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  1. 67 Shots

    67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence

    $25.99

    At midday on May 4, 1970, after three days of protests, several thousand students and the Ohio National Guard faced off at opposite ends of the grassy campus Commons at Kent State University. Learn More
  2. A People's History Of American Empire

    A People's History Of American Empire

    $20.00

    Adapted from historian Howard Zinn's bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world is told in comics form! Learn More
  3.  A People's History of Poverty in America

    A People's History Of Poverty In America

    $21.95

    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up—from the point of view of, and in the words of, America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Learn More
  4. A People's History Of The United States

    A People's History of the United States

    $25.00

    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up—from the point of view of, and in the words of, America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Learn More
  5. Anarchism and the City

    Anarchism and the City: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Barcelona, 1898–1937

    $20.00

    Between 1898 and 1937, competing interests from the national government, the regional industrialists, and the working class, fought for control of Barcelona. The social realities of Barcelona as Spain's economic, cultural, social, and political capital provided a perfect backdrop for battle over the urban future. Learn More
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    Anarchist Voices: An Oral History Of Anarchism In America

    $28.00

    Anarchist Voices contains 180 interviews conducted by Avrich over a period of 30 years. Learn More
  7. The Bully Pulpit  (paperback)

    Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

    $22.00

    The gap between rich and poor has never been wider . . . legislative stalemate paralyzes the country . . . corporations resist federal regulations . . . spectacular mergers produce giant companies . . . the influence of money in politics deepens . . . bombs explode in crowded streets . . . small wars proliferate far from our shores . . . a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life. Learn More
  8. Censors at Work

    Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature

    $27.95

    This absorbing history by a brilliant scholar and writer deepens our understanding of how censorship works. Learn More
  9. Children of the Days

    Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History

    $26.99

    Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano’s Children of the Days has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar year, resurrecting the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Learn More
  10. Coffin Point

    Coffin Point: The Strange Cases Of Ed McTeer, WitchDoctor Sheriff

    $26.00

    Ed McTeer was the sheriff of island-bound Beaufort County, South Carolina, for 36 years. The "Boy Sheriff" was only 22 when he was appointed to finish his dead father's term in 1926; he held the office until being voted out in 1962. Learn More
  11. Comedians

    Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy

    $28.00

    In The Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff’s groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past one hundred years. Learn More
  12. Creating a Movement with Teeth

    Creating a Movement with Teeth: A Documentary History of the George Jackson Brigade

    $24.95

    Bursting into existence in the Pacific Northwest in 1975, the George Jackson Brigade claimed 14 pipe bombings against corporate and state targets, as many bank robberies, and the daring rescue of a jailed member. Learn More
  13. Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959

    Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment

    $24.00

    Uncritically lauded by many on the left, and impulsively denounced by the right, the Cuban revolution is almost universally viewed in one-dimensional Farber, one of its most informed left-wing critics, provides a much-needed critical assessment of the revolution’s impact and legacy. Learn More
  14. The Curse of Lono

    Curse of Lono

    $29.99

    A wild ride to dark Americana: Hunter S. Thompson’s and Ralph Steadman’s most eccentric book. Learn More
  15. Demanding the Impossible

    Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism

    $28.95

    Navigating the broad 'river of anarchy', from Taoism to Situationism, from Ranters to Punk rockers, from individualists to communists, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, Demanding the Impossible is an authoritative and lively study of a widely misunderstood subject. Learn More
  16. Destiny of the Republic

    Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    $28.95

    James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. Learn More
  17. Devil Is Here In These Hills (paperback)

    Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom

    $20.00

    From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. Learn More
  18. The Devils' Alliance

    Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

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    History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies and ideological rivals, the two mammoth and opposing totalitarian regimes of World War II whose conflict would be the defining and deciding clash of the war. Learn More
  19. Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War (softcover)

    Dr. Seuss And Co. Go to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of America’s Leading Comic Artists

    $21.95

    Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “a provocative history of wartime politics,” Dr. Seuss Goes to War, published nearly a decade ago, sold over one hundred thousand copies and introduced readers to the World War II–era political cartoons of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss. Published to great acclaim, the collection included over two hundred cartoons from Geisel’s years working for the New York daily newspaper PM. Learn More
  20. For All The People (new edition)

    For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America

    $29.95

    The survival of indigenous communities and the first European settlers alike depended on a deeply cooperative style of living and working, based around common lands, shared food and labor. Cooperative movements proved integral to the grassroots organizations and struggles challenging the domination of unbridled capitalism in America’s formative years. Holding aloft the vision for an alternative economic system based on cooperative industry, they have played a vital, and dynamic role in the struggle to create a better world. Learn More
  21. Forbidden City, USA

    Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970

    $29.95

    FORBIDDEN CITY, USA captures the magic and glamour of a Chinese American nightclub scene that peaked in San Francisco during World War II. Learn More
  22. Ghosts Behind the Sun

    Ghosts Behind the Sun: Splendor, Enigma And Death: Mondo Memphis Volume 1

    $24.95

    Tav Falco's sprawling study of Memphis begins with the Civil War massacre at Fort Pillow, the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 and the grisly murders of the Harp Brothers. Learn More
  23. The Great Grisby

    Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, and Artistic Dog Lovers and Their Exceptional Animals

    $25.99

    A scholar, psychoanalyst, and cultural critic explores the multifaceted role dogs play in our world in this charming bestiary of dogs from literature, lore, and life. Learn More
  24. Guilford

    Guilford

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    Guilford, which debuted in 1913 as a collaboration of the Roland Park Company and the acclaimed Olmsted Brothers, became a model for suburban developments nationally. Learn More
  25. Hampden-Woodberry

    Hampden-Woodberry

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    The urban Baltimore neighborhood of Hampden-Woodberry began as a mill village in rural Baltimore County, where the swift-flowing waters of Jones Falls provided the power for early gristmills. Learn More

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