History: American History

  • Narratives of Vulnerability in Museums: American Interpretations of the Great Depression book cover

    Narratives of Vulnerability in Museums

    American Interpretations of the Great Depression, 1st Edition

    By Meighen Katz

    Narratives of Vulnerability in Museums is a study of the challenges museums face when they present narratives of instability, uncertainty and fear in their exhibitions. As a period of sustained societal and personal vulnerability, the Great Depression remains a watershed era in American history. It…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • The Liberal Dilemma: The Pragmatic Tradition in the Age of McCarthyism book cover

    The Liberal Dilemma

    The Pragmatic Tradition in the Age of McCarthyism, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Michaels

    This volume explores the response of liberals to rightwing attacks during the Red Scare of the late 1940s and early 1950s, establishing it as a defensive approach aimed at warding off efforts to conflate liberalism with communism, but not at striking back at the opposing ideology of conservatism…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in American History

  • Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World book cover

    Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lawrence Aje, Nicolas Gachon

    Traces and Memories deals with the foundation, mechanisms and scope of slavery-related memorial processes, interrogating how descendants of enslaved populations reconstruct the history of their ancestors when transatlantic slavery is one of the variables of the memorial process. While memory…

    Hardback – 2019-07-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas

  • Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World: The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora book cover

    Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World

    The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora, 1st Edition

    By Robert Hanserd

    This book applies oral, archival and other interdisciplinary evidence from West Africa and the Americas to analyses of new world Maroons, slaves and free blacks, examining a "Gold Coast" entrepot of Akan, Ga, Guan, and other peoples in an Atlantic era of non-linear, mutable intersection of…

    Hardback – 2019-07-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • 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

  • Puritan Family and Community in the English Atlantic World: Being “Much Afflicted with Conscience” book cover

    Puritan Family and Community in the English Atlantic World

    Being “Much Afflicted with Conscience”, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Murányi Manchester

    Puritan Family and Community in the English Atlantic World examines the dynamics of marriage, family, and community life during the "Great Migration" through the microhistorical study of one puritan family in 1638 Rhode Island. Through studying the Verin family, a group of English non-conformists…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25 
    Routledge
    Microhistories

  • Race, Nation, War: Japanese American Forced Removal, Public Policy and National Security book cover

    Race, Nation, War

    Japanese American Forced Removal, Public Policy and National Security, 1st Edition

    By Ayanna Yonemura

    This book examines international post-9/11 policies by connecting them to the United States’ violations of Japanese Americans’ human rights during World War II. Analysing the policies of the US, Race, Nation, War illustrates how ideas of race and masculinity shaped the indefinite leave policy which…

    Hardback – 2019-06-24 
    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

  • Puccini’s La fanciulla del West and American Musical Identity book cover

    Puccini’s La fanciulla del West and American Musical Identity

    1st Edition

    By Kathryn M. Fenton

    On 10 December 1910, Giacomo Puccini’s seventh opera, La fanciulla del West, had its premiere before a sold-out audience at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House. The performance was the Metropolitan Opera Company’s first world premiere by any composer. By all accounts, the premiere was an…

    Hardback – 2019-06-17 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • 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 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Judicializing the Administrative State: The Rise of the Independent Regulatory Commissions in the United States, 1883-1937 book cover

    Judicializing the Administrative State

    The Rise of the Independent Regulatory Commissions in the United States, 1883-1937, 1st Edition

    By Hiroshi Okayama

    A basic feature of the modern US administrative state taken for granted by legal scholars but neglected by political scientists and historians is its strong judiciality. Formal, or court-like, adjudication was the primary method of first-order agency policy making during the first half of the…

    Hardback – 2019-05-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • 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

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