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The Passover Haggadah
The Passover Haggadah

Vanessa L. Ochs

The life and times of a treasured book read by generations of Jewish families at the seder tableEvery year at Passover, Jews around the world gather for the seder, a festive meal where family and friends come together to sing, pray, and enjoy traditional food while retelling the biblical...
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The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell
The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell

Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

Blue Ridge tacos, kimchi with soup beans and cornbread, family stories hiding in cookbook marginalia, African American mountain gardens—this wide-ranging anthology considers all these and more. Diverse contributors show us that contemporary Appalachian tables and the stories they hold...
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The Women's Fight
The Women's Fight

Thavolia Glymph

Historians of the Civil War often speak of "wars within a war—the military fight, wartime struggles on the home front, and the political and moral battle to preserve the Union and end slavery. In this broadly conceived book, Thavolia Glymph provides a comprehensive new history of women's...
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Migrating to Prison
Migrating to Prison

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

A leading scholar's powerful, in-depth look at the imprisonment of immigrants addressing the intersection of immigration and the criminal justice system For most of America's history, we simply did not lock people up for migrating here. Yet over the last thirty years, the federal and state...
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Rap on Trial
Rap on Trial

Erik Nielson

A groundbreaking exposé about the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of color Should Johnny Cash have been charged with murder after he sang, "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die"? Few would seriously subscribe to this notion of justice....
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Usual Cruelty
Usual Cruelty

Alec Karakatsanis

From an award-winning civil rights lawyer, a profound challenge to our society's normalization of the caging of human beings, and the role of the legal profession in perpetuating it Alec Karakatsanis is interested in what we choose to punish. For example, it is a crime in most of America...
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The View from Somewhere
The View from Somewhere

Lewis Raven Wallace

#MeToo. #BlackLivesMatter. #NeverAgain. #WontBeErased. Though both the right- and left-wing media claim "objectivity" in their reporting of these and other contentious issues, the American public has become increasingly cynical about truth, fact, and reality. In The View from Somewhere,...
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Shadow Network
Shadow Network

Nelson, Anne

“Reveals a political trend that threatens both our form of government and our species.” - Timothy Snyder, author of ON TYRANNY

\"Riveting.... Want to understand how so many Americans turned against truth? Read this book.\" Nancy Maclean, author of DEMOCRACY...
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Identity Politics in the United States
Identity Politics in the United States

Khalilah L. Brown-Dean

In 2017, a white supremacist rally at the University of Virginia forced many to consider how much progress had been made in a country that, nine years prior, had elected its first Black president. Beyond these racial flashpoints, the increasingly polarized nature of US politics has reignited...
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Return to the Reich
Return to the Reich

Lichtblau, Eric

The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines.

Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his family made...
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