History: American History

  • The Milne Papers: Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander Milne 1806-1896, Volume I, 1820-1859 book cover

    The Milne Papers

    Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander Milne 1806-1896, Volume I, 1820-1859, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Beeler

    Alexander Milne was the pre-eminent naval administrator of the Victorian Royal Navy, spending eighteen years at the Admiralty between 1847 and 1876, over six of them as First Naval Lord. His administrative career coincided exactly with the greatest technological upheaval in warfare at sea since…

    Paperback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Navy Records Society Publications

  • Sea Power and the Control of Trade: Belligerent Rights from the Russian War to the Beira Patrol, 1854–1970 book cover

    Sea Power and the Control of Trade

    Belligerent Rights from the Russian War to the Beira Patrol, 1854–1970, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Tracy

    The ability to influence world events through control of seaborne trade was profoundly affected by 19th-century developments in economic theory, commercial organization and naval technology, and by the growing power of the United States. In consequence the international law of belligerent rights at…

    Paperback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Navy Records Society Publications

  • Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1919–1939 book cover

    Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1919–1939

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Simpson

    The second in a projected set of five volumes dealing with Anglo America Naval Relations, this volume brings together documents from the period 1919-1939 which was dominated by a series of naval arms limitation and disarmament conferences. The book also includes a section of documents that deal…

    Paperback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Navy Records Society Publications

  • The Milne Papers: Volume II: The Royal Navy and the Outbreak of the American Civil War, 1860-1862 book cover

    The Milne Papers

    Volume II: The Royal Navy and the Outbreak of the American Civil War, 1860-1862, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Beeler

    Centred upon a man who never participated in combat operations during his sixty-year naval career, this volume depicts the routine peacetime operations of the mid-Victorian Royal Navy, operations that have received short shrift in naval histories, even though they have constituted the bulk of the…

    Paperback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Navy Records Society Publications

  • The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas book cover

    The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Olaf Kaltmeier, Josef Raab, Mike Foley, Alice Nash, Stefan Rinke, Mario Rufer

    The colonial heritage and its renewed aftermaths – expressed in the inter-American experiences of slavery, indigeneity, dependence, and freedom movements, to mention only a few aspects – form a common ground of experience in the Western Hemisphere. The flow of peoples, goods, knowledge and finances…

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy book cover

    Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

    The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Sadowsky

    Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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