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Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination: An Artist's Reckoning with the South By Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore Cover Image
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - May 10th, 2022

Romare Bearden (1911-1988), one of the most prolific, original, and acclaimed American artists of the twentieth century, richly depicted scenes and figures rooted in the American South and the Black experience. Bearden hailed from North Carolina but was forced to relocate to the North when a white mob harassed his family in the 1910s.


They Don't Want Her There: Fighting Sexual and Racial Harassment in the American University By Carolyn Chalmers Cover Image
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - April 27th, 2022

Before the nation learned about workplace sexual harassment from Anita Hill, and decades before the #MeToo movement, Chinese American professor Jean Jew M.D.


The Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism By Clara E. Mattei Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226818399
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 17th, 2022

"A must-read, with key lessons for the future."—Thomas Piketty

A groundbreaking examination of austerity’s dark intellectual origins. 


For more than a century, governments facing financial crisis have resorted to the economic policies of austerity—cuts to wages, fiscal spending, and public benefits—as a path to solvency.


Conservatism in a Divided America: The Right and Identity Politics By George Hawley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780268203740
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Published: University of Notre Dame Press - November 1st, 2022

George Hawley, who has written extensively on conservatism and right-wing ideologies in the U.S., presents a telling portrait of conservatism's relationship with identity politics.


A Brief History of Equality By Thomas Piketty, Steven Rendall (Translator) Cover Image
By Thomas Piketty, Steven Rendall (Translator)
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Published: Belknap Press - April 19th, 2022

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"An opportunity for readers to see Piketty bring his larger argument about the origins of inequality and his program for fighting it into high relief."
--Nicholas Lemann, New York Times


Thunderbolt: An American Tale, Vol. 1 (Latinographix) By Wilfred Santiago Cover Image
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Published: Mad Creek Books - September 16th, 2019

Hero. Terrorist. Martyr. Madman. Thunderbolt: An American Tale tells the true story of Old John Brown: abolitionist, insurrectionist, and American legend.

As a young boy in nineteenth-century America, Captain John Brown swore to dedicate his life to the struggle against slavery.


Hakim's Odyssey: Book 1: From Syria to Turkey By Fabien Toulme, Hanna Chute Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781637790007
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Published: Graphic Mundi - Psu Press - November 16th, 2021

What does it mean to be a "refugee"? It is easy for those who live in relative freedom to ignore or even to villainize people who have been forced to flee their homes. After all, it can be hard to identify with others' experiences when you haven't been in their shoes.


United States of Banana: A Graphic Novel (Latinographix) By Giannina Braschi, Joakim Lindengren, Amanda M. Smith (Editor), Amy Sheeran (Editor) Cover Image
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Published: Mad Creek Books - March 1st, 2021

“I was a monument to immigration—now I’m a border control cop.” So admits the Statue of Liberty in Giannina Braschi’s United States of Banana, a rollicking and nakedly political allegory of US imperialism and Puerto Rican independence. Illustrated by Swedish comic book artist Joakim Lindengren and based on Braschi’s epic manifesto by the sa


Jacob's Apartment By Joshua Kemble, Joshua Kemble (Artist) Cover Image
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Published: Graphic Mundi - Psu Press - June 7th, 2022

Some questions can shake even the strongest faith.

At first glance, college roommates Jacob and Sarah seem like polar opposites. Jacob is a Christian; Sarah is an atheist. Sarah is a drinker, and Jacob, a teetotaler. But they have been friends for years, finding commonality in their shared dream to create art.


Fat By Regina Hofer, Natascha Hoffmeyer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780271088075
Published: Graphic Mundi - Psu Press - July 13th, 2021

At sixteen, Regina began cutting back on meals to the point where her hair started to fall out.? Later, she began to binge at night while her family slept. For a long time, she was able to keep her eating disorder a secret, though hiding her problem didn't stop it from harming her emotional and physical well-being.


The Pass By Espe, J. T. Mahany, Espe (Artist) Cover Image
By Espe, J. T. Mahany, Espe (Artist)
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ISBN: 9781637790236
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Published: Graphic Mundi - Psu Press - June 14th, 2022

The only way out is through.

Camille and Bastien are overjoyed at the birth of their second child. But their happiness is short-lived. Soon after Louis is born, he is diagnosed with severe heart defects. Because of his young age, he must wait for surgery--and the operation itself could prove fatal.


Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger: School Segregation in Rochester, New York By Justin Murphy Cover Image
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Published: Cornell University Press - March 15th, 2022

In Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger, the veteran journalist Justin Murphy makes the compelling argument that the educational disparities in Rochester, New York, are the result of historical and present-day racial segregation. Education reform alone will never be the full solution; to resolve racial inequity, cities such as Rochester must first dismantle segre


Race at the Top: Asian Americans and Whites in Pursuit of the American Dream in Suburban Schools By Natasha Warikoo Cover Image
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Published: University of Chicago Press - May 18th, 2022

An illuminating, in-depth look at competition in suburban high schools with growing numbers of Asian Americans, where white parents are determined to ensure that their children remain at the head of the class.
 
The American suburb conjures an image of picturesque privilege: manicured lawns, quiet streets, and—most important to parents—high-quality schools.


Frequently Asked White Questions  Cover Image
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Published: Fernwood Publishing - November 29th, 2022

Light Skin Gone to Waste: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction) By Toni Ann Johnson Cover Image
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Published: University of Georgia Press - October 15th, 2022

In 1962 Philip Arrington, a psychologist with a PhD from Yeshiva, arrives in the small, mostly blue-collar town of Monroe, New York, to rent a house for himself and his new wife. They're Black, something the man about to show him the house doesn't know.


Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy: The Civil Wars of John R. Kelso By Christopher Grasso Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2021

The epic life story of a schoolteacher and preacher in Missouri, guerrilla fighter in the Civil War, Congressman, freethinking lecturer and author, and anarchist.


The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar By Peter Stothard Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2021

Many men killed Julius Caesar. Only one man was determined to kill the killers. From the spring of 44 BC through one of the most dramatic and influential periods in history, Caesar's adopted son, Octavian, the future Emperor Augustus, exacted vengeance on the assassins of the Ides of March,


A World Transformed: Slavery in the Americas and the Origins of Global Power By James Walvin Cover Image
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Published: University of California Press - May 17th, 2022

A comprehensive study of how slavery and enslaved people shaped the modern world.
 
A World Transformed explores how slavery thrived at the heart of the entire Western world for more than three centuries.


The Vulgarity of Caste: Dalits, Sexuality, and Humanity in Modern India (South Asia in Motion) By Shailaja Paik Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781503634084
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Published: Stanford University Press - October 25th, 2022

This book offers the first social and intellectual history of Dalit performance of Tamasha-a popular form of public, secular, traveling theater in Maharashtra-and places Dalit Tamasha women who represented the desire and disgust of the patriarchal society at the heart of modernization in twentieth century India.


The Vulgarity of Caste: Dalits, Sexuality, and Humanity in Modern India (South Asia in Motion) By Shailaja Paik Cover Image
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Published: Stanford University Press - October 25th, 2022

This book offers the first social and intellectual history of Dalit performance of Tamasha-a popular form of public, secular, traveling theater in Maharashtra-and places Dalit Tamasha women who represented the desire and disgust of the patriarchal society at the heart of modernization in twentieth century India.


Anatomy of Torture By Ron E. Hassner Cover Image
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Published: Cornell University Press - April 15th, 2022

Does torture "work?" Can controversial techniques such as waterboarding extract crucial and reliable intelligence? Since 9/11, this question has been angrily debated in the halls of power and the court of public opinion. In Anatomy of Torture, Ron E.


Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution By Gordon S. Wood Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2021

1980: America's Pivotal Year By Jim Cullen Cover Image
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Published: Rutgers University Press - October 14th, 2022

1980 was a turning point in American history. When the year began, it was still very much the 1970s, with Jimmy Carter in the White House, a sluggish economy marked by high inflation, and the disco still riding the airwaves. When it ended, Ronald Reagan won the presidency in a landslide, inaugurating a rightward turn in American politics and culture.


Barack Obama: Conservative, Pragmatist, Progressive By Burton I. Kaufman Cover Image
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Published: Cornell University Press - March 15th, 2022

In this insightful biography, Burton I. Kaufman explores how the political career of Barack Obama was marked by conservative tendencies that frustrated his progressive supporters and gave the lie to socialist fearmongering on the right. Obama's was a landmark presidency that paradoxically, Kaufman shows, resulted in few, if any, radical shifts in policy.


Navigating Liberty: Black Refugees and Antislavery Reformers in the Civil War South (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) By John Cimprich Cover Image
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Published: LSU Press - November 2nd, 2022

Why White Liberals Fail: Race and Southern Politics from FDR to Trump (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures) By Anthony J. Badger Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674242340
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Published: Harvard University Press - June 14th, 2022

Divisions: A New History of Racism and Resistance in America's World War II Military By Thomas A. Guglielmo Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2021

The first comprehensive narrative of racism in America's World War II military and the resistance to it.

America's World War II military was a force of unalloyed good. While saving the world from Nazism, it also managed to unify a famously fractious American people. At least that's the story many Americans have long told themselves.


Refusal to Eat: A Century of Prison Hunger Strikes By Nayan Shah Cover Image
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Published: University of California Press - January 4th, 2022

The first global history of hunger strikes as a tactic in prisons, conflicts, and protest movements.
 
The power of the hunger strike lies in its utter simplicity.


The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie (Latinographix) By Frederick Luis Aldama, Chris Escobar (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780814255865
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Published: Mad Creek Books - June 2nd, 2020

In their debut picture book, Frederick Luis Aldama and Chris Escobar invite young readers along on the adventures of Chupacabra Charlie, a polite, handsome, and unusually tall ten-year-old chupacabra yearning for adventure beyond the edge of los Estados Unidos.


The Chevron Doctrine: Its Rise and Fall, and the Future of the Administrative State By Thomas W. Merrill Cover Image
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Published: Harvard University Press - May 17th, 2022

A leading expert on the administrative state describes the past, present, and future of the immensely consequential--and equally controversial--legal doctrine that has come to define how Congress's laws are applied by the executive branch.


The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else By Frederick Schauer Cover Image
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Published: Belknap Press - May 31st, 2022

How the Court Became Supreme: The Origins of American Juristocracy By Paul D. Moreno Cover Image
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Published: LSU Press - September 14th, 2022

Norman Mailer at 100: Conversations, Correlations, Confrontations By Robert J. Begiebing Cover Image
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Published: LSU Press - November 23rd, 2022

Norman Mailer at 100 celebrates the author's centenary in 2023 and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of his bestselling debut novel, The Naked and the Dead, by illustrating how Mailer remains a provocative presence in American letters. Novelist and Mailer scholar Robert J.


Fitzgerald and the War Between the Sexes: Essays By Scott Donaldson Cover Image
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Published: Penn State University Press - November 1st, 2022

Written by the preeminent Fitzgerald biographer and literary critic Scott Donaldson, this book presents a fresh, insightful exploration of the war between the sexes in F. Scott Fitzgerald's fictional and autobiographical writings.


Monstrous Youth: Transgressing the Boundaries of Childhood in the United States By Sara Austin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780814258347
Published: Ohio State University Press - May 19th, 2022

The monstrous has a long, complicated history within children’s popular media.


The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art By Professor Frances Gateward (Editor), John Jennings (Editor), Professor Frances Gateward (Contributions by), John Jennings (Contributions by), Daniel F. Yezbick (Contributions by), Sally McWilliams (Contributions by), Patrick F. Walter (Contributions by), Nancy Goldstein (Contributions by), Robin Means Coleman (Contributions by), William Lafi Youmans (Contributions by), Consuela Francis (Contributions by), Andre Carrington (Contributions by), Reynaldo Anderson (Contributions by), Blair Davis (Contributions by), Kinohi Nishikawa (Contributions by), Qiana Whitted (Contributions by), Craig Fischer (Contributions by), Hershini Bhana Young (Contributions by), James J. Zeigler (Contributions by), Rebecca Wanzo (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Professor Frances Gateward (Editor), John Jennings (Editor), Professor Frances Gateward (Contributions by), John Jennings (Contributions by), Daniel F. Yezbick (Contributions by), Sally McWilliams (Contributions by), Patrick F. Walter (Contributions by), Nancy Goldstein (Contributions by), Robin Means Coleman (Contributions by), William Lafi Youmans (Contributions by), Consuela Francis (Contributions by), Andre Carrington (Contributions by), Reynaldo Anderson (Contributions by), Blair Davis (Contributions by), Kinohi Nishikawa (Contributions by), Qiana Whitted (Contributions by), Craig Fischer (Contributions by), Hershini Bhana Young (Contributions by), James J. Zeigler (Contributions by), Rebecca Wanzo (Contributions by)
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Published: Rutgers University Press - July 16th, 2015

Winner of the 2016 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Work
Winner of the 2016 Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Winner of the 2016 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature


When many think of com


EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest (Comics Culture) By Qiana Whitted Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813566313
Published: Rutgers University Press - March 8th, 2019

2020 Eisner Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Work

Entertaining Comics Group (EC Comics) is perhaps best-known today for lurid horror comics like Tales from the Crypt and for a publication that long outlived the company’s other titles, Mad magazine.


Bipolar Bear and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Health Insurance: A Fable for Grownups By Kathleen Founds, Kathleen Founds (Artist) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781637790359
Published: Graphic Mundi - Psu Press - November 1st, 2022

Theodore is a bear with wild mood swings. When he is up, he carves epic poetry into tree trunks. When he is down, he paints sad faces on rocks and turtle shells. In search of prescription medications that will bring stability to his life, Theodore finds a job with health insurance benefits.


A Very Nervous Person's Guide to Horror Movies By Mathias Clasen Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2021

Why your worst nightmares about watching horror movies are unfounded


Here and There: Sites of Philosophy By Stanley Cavell, Nancy Bauer (Editor), Alice Crary (Editor) Cover Image
By Stanley Cavell, Nancy Bauer (Editor), Alice Crary (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780674270480
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 26th, 2022

The first posthumous collection from the writings of Stanley Cavell, shedding new light on the distinctive vision and intellectual trajectory of an influential American philosopher.


Not Thinking Like a Liberal By Raymond Geuss Cover Image
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Published: Belknap Press - May 31st, 2022

In a compelling meditation on the ideas that shape our lives, one of the world's most provocative and creative philosophers explains how his eccentric early years influenced his lifelong critique of liberalism.


Cloud Empires: How Digital Platforms Are Overtaking the State and How We Can Regain Control By Vili Lehdonvirta Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780262047227
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Published: The MIT Press - September 27th, 2022

The rise of the platform economy into statelike dominance over the lives of entrepreneurs, users, and workers.


This Earthly Frame: The Making of American Secularism By David Sehat Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300244212
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Published: Yale University Press - March 8th, 2022

An award-winning scholar’s sweeping history of American secularism, from Jefferson to Trump
 
“An essential book for understanding today’s culture wars.


Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life By Simone Marchi Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2021

Simone Marchi presents the emerging story of how cosmic collisions shaped both the solar system and our own planet, from the creation of the Moon to influencing the evolution of life on Earth.


A Little Book about the Big Bang By Tony Rothman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674251847
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Published: Belknap Press - March 1st, 2022

A concise introduction to the greatest questions of modern cosmology.


The Life Sentences of Rik McWhinney (Regina Collection #19) By Rik McWhinney, Jason DeMers (Editor) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780889778979
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Published: University of Regina Press - October 8th, 2022

Rik McWhinney spent thirty-four years and four months in Canada's federal penitentiaries--sixteen of those in solitary confinement. His incarceration began in the 1970s, as a system-wide war was raging over the implementation of penal reforms.


America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice By Treva B. Lindsey Cover Image
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Published: University of California Press - April 5th, 2022

One of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2022, Kirkus Reviews
"A righteous indictment of racism and misogyny."—Publishers Weekly


A powerful account of violence against Black women and girls in the United States and their fight for liberation.

Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song that inspired the title


Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer By Kate Clifford Larson Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2021

She was born the 20th child in a family that had lived in the Mississippi Delta for generations, first as enslaved people and then as sharecroppers. She left school at 12 to pick cotton, as those before her had done, in a world in which white supremacy was an unassailable citadel. She was


The Listeners: A History of Wiretapping in the United States By Brian Hochman Cover Image
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Published: Harvard University Press - March 22nd, 2022

They've been listening for longer than you think. A new history reveals how--and why.


The Class Matrix: Social Theory After the Cultural Turn By Vivek Chibber Cover Image
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Published: Harvard University Press - February 8th, 2022

An influential sociologist revives materialist explanations of class, while accommodating the best of rival cultural theory.