From the Book - First American edition.
Farewell to humanity's childhood, Or, why this is not a book about the origins of inequality
Wicked liberty: The indigenous critique and the myth of progress
Unfreezing the Ice Age: In and out of chains: the protean possibilities of human politics
Free people, the origin of cultures, and the advent of private property (not necessarily in that order)
Many seasons ago: Why Canadian foragers kept slaves and their Californian neighbours didn't; or, the problem with 'modes of production'
Gardens of Adonis: The revolution that never happened: how Neolithic peoples avoided agriculture
The ecology of freedom: How farming first hopped, stumbled and bluffed its way around the world
Imaginary cities: Eurasia's first urbanites
in Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, Ukraine and China
and how they built cities without kings
Hiding in plain sight: The indigenous origins of social housing and democracy in the Americas
Why the state has no origin: The humble beginnings of sovereignty, bureaucracy, and politics
Full circle: On the historical foundations of the indigenous critique
Conclusion: The dawn of everything.