U.S. history

Dolores Huerta Documentary Opens September 1

Latino Rebels; Sharis Delgadillo
Dolores Huerta has contributed to movements for union rights and social justice since the of the United Farm Workers (UFW). Working with Cesar Chavez, Philip Vera Cruz and others, she helped found what became the UFW. Today, now 86, she works in supporting union democracy, civic engagement and empowerment of women and youth in disadvantaged communities. The UFW changed the nature of labor organizing in the Southwest contributing to the growth of Latino politics in the US

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Robert Fantina
New York Journal of Books
This new book joins a growing literature that takes a look at and tries to uncover the roots of today's right wing movement.

Stamped from the Beginning: Ibram X. Kendi on the History of Racist Ideas in U.S.

Amy Goodman, Ibram X. Kendi
Democracy Now!
With police killings dominating the headlines, our first guest, historian Ibram X. Kendi, discusses his recent book, "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," which traces the origins of racist ideas in the U.S. The author examines the impact of historically racist policies on existing racial disparities. His book is the recipient of the 2016 National Book Award.

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