History: Book Series

Routledge Advances in American History

  • 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 
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  • The Conservative Movement and the Vietnam War

    The Other Side of Vietnam, 1st Edition

    By Seth Offenbach

    The Vietnam War was the central political issue of the 1960s and 1970s. This study by Seth Offenbach explains how the conflict shaped modern conservatism. The war caused disputes between the pro-war anti-communists right and libertarian conservatives who opposed the war. At the same time, Christian…

    Hardback – 2019-03-21
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  • The Civil War and Slavery Reconsidered

    Negotiating the Peripheries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laura R. Sandy, Marie S. Molloy

    Following the suggestion of the historian Peter Parish, these essays probe "the edges" of slavery and the sectional conflict. The authors seek to recover forgotten stories, exceptional cases and contested identities to reveal the forces that shaped America, in the era of "the Long Civil War," c…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
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  • The White House and White Africa

    Presidential Policy Toward Rhodesia During the UDI Era, 1965-1979, 1st Edition

    By Eddie Michel

    This book offers an insightful analysis of presidential policy towards Rhodesia during the UDI era of 1965-1979. Michel provides an informative account of the stance adopted by the differing presidential administrations towards Salisbury and highlights the shifting alignment of the global and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-11
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  • After American Studies

    Rethinking the Legacies of Transnational Exceptionalism, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera

    After American Studies is a timely critique of national and transnational approaches to community, and their forms of belonging and trans/patriotisms. Using reports in multicultural psychology and cultural neuroscience to interpret an array of cultural forms—including literature, art, film,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20
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  • The Disinformation Age

    The Collapse of Liberal Democracy in the United States, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-02-20
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  • Famine Irish and the American Racial State

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-02-06
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  • America's Vietnam War and Its French Connection

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-12-02
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  • 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…

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

    A History of the Army Medical Department, 1818-1917, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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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