Transformation
ReviewHUDDLED MASSES
Richard Wirick
The Snakehead sets out to be one of those comprehensive, overarching histories of American industry’s exploitation of immigrant pools like Riis’s How The Other Half Lives or Hapgood’s Spirit Of The Ghetto. It is a noble endeavor, as these prototypes set the standard for early 20th Century muckraking, and in many ways are unsurpassed. Even with all the advances of labor laws and trade unionism, the basic premises of these studies are unassailable...

ReviewTHREE STRIKES
Deborah Baunman
The extensive media coverage of the kidnapping and murder of twelve-yearold Polly Klaas in Petaluma, California, and of the subsequent campaign to enact punitive criminal justice policies to avenge her death, helped galvanize the public to enact excessively harsh three-strikes laws in California in 1994. The media, while not the only influence, played a significant role in the passage of the three-strikes ballot initiative, Proposition 184...

ReviewWHAT THE CROW PROMISED
Alicia Slaughter
Mikelis Pankoks was a fisherman and sculptor, wood-carver, by God’s will, as he never studied. He fought for Latvia’s freedom from 1919 to 1921 and received military training. He had only an elementary school education. He was also a philosopher....
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