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The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today

Melvin I. Urofsky - Pantheon
Format: Book

A multifaceted history of affirmative action from its inception through the past eight decades.

From acclaimed legal historian, author of a biography of Louis Brandeis ("Remarkable"--Anthony Lewis, NYROB; "Definitive"--Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic) and Dissent...

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A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow

Joshua S. Goldstein - PublicAffairs
Format: Book

The first book to offer a proven, fast, inexpensive, practical way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and prevent catastrophic climate change. As climate change quickly approaches a series of turning points that guarantee disastrous outcomes, a solution is hiding in plain sight. Several...

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The Politics of Energy Crises

Eric R A N Smith - Oxford University Press
Format: Book

Energy crises, which amount to painful combinations of energy shortages and soaring prices, have struck the United States several times in recent decades. Each time they have resulted in political and economic shockwaves because, when gasoline becomes more expensive, the American public...

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Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey

David Horowitz - Bombardier Books
Format: Book

In a narrative that possesses both remarkable political importance and extraordinary literary power, David Horowitz tells the story of his startling political odyssey from sixties radical to nineties conservative. A political document of our times, Radical Son traces three generations...

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Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

Ty Seidule
Format: Book

In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy-and explores why some of this country's oldest wounds have never healed....

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The Thunder Before the Storm: The Autobiography of Clyde Bellecourt

Clyde H Bellecourt - Minnesota Historical Society Press
Format: Book

Clyde Bellecourt, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, provides an intimate narrative of his childhood on the White Earth Reservation, his long journey through the prison system, and the front lines of 1970's social activism, where he went to war against entrenched racism....

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Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca

John McWhorter - Bellevue Literary Press
Format: Book

"One of our sharpest explainers of linguistics." - Steven Pinker"In Talking Back, Talking Black, John McWhorter, the maestro at communicating linguistics to the public, succeeds in helping the reader to 'actually hear Black English in a new way,' while hipping...

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White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall

Reece Jones - Beacon Press
Format: Book

Racist anti-immigration policies, from the border wall to the Muslim ban, have left many Americans wondering: How did we get here? In a sweeping account, Reece Jones reveals that although the US is often mythologized as a nation of immigrants, it has a long history of immigration restrictions...

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How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight for Our Future

MARIA RESSA - Harper
Format: Book

Introduction by Amal ClooneyFrom the recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Philippine journalism site Rappler comes this inspiring memoir that chronicles her career fighting fascism and those who helping to spread it, filled with insights and advice for standing...

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Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology

Jess Zimmerman - Beacon Press
Format: Book

The folklore that has shaped our dominant culture teems with frightening female creatures. In our language, in our stories (many written by men) , we underline the idea that women who step out of bounds--who are angry or greedy or ambitious, who are overtly sexual or not sexy enough--aren't...

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