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A Disability History of the United States

Written by Kim E. Nielsen


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2202-3 (0-8070-2202-0)

Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first book to place... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Deep Dark
Disaster and Redemption in America's Richest Silver Mine
Written by Gregg Olsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 28, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-23877-1 (0-307-23877-6)

For nearly a century, Kellogg, Idaho, was home to America’s richest silver mine, Sunshine Mine. Mining there, as everywhere, was not an easy life, but regardless of the risk, there was something about being underground, the lure of hitting a deep vein of silver. The promise of good money and the... Read more >
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Storming Caesar's Palace
How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty
Written by Annelise Orleck


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 1, 2006
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5031-6 (0-8070-5031-8)

In Storming Caesars Palace, historian Annelise Orleck tells the compelling story of how a group of welfare mothers built one of this country’s most successful antipoverty programs. Declaring “We can do it and do it better,” these women proved that poor mothers are the real experts on poverty. In 1972 they... Read more >
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The Great Transformation
The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
Written by Karl Polanyi


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 28, 2001
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5643-1 (0-8070-5643-X)

In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the “great transformation” of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory... Read more >
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Cubed
The Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80280-4 (0-345-80280-2)

A New York Times Notable Book 

“Man is born free, but he is everywhere in cubicles.”

How did we get from Scrooge’s office to “Office Space”? From bookkeepers in dark countinghouses to freelancers in bright cafes?  What would the world be like without the vertical file cabinet? What would the world be like without the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Cubed
A Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53657-8 (0-385-53657-7)

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a... Read more >
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The Working Poor
Invisible in America
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70821-3 (0-375-70821-9)

Most of the people I write about in this book do not have the luxury of rage. They are caught in exhausting struggles. Their wages do not lift them far enough from poverty to improve their lives, and their lives, in turn, hold them back. The term by which they are... Read more >
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The Making of the American Mass Market
Written by Susan Strasser


Format: Trade Paperback, 348 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 2004
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-146-4 (1-58834-146-1)

This sweeping history provides the reader with a better understanding of America’s consumer society, obsession with shopping, and devotion to brands. Focusing on the advertising campaigns of Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, Wrigley’s, Gillette, and Kodak, Strasser shows how companies created both national brands and national markets. These new brands eventually displaced generic manufacturers... Read more >

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Strike for America
Chicago Teachers Against Austerity
Written by Micah Uetricht


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-325-5 (1-78168-325-5)

The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century—and perhaps for the last forty years—and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes.

In 2012, Chicago teachers... Read more >
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Terrorism and War

Written by Howard Zinn
Edited by Anthony Arnove


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 5, 2002
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-493-9 (1-58322-493-9)

Truth–as Zinn shows us in the interviews that make up Terrorism and War–has indeed been the first casualty of war, starting from the beginnings of American empire in the Spanish-American War. But war has many other casualties, he argues, including civil liberties on the home front and human rights abroad. In... Read more >
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A Young People's History of the United States, Volume 2
Class Struggle to the War on Terror
Written by Howard Zinn
Adapted by Rebecca Stefoff


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-760-2 (1-58322-760-1)

A Young People’s History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People’s History of the United States is also a companion volume to The... Read more >

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A Young People's History of the United States
Columbus to the War on Terror
Written by Howard Zinn
Contribution by Rebecca Stefoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-869-2 (1-58322-869-1)

A Young People’s History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People’s History of the United States is also a companion volume to The... Read more >
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