Books: Non-Fiction, Adult

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1919

Book — Non-fiction. By Eve L. Ewing. 96 pages. 2019. Poetic reflections on the Chicago Race Riots of 1919 — part of 'Red Summer' — in a history told through Ewing's speculative and Afrofuturist lenses.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Racism & Racial Identity
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An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Book - Non-fiction. By Paul Ortiz. 2018. 296 pages. This narrative, intersectional history describes the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights, and argues that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of the United States.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Imperialism, Latinx
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All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

Book - Non-fiction. By Winona LaDuke. 1999. Native American activists provide testimonies to indigenous efforts to resist oppression and fight both cultural and environmental degradation in the face of U.S. colonialism.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Imperialism, Native American
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American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

Book - Non-fiction. Edited by Arjun Singh Sethi. 2018. 192 pages. Testimonials from people impacted by hate before and after the 2016 presidential election.
Time Periods: 21st Century
Themes: Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Artists in Times of War

Artists in Times of War

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2004. 112 pages. In this collection of four essays, Zinn writes about the unique role of artists, activists, and publishers in working toward change.
Themes: Art & Music, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir

Book - Non-fiction and prose. Deborah A. Miranda. 2012. 240 pages. A compilation of documents, photos, and memoir that recounts the establishment of missions in California and the impact on Indigenous people—then and today.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century
Themes: Education, Imperialism, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity
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The Black History of the White House

Book - Non-fiction. By Clarence Lusane. 2010. The untold story of African Americans in the White House from the 18th century to the present, including the presidents who held people in bondage.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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