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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 35 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity by Martin Halliwell and Nick Witham (Editors)
    Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity - by Martin Halliwell and Nick Witham (Editors)

    £24.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780748698950 | ISBN 10: 0748698957

    The first 50-year retrospective of the most tumultuous year the 1960s for activism and radical politics.  The assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy. Gay rights, women's rights and civil rights. The Black Panthers and the Viet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal
    Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution - by Kathleen DuVal

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780812981209 | ISBN 10: 0812981200

    A rising-star historian offers a significant new global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society.   • Winner of the Journal of the American Revolution Book of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Days of Rage: America
    Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, & the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence - by Bryan Burrough

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780143107972 | ISBN 10: 0143107976

    From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s   The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Indigenous Peoples
    An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States - by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780807057834 | ISBN 10: 0807057835

    2015 Recipient of the American Book Award 2015 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature   The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples.  Today in the United States, there are mo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Culture of Terrorism by Noam Chomsky
    Culture of Terrorism - by Noam Chomsky

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745335438 | ISBN 10: 0745335438

    Chomsky ends his preface to Culture of Terrorism with the words, “As the latest inheritors of a grim tradition, we should at least have the integrity to look in the mirror without evasion”.   The tradition to which he is referring is none oth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture by Noam Chomsky
    Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture - by Noam Chomsky

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745335421 | ISBN 10: 074533542x

    In a potent act of myth busting, Noam Chomsky turns his critical gaze upon the Kennedy Administration and draws controversial parallels between the Presidency of JFK and that of Ronald Reagan, with particular focus on the Vietnam War.  For anyon ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dixie be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South by Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford
    Dixie be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South - by Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford

    £16.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849352079 | ISBN 10: 1849352070

    In 1891, when coal companies in eastern Tennessee brought in cheap convict labour to take over their jobs, workers responded by storming the stockades, freeing the prisoners, and loading them onto freight trains. Over the next year, tactics escalated ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt
    Black Elk Speaks - by John G. Neihardt

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780803283916 | ISBN 10: 0803283911

    Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction by Heather Andrea Williams
    American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction - by Heather Andrea Williams

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780199922680 | ISBN 10: 0199922683

    * A concise history of slavery in America beginning with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s * Draws from both historical analyses and a reading of primary documents to explore the history of slavery * Examines legislation that differ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blood on Steel: Chicago Steelworkers and the Strike of 1937 by Michael Dennis
    Blood on Steel: Chicago Steelworkers and the Strike of 1937 - by Michael Dennis

    £15.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781421410180 | ISBN 10: 1421410184

    On Memorial Day 1937, thousands of steelworkers, middle-class supporters, and working-class activists gathered at Sam's Place on the Southeast Side of Chicago to protest Republic Steel’s virulent opposition to union recognition and collective bargain ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Unwinding: Thirty Years of American Decline by George Packer
    The Unwinding: Thirty Years of American Decline - by George Packer

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571251292 | ISBN 10: 0571251293

    America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, leaving the social contract in pieces. In The Unwinding, George Packer narrates the story of America over the past three decades, bringi ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen
    A Disability History of the United States - by Kim E. Nielsen

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780807022047 | ISBN 10: 0807022047

    The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present.   Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first book to place the experiences ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
    A Queer History of the United States - by Michael Bronski

    £15.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780807044650 | ISBN 10: 0807044652

    Winner of the 2012 American Library Association's Israel Fishman Non-Fiction/ Stonewall Book Award.   A Queer History of the United States is more than a "who's who" of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand Am ... more

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  • Cover image of book And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
    And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic - by Randy Shilts

    £18.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780285640191 | ISBN 10: 0285640194

    In 1981, the year when AIDS came to international attention, Randy Shilts was employed by The San Francisco Chronicle as the first openly gay journalist dealing with gay issues. He quickly devoted himself to reporting on the developing epidemic, tryi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer America: A GLBT History of the 20th Century by Vicki L. Eaklor
    Queer America: A GLBT History of the 20th Century - by Vicki L. Eaklor

    £15.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781595586360 | ISBN 10: 1595586369

    Placing GLBT people at the center of the history of the twentieth century, Vicki L. Eaklor’s Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the 20th Century is a major new effort to popularize a long-overlooked chapter in the American experience.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln by Robin Blackburn, Abraham Lincoln, and Karl Marx
    An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln - by Robin Blackburn, Abraham Lincoln, and Karl Marx

    £17.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844677221 | ISBN 10: 1844677222

    The impact of the American Civil War on Karl Marx, and Karl Marx on America.  Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln exchanged letters at the end of the Civil War. Although they were divided by far more than the Atlantic Ocean, they agreed on the ca ... more

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  • Cover image of book The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
    The History of White People - by Nell Irvin Painter

    £13.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780393339741 | ISBN 10: 0393339742

    A mind-expanding and myth-destroying exploration of “whiteness”—an illuminating work on the history of race and power.  Eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter tells perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history. Beginning at the roo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Final Verdict: What Really Happend in the Rosenberg Case by Walter Schneir
    Final Verdict: What Really Happend in the Rosenberg Case - by Walter Schneir

    £18.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781935554165 | ISBN 10: 1935554166

    Walter and Miriam Schneir’s 1965 bestseller Invitation to an Inquest was among the first critical accounts of the controversial case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, famously executed in 1953 for passing atom bomb secrets to Soviet Russia. In Invitatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Miners March by William C. Blizzard
    When Miners March - by William C. Blizzard

    £19.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781604863000 | ISBN 10: 1604863005

    In the first half of the 20th century, strikes and Union battles, murders and frame-ups were common in every industrial center in the U.S. But none of these episodes compared in scope to the West Virginia Mine Wars.   The uprisings of coal mi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloodshed at Little Bighorn: Sitting Bull, Custer, and the Destinies of Nations by Tim Lehman
    Bloodshed at Little Bighorn: Sitting Bull, Custer, and the Destinies of Nations - by Tim Lehman

    £17.00   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780801895012 | ISBN 10: 0801895014

    Commonly known as Custer's Last Stand, the Battle of Little Bighorn may be the best recognized violent conflict between the indigenous peoples of North America and the government of the United States. Incorporating the voices of Native Americans, sol ... more

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  • Cover image of book Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America by James Webb
    Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America - by James Webb

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781845964979 | ISBN 10: 1845964977

    More than 27 million Americans today can trace their lineage to the Scots, whose bloodline was stained by centuries of continuous warfare along the border between England and Scotland, and later in the bitter settlements of England’s Ulster Plantatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The American Future: A History from the Founding Fathers to Barack Obama by Simon Schama
    The American Future: A History from the Founding Fathers to Barack Obama - by Simon Schama

    £16.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099520399 | ISBN 10: 0099520397

    In November 2008 the United States elected a new President. But the collapse of twenty years of Republican conservativism means the country is already conducting an intense self-examination about the trajectory of its history; how it came to find its ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Labor Wars: From the Molly Maguires to the Sit Downs by Sidney Lens
    The Labor Wars: From the Molly Maguires to the Sit Downs - by Sidney Lens

    £17.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781931859707 | ISBN 10: 1931859701

    "The strikers in these industrial flare-ups confronted not only the power of their employers but, ultimately, that of the State...and in the process there was always the possibility of a widening and escalating conflict bordering on insurrection."(~f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Stolen Village: Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates by Des Ekin
    The Stolen Village: Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates - by Des Ekin

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847171047 | ISBN 10: 1847171044

    In June 1631 pirates from Algiers and armed troops of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, led by the notorious pirate captain Morat Rais, stormed ashore at the little harbour village of Baltimore in West Cork. They captured almost all the villagers and bore ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beat Generation: A Beginner
    The Beat Generation: A Beginner's Guide - by Christopher Gair

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781851685424 | ISBN 10: 1851685421

    The Beat Generation were a revolutionary group of American writers in the late 50s and early 60s who fused an open approach to literature with a bohemian lifestyle. Immortalized through Kerouac’s On the Road and Ginsberg’s Howl, their relaxed, gritty ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Declaration of Independence (with Introduction by Michael Hardt) by Thomas Jefferson
    The Declaration of Independence (with Introduction by Michael Hardt) - by Thomas Jefferson

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781844671571 | ISBN 10: 1844671577

    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure"(Thomas Jefferson) The Declaration Of Independence was the explosive manifesto for the American Revolution. Introducing this ... more

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  • Cover image of book Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W.Bush by Barry M. Lando
    Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W.Bush - by Barry M. Lando

    £12.95   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781590512388 | ISBN 10: 1590512383

    An investigative history of Western complicity in Saddam Hussein’s crimes reveals the story his trial never will.  In February 1991, the Shia of southern Iraq rose against Saddam Hussein. Barry M. Lando, a former investigative producer for 60 Minu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hollywood and Anticommunism: HUAC and the Evolution of the Red Menace, 1935-1950 by John Gladchuk
    Hollywood and Anticommunism: HUAC and the Evolution of the Red Menace, 1935-1950 - by John Gladchuk

    £115.00   hardback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415955683 | ISBN 10: 0415955688

    There have been numerous works produced in recent years dealing with the era commonly known as McCarthyism. There have been few, if any, however, that detail the evolution of the repressive social climate that nourished the McCarthy age. This work co ... more

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  • Cover image of book John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, his Economics. by Richard Parker
    John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, his Economics. - by Richard Parker

    £17.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780226646770 | ISBN 10: 0226646777

    John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was one of America’s most famous economists for good reason. From his acerbic analysis of America’s “private wealth and public squalor” to his denunciation of the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, Galbraith consistently cha ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1491: The Americas Before Colombus by Charles C. Mann
    1491: The Americas Before Colombus - by Charles C. Mann

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781862078765 | ISBN 10: 1862078769

    Up until recently it was believed that before Colombus landed there, the Americas were a near-pristine wilderness, barely marked by humankind. But many scholars have come to contest this view after unexpected discoveries dramatically changed their un ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Portable Beat Reader by Edited by Ann Charters
    The Portable Beat Reader - by Edited by Ann Charters

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780142437537 | ISBN 10: 0142437530

    Beginning in the late 1940s, American literature discovered a four-letter word, and the word was "beat." Beat as in povery and beatitude, ecstasy and exile. Beat was Jack Kerouac touring the American road in prose as fast and reckless as a V-8 Chevy. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Imperialism and Resistance by John Rees
    Imperialism and Resistance - by John Rees

    £33.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780415346764 | ISBN 10: 0415346762

    This work offers a unique critique of the new economic and military imperialism of the United States and its allies in the 21st century.  Inspired by the anti-globalization and anti-war movements, in which the author himself has played a cru ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1968 - the Year That Rocked the World by Mark Kurlansky
    1968 - the Year That Rocked the World - by Mark Kurlansky

    £12.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099429623 | ISBN 10: 0099429624

    Encompassing the worlds of youth and music, politics, war, economics, demonstrations and the media, 1968 shows us how we got to where we are today. It was the year of sex and drugs and rock and roll; it was also the year of the Martin Luther King an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pocket Essentials: The American Indian Wars by Howard Hughes
    Pocket Essentials: The American Indian Wars - by Howard Hughes

    £3.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781903047736 | ISBN 10: 1903047730

    Almost everything you need to know in one essential guide. At the beginning of the 1840s, the proud tribes of the North American Indians looked across the plains at the seemingly unstoppable expansion of the white man's West. During the decades ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Indians by Nancy Shoemaker
    American Indians - by Nancy Shoemaker

    £36.50   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780631219958 | ISBN 10: 0631219951

    This collection brings together the best recent works covering over five hundred years of American Indian history. Organized chronologically, from pre-Columbian America to recent reflections on the legacy of Indian political activism in the 1960s and ... more

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