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Civil Rights

  • In 1962, James Meredith became a civil rights hero when he enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, he would make the news again when he reentered Mississippi, on foot. His plan was to walk from Memphis to Jackson, leading a "March Against Fear" that would promote black voter registration and...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • Palestine is disappearing - fulfilling the objectives of Israel's founding fathers. This book exposes the dismal failure of the Israeli left, human rights organisations and the global media to hold Israel to account. It is a controversial analysis of one of the conflicts in contemporary world politics.

    Publisher : Zed Books
    published : 2013
  • Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery?s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • In this book G. A. Cohen examines the libertarian principle of self-ownership, which says that each person belongs to himself and therefore owes no service or product to anyone else. This principle is used to defend capitalist inequality, which is said to reflect each person's freedom to do as as he wishes with himself. The author argues that self-ownership...

    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    published : 1995
  • The Struggle for Black Equality is a dramatic, memorable history of the civil rights movement. Harvard Sitkoff offers both a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of civil rights organizations and a compelling analysis of the continuing problems plaguing many African Americans. With a new foreword and afterword, and an up-to-date...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2008
  • People with disabilities forging the newest and last human rights movement of the century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2011
  • Despite claims about globalization, we see increasing surveillance, tightened restrictions and growing punitive regimes at international borders. This critical collection examines processes of racialization in relation to border regulations and restrictions. It analyses border controls, racism, and representations of race, within multinational contexts...

    Publisher : Algora Publishing
    published : 2010
  • Straight Talk From the Firebrand Libertarian Who Struck a Chord Across America Larry Elder tells truths this nation's public figures are afraid to address. In The Ten Things You Can't Say in America , he turns conventional "wisdom" on its head and backs up his commonsense philosophy with cold, hard facts many ignore. Elder says what no one else...

    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    published : 2001
  • Does the Labour Government's commitment to Freedom of Information mean the end of excessive secrecy in the UK? Why has Britain finally decided to join the many other countries that enjoy a 'right to know'? This book places the current UK debate over open government in its political context. Robertson argues that just as secrecy reflected the interests...

    Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
    published : 1999
  • What We've Lost addresses the fragile state of U.S. democracy with a critical review of the Bush administration by one of our leading magazine editors, Graydon Carter. Carter has expressed his deep dissatisfaction with the current state of the nation in his monthly editor's letters in Vanity Fair-- which have aroused widespread comment--and now...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2004