History: American History

  • Woodward and Bernstein: The People's Right to Know book cover

    Woodward and Bernstein

    The People's Right to Know, 1st Edition

    By Julie A. Goldsmith

    It is not often that journalism makes it into the grand narrative of American history. Woodward and Bernstein, through their coverage and breaking of the news story that was Watergate, not only inserted themselves into the story of political corruption going on in Washington, but have remained…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01 
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    Routledge Historical Americans

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    The "Silent Majority" Speech

    Richard Nixon, The Vietnam War, and the Origins of the New Right, 1st Edition

    By Scott Laderman

    The "Silent Majority" Speech treats Richard Nixon’s address of November 3, 1969, as a lens through which to examine the latter years of the Vietnam War and their significance to U.S. global power and American domestic life. The book uses Nixon’s speech - which introduced the policy of "…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01 
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    Critical Moments in American History

  • No Little Plans: How Government Built America’s Wealth and Infrastructure book cover

    No Little Plans

    How Government Built America’s Wealth and Infrastructure, 1st Edition

    By Ian Wray

    Is planning for America anathema to the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness? Is it true, as ideologues like Friedrich Von Hayek, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand have claimed, that planning leads to dictatorship, that the state is wholly destructive, and that prosperity is owed entirely to the…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • When Women Won The Vote: The Final Decade, 1910-1920 book cover

    When Women Won The Vote

    The Final Decade, 1910-1920, 1st Edition

    By Sandra Opdycke

    When Women Won The Vote focuses on the final decade (1910-20) of American women’s fight for the vote—a fight that had already been underway for more than sixty years, and which culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Sandra Opdycke reveals how woman suffragists campaigned in…

    Paperback – 2019-08-29 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Henry Kissinger: Pragmatic Statesman in Hostile Times book cover

    Henry Kissinger

    Pragmatic Statesman in Hostile Times, 1st Edition

    By Abraham R Wagner

    Henry Kissinger: Pragmatic Statesman in Hostile Times explores the influence of statesman Henry Kissinger in American foreign relations and national security during 1969 to 1977. Henry Kissinger arrived in the US as a young Jewish refugee and went on to serve as National Security Advisor and…

    Paperback – 2019-08-06 
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    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945 book cover

    Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945

    1st Edition

    By Ellen Spears

    Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945 turns a fresh interpretive lens on the past, drawing on a wide range of new histories of environmental activism to analyze the actions of those who created the movement and those who tried to thwart them. Concentrating on the decades since…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
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    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • The Antebellum Press: Setting the Stage for Civil War book cover

    The Antebellum Press

    Setting the Stage for Civil War, 1st Edition

    Edited by David B. Sachsman, Gregory A. Borchard

    The Antebellum Press: Setting the Stage for Civil War reveals the critical role of journalism in the years leading up to America’s deadliest conflict by exploring the events that foreshadowed and, in some ways, contributed directly to the outbreak of war. This collection of scholarly essays traces…

    Paperback – 2019-06-28 
    Routledge

  • American Women Artists, 1935-1970: Gender, Culture, and Politics book cover

    American Women Artists, 1935-1970

    Gender, Culture, and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Langa, Paula Wisotzki

    Numerous American women artists built successful professional careers in the mid-twentieth century while confronting challenging cultural transitions: shifts in stylistic avant-gardism, harsh political transformations, and changing gender expectations for both women and men. These social and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-19 
    Routledge

  • Harvey Milk: The Public Face of Gay Rights Politics book cover

    Harvey Milk

    The Public Face of Gay Rights Politics, 1st Edition

    By Eric H. Walther

    In this concise biography, Eric H. Walther introduces students to the life of San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. Walther traces the story of Milk’s life from his upbringing in New York and early incarnation as a Barry…

    Paperback – 2019-06-01 
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    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The Rise of the Republican Right: From Goldwater to Reagan book cover

    The Rise of the Republican Right

    From Goldwater to Reagan, 1st Edition

    By Brian M. Conley

    Few scholars have paid close attention to the factors internal to the Republican Party that helped the Right to consolidate its power within the party between the 1960s and the 1980s. Plugging the gap in party literature, The Rise of the Republican Right: From Goldwater to Reagan provides a…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Exploring the Next Frontier: Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and Utopia in 1960s and 70s American Myth and History book cover

    Exploring the Next Frontier

    Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and Utopia in 1960s and 70s American Myth and History, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Madness in Cold War America book cover

    Madness in Cold War America

    1st Edition

    By Alexander Dunst

    This book tells the story of how madness came to play a prominent part in America’s political and cultural debates. It argues that metaphors of madness rise to unprecedented popularity amidst the domestic struggles of the early Cold War and become a pre-eminent way of understanding the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge

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