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The Rise and Fall of the East India Company

The Rise and Fall of the East India Company

“Mukherjee, a painstaking scholar and himself an Indian known for his numerous serious studies of Indian society and anthropology, has written here a colorful and important work on the Company, whose rise and fall constituted a classic episode in the history of capitalism and British colonialism. His… book is distinguished from most on the subject by its richly documented focus on social forces, Indian and British, that shaped the Company’s rise — and by some vivid descriptions of the impact of the Company’s long rule on the lives of the people both in India and England.” — Publishers Weekly… | more |

The Scalpel, the Sword

The Scalpel, the Sword

The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune

Compelling narrative of Norman Bethune, revolutionary doctor in Mao’s China.… | more |

Humanity and Society

Humanity and Society

A World History

A non-Eurocentric portrait of the major developments and integrations of social and cultural movements.… | more |

Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America

Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.… | more |

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 1

1895-1898

Argues that the Cuban nation was a central protagonist in the conflict — rather than a passive victim of a conflict between great powers.… | more |

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 2

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 2

1898-1902

This volume covers the imposition of the U.S. domination over Cuba through the Platt Amendment, which marks the beginning of U.S. neocolonialism.… | more |

The Disinherited: Journal of a Palestinian Exile

The Disinherited: Journal of a Palestinian Exile

Journal of a Palestinian Exile

“… arresting from the moment its pulsating lines begin to unfold. Fawaz Turki paints a powerful, moving picture of the tormented, alienated Palestinian living in exile… brilliant and remarkable in articulating the human dimension of the Palestinian grievance. He manages, like no other writer before him, to weave the Palestinian consciousness with skill… masterful contribution and abundant, overpowering humanity…” — Journal of Palestine Studies … | more |

The Kapetanios

The Kapetanios

Partisans and Civil War in Greece, 1943–1949

The complicated and dramatic course of the Civil War in Greece had, for lack of parties interested in reconstructing the truth of its events, never been narrated prior to the appearance of this volume. It closed a gap in the history of our times, and did so with thoroughness and vivid journalistic immediacy. In addition to the known sources and unpublished documents, the author relied on testimony painstakingly collected from survivors of the tragedy who were scattered throughout the world. It remains the authoritative account.… | more |

We, the Puerto Rican People

We, the Puerto Rican People

A Story of Oppression and Resistance

Silén restores to his people their history, stolen from them along with their land and independence.… | more |

History of the Upper Guinea Coast

History of the Upper Guinea Coast

1545–1800

Walter Rodney is revered throughout the Caribbean as a teacher, a hero, and a martyr. This book remains the foremost work on the region.… | more |

Growth of the Modern West Indies

Growth of the Modern West Indies

Analyzes West Indian society in detail from the First World War through the 1960s.… | more |

The Explosion

The Explosion

Marxism and the French Upheaval

Explores the full sweep of Marxist Thinking on social change in the light of the 1968 French explosion.… | more |

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Freedom and Power in the Caribbean

Details the history of modern Puerto Rico, advancing independence and socialism as the answer to the Puerto Rican tragedy.… | more |

The American Revolution: Pages from a Negro Worker's Notebook

The American Revolution: Pages from a Negro Worker’s Notebook

Boggs offers both a keen analysis of U.S. society and a passionate call for revolutionary struggle. He sees the growing trend toward automation, the decline of organized labor, the expansion of imperialism, and the deepening of racial strife as fundamentally rooted in the contradictions of U.S. capitalism. And he concludes that the only way forward is a new American revolution—one that, from his perspective writing in the 1960s, appeared to have already begun.… | more |

The Great Road

The Great Road

The Life and Times of Chu Teh

Chu Teh, one of the legendary figures of the Chinese Revolution, was born in 1886. He was commander in chief of the People’s Revolutionary Army, and this is the story of the first sixty years of his life. As a supreme commanding general, he was probably unique; surely there has never been another commander in chief who, during his years of service, spun, wove, set type, grew and cooked his own food, wrote poetry and lectured not only to his troops on military strategy and tactics but to women’s classes on how to preserve vegetables. Evans Carlson wrote that “Chu Teh has the kindness of a Robert E. Lee, the tenacity of a Grant, and the humility of a Lincoln.”… | more |

Man's Worldly Goods

Man’s Worldly Goods

The Story of the Wealth of Nations

“The most successful attempt to date to humanize the Dismal Science and link the history of man to the history of economic theory.” —The New Yorker… | more |

We, the People

We, the People

The Drama of America

“The Drama of America” is truly to be found between the covers of this classic book—an exhilarating and often tragic account of a nation and the struggles of those caught up in the processes of its becoming, written by Monthly Review founding co-editor Leo Huberman. A precursor to Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, and, like that book, immensely popular upon its release, We, the People recasts U.S. history from the perspectives of those far removed from official power: the anonymous toilers so often ignored by conventional histories. These are the men, women, and children who cleared the land and worked its fields, built and inhabited the factories, moved goods along the railways and canals and highways, and raised the next generation of workers whose exploited labor would propel the nation’s development. … | more |

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