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Miner's Canary : Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy (02 Edition)
Miner's Canary : Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy (02 Edition)
by Lani Guinier
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Like the canaries that alerted miners to a poisonous atmosphere, issues of race point to underlying problems in society that ultimately affect everyone, not just minorities. Addressing these issues is essential. Ignoring racial differences--race... (read more)

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Myths, Illusions, & Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East
Myths, Illusions, & Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East
by Dennis Ross
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"A trenchant and often pugnacious demolition of the numerous misconceptions about strategic thinking on the Middle East" -The New York Times Now updated with a new chapter on the current climate, Myths, Illusions, and Peace addresses why the United... (read more)

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Live from Death Row
Live from Death Row
by Mumia Abu Jamal
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National Public Radio refuses to air him, his publisher has received threats, and "patriotic" citizens across the country have tried to ban him from the shelves. It's not hard to see why. In this brilliant collection of vignettes on life inside... (read more)

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Failures of Integration (04 Edition)
Failures of Integration (04 Edition)
by Sheryll Cashin
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On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that separate educational facilities for blacks and whites are inherently "unequal" and, as such, violate the 14th Amendment. The landmark decision, Brown v. Board of Education, sounded the death... (read more)

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Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity (Open Media)
Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity (Open Media)
by Tim Wise
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Following the civil rights movement, race relations in the United States entered a new era. Legal gains were interpreted by some as ensuring equal treatment for all and that "colorblind" policies and programs would be the best way forward. Since then... (read more)

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Memories of Chicano History : the Life and Narrative of Bert Corona (95 Edition)
Memories of Chicano History : the Life and Narrative of Bert Corona (95 Edition)
by Mario T. Garcia
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Who is Bert Corona? Though not readily identified by most Americans, nor indeed by many Mexican Americans, Corona is a man of enormous political commitment whose activism has spanned much of this century. Now his voice can be heard by the wide audience... (read more)

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Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge and Its Ambitions, 1500-1700 (2ND 09 Edition)
Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge and Its Ambitions, 1500-1700 (2ND 09 Edition)
by Peter Dear
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"Succinct, well-organized, and clearly written, this is an excellent account of the intellectual transformation of our understanding of the natural world between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries."--Paula Findlen, Stanford University "This book is... (read more)

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Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)
Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)
by Stokely Carmichael
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The long anticipated autobiography of the late Stokely Carmichael chronicles the legendary civil rights leader's work as the charismatic patriarch of Black Power, Pan-African activist, and social revolutionary--a major milestone in African-American... (read more)

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Introduction To Japanese Society (3RD 10 Edition)
Introduction To Japanese Society (3RD 10 Edition)
by Yoshio Sugimoto
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Essential reading for students of Japanese society, An Introduction to Japanese Society now enters its third edition. Here, internationally renowned scholar, Yoshio Sugimoto, writes a sophisticated, yet highly readable and lucid text, using both English... (read more)

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Enigma of Ethnicity (01 Edition)
Enigma of Ethnicity (01 Edition)
by Wilbur Zelinsky
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In The Enigma of Ethnicity Wilbur Zelinsky draws upon more than half a century of exploring the cultural and social geography of an ever-changing North America to become both biographer and critic of the recent concept of ethnicity. In this ambitious and... (read more)

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The Bookseller of Kabul
The Bookseller of Kabul
by Asne Seierstad
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In this remarkable portrait, Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad recounts with brutal honesty the day to day lives of one Afghani family persevering through life in a country beset by chaos. With the assent of the Khan family with whom she lives... (read more)

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The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century
The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century
by Owen Chadwick
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The roles of the rise of technology, the growth of big cities and a cheap press, as well as the philosophies of evolutionary science and Marxism, are explored in an acclaimed analysis of the nineteenth century erosion of the Church's power.... (read more)

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Radio Free Dixie : Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (99 Edition)
Radio Free Dixie : Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (99 Edition)
by Timothy B. Tyson
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This book tells the remarkable story of Robert F. Williams--one of the most influential black activists of the generation that toppled Jim Crow and forever altered the arc of American history. In the late 1950s, as president of the Monroe, North Carolina,... (read more)

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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom : the Escape of William and Ellen Craft From Slavery (99 Edition)
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom : the Escape of William and Ellen Craft From Slavery (99 Edition)
by William Craft
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Husband and wife William and Ellen Craft's break from slavery in 1848 was perhaps the most extraordinary in American history. Numerous newspaper reports in the United States and abroad told of how the two -- fair-skinned Ellen disguised as a white slave... (read more)

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Black Corona : Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community (98 Edition)
Black Corona : Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community (98 Edition)
by Steven Gregory
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"Gregory's great insight is to focus on the ways in which the dynamics of class and race inform the actual patterns of daily struggle in real communities. Black Corona represents a significant contribution to the study of contemporary black urban life."--... (read more)

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Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors (10 Edition)
Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors (10 Edition)
by Charlotte Cota
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As a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation, Charlotte Coté offers a valuable perspective on the issues surrounding indigenous whaling, past and present. Whaling served important social, economic, and ritual functions that have been at the core of... (read more)

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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Barnes & Noble C: An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics)
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Barnes & Noble C: An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics)
by Frederick Douglass
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Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, by Frederick Douglass, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship... (read more)

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Where White Men Fear To Tread
Where White Men Fear To Tread
by Russell Means
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Russell Means is the most controversial Indian leader of our time. Where White Men Fear to Tread is the well-detailed, first-hand story of his life so far, in which he has done everything possible to dramatize and justify the Native American aim of... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)
by Frederick Douglass
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An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglasss Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth... (read more)

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The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
by Robert Jensen
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Cultural Writing. An honest look at US racism and the liberal platitudes that attempt to conceal it. THE HEART OF WHITENESS offers an honest and rigorous exploration of what Jensen refers to as the depraved nature of whiteness in the United States... (read more)

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