What are the best progressive books?

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    #11984

    1984
    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.
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    Chirag Verma
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I have just finished reading *1984*. It is not quite accurate to say that I re-read it, as I could not finish the book before, could not make it through the torture scene many years ago. Now, for the first time, I have read the book entire. "
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    #2Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
    Bury My Heart in Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West unflinchingly narrates the plight of the Native American Indians during the development of American expansionism in the Western frontier.
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    Lori Hamilton
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "This book has an interesting story and characters. I can say that this book tells a hidden side of Americas development and that people must know. "
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    #3Manufacturing Consent

    Manufacturing Consent

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media is a book written by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky. It offers an analysis of mass media and how it manipulates the truth.

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    Julia Walsh
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This book blew my mind. It offers a thought-provoking progressive critique of the modern world."
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    #4Silent Spring

    Silent Spring
    Silent Spring is a book by biologist Rachel Carson. First published in 1962, it advocates for environmental conservation by raising awareness about the dangers of chemicals to humans, animals, and the environment.
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    Howard Washington
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Silent Spring really left an impression on me. It made me want to do more to help the environment, the book was really ahead of its time. A friend suggested the book to me and it really motivated me. I read the book in a few days and I know want to help the environment in any way possible. Ever since I have read the book I have used cleaner energy sources and avoided polluting the air. The book has taught me that it is humans job to protect the Earth for human's sake and animals."
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    #5To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
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    Scott Kim
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best pieces of literature. It really discusses the injustices of the south which allows people to see the other side of their life. It is very progressive as it shows a man succeed in the face of hate."
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    #6A People’s History of the United States

    A People’s History of the United States

    A People's History of the United States is 1980 bestseller by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. The book reviews and analyzes important facts and events in the history of America.

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    Dylan Castillo
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of—and in the words of—America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles—the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality—were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history"
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    #7The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
    The Omnivores Dilemma is a book by Michael Pollan that tells the story about food.  It is sometimes, one of the factors of politics, culture and history. Learning what we eat even of the simplest everyday meals is one of the best ways to know what we are, and where are we heading to.

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    Lawrence Austin
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I've been feeling regressive under the Trump regime and needed to feel smart and "with it" so I bought this book. It's pretty progressive to be informed in all you do... I feel way more liberal now that I can make decisions between free-range cattle and a big mac with full understanding."
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    #8Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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    Joseph Hunter
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Reading this changed the way I look at the world. The characters are really intense, and I couldn't put it down."
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    #9The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by John Steinbeck. It tells the story of the Joad family as they travel west to California in search of greener pastures during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.

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    Joseph Estrada
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The genre of progressive books includes many different books and The Grapes of Wrath can be considered as one. While reading and looking at the pictures of the book, keep in mind that, these are not fiction, this is history, a sad one, of our country. I think everyone should take a look at this great book."
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    #10Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    Lies My Teacher Told Me is a critique of American high school history textbooks. It shows the falsehoods and misconceptions perpetrated in the education system as part of historical revisionism.

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    Xu Ding
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "An ambitious book that sets out to right some wrongs perpetuated in our education system. This will be eye opening for many and even those like myself, well versed in the underpinnings of American history, will find some surprises. "
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    #11The New Jim Crow

    The New Jim Crow
    This book shares the idea that America's society has achieved a new era of colorblindness, which starting point is the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Michelle Alexander says that this doesn't mean that racism is over, society has just redesigned. 
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    Sean Arnold
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book by Michelle Alexander and available from Amazon. The book starts with the election of Barack Obama and talks about how society has changed. It has been a big success on amazon. It has an average of 4.7 stars out of 5 on over 2700 reviews. If this type of book interests you then you should check it out. It fits the topic nicely."
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    #12America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

    America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

    America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a humorous nonfiction political book written by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, David Javerbaum, Rich Bloomquist, etc. Published by Allen Lane in 2004.

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    Keith Green
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Jon Stewart is entertaining as a progressive and as a host, and his style carries over into this book. The other co-authors don't add as much meat unfortunately. The content is a little dated given the current administration, but I enjoyed the look back at issues from the last decade with a cynical eye and a smirk on my face."
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    #13The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

    The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

    The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York is a non-fiction novel originally published in 2010. This book explores the current environmental issues that humanity is facing.

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Best What are the best progressive books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
11984Books 27 Paid
2Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeBooks 25 Paid
3Manufacturing ConsentBooks 22 Paid
4Silent SpringBooks 21 Paid
5To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 20 Paid
6A People’s History of the United StatesBooks 19 Paid
7The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four MealsBooks 17 Paid
8Fahrenheit 451Books 16 Paid
9The Grapes of WrathBooks 15 Paid
10Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got WrongBooks 14 Paid
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