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Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America

Dorothy Butler Gilliam · Center Street
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S.Most civil rights victories are achieved behind the scenes, and this riveting, beautifully written...
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Debating Genocide

Lisa Pine · Bloomsbury Academic
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

This book explores the subject of genocide through key debates and case studies. It analyses the dynamics of genocide - the processes and mechanisms of acts committed with the intention of destroying, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, religious or racial group - in order to shed...
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War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame

Matthew Talbert · Oxford University Press
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

In 2005, US Marines killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha, including several children. How should we assess the perpetrators of this and other war crimes? Is it unfair to blame the Marines because they were subject to situational pressures such as combat stress (and had lost...
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Memes to Movements: How the World's Most Viral Media Is Changing Social Protest and Power

An Xiao Mina · Beacon Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A global exploration of internet memes as agents of pop culture, politics, protest, and propaganda on- and offline, and how they will save or destroy us all.Memes are the street art of the social web. Using social media-driven movements as her guide, technologist and digital media scholar...
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Voices of Freedom: English and Civics for U.S. Citizenship

Bill Bliss · Pearson Education ESL
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Voices of Freedom has helped hundreds of thousands of students on their path to United States citizenship. The new full-color edition with three audio CDs prepares students for the civics and English requirements of the new U.S. citizenship test. It also serves as a basic course for students...
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Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal

Alexandra Natapoff · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory account of the misdemeanor machine that unjustly brands millions of Americans as criminalsPunishment Without Crime offers an urgent new interpretation of inequality and injustice in America by examining the paradigmatic American offense: the lowly misdemeanor. Based on extensive...
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Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918

Guy Cuthbertson · Yale University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A vivid, original, and intimate hour-by-hour account of Armistice Day 1918, to mark its centenary this year November 11, 2018, marks the centenary of the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany ending World War I. While the events of the war and its legacy are much discussed, this...
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Grand Improvisation: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945-1957

Derek Leebaert · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

A new understanding of the post World War II era, showing what occurred when the British Empire wouldn't step aside for the rising American superpower -- with global insights for today.An enduring myth of the twentieth century is that the United States rapidly became a superpower in the years...
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Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out!: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement

Mark R. Warren · Beacon Press
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Parents, young people, community organizers, and educators describe how they are fighting systemic racism in schools by building a new intersectional educational justice movement.Illuminating the struggles and triumphs of the emerging educational justice movement, this anthology tells the stories...
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Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It

Susan Crawford · Yale University Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

The world of fiber optic connections reaching neighborhoods, homes, and businesses will represent as great a change from what came before as the advent of electricity. The virtually unlimited amounts of data we'll be able to send and receive through fiber‑optic connections will enable...
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