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Dancing Down the Barricades: Sammy Davis Jr. and the Long Civil Rights Era

A subtle, insightful book likely to be on many readers’ radar for its nuanced look at the consequences of a racial divide with roots that, as Jacobson makes clear, are longstanding, systemic, and institutional.
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The New Crusades: Islamophobia and the Global War on Muslims

Those interested in Islam, religious persecution, or the relationship between religion and politics will find this insightful and disturbing.

Freedom Moves: Hip Hop Knowledges, Pedagogies, and Futures

All academic libraries as well as public libraries with high community activism should purchase this. Includes photos and an index.

Imperfect Victims: Criminalized Survivors and the Promise of Abolition Feminism

An essential read for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the concept of abolition feminism and supports the rights of all survivors of domestic violence, regardless of their race or life circumstances.
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Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies

For fans of old-Hollywood lore and classic movies, especially those starring Marion Davies. With notes, bibliography, filmography, and just enough photos to send readers to the internet in search of more images of Davies and her milieu.
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Mirror in the Sky: The Life and Music of Stevie Nicks

Nicks fans will appreciate Morrison’s care in the details of her songwriting and the song production, but the text may be a little dry and formal for readers looking to get more personal insight into Nicks, who was not interviewed for this book.

Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Turner expertly exposes more unsubstantiated, secretive, organized anti-Obama agendas and offers valuable glimpses into what many Americans believe, what they think of others’ beliefs, and, most of all, what they think about who belongs where in U.S. society. An informative read.

A World Transformed: Slavery in the Americas and the Origins of Global Power

This general history of the slave trade provides a thorough and humane treatment of the subject that will appeal to non-specialists and specialists alike.
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The First True Hitchcock: The Making of a Filmmaker

A highly detailed and exceptionally well researched look at Hitchcock’s cinematic beginnings, best left to scholars and Hitchcock completists.
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