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After the Blast
The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens
By Eric Wagner

New essays acknowledge Native authority, indigenize cultural narratives, and disrupt colonialist legacy

Unsettling Native Art Histories on the Northwest Coast
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A wry tale of adultery, retribution, and rebellion—and a landmark work of Chinese American literature

Eat a Bowl of Tea
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Foreword by Fae Myenne Ng
Introduction by Jeffery Paul Chan

What industrial agriculture reveals about communism—and capitalism, too

Communist Pigs
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By Thomas Fleischman

Illuminates the life and work of Japanese artist and entrepreneur Takehisa Yumeji

Yumeji Modern
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By Nozomi Naoi

The many dimensions of gold in a shadow economy

Shifting Livelihoods
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By Daniel Tubb

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