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It was a rigged convention, and the Chicago police were spoiling for a fight.
As they nominated FDR, Democratic conventioneers were more interested in grandstanding against prohibition than facing the nation's economic crisis.
At the National Women's Party convention, party leaders spurned black women who sought to be included in the suffragist agenda.
When the Democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate, The Nation was skeptical.
Democrats seek the center--and lose their moorings.
Readers of Fidel Castro's My Life will find explanations of the Cuban Revolution, but no apologies for its suppression of dissent.
Eliot Asinof, blacklisted author of Eight Men Out, created a lifetime of work celebrating rebels and victims of injustice.
The New Yorker's art critic turns his eye toward the cultural summits.
A teacher discovers that sixty years after its publication, Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country still stirs deep emotions about fathers and errant sons.
The Kindle e-reader lightens your load, but can you curl up with it in bed?
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