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Ending Zero Tolerance: The Crisis of Absolute School Discipline

Derek W. Black · New York University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In the era of zero tolerance, we are flooded with stories about schools issuing draconian punishments for relatively innocent behavior. One student was suspended for chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun. Another was expelled for cursing on social media from home. Suspension and expulsion...
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Crusader for Democracy: The Political Life of William Allen White

Charles Delgadillo · University Press of Kansas
Pages: 315
Format: Hardcover

"Roosevelt bit me and I went mad," William Allen White said of his first encounter with Teddy in 1897. He grudgingly praised Franklin D. Roosevelt's performance at the 1943 Casablanca Conference with, "We who hate your gaudy guts salute you." Editor of the Emporia...
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Yes, You Are Trans Enough: My Transition from Self-Loathing to Self-Love

Mia Violet · Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

This is the deeply personal and witty account of growing up as the kid who never fitted in. Transgender blogger Mia Violet reflects on her life and how at 26 she came to finally realise she was 'trans enough' to be transgender, after years of knowing she was different but without...
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We Were Eight Years in Power: A Journey Through the Obama Era

TA-NEHISI COATES · One World
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"* - including the election of Donald Trump."We were eight years in power" was the lament...
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Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny

Edward J. Watts · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A new history of the Roman Republic and its collapse In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for autocracy. For centuries, even as Rome grew into the Mediterranean's premier...
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Democracy: A Case Study

David A Moss · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 784
Format: Print book

To all who declare that American democracy is broken -- riven by partisanship, undermined by extremism, and corrupted by wealth -- history offers hope. In nearly every generation since the nation's founding, critics have made similar declarations, and yet the nation is still standing....
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Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Wendy J. Schiller · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people--instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving the public a direct vote. Electing...
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Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector

Jeanne Liedtka · Columbia University Press
Pages: 342
Format: Hardcover

Facing especially wicked problems, social sector organizations are searching for powerful new methods to understand and address them. Design Thinking for the Greater Good goes in depth on both the how of using new tools and the why. As a way to reframe problems, ideate solutions, and iterate...
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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

MICHAEL WOLFF · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside storyof the most controversial presidency of our timeThe first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous -- and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling...
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Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change

Cynthia Kaufman · PM Press
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Exploring a wide range of political traditions - including Marxism, anarchism, anti-imperialism, postmodernism, feminism, critical race theory, and environmentalism - Cynthia Kaufman acknowledges the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of political movements and the ideologies inspired...
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A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost

Frye Gaillard · NewSouth Books
Pages: 700
Format: Hardcover

Frye Gaillard has given us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller's eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times -- civil rights, black power, women's...
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Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America

Kyle Swenson · Picador
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning investigative journalist Kyle Swenson, Good Kids, Bad City is the true story of the longest wrongful imprisonment in the United States to end in exoneration, and a critical social and political history of Cleveland, the city that convicted them.In the early 1970s, three...
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Essential Israel: Essays for the 21st Century

S Ilan Troen · Indiana University Press
Pages: 436
Format: Hardcover

Most Americans are ill-prepared to engage thoughtfully in the increasingly serious debate about Israel, its place in the Middle East, and its relations with the United States. Essential Israel examines a wide variety of complex issues and current concerns in historical and contemporary...
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The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories

Ilan Pappé · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 273
Format: Hardcover

Israeli expat historian Pappe ... boldly and persuasively argues for understanding the occupied territories as the world's 'largest ever mega-prison..... Pappe's conclusions won't be welcome in all quarters but this detailed history is rigorously supported by primary sources." -- ★...
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This Stops Today: Eric Garner's Mother Seeks Justice after Losing Her Son

GWEN CARR · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

After the death of her son, Eric Garner, at the hands of New York City police officers on Staten Island went viral, Gwen Carr's life changed forever. The illegal chokehold that took Garner's life has been seared into the public consciousness forever as the large black man struggled to breathe...
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