What is power? How does it work?

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The Use of Force

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Reading

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Born in 1883, William Carlos Williams knew by the time he graduated from high school that he wanted to be both a writer and a doctor. He went on to…

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The Mexican American and the Church

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Reading

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Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was a Mexican-American labor activist who founded the United Farm Workers labor union to protect the rights of migrant workers. Chavez brought national attention to his cause…

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Interview with Dawn Kelly Part I (Race Recordings)

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Audio

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Studs Terkel is a radio broadcast personality and author who hosted the award-winning radio program, "The Studs Terkel Program" every weekday from 1952 to 1997. In this interview, Terkel talks…

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The Helmsman

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Reading

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Franz Kafka, a Jewish Czechoslovakian who wrote in German, was one of the most acclaimed writers of the twentieth century. During his lifetime, Kafka wrote many stories about oppression, failure,…

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The Applicant

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Reading

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Ambrose Bierce, a contemporary and friend of Mark Twain, is considered a master of the macabre in the style of Edgar Allen Poe. This darkly humorous satirist here tells the…