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The People Of The Abyss

“It's better to stand by someone's side than by yourself” 

by Jack London

John Griffith "Jack" London was born John Griffith Chaney on January 12th, 1876 in San Francisco. His father, William Chaney, was living with his mother Flora Wellman when she became pregnant. Chaney insisted she have an abortion. Flora's ...

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The Place of the Social Margins, 1350-1750

by Andrew Spicer & Jane L. Stevens Crawshaw

<p>This interdisciplinary volume illuminates the shadowy history of the disadvantaged, sick and those who did not conform to the accepted norms of society. It explores how marginal identity was formed, perceived and represented in Britain and ...

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The Pool in the Desert

by Sara Jeannette Duncan

<p>In <em>The Pool in the Desert</em>, first published in 1903, Sara Jeannette Duncan explores the impact of isolation on the small British communities of Victorian India. In the four stories collected here—“The Pool in the Desert,” “A Mother in

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The Protestant Establishment Revisited

by E. Digby Baltzell

<p>In the latter half of the twentieth century, The American upper class has become less like an aristocracy governing and guiding the nation and more like a caste, a privileged and closed body whose contribution to national leadership has ...

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The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison

Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice

by Jeffrey Reiman & Paul Leighton

<p>For nearly 40 years, this classic text has taken the issue of economic inequality seriously and asked: Why are our prisons filled with the poor? Why aren’t the tools of the criminal justice system being used to protect Americans from ...

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The Rise of the Meritocracy

by Michael Young

<p>Michael Young has christened the oligarchy of the future Meritocracy. Indeed, the word is now part of the English language. It would appear that the formula: IQ+Effort=Merit may well constitute the basic belief of the ruling class in the ...

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The Sultanate of Delhi (1206-1526)

Polity, Economy, Society and Culture

by Aniruddha Ray

<p>This book provides an integrated view of the Delhi Sultanate government from 1206 to 1526. It is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the political events and the dynastic history of the Sultans and the second part with the ...

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The Sweet Cheat Gone

by Marcel Proust

<p>Marcel gradually resumes after the death of Albertine. Meanwhile, Gilberte begins to be socially accepted by the class of intellectuals. Marcel then decides to visit Venice with his mother Odette and learns of the marriage of Saint-Loup ...

ISBN: 9788892515109

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The Trap

Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America

by Daniel Brook

<p><strong>&quot;Takes dead aim at the conservative economic consensus that has dominated U.S. politics . . . Biting and necessary.&quot;—<em>The American Prospect</em></strong></p> <p>In this provocative, witty, and revealing polemic, Daniel ...

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The Treason of the Intellectuals

by Julien Benda & Roger Kimball

<p>Julien Benda's classic study of 1920s Europe resonates today. The &quot;treason of the intellectuals&quot; is a phrase that evokes much but is inherently ambiguous. The book bearing this title is well known but little understood. This edition

ISBN: 9781351298582

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The Way Back

Restoring the Promise of America

by F. H. Buckley

<p>The promise of America is that, with ambition and hard work, anyone can rise to the top. But now the promise has been broken, and we’ve become an aristocracy where rich parents raise rich kids and poor parents raise poor kids.</p> <p>We’ve ...

ISBN: 9781594039607

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The Wisdom of Money

by Pascal Bruckner

<p>Money is an evil that does good, and a good that does evil. It is wise to have money, says Pascal Bruckner, and wise to think and talk about it critically. One of the world’s great essayists guides us through the commentary that money has ...

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The Working-Classes in Victorian Fiction

by P. J. Keating

<p>First published in 1971. The book examines the presentation of the urban and industrial working classes in Victorian fiction. It considers the different types of working men and women who appear in fiction, the environments they are shown to ...

ISBN: 9781317232254

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The Young Visiters

by Daisy Ashford

<p>“The Young Visiters”(1919) is a short “society novel” written by Miss Daisy Ashford at the age of nine. Its child's view of high society (dukes and earls having ‘levies’ and residing in the ‘Crystall Palace’) and its heavily romantic plot ...

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Thoughts Of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar

by Narayan Das

<p>Dr. Ambedkar in 1943, argued that, &quot; A democratic form of Government presupposes a democratic form of society. The formal framework of democracy is of no value and would indeed be a misfit if there was no social democracy&quot;. He ...

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To Heal Humankind

The Right to Health in History

by Adam Gaffney

<p>The &quot;human right to healthcare&quot; has had a remarkable rise. It is found in numerous international treaties and national constitutions, it is litigated in courtrooms across the globe, it is increasingly the subject of study by ...

ISBN: 9781351656559

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To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

by Michael K. Honey

<p><strong>“This is a dangerous book.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of <em>Freedom Dreams</em></strong></p> <p>Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world’s most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. <em>To the Promised

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Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities

Lessons from Critical Praxis-Oriented Research

by Fran Klodawsky, Janet Siltanen & Caroline Andrew

<p>Housing insecurity, intensified employment anxiety, access to adequate services, and fear of personal and structural violence are some of the issues troubling today’s cities and municipalities. Often, these conditions most affect residents ...

ISBN: 9780773552623

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Transnationalizing Inequalities in Europe

Sociocultural Boundaries, Assemblages and Regimes of Intersection

by Anna Amelina

<p>Unequal life-chances became a key feature of cross-border migration to, and within, the enlarged Europe. Combining transnational, intersectional and cultural-sociological perspectives, this book develops a conceptual tool to analyse patterns,

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Twenty Years of Life

Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequity

by Suzanne Bohan

<p>In <em>Twenty Years of Life</em>, Suzanne Bohan exposes the disturbing flip side of the American dream: your health is largelydetermined by your zip code. The strain of living in a poor neighborhood, with sub-par schools, lack of parks, fear ...

ISBN: 9781610918039

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