Books of Knowledge

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

Author Alice Goffman
Alice Goffman spent six years in one Philadelphia neighborhood, documenting the routine stops, searches, raids, and beatings that young men navigate as they come of age.

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Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination

Author Herb Boyd
The author of Baldwin’s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit—a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage …

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Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Author Ari Berman
There have been countless books written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 …

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Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

Authors Susan Burton & Cari Lynn
Forward by Michelle Alexander
One woman’s remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recovery—and recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movement

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Author Michelle Alexander
The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status

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Book Review: Killers of the Flower Moon

Author David Grann
“Disturbing and riveting…Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that

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Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Author Ibram X. Kendi
Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism….

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Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

Author Condoleezza Rice
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!  From the former secretary of state and bestselling author — a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.

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