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How America Got Its Guns: A History of the Gun Violence Crisis

William Briggs · University of New Mexico Press
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

In the United States more than thirty thousand deaths each year can be attributed to firearms. This book on the history of guns in America examines the Second Amendment and the laws and court cases it has spawned. The author's thorough and objective account shows the complexities of the issue,...
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The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

ELAINE F WEISS · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. "Anyone interested in the history of our country's ongoing fight to put its founding values into practice--as...
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We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

Brando Skyhorse · Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Fifteen writers reveal their diverse experiences with passing - including racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender, and economic forms of passing.American history is filled with innumerable examples of "passing." Why do people pass? The reasons are manifold: opportunity, access,...
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Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment

Angela J Davis · Pantheon Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the BlackLivesMatter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation's most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars. Contributing authors include Bryan Stevenson...
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The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

BRUCE W JENTLESON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In the twentieth century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the twenty-first-century global agenda?Those questions are at the heart of The Peacemakers, a kind of global edition of John...
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Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

Linda Greenhouse · Harvard University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

In this timely book, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter trains an autobiographical lens on a moment of remarkable transition in American journalism. Just a few years ago, the mainstream press was wrestling with whether labeling waterboarding as torture violated important norms of neutrality...
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Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy

Sheldon Whitehouse · New Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In Captured, U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer's Dark Money. Americans know something is wrong in their government. Senator...
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Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform

Malcolm K Sparrow · Brookings Institution Press
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

The current crisis in policing can be traced to failures of reform."Sparrow surely is right to condemn policing directed only at crime rates rather than community satisfaction." -The New York Times Book ReviewIn the past two years, America has witnessed incendiary milestones in the poor...
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Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

JOHN LEWIS · Hachette Books
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Now in paperback, with a new introduction by Congressman John Lewis, ACROSS THAT BRIDGE is the winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography. In turbulent times Americans look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. As we confront...
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Quilts Presidential and Patriotic

Sue Reich · Schiffer Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Throughout our country'shistory, quiltmakers have honored America's presidents in theirquiltmaking. Featuring more than 330 images with insightful explanations, this book looks at the presidential quilts and patriotic quilts that have been made by American quilters. From the presidencies...
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RE–USA: 20 American Stories of Adaptive Reuse: A Toolkit for Post-Industrial Cities

Matteo Robiglio · JOVIS
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Featuring case studies in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit and New York, RE USA offers inspiration and guidance for how cities can use their industrial legacies for innovative developmentAs the global economy has changed over the past decades, it has left an architectural...
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Politics of Big Fantasy

John C McDowell · Not Avail
Format: eBook

Bringing critical attention to a particular set of science fiction and fantasy films--Larry and Andy Wachowskis The Matrix, George Lucas Star Wars saga, and Joss Whedons Avengers--this book utilizes a wide-ranging set of critical tools to illuminate their political ideologies, while also...
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Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving the Big Disruptions Today

Mark Penn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Ten years after his bestseller Microtrends, Mark Penn identifies the next wave of trends reshaping the future of business, culture, and politics.Mark Penn has boldly argued that the future is not shaped by society's broad, general forces but by quiet changes within narrow slices of the population....
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