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  • The Lean Years

    A fascinating, comprehensive study of the American workforce, from the "roaring twenties" through the Great Depression.
  • The Turbulent Years

    The era of American labor's greatest struggles, vividly reconstructed by one of labor history's greatest historians.
  • The Spectre of Babeuf

    Gracchus Babeuf has long been recognized as an important precursor of the revolutionary socialist tradition.
  • Blueblood

    If you really love her, you have to trust her.

  • 101 Changemakers

    101 profiles of social justice leaders that changed the world, made accessible for students in grades 5-9.
  • Aftershocks of Disaster

    An in-depth look at Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis that conditioned this historic disaster.

  • Her Word Is Bond

    Her Word is Bond recounts the triumphs and setbacks of a rap legend who blazed a new trail for women in hip hop.

  • Schooling In Capitalist America

    A classic work of radical educational theory and a progressive economic vision of equity and equality in America's schools.
  • Mama Phife Represents

    Award-winning poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor pays tribute to her departed son Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor of the legendary hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest in this intimate collection.

  • Notes from the Middle World

    An acclaimed South African writer, freedom fighter, and artist illuminates the labyrinth of our political present.
  • Throwing Stones at the Moon

    For nearly five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia face a range of abuses from all sides, including killings, disappearances and rape—and more than four million have been forced to flee their homes. The oral histories in Throwing Stones at the Moon describe the most widespread of Colombia’s human rights crises: forced displacement. Speakers recount life before displacement, the reasons for their flight, and their struggle to rebuild their lives.

  • The Revolution and the Civil War in Spain

    An outstanding history that shows how a promising workers' movement ended in a fascist victory.
  • I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love

    The long form poem is tethered in folklore and personal narrative, detailing the impact of the destructive mass incarceration system.

  • Revolution Today

    Susan Buck-Morss highlights new forms of international solidarity and revolutionary subjectivity that can break the impasse of neoliberal capitalism and reactionary nationalism.

  • The Palestine Communist Party 1919-1948

    This is the definitive account of a secular party that forged links between Arabs and Jews.
  • RX Appalachia

    An account of radical responses to the opioid crisis facing women in Central Appalachia.
  • Marx and Nature

    Marx’s treatment of natural conditions possesses an inner logic, coherence, and analytical power which has not been previously recognized
  • Class Struggle Unionism

    An essential primer for rebuilding a militant labor movement centered on solidarity with all workers.

  • On Antisemitism

    The uses and abuses of antisemitism in the 21st Century, collected by Jewish Voice for Peace.
  • The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx

    An accessible, enlightening, and compelling introduction to Karl Marx's ideas, with an emphasis on their enduring relevance.
  • North Star

    Green Party leader and prominent social justice activist tells the story of his life of struggle.
  • World in Crisis: A Global Analysis of Marx's Law of Profitability

    The most comprehensive empirically based defense of Marx’s law of profitability as the cause of Capitalist crises.

  • Dying for an iPhone

    by Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai, et al.

    A harrowing look at the lives and struggles of a new generation of Chinese workers confronting the Apple-Foxconn empire and the Chinese state.

  • Disposable Domestics

    This classic work sheds light on the lives and struggles of immigrant women domestic workers.