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Living Islam Out Loud
American Muslim Women Speak
by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur
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Subject: Islam
Living Islam Out Loud presents the first true generation of American Muslim women who have always identified as both American and Muslim. Without previous examples of how to be American Muslim women, these pioneers have had to forge new identities  [ more ]

  
Notes of a Native Son
by James Baldwin
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Subject: Race Relations
Originally published in 1955, James Baldwin's first nonfiction book remains an important American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African-Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written.  [ more ]

  
The Rastafarians by Leonard E. Barrett, Sr.
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The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic study of the culture, religion, history, ideology, and influence of the Rastafarians of Jamaica.  [ more ]

  
Speak My Name
Black Men on Masculinity and the American Dream
by Don Belton, Editor
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Including the work of Derrick Bell, Trey Ellis, Haki Madhubuti, Clarence Major, Walter Mosley, Quincy Troupe, John Edgar Wideman, and August Wilson, among others, Speak My Name explores the intimate territory behind the myths about black masculinity.  [ more ]

  
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
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Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning,  [ more ]

  
Executed on a Technicality
Lethal Injustice on America's Death Row
by David R. Dow
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When David Dow took his first capital case, he supported the death penalty. He changed his position as the men on death row became real people to him, as he came to witness the profound injustices they endured: from coerced  [ more ]

  
An Autobiography
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
by Mohandas Gandhi
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Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for  [ more ]

  
Wealth and Our Commonwealth
Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes
by William H. Gates
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When Wealth and Our Commonwealth was first published in hardcover, coverage was intense and widespread: virtually all of the national broadcast and print media ran interviews and reviews. The adamant argument for reform, not reversal, of the most progressive tax  [ more ]

  
Mobilizing Resentment
Conservative Resurgence from the John Birch Society to the Promise Keepers
by Jean Hardisty
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In this provocative book, Jean Hardisty details the formation of right-wing movements in opposition to the struggle for expansion of rights for women, people of color, and lesbians and gays. Her own experiences spanning three decades as both an activist  [ more ]

  
Street Justice
A History of Police Violence in New York City
by Marilynn S. Johnson
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In this study of police brutality in New York City, Marilynn Johnson explores the changing patterns of police use of force over the past 160 years, including streat beatings, organized violence against protestors, and the notorious third degree. She argues  [ more ]


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