Rank #1: Capitalism Goes to College: A People's History of Higher Education in the U.S.
A People's History of Higher Education in the U.S.
Stacey Sexton Fermin Valle Socialism 2018
Higher education in the United States has been an ideological tool of the ruling classes since the first colonial settlements. This history has been masked by the liberal narrative of the ever-beneficent university stewarding public knowledge and providing skilled workers for the petty bourgeois of the future.
Rank #3: International and Historical Perspectives on the Far Right, Anti-Fascism, and (the) National Question(s)
Rank #7: The Rise of Red Power and the American Indian Movement
Brian Ward Socialism 2018
Red Power developed from the radicalization of Indigenous people in the 1960s and 1970s. The American Indian Movement was the most prominent Red Power organization. They were founded 50 years ago in 1968 and grew quickly as the militant wing of the fight for American Indian rights.
Rank #12: The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution 1925-27
Mike Corwin Socialism 2018
Most people know about Mao’s rise to power in 1949, leading an army consisting predominantly of peasant recruits. Few are aware that in 1927 there was a mass revolutionary upheaval in China centered on peasant rebellions in the countryside and mass strikes in China’s new industrial cities.
Rank #13: Year One of the Russian Revolution
Elizabeth Terzakis Socialism 2018
How did the working class come to power in Russia in 1917? What dynamics enabled the desperate and war-weary Russian workers and peasants--who waged revolution in large part to get the country out of World War I--to get back in the trenches and battle the united capitalist armies of the world in defense of what they had built?