History and Politics

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The Plot to Seize The White House by Jules Archer

The true story that inspired the Ruling Class Observer.

Many simply don’t know that in 1933, a group of wealthy industrialists—working closely with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned to overthrow the U.S. government and run F.D.R. out of office in a fascist coup.

The Invention Of The White Race, Volume 1 by Theodore Allen

When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no “white” people there. Nor, according to colonial records, would there be for another sixty years.

Volume I draws lessons from Irish history, comparing British rule in Ireland with the “white” oppression of Native Americans and African Americans. Theodore Allen details how Irish immigrants fleeing persecution learned to spread racial oppression in their adoptive country as part of white America.

The Invention Of The White Race, Volume 2 by Theodore Allen

In Volume II of The Invention of the White Race, Theodore Allen explores the transformation that turned African bond-laborers into slaves and segregated them from their fellow proletarians of European origin. In response to labor unrest, where solidarities were not determined by skin color, the plantation bourgeoisie sought to construct a buffer of poor whites, whose new racial identity would protect them from the enslavement visited upon African Americans. This was the invention of the white race, an act of cruel ingenuity that haunts America to this day. Allen’s acclaimed study has become indispensable in debates on the origins of racial oppression in America.

War At Home by Brian Glick

Must be a very important little volume! Less than 100 pages for $48.95!

This is a must handbook for private study and group discussion by all progressive and radical activists. Today’s defense depends on our knowledge of yesterday’s repression. The message: the political police haven’t forgotten us—we can’t afford to forget them and their methods.
—Philip Agee, former CIA agent

Deliver The Vote by Tracy Campbell

From ballot stuffing and intimidating voters to suppressing turnout, buying votes and manipulating returns, Deliver the Vote is an intensive examination of the corrupt underbelly of American politics. Drawing on records of hundreds of elections from the pre-colonial era through the 2004 election, historian Tracy Campbell reveals how a persistent culture of corruption has long thrived in local, state and national elections. Our elections are often held up as the model for the world’s budding democracies to emulate. But after two of the most bitterly contested presidential elections in American history, this book shows how our democratic house has never been in proper order.

The Chalice And The Blade by Riane Eisler

Acclaimed scholar Riane Eisler reconstructs a prehistoric culture based on partnership rather than domination and traces the roots of the global shift to patriarchy. She presents evidence of a more socially, economically, ecologically, personally, and spiritually balanced society. The society she describes is in direct opposition to the tension and violence typical of what she calls the dominator model. Her vision is the partnership model, which today is struggling to reemerge.