MAKING OUR WAY HOME: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Over the course of six decades an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the south and spread across the nation in search of a better life. This migration sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes throughout twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative paired with illustrations, … Continued

The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption Dahr Jamail has journeyed along many of the geographical front lines of our environmental crisis, from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the Amazon rain forest, to discover the consequences of the loss of ice to nature and to humans. The … Continued

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment.   The U.S. loves guns. From Daniel Boone and Jesse James to the NRA and Seal Team 6, gun culture has colored the lore, shaped the law, and protected the market that arms the nation, and the world. In Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz peels away the sacred myths of Americans’ … Continued

Hope in the Dark, Untold Stories, Wild Possibilities When the first edition of Hope in the Dark was published in mid-2004 it gained an instant audience among serious students and progressives. This new, significantly expanded edition covers, among other things, the political territory of America and the world in recent history. Rebecca Solnit draws on her life as a writer and activist, on … Continued

Peter Linebaugh, best known for tracing the history of the commons and of commoning practices, calls Thomas Paine “a planetary revolutionary.” He has found in Paine’s lesser-known works radical critiques of inequality and authoritarianism and even the system of money wages. Many lessons for our time, Linebaugh argues, can be drawn from Paine’s writings and … Continued