Routledge Advances in American History

  • The Disinformation Age

    The Collapse of Liberal Democracy in the United States

    By Eric Cheyfitz

    The Disinformation Age, beginning in the present and going back to the American colonial period, constructs an original historical explanation for the current political crisis and the reasons the two major political parties cannot address it effectively. Commentators inside and outside academia…

    Hardback – 2017-02-22 
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  • Famine Irish and the American Racial State

    By Peter D. O'Neill

    Accounts of Irish racialization in the United States have tended to stress Irish difference. Famine Irish and the American Racial State takes a different stance. This interdisciplinary, transnational work uses an array of cultural artifacts, including novels, plays, songs, cartoons, government…

    Hardback – 2017-02-15 
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  • America's Vietnam War and Its French Connection

    By Frank Cain

    That America was drawn into the Vietnam War by the French has been recognized, but rarely explored. This book analyzes the years from 1945 with the French military reconquest of Vietnam until 1963 with the execution of the French-endorsed dictator, Ngo Dinh Diem, demonstrating how the US should not…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
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  • Exploring the Next Frontier

    Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and Utopia in 1960s and 70s American Myth and History

    By Matthew Wilhelm Kapell

    The 1960s and early 70s saw the evolution of Frontier Myths even as scholars were renouncing the interpretive value of myths themselves. Works like Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War exemplified that rejection using his experiences during the Vietnam War to illustrate the problematic consequences of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01
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  • Public Health and the US Military

    A History of the Army Medical Department, 1818-1917

    By Bobby A. Wintermute

    Public Health and the US Military is a cultural history of the US Army Medical Department focusing on its accomplishments and organization coincident with the creation of modern public health in the Progressive Era. A period of tremendous social change, this time bore witness to the creation of an…

    Hardback – 2010-10-12
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  • The Origin of Organized Crime in America

    The New York City Mafia, 1891–1931

    By David Critchley

    While the later history of the New York Mafia has received extensive attention, what has been conspicuously absent until now is an accurate and conversant review of the formative years of Mafia organizational growth. David Critchley examines the Mafia recruitment process, relations…

    Paperback – 2010-03-25
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