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The Social Production of American Identity: Standardized Testing Reform in the United States

Introduction When White northern teachers flocked to the South after the Civil War to educate the newly emancipated Blacks, there seemed to be one common sentiment among the educators in regard to their new pupils, made clear by the following … Continue reading

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After Capitalism: From Managerialism to Workplace Democracy

Seymour Melman, After Capitalism: From Managerialism to Workplace Democracy (New York: Alfred Knopf, 2001). Seymour Melman is a remarkable man: a student in the New York Public School system, 1922-35, resident of an Israeli kibbutz, 1939-40, a professor of Industrial … Continue reading

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Marxism and Freedom, From 1776 Until Today

Raya Dunayevskaya, Marxism and Freedom, From 1776 Until Today; Preface by Herbert Marcuse, and a new Foreword by Joel Kovel (Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2000). In this aptly titled book, Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987) makes a spirited claim that Marx was … Continue reading

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Romanticism Against the Tide of Modernity

Michael Löwy and Robert Sayre, Romanticism Against the Tide of Modernity, trans. by Catherine Porter (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001) This book is a comprehensive survey of the many different currents of thought and feeling that flowed into the great … Continue reading

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Briefwechsel Oktober 1864 Bis Dezember 1865 [The First International and the American Civil War]

Karl Marx/Friedrich Engels, Briefwechsel Oktober 1864 Bis Dezember 1865 [The First International and the American Civil War]. Marx/Engels Gesamtausgabe III, vol. 13. Internationale Marx-Engels-Stiftung Amsterdam (Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 2002). The volumes published so far in the MEGA Correspondence Section (vols. 1-8, … Continue reading

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Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change

Roger S. Gottlieb, Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change (Cambridge, Mass.: Westview Press, 2002) Joining Hands presents an outstanding and critical analysis of the issues of politics and religion, and examines their existing and possible modes of … Continue reading

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White Boy: A Memoir

Mark D. Naison, White Boy: A Memoir (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002). For two months I have carried an increasingly dog-eared copy of White Boy: A Memoir, by Professor Mark Naison in my bag. I had flown through the book … Continue reading

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“I’m Not a Racist, But.”

Lawrence Blum, “I’m Not a Racist, But.” (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002). Blum’s primary concern in “I’m Not a Racist, But.” is to combat the “inflation” of the term “racism” to cover almost any racialized actions or discourses, including black … Continue reading

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Alliance of Radical Academic/Intellectual Organizations: Draft Mission Statement

Alliance of Radical Academic/Intellectual Organizations: Draft of Mission Statement and Call for a Founding Meeting: October 4, 2003 Introduction We are radical scholars and intellectuals. Many of us are activist-academics who work in, around, and in spite of institutions of … Continue reading

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Liberation Memories: The Rhetoric and Poetics of John Oliver Killens

When Black Writers Were on the Left Keith Gilyard, Liberation Memories: The Rhetoric and Poetics of John Oliver Killens. (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003). “The Negro is nationalist to his heart and is perfectly right to be so,” pronounced … Continue reading

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