The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of the bestselling Half the Sky draw on the true experiences of working-class Americans to outline possible solutions to governmental failures behind rising unemployment, poverty and opioid addiction. Illustrations.
"By 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina, was a shining example of a mixed-race community-a bustling port city with a thriving African American middle class and a government made up of Republicans and Populists, including black alderman, police officers, and magistrates. But across the state-and the South-white supremacist Democrats were working to reverse the advances made by former slaves and their progeny. They were plotting to take back the state legislature in the November 8th election and then use a controversial editorial published by black newspaper editor Alexander Manly to trigger a "race riot" to overthrow the elected government in Wilmington. With a coordinated campaign of intimidation and violence, the Democrats sharply curtailed the black vote and stuffed ballot boxes to steal the 1898 mid-term election. Two days later, more than 2,000 heavily armed white nightriders known as Red Shirts swarmed through Wilmington, terrorizing women and children and shooting at least sixty black men dead in the streets. The rebels forced city officials and leading black citizens to flee at gun point while hundreds of local African Americans took refuge in nearby swamps and forests. This brutal insurrection is the only violent overthrow of an elected government inU.S. history. It halted gains made by blacks and restored racism as official government policy, cementing white rule for another seventy years. It was not a "race riot" as the events of November 1898 came to be known, but rather a racially-motivated rebellion launched by white supremacists. In Wilmington's Lie, David Zucchino uses contemporary newspaper reports, diaries, letters, and official communications to create a gripping narrative that weaves together individual stories of hate, fear, and brutality. This is a dramatic and definitive account of a remarkable but forgotten chapter of American history"—
"From a leading journalist in Moscow and a correspondent for The New Yorker, a groundbreaking portrait of modern Russia and the inner struggles of the people who sustain Vladimir Putin's rule"—
An NPR host tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple. Illustrations. Maps.
Examines the multigenerational saga of two families who rose from immigrant roots to the pinnacle of U.S. power that tracks the unraveling of American democracy. Tour.
The author of the groundbreaking, best-selling Girls & Sex turns her attention to young men, discussing and revealing how modern young men understand and navigate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy. 100,000 first printing.
When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too?
Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being largely overlooked.
The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
In the first of his memoirs, the popular Indian Boyhood, Charles Alexander Eastman recounted his traditional upbringing among the Santee Sioux. From the Deep Woods to Civilization resumes his story, recounting his abrupt departure from tribal life at age 15 to pursue his education among whites — a path that led him to certification as a medical doctor, the publication of many successful books, and a lifetime of tireless efforts to benefit his native culture.
Originally published at the height of the Watergate crisis and reissued in 1998, two months before the second impeachment of a U.S. president, Charles Black's Impeachment became the premier guide to the subject of presidential impeachment. Now thoroughly updated, it is essential reading for every concerned citizen.
Examines the biggest themes of JAY-Z's career, including hustling, and it recognizes the way that he's always weaved politics into his music, making statements about race, criminal justice and black wealth. By the author of Tears We Cannout Stop. Illustrations.
The best-selling author of The Dirty Life evocatively describes her family's highs and lows throughout five years on Essex Farm that were marked by injury, difficult weather, financial setbacks and renewed commitments. 75,000 first printing. Illustrations.
A tribute to the role of sports in struggling Navajo communities chronicles a season with the Chinle High School basketball team, sharing insights into their exhilarating wins, crushing losses and culture-shaped dreams. Illustrations.
The award-winning Buzzfeed UK Investigations Editor documents the 2014 death of a British fixer for a ring of exiled Russian oligarchs believed to have been targeted for assassination by Putin in a campaign that has gone unchecked by western governments.