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America Awakened:

The Anti-Lynching Crfusade of Ida B. Wells-Barnett

A classic of investigative journalism, the pamphlets of Ida B. Wells-Barnett shine a light on the evils of racism in the United States. With a contextual introduction and useful footnotes, this book gives students an opportunity to analyze and interpret primary texts.

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My First Summer in the Sierra

A classic of environmental literature, John Muir's My First Summer in the Sierra is available with an introduction for students by Kevin Dye.

Recovering from a factory accident that nearly claimed his eyesight, a young John Muir ventured into the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The flowers, wildlife, and rock formations he saw during the summer of 1869 changed how he would look at nature forever. Recollected at the end of his life from early journals and sketches, this ecstatic personal narrative gives insight into the forward-looking nature lover who would become known as the father of the nation's parks system. To read this book is to become Muir's hiking partner, sharing in "a glorious botanical and geological excursion" that would blaze the trail for the modern-day environmental movement.

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by John Muir (1838–1914), naturalist, explorer, author, and preservationist, co-founder of the Sierra Club, one of the world's first environmental organizations, and advocate for the establishment of Yosemite National Park.

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