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How to Understand the Struggle for Black Freedom After Emancipation

How to Understand the Struggle for Black Freedom After Emancipation How to Understand the Struggle for Black Freedom After Emancipation

Five important books tell the tale.

Nov 30, 2016 / 5 Books / Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Jail Cell Madison

5 Books You Need to Understand the Origins of Incarceration 5 Books You Need to Understand the Origins of Incarceration

Elizabeth Hinton’s celebrated new book, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime (Harvard, 2016) comes at an electric political moment. “I hope,” says Hinton, “that my research…

Nov 8, 2016 / 5 Books / Elizabeth Hinton

Jean Stafford

5 Novels About the Sordid Lives of High-Minded People 5 Novels About the Sordid Lives of High-Minded People

Zetigeist literature that prefigures the Brat Pack.

Oct 13, 2016 / 5 Books / Michelle Dean

Goldman Sachs NSYE

5 Books: University Press Books That Tackle Capitalism From Every Angle 5 Books: University Press Books That Tackle Capitalism From Every Angle

The best books for understanding our modern crises.

Jun 3, 2016 / 5 Books / Julia Ott

SNCC

Five Books: These Histories of Black Struggle Should Inform Us in 2016 Five Books: These Histories of Black Struggle Should Inform Us in 2016

Essential reading.

Apr 21, 2016 / 5 Books / Dani McClain

5 Books: The Pre-History of Donald Trump 5 Books: The Pre-History of Donald Trump

Before there was Trump, there was the rise of the radical right.

Feb 25, 2016 / 5 Books / Timothy Shenk

Red Guards (with “Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung” in hand) on the cover of an elementary school textbook from Guangxi, 1971.

5 Books That Shed Light on the Cultural Revolution 5 Books That Shed Light on the Cultural Revolution

“The most intriguing books draw out the continuities between contemporary China and its Maoist past.”

Nov 19, 2015 / 5 Books / Chenxin Jiang

The 5 Books You Need to Read to Understand Gentrification

The 5 Books You Need to Read to Understand Gentrification The 5 Books You Need to Read to Understand Gentrification

Here’s how it works.

Oct 22, 2015 / 5 Books / DW Gibson

Classics of Catholic Economics

Classics of Catholic Economics Classics of Catholic Economics

In this issue, Nathan Schneider writes about Pope Francis’s economics. Here, he recommends five books of Catholic thought that display strikingly similar concerns to those of secul…

Sep 10, 2015 / 5 Books / Nathan Schneider

Five Best Kennedy Assassination Books

Five Best Kennedy Assassination Books Five Best Kennedy Assassination Books

DeLillo and Mailer, Caro and Bugiolsi—and Stephen King.

Nov 12, 2013 / 5 Books / Jon Wiener

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