Trending This Month: November

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Gun Country: Gun Capitalism, Culture, and Control in Cold War America by Andrew C. McKevitt

“Sharp, fascinating, devastating, exhaustively researched and often wryly funny, this indispensable book—one of the best works of nonfiction this year—details how America came to be not just a gun country but the gun country.”—Becca Rothfeld, Washington Post Book World

“Illuminating, timely . . . . an original way of understanding a stunning and enduring increase in gun ownership in the US . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

“By focusing on how guns have been marketed and how the right to buy one has been mythologized, McKevitt provides an illuminating diagnosis of our current political pathology.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post

High Bias: The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape by Marc Masters

“An affectionate ode . . . Masters constructs a lively and detailed case for the cassette as a vital driver of cultural creation. This charming history is sure to please anyone nostalgic for the mixtapes of yesteryear.”—Publishers Weekly

“A thoroughly enjoyable romp . . . With energy, insight, and wit, Masters provides a welcome examination of an often overlooked cultural turning point.”—Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)

“This accessible primer unravels past and present uses and misuses of cassettes.”—The Wire

Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South, by Barbara Krauthamer

Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South
 by Barbara Krauthame

“Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”—Choice

“An important overview of the lives of African and African American peoples who played relevant, active roles in United States affairs, adeptly navigated tribal and United States federal bureaucracy, and effectively articulated their views on race and identity.”—Ohio Valley History

“In this compelling study Krauthamer successfully demonstrates black Americans’ struggle for their liberation and subsequent rights as citizens.”—Southern Historian

Live From the Underground: A History of College Radio by Katherine Rye Jewell

“Jewell . . . chronicles the rise, fall, and legacy of college radio in this sprawling and richly detailed account. . . . [Live from the Underground] offers both an animated homage to college radio as a microcosm of American culture and reassurance for readers that the medium isn’t dead. It’s a fascinating deep dive.”—Publishers Weekly

“An interesting and insightful look at how this nationwide phenomenon has sculpted American culture. . . . Live from the Underground teaches us the importance of listening to college broadcasters while supporting their experimental stations as sites of free speech and free expression critical to our Democracy.”—Midwest Book Review

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition,Revised and Updated Third Edition by Cedric J. Robinson With a new preface by Damien Sojoyner and Tiffany Willoughby-Herard and a new foreword by Robin D. G. Kelley

“A towering achievement. There is simply nothing like it in the history of black radical thought.”—Cornel West, Monthly Review

Black Marxism has become an unlikely handbook for a new generation of radicals and activists.”—London Review of Books