A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
author: Elizabeth Kolbert
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Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison
author: Michel Foucault
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Participation and Democratic Theory
author: Carole Pateman
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The Irony of Democracy: An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics
author: Thomas R. Dye
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Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
author: Johann Hari
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Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts
author: Christine Heyrman
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Sexual Revolution in Early America (Gender Relations in the American Experience)
author: Richard Godbeer
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The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution
author: Jonathan Eig
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Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived
author: Chip Walter
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Humans of New York
author: Brandon Stanton
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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
author: Jared Diamond
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Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
author: Dan Ariely
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The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
author: Ross King
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The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy – What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny
author: William Strauss
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
author: Michelle Alexander
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Newton’s Gift: How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World
author: David Berlinski
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Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
author: Eric Foner
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The Psychology of Revolution
author: Gustave Le Bon
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Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor
author: Russell Freedman
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How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York
author: Jacob A. Riis
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Child Labor and the Industrial Revolution: The 20th Century
author: Harriet Isecke
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
author: Anne Fadiman
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Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation
author: Neil Howe
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Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069
author: Neil Howe
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The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing
author: Bronnie Ware
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High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time
author: Tim Wendel
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In Defense of Flogging
author: Peter Moskos
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New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change
author: Winifred Gallagher
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The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
author: James Howard Kunstler
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Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old
author: Ken Dychtwald
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The Rise Of The Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community And Everyday Life
author: Richard Florida
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