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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti
Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Astroix, April 27, 2007

Jessica Valenti's Full Frontal Feminism is a smart, passionate, accessible introduction to feminist issues affecting young women. Valenti covers a range of topics including sexuality in our pop/porn world, political involvement, violence, and what it means to be an activist in your own right.
This book is written in a language reminiscent of your cool older sister visiting from college-it's driven, profane where it counts, and ready to share newly acquired knowledge with the world.
Full Frontal Feminism is highly recommended. For younger people, it is a reminder to shun the tired, boring stereotypes about feminism and start agitating for justice. For generations that have lived through women's lib, this book is a fresh look at feminism today and why it (still) matters.
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Blankets: An Illustrated Novel by Craig Thompson
Blankets: An Illustrated Novel

astroix, January 1, 2007

Craig Thompson's "Blankets" is an extraordinary autobiographical sketch which shares the experience of growing up in a rural, conservative, fundamentalist Christian world. The author's spiritual awakening and rebellion against the status quo are detailed in a series of beautiful images. This graphic novel seamlessly integrates flowing images with panels to tell the story. Coming-of-age is a central part of this story, yet Thompson manages to hit on subjects which resonate beyond the "Catcher and the Rye" group. In short, beautiful story, innovative and unique graphics.
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