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Modern Latin America
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Now in its sixth edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history and the leading text in the field. Thoroughly updated and revised, the book includes a new chapter on the history of Col…
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Two weeks on the road... stuck in a car with your high-school enemy.

Noelle Shepard is grieving the loss of her beloved grandmother when she discovers decades-old photos and letters that hint to a forb…
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Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense o…
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Spanning the history of the island from pre-Columbian times to the present, this highly acclaimed survey examines Cuba's political and economic development within the context of its international rela…
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The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy
The idea that Nazi Germany was an unstoppable juggernaut, backed by an efficient, highly industrialized economy, has been central to all accounts of World War II. But what if this was not the case? Wh…
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The Modern Middle East: A History
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In the wake of 11 September 2001, there has been much talk about the inevitable clash between "East" and "West." This book presents an alternative approach to understanding the genealogy of contempora…
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The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilizations
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Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement
In this era of eroding commitment to government sponsored welfare programs, voluntarism and private charity have become the popular, optimistic solutions to poverty and hunger. The resurgence of chari…
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Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (California Studies in Food and Culture, 28)
How did our children end up eating nachos, pizza, and Tater Tots for lunch? Taking us on an eye-opening journey into the nation's school kitchens, this superbly researched book is the first to provide…
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Capital in the Twenty First Century
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic …
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Feudal Society, Volume 1
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"Few have set themselves to the formidable task of reconstructing and analyzing a whole human environment; fewer still have succeeded. Bloch dared to do this and was successful; therein lies the endur…
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Feudal Society, Volume 2: Social Classes and Political Organization
"Few have set themselves to the formidable task of reconstructing and analyzing a whole human environment; fewer still have succeeded. Bloch dared to do this and was successful; therein lies the endur…
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Another America: The Story of Liberia and the Former Slaves Who Ruled It
“Vivid . . . An engaging and accessible account.” —Publishers Weekly

In 1820, a small group of African Americans reversed the course of centuries and sailed to Africa, to a place they would name after …
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Haiti: The Aftershocks of History
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A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history

Even before the 2010 earthqu…
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The Russian Revolution: A View from the Third World
Renowned Pan-African and socialist theorist on the Bolshevik Revolution and its post-colonial legacy In his short life, Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the foremost thinkers and …
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Essays in the History of Materialism
Book by Plekhanov, G. V.
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Non-Violence: A History Beyond the Myth
We know of the blood and tears provoked by the projects of transformation of the world through war or revolution. Starting from the essay published in 1921 by Walter Benjamin, twentieth century philos…
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America's War for the Greater Middle East
Retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich provides a searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades.

From the end of Wor…
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A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II
In a new edition featuring a new preface, A World of Arms remains a classic of global history. Widely hailed as a masterpiece, this volume remains the first history of World War II to provide a truly …
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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation…
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Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa
Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors c…
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The Theory of Capitalist Development
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Since its first publication in 1942, this book has become the classic analytical study of Marxist economics. Written by an economist who was a master of modern academic theory as well as Marxist liter…
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The First World War: A Complete History
It was to be the war to end all wars, and it began at 11:15 on the morning of June 28, 1914, in an outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire called Sarajevo. It would end officially almost five years lat…
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The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence
"The fortunes of Africa have changed dramatically in the fifty years since the independence era began. As Europe's colonial powers withdrew, dozens of new states were launched amid much jubilation and…
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Towards a Critique of the Category of Totalitarianism
This piece was originally published in Historical Materialism (Brill Academic Publishers), volume 12:2 (2004).
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After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa
A brutally honest exposé, After Mandela provides a sobering portrait of a country caught between a democratic future and a political meltdown. Recent works have focused primarily on Nelson Mandela's t…
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The Teachings of Karl Marx
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America…
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The three sources and three component parts of Marxism. Karl Marx. Frederick Engels
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the ori…
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Has China Turned to Capitalism?-Reflections on the Transition from Capitalism to Socialism
If we analyse the first 15 years of Soviet Russia, we see three social
experiments. The first experiment, based on the equal distribution
of poverty, suggests the “universal asceticism” and “rough
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The Apprentice's Sorcerer: Liberal Tradition and Fascism
20th-century European Fascism is conventionally described as a fierce assault on liberal politics, culture and economics. Departing from this analysis, Landa highlights the long overlooked critical af…
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The Rift: A New Africa Breaks Free
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A vivid, powerful, and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing it to think again.

Africa has long been misunderstood -- and abused -- by outsiders. …
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