The New Press

We are an independent, not-for-profit publisher of books to build social change, by authors and activists in criminal justice reform, progressive education, labor and environmental movements, marginalized histories and more. We are proud to publish Michelle Alexander, James W. Loewen, Lisa Delpit, Ai-jen Poo, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Monique Morris, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Paul Butler and many others. It is in independent bookstores like yours where our books and authors find a natural home. Thank you for your support. The New Press is distributed by Two Rivers Distribution, an Ingram brand.

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Michelle Alexander and Paul Butler Discuss ‘Chokehold: Policing Black Men’

In this prescient and urgent 2017 conversation, scholar and MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler joined Michelle Alexander, civil rights lawyer and author of The New Jim Crow, for a conversation about his latest book, Chokehold: Policing Black Men. As a former federal prosecutor, Butler uses his firsthand experience to demonstrate how the legal system is structured to target and criminalize black men.

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