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  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

    Activist, teacher, author and icon of the Black Power movement Angela Davis talks Ferguson, Palestine, and prison abolition.
  • The Letters of Joe Hill

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
  • How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America

    Marable offers profound insight into the deeply intertwined problems of race and class in the United States historically and today.
  • Rogue States

    Chomsky argues that the real 'rogue' states are the United States and its allies.
  • The Communist International and U.S. Communism, 1919 - 1929

    For most commentators the Comintern’s role in the development of American Communism is wholly negative. Zumoff challenges this narrative.
  • Rethinking Camelot

    Explores JFK’s role in US invasion of Vietnam and a reflects on the political culture that encouraged the Cold War.
  • The Speech

    Younge explains why "The Speech" maintains its powerful social relevance by sharing the dramatic story surrounding it.
  • Always on Strike

    A history of the Industrial Workers of the World's golden years as lived by one of its guiding lights.
  • Doing History from the Bottom Up

    Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history.
  • American Anarchism

    A convincing argument that the legacy of American Anarchism, far from being an antiquated relic, remains relevant to the present.
  • Shadow Government

    A powerful survey of a militarized America building a surveillance structure unparalleled in history.
  • Masters of Mankind

    A brilliant indictment of US imperial power.
  • SNCC

    Howard Zinn tells the story of one of the most important civil rights groups in American history.
  • Mayor 1%

    Lydersen lambasts Chicago's nationally recognized mayor for his obedient endorsement of the devastating austerity agenda set forth by the one-percent.
  • Lucy Parsons

    The life and times of Lucy Parsons, early American radical and labor organizer, told definitively here.
  • Howard Zinn Speaks

    Howard Zinn weaves rich historical narratives that inspire and captivate.
  • 101 Changemakers

    101 profiles of social justice leaders that changed the world, made accessible for students in grades 5-9.
  • The Silenced Majority

    Goodman and Moynihan take an anti-establishment stance and get to the heart of today's critical news stories and political events.
  • Disobedience and Democracy

    Howard Zinn’s cogent defense of civil disobedience.
  • Failure to Quit

    A selection of Howard Zinn’s most popular and accessible essays on history and politics.
  • Postwar America

    Howard Zinn’s unique take on this vital period in U.S. history.
  • The Southern Mystique

    Howard Zinn examines the politics of the South and his own experiences there.
  • Vietnam

    Zinn’s compelling case against the Vietnam War
  • Be Realistic

    Mike Davis delivers a brilliant defense of the Occupy movement and offers pragmatic advice to the 99%.