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November 30, 2016
How to Understand the Struggle for Black Freedom After Emancipation
Five important books tell the tale.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
November 8, 2016
5 Books You Need to Understand the Origins of Incarceration
October 13, 2016
5 Novels About the Sordid Lives of High-Minded People
Zetigeist literature that prefigures the Brat Pack.
June 3, 2016
5 Books: University Press Books That Tackle Capitalism From Every Angle
The best books for understanding our modern crises.
April 21, 2016
Five Books: These Histories of Black Struggle Should Inform Us in 2016
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February 25, 2016
5 Books: The Pre-History of Donald Trump
Before there was Trump, there was the rise of the radical right.
November 19, 2015
5 Books That Shed Light on the Cultural Revolution
“The most intriguing books draw out the continuities between contemporary China and its Maoist past.”
October 22, 2015
The 5 Books You Need to Read to Understand Gentrification
Here’s how it works.
September 10, 2015
Classics of Catholic Economics
January 7, 2015
5 Books: Reading Race and Economics