Political Science - Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights

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Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison ...

Mumia Abu Jamal

"Revolutionary love, revolutionary memory and revolutionary analysis are at work in every page written by Mumia Abu-Jamal … His writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us here, now, ...

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Published: Jan 2015

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, ...

Julia Angwin

An inside look at who's watching you, what they know and why it matters. We are being watched.We see online ads from websites we've visited, long after we've moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location,...

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Published: Feb 2015

The Right's Road to Serfdom: The Dang...

Christopher Favrot Arndt

Some political commentators have started to say that the American Right acts on its id, not on its ego of "principled" conservatism. But what does this mean? In The Right's Road to Serfdom, first-time author Christopher F. A...

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Published: Aug 2016

Control: Exposing the Lies about Guns...

Glenn Beck

When our founding fathers secured the Constitutional "right of the people to keep and bear arms," they also added the admonition that this right SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. It is the only time this phrase appears in the Bill of ...

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Published: Apr 2013

The King Years: Historic Moments in t...

Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning America in the King Years trilogy, presents selections from his monumental work that recount the essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement. A masterpiece of storytelling on ra...

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Published: Aug 2013

Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Oppo...

Sheryll Cashin

From a nationally recognized expert, a fresh and original argument for bettering affirmative action  Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the recent spate of related cases ...

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Published: May 2015

Human Rights: A Very Short Introducti...

Andrew Clapham

Today it is usually not long before a problem gets expressed as a human rights issue. Indeed, human rights law continues to gain increasing attention internationally, and must move quickly in order to keep up with a social world that ...

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Published: Feb 2016

Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secr...

Tom Engelhardt

Praise for Tom Engelhardt's The United States of Fear:"Tom Engelhardt, as always, focuses his laser-like intelligence on a core problem that the media avoid. . . . A stunning polemic."—Mike DavisPraise for The American War...

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Published: May 2014

Floodlines: Community and Resistance ...

Jordan Flaherty

"This is the most important book I've read about Katrina and what came after. In the tradition of Howard Zinn this could be called 'The People's History of the Storm.' Jordan Flaherty was there on the front lines."—Eve Ens...

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Published: Aug 2010

Building a Movement to End the New Ji...

Daniel Hunter

Expanding on the call to action in Michelle Alexander's acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this accessible organizing guide puts tools in your hands to help you and your group understand how to make meaningful, effective change....

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Published: Feb 2015

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery...

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroe...

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Published: Jan 2010

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Co...

Martin Luther King

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailab...

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Published: Jan 2010

The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia,...

Arun Kundnani

"The new front in the War on Terror is the "homegrown enemy," domestic terrorists who have become the focus of sprawling counterterrorism structures of policing and surveillance in the United States and across Europe. D...

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Published: Jan 2015

Crossing the Thinnest Line: How Embra...

Lauren Leader-Chivee

FROM THE VERY FOUNDING OF OUR NATION, diversity has been one of our greatest strengths but also the greatest source of conflict. In less than a generation, America will become "minority-majority," and the world economy, alre...

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Published: Sep 2017

Freedom for the Thought That We Hate:...

Anthony F. Lewis

More than any other people on earth, we Americans are free to say and write what we think. The press can air the secrets of government, the corporate boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. This extraordin...

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Published: Jan 2010

They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of ...

Wesley Lowery

LA Times winner for The Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical ProseA New York Times bestsellerA New York Times Editors' Choice A Featured Title in The New York Times Book Review's "Paperback Row"A Bustle "17 ...

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Published: Sep 2017

Hell No: Your Right to Dissent in 21s...

Michael Ratner

In the Age of Terrorism, the United States has become a much more dangerous place-for activists and dissenters, whose First Amendment rights are all too frequently abridged by the government.In Hell No, the Center for Constitutional R...

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Published: Jul 2011

Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals ...

Jason L. Riley

Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries?In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact hold...

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Published: Jan 2016

Anatomy of the State

Murray Rothbard

2016 Reprint of Undated Original Edition [Circa 1965]. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This gives a succinct account of Rothbard's view of the state. Following Franz Oppenheime...

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Published: Jul 2016

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?...

Maya Schenwar

What is the reality of policing in the United States? Do the police keep anyone safe and secure other than the very wealthy? How do recent police killings of young black people in the United States fit into the historical and global c...

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Published: May 2016

Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fe...

Ben Shapiro

In this galvanizing and alarming New York Times bestseller, "Ben Shapiro shows once and for all that the left is the single greatest source of bullying in modern American life" (Sean Hannity).While President Obama and the le...

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Published: Jul 2014

The Rights of the People: How Our Sea...

David K. Shipler

An impassioned, incisive look at the violations of civil liberties in the United States that have accelerated over the past decade—and their direct impact on our lives.How have our rights to privacy and justice been undermined? What...

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Published: Feb 2012

From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liber...

Keeanga Taylor

The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black peopl...

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Published: Jan 2016

Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau

In 1848 and again in 1849, Henry David Thoreau delivered a lecture in Concord, Massachusetts on "the relationship of the individual to the state." The essay now known as Civil Disobedience is a significant and widely admired...

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Published: Oct 2016

Figures of Speech: First Amendment He...

Bill Turner

For the last 25 years, William Bennett Turner has taught a course on the First Amendment at UC Berkeley. His book, Figures of Speech, describes the colorful characters who have played roles in important First Amendment c...

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Published: Mar 2011

Truth Decay: How Government Corruptio...

Juan D. Villarreal

In America today, there are government agencies writing regulations for themselves that have the force of law which can undermine and erode our constitutional rights and guarantees. Rogue bureaucrats seeking their own glory and pow...

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Published: Jan 2017

Carceral Capitalism

Jackie Wang

Essays on the contemporary continuum of incarceration: the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, and algorithmic policing.What we see happening in Ferguson and other cities a...

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Published: Oct 2017

The Rights of Man

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells’s passionate and influential manifesto—never before available in the United States—was first published in England in 1940 in response to World War I. The progressive ideas Wells set out were instrumental in the creat...

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Published: Mar 2017

Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right t...

Adam Winkler

A provocative history that reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the heart of America's cultural divide.Gunfight is a timely work examining America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the ...

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Published: Jul 2013
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