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Yale University Press offers a wide range of books that are appropriate for college or high school reading programs. The books featured here represent a selection of titles that provide thought-provoking reading and teachable themes, for first-year students, for high school summer reading programs, or for campus-wide assignment. From learning study skills to creating a culture of dignity, from Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography to studying sacred texts, from diversity issues to free speech, we offer books that will challenge your students and that can spark lively discussion. 

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  • Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

    James Gustave Speth

    03/10/2009, Paper
    $18.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300151152
  • America and the Crisis of the Global Environment
    Second Edition

    James Gustave Speth; With a new afterword on climate change

    03/11/2005, Paper
    $21.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300107760
  • From the Black Death to the Present

    Frank M. Snowden; With a New Preface

    05/01/2020, Paper
    $22.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300256390
  • Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy

    Richard L. Hasen

    02/04/2020, Hardcover
    $27.50 |
    ISBN: 9780300248197
  • Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas

    05/22/2018, HC - Paper over Board
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300204438
  • The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

    Zeynep Tufekci

    04/24/2018, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300234176
  • The Social Lives of Networked Teens

    danah boyd

    02/24/2015, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300199000
  • How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans

    Mickey Edwards; With a New Preface by the Author

    08/13/2013, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300198218
  • Manifesto for a New Economy

    James Gustave Speth

    09/24/2013, Paper
    $34.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300198348
  • Written by Himself
    Critical Edition

    Frederick Douglass; Edited by John R. McKivigan, Peter P. Hinks, and Heather L. Kaufman

    10/25/2016, Paper
    $9.95 |
    ISBN: 9780300204711
  • Frederick Douglass; Introduction and Notes by David W. Blight

    01/28/2014, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300190595
  • A Cultural and Critical Edition

    Frederick Douglass; Edited by Robert S. Levine, John Stauffer, and John R. McKivigan

    03/24/2015, Paper
    $9.95 |
    ISBN: 9780300184624
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    David J. Garrow

    09/08/2015, Paper
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300024982
  • Two Women of Little Rock

    David Margolick

    09/04/2012, Paper
    $18.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300187922
  • Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

    Melissa V. Harris-Perry

    04/23/2013, Paper
    $18.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300188189
  • A History of Abolition

    Manisha Sinha

    02/21/2017, Paper
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300227116
  • Barbara Seyda; Foreword by Nicholas Wright

    08/16/2016, Paper
    $18.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300197068
  • Written by Himself

    Frederick Douglass; Edited by John W. Blassingame, John R. McKivigan, and Peter P. Hinks; Gerald Fulkerson, Textual Editor; James H. Cook, Victoria C. Gruber, and C. Jane Holtan, Editorial Assistants

    02/08/2001, Paper
    $7.95 |
    ISBN: 9780300087017