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Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives

by Dana Canedy, Darcy Eveleigh & Damien Cave

Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in The New York Times archives. None of them were published by The Times--until now. UNSEEN uncovers these never-before published photographs...

Chocolate City

by Chris Myers Asch & George Derek Musgrove

Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America's expansive...

Radical Reproductive Justice

by Loretta Ross, Erika Derkas, Whitney Peoples & Lynn Roberts et al.

This anthology assembles two decades’ of work initiated by SisterSong Women of Color Health Collective, who created the human rights-based “reproductive justice” to move beyond polarized pro-choice/pro-life...

Jackson Rising

by Kali Akuno & Ajamu Nangwaya

Mississippi, the poorest state in the U.S. with the highest percentage of Black people, a history of vicious racial terror and concurrent Black resistance is the backdrop and context for the drama captured in...

The End of Policing

by Alex Vitale

How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative

Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression—most dramatically in Ferguson, Missouri, where longheld...

We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

by Brando Skyhorse & Lisa Page

Why do people pass? Fifteen writers reveal their experiences with passing.

For some, “passing” means opportunity, access, or safety. Others don’t willingly pass but are “passed” in specific situations...

When Rape Becomes Acceptable

by Kemone S.G. Brown & Tashana Brown-Parkes

What would you do if your body had been violated? Would you have the will, the energy, and the drive to survive? What if the person who violated you believed that he was doing the right thing? After all, society...

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In these “urgently relevant essays,”* the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including...

Freeing David McCallum: The Last Miracle of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

by Ken Klonsky

For ten years before Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's death, he and his friend and coauthor Ken Klonsky had been working to help free another wrongfully convicted man, David McCallum. McCallum was eventually exonerated...

The Islamophobia Industry - Second Edition

by Nathan Lean

This is a disturbing account of the campaign to promote fear and hatred of Muslims in the United States and Europe, from the 'War on Terror' to Trump's travel ban.


Nathan Lean takes us through a world of conservative...

Austerity as Public Mood

by Kirsten Forkert

Austerity as Public Mood explores how politicians and the media mobilise nostalgic and socially conservative ideas of work and community in order to justify cuts to public services and create divisions between...

Making Sense of the Alt-Right

by George Hawley

During the 2016 election, a new term entered the American political lexicon: the "alt-right," short for "alternative right." Despite the innocuous name, the alt-right is a white-nationalist movement. Yet it...

The War on Cops

by Heather Mac Donald

Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The...

Rebellious Mourning

by Cindy Milstein

  • Grief is, of course, universal, but it is even more important to figure out how to navigate these days.

  • From Trump's election to global warming there is a pervasive sense of loss on the left—and beyond—in...

  • The Diversity Bonus

    by Scott E. Page, Nancy Cantor, Earl Lewis & Katherine Phillips

    How businesses and other organizations can improve their performance by tapping the power of differences in how people think

    What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make...

    The Limits of Whiteness

    by Neda Maghbouleh

    When Roya, an Iranian American high school student, is asked to identify her race, she feels anxiety and doubt. According to the federal government, she and others from the Middle East are white. Indeed, a historical...

    Sociology and Social Policy

    by Herbert J. Gans

    This collection of recent essays by the influential sociologist Herbert J. Gans brings together the many themes of Gans's wide-ranging career to make the case for a policy-oriented vision of sociology. Sociology...

    Heidegger's Black Notebooks

    by Andrew J. Mitchell & Peter Trawny

    The 2014 publication of the first three volumes of Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks, the philosopher’s private writings from the war years, sparked international controversy. While Heidegger’s engagement...

    Religious Freedom

    by Tisa Wenger

    Religious freedom is so often presented as a timeless American ideal and an inalienable right, appearing fully formed at the founding of the United States. That is simply not so, Tisa Wenger contends in this...

    Multiracial Identity and Racial Politics in the United States

    by Natalie Masuoka

    While pundits point to multiracial Americans as new evidence of a harmonious ethnic melting pot, in reality mixed race peoples have long existed in the United States. Rather than characterize multiracial Americans...