    A powerful indictment of the ways elites have co-opted radical critiques of racial capitalism to serve their own ends.
  • 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.
  • The Forging of the American Empire

    This classic book is the first truly comprehensive history of American imperialism.
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

    Activist, teacher, author and icon of the Black Power movement Angela Davis talks Ferguson, Palestine, and prison abolition.
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

    An indispensable contribution to the movement for racial justice in “postracial” America.
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Expanded Second Edition)

    This updated and expanded edition of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor 's groundbreaking book features a new chapter and a foreword by Angela Y. Davis.

  • Haunted by Slavery

    A stirring memoir by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall: historian of slavery, veteran political activist, and widow of Black Bolshevik author Harry Haywood.

  • How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America

    Marable offers profound insight into the deeply intertwined problems of race and class in the United States historically and today.
  • How We Go Home

    Edited by Sara Sinclair

    How We Go Home shares contemporary Indigenous stories in the long and ongoing fight to protect Native land and life.

  • Howard Zinn Speaks

    Howard Zinn weaves rich historical narratives that inspire and captivate.
  • In Praise of Barbarians

    A bold collection of essays and polemics from the world-renowned social critic Mike Davis.
  • In the Shadows of the American Century

    Explores the distinctive instruments of American ascent to global domination and hegemony--including covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and surveillance.
  • Independent Politics

    Edited by Howie Hawkins
    Leading indpendent and Green Party activists ask: Can we break the two-party stranglehold on U.S. politics?
  • The Lean Years

    A fascinating, comprehensive study of the American workforce, from the "roaring twenties" through the Great Depression.
  • Left Americana

    Essays highlighting socialist and left-wing traditions that helped shape US history in the direction of “liberty and justice for all".
  • Lessons for Our Struggle

    The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.
  • The Long Deep Grudge

    A powerful account of the epic clash between corporate greed and militant workers in the American heartland.

  • Lucy Parsons

    The life and times of Lucy Parsons, early American radical and labor organizer, told definitively here.
  • 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.