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  1. The Age of Acquiescence

    Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power


    A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. Learn More
  2. Agitate! Educate! Organize!

    Agitate! Educate! Organize!: American Labor Posters


    In Agitate! Educate! Organize!, Lincoln Cushing and Timothy W. Drescher share their vast knowledge about the rich graphic tradition of labor posters. Learn More
  3. Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

    Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward


    From William Morris to Oscar Wilde and George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. Learn More
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    Anarchist Voices: An Oral History Of Anarchism In America


    Anarchist Voices contains 180 interviews conducted by Avrich over a period of 30 years. Learn More
  5. Anarchists Never Surrender

    Anarchists Never Surrender: Essays, Polemics, and Correspondence on Anarchism, 1908–1938


    Providing a complete picture of Victor Serge’s relationship to anarchist action and doctrine, this volume contains writings going back to his teenage years in Brussels, where he became influenced by the doctrine of individualist anarchism. Learn More
  6. Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility

    Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader


    In February 2010, the world mourned the passing of Colin Ward-scholar, social theorist, educator, publisher, and, according to Anne Power of the London School of Economics, "Britain's greatest living anarchist." Ward was always attentive to the ways society already works cooperatively, and pushed us to understand these impulses and experiments as a latent potential for anarchism. Learn More
  7. The Beast Side

    Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America


    Searing Dispatches from the Urban Zones Where African American Men Have Become an Endangered Species. Learn More
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  9. The Boom

    Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World


    Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the spectacular, world-changing rise of “fracking.” Learn More
  10. Chasing The Scream

    Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs


    It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. Learn More
  11. Demanding the Impossible

    Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism


    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
  12. Direct Struggle Against Capital: A Peter Kropotkin Anthology

    Direct Struggle Against Capital: A Peter Kropotkin Anthology


    "The enemy on whom we declare war is capital, and it is against capital that we will direct all our efforts, taking care not to become distracted from our goal by the phony campaigns and arguments of the political parties. The great struggle that we are preparing for is essentially economic, and so it is on the economic terrain that we should focus our activities." —Peter Kropotkin Learn More
  13. The Divide

    Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap


    A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis. Learn More
  14. 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


    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
  15. The Essential Chomsky

    Essential Chomsky


    For the past forty years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, since the 1960s Chomsky has also secured a place as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States. Learn More
  16. Grabbing Back

    Grabbing Back: Essays Against The Global Land Grab


    Climate change ravages the earth, while wealthy elites try to grab as much of the world’s diminishing resources as possible. Learn More
  17. Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals

    Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals: A Documentary History of the West Virginia Mine Wars


    Telling the powerful story of the West Virginia coal mining rebellions of the early 20th century, this book collects material from the leaders, the miners, and the journalists sent to report on the 1912 and 1921 West Virginia mine wars—explosive examples of strikes and union battles. Learn More
  18. A Kim Jong-Il Production

    Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power


    Before becoming the world’s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Learn More
  19. LGBT Baltimore

    LGBT Baltimore


    Baltimore has long had an LGBT community, but it was not until the 1960s that this ostracized minority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals began demanding equality. Learn More
  20. Life During Wartime

    Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency


    Counterinsurgency has existed as the state's implicit strategy for a generation, and increasingly this strategy is becoming explicit. Learn More
  21. Living with Guns

    Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment


    America’s war over gun control has raged since the 1960s. In 2008, the Supreme Court startled the left by concluding that with the Second Amendment the founders elevated “above all other interests” the right to bear arms “in defense of hearth and home.” Learn More
  22. No Gods No Masters

    No Gods No Masters


    The first English translation of Guerin's monumental anthology of anarchism, published here in one volume. Learn More
  23. No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms

    No Gods No Masters No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms


    Was anarchism in areas outside of Europe an import and a script to be mimicked? Was it perpetually at odds with other currents of the Left? Learn More
  24. On the Ground

    On the Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the U.S.


    Forthright anecdotes and interviews fill this eye-opening account of the birth of the underground newspaper movement. Learn More
  25. Organize!

    Organize!: Building from the Local for Global Justice


    Penned by a diverse range of activists, academics, lawyers, artists, and researchers, this book weaves a rich and varied tapestry of strategies for bringing about change in an era of unprecedented economic, social, and ecological crisis. Learn More

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