History: American History

  • His Truth is Marching On: African Americans Who Taught the Freedmen for the American Missionary Association, 1861-1877 book cover

    His Truth is Marching On

    African Americans Who Taught the Freedmen for the American Missionary Association, 1861-1877, 1st Edition

    By Clara Merritt DeBoer

    This title, first published in 1995, explores the history of the American Missionary Association (AMA) – an abolitionist group founded in New York in 1846, whose primary focus was to abolish slavery, to promote racial equality and Christian values and to educate African Americans. This title will…

    Paperback – 2018-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Education 1800-1926

  • Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City: Creative Retreat book cover

    Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City

    Creative Retreat, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Lowndes

    This book reflects on the motivations of creative practitioners who have moved out of cities from the mid-1960s onwards to establish creative homesteads. The book focuses on desert exile painter Agnes Martin, radical filmmaker and gardener Derek Jarman, and iconoclastic conceptual artist Chris…

    Hardback – 2018-04-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Diversity in Black Greek Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line book cover

    Diversity in Black Greek Letter Organizations

    Breaking the Line, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Marie Laybourn, Devon R. Goss

    Starting in the early twentieth century and still thriving in the contemporary era, Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) provide social support, networking opportunities, and service for the Black community. Although BGLOs have always been majority-Black organizations, there are small…

    Paperback – 2018-04-03
    Routledge

  • The Vietnam War book cover

    The Vietnam War

    3rd Edition

    By Mitchell Hall

    The Vietnam War examines this conflict from its origins up until North Vietnam’s victory in 1975. Historian Mitchell K. Hall’s lucid account is an ideal introduction to the key debates surrounding a war that remains controversial and disputed in American scholarship and collective memory.  The…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • Contagion and the National Body: The Organism Metaphor in American Thought book cover

    Contagion and the National Body

    The Organism Metaphor in American Thought, 1st Edition

    By Gerald O'Brien

    Drawing on the work of George Lakoff, this book provides a detailed analysis of the organism metaphor, which draws an analogy between the national or social body and a physical body. With attention to the manner in which this metaphor conceives of various sub-groups as either beneficial or…

    Hardback – 2018-03-22
    Routledge

  • America and the Postwar World: Remaking International Society, 1945-1956 book cover

    America and the Postwar World: Remaking International Society, 1945-1956

    1st Edition

    By David Mayers

    The main tide of international relations scholarship on the first years after World War II sweeps toward Cold War accounts. These have emphasized the United States and USSR in a context of geopolitical rivalry, with concomitant attention upon the bristling security state. Historians have also…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present book cover

    The Restless City

    A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present, 3rd Edition

    By Joanne Reitano

    The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a brief, insightful and lively history of the peoples, events and interactions that have formed New York City. Weaving together the shifting currents of economic, political, social, and cultural life, Joanne…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge

  • Raymond Jonson and the Spiritual in Modernist and Abstract Painting book cover

    Raymond Jonson and the Spiritual in Modernist and Abstract Painting

    1st Edition

    By Herbert R. Hartel, Jr.

    This is the most thorough and detailed monograph on the artwork of Raymond Jonson. He is one of many artists of the first half of the twentieth-century who demonstrate the richness and diversity of an under-appreciated period in the history of American art. Visualizing the spiritual was one of the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Journalism and the American Experience book cover

    Journalism and the American Experience

    1st Edition

    By Bruce J. Evensen

    Journalism and the American Experience offers a comprehensive examination of the critical role journalism has played in the struggle over America’s democratic institutions and culture. Journalism is central to the story of the nation’s founding and has continued to influence and shape debates over…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge

  • The Irish and the Origins of American Popular Culture book cover

    The Irish and the Origins of American Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Dowd

    This book focuses on the intersection between the assimilation of the Irish into American life and the emergence of an American popular culture, which took place at the same historical moment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During this period, the Irish in America underwent a period of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Spectacle in Classical Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s book cover

    Spectacle in Classical Cinemas

    Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s, 1st Edition

    By Tom Brown

    Spectacle is not often considered to be a significant part of the style of ‘classical’ cinema. Indeed, some of the most influential accounts of cinematic classicism define it virtually by the supposed absence of spectacle. Spectacle in ‘Classical’ Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s…

    Paperback – 2018-02-13
    Routledge

  • The Nation's First Monument and the Origins of the American Memorial Tradition: Liberty Enshrined book cover

    The Nation's First Monument and the Origins of the American Memorial Tradition

    Liberty Enshrined, 1st Edition

    By Sally Webster

    The commemorative tradition in early American art is given sustained consideration for the first time in Sally Webster's study of public monuments and the construction of an American patronymic tradition. Until now, no attempt has been made to create a coherent early history of the carved symbolic…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

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