The Lexington Six
Josephine Donovan reconstructs the fascinating and untold story of the Lexington Six, a group whose spirited resistance attracted national attention in the 1970s and inspired a nationwide movement in other minority communities. The book is a vital addition to LGBTQ, feminist, and radical American history.
A Sound History
At a time of institutionalized suppression, Lawrence Gellert worked to introduce white audiences to a tradition of black musical protest that had been denied and overlooked by prior white collectors. A Sound History is the story of an individual life, an excavation of African American musical resistance and dominant white historiography, and a cultural history of radical possibility and reversal in the defining middle decades of the U.S. twentieth century.
For Might and Right
For Might and Right traces the story of how Cold War defense spending remade participatory politics, producing a powerful and dynamic political coalition that reached across party lines. This “Cold War coalition” favored massive defense spending over social welfare programs, bringing together a diverse array of actors from across the nation, including defense workers, community boosters, military contractors, current and retired members of the armed services, activists, and politicians.