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Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965

by Juan Williams & Julian Bond

Eyes on the Prize traces the movement from the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. This is a companion volume to the...


The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism

by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

A groundbreaking--and terrifying--examination of the widespread resurgence of antisemitism in the 21st century, by the prize-winning and #1 internationally bestselling author of Hitler's Willing Executioners...


Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s

by John Bassett Mccleary

Whether you lived through the sixties and seventies or just wish you had, this revised and expanded edition of the Hippie Dictionary entertains as much as it educates.

Cultural and political listings such as...


Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

by Alexander Aciman & Emmett Rensin

Perhaps while reading Shakespeare you've asked yourself, What exactly is Hamlet trying to tell me? Why must he mince words and muse in lyricism and, in short, whack about the shrub? But if the Prince of Denmark...


Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 1991

by Susan Faludi

Skillfully Probing the Attack on Women’s Rights

“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new baby fever”—the trend stories of 2006 leave no doubt that American women are...


Brown: The Last Discovery of America

by Richard Rodriguez

In his dazzling new memoir, Richard Rodriguez reflects on the color brown and the meaning of Hispanics to the life of America today. Rodriguez argues that America has been brown since its inception-since the...


Wisdom of the Elders

by Robert Fleming

"Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go."

--James Baldwin

In these troubled times, wisdom often seems in short supply. But as this magnificent volume reminds...


Treatment of Child and Adult Survivors

by Byrgen P. Finkelman

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The British on The Costa Del Sol

by Karen O'Reilly

'Brits in Spain' first achieved notoriety during the 1980s - popularly imagined as a group made up of exiled criminals, drunken hooligans and leathery looking pensioners - welcome to 'Little England'! The British...


Sport and the Color Line: Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth Century America

by Patrick B. Miller & David K. Wiggins

The year 2003 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois' "Souls of Black Folk," in which he declared that "the color line" would be the problem of the twentieth century. Half a century later, Jackie...


Social Change and Cultural Continuity among Native Nations

by Duane Champagne

Defining the parameters of social change for Native Nations in the 21st century.


Dangerous Women: Warriors, Grannies, and Geishas of the Ming

by Victoria B. Cass

Grannies, geishas, warriors, mystics, recluses, and predators-these are the dangerous women of traditional China. Through her exploration of the myth and history of the Ming, Victoria B. Cass brings their world...


The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men

by Christina Hoff Sommers

An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic—now more relevant than ever—argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs....


Tripping: An Anthology of True-Life Psychedelic Adventures

by Charles Hayes

Taking a balanced, objective approach, the book depicts a broad spectrum of altered states, from the sublime to the terrifying. Included are fifty narratives about unforgettable psychedelic experiences from...


Sister Ceo: The Black Woman's Guide to Starting Your Own Business

by Cheryl Broussard

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement

by Janet Poppendieck

In this era of eroding commitment to government sponsored welfare programs, voluntarism and private charity have become the popular, optimistic solutions to poverty and hunger. The resurgence of charity has...


Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black

The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures

by Nicholas Wade

A New York Times science reporter makes a startling new case that religion has an evolutionary basis.

For the last 50,000 years, and probably much longer, people have practiced religion. Yet little attention...


Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000

by Dolores Hayden

A lively history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live, Building Suburbia chronicles two centuries in the birth and development of America’s metropolitan regions.

From rustic...


How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The Time and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World

by Cathy Crimmins

A cultural history of the customs, fashions, and figures of gay life in the twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries-and how they have changed us for the better.

How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization presents...