American History Products

  • Approaches to American Cultural Studies

    Edited by Antje Dallmann, Eva Boesenberg, Martin Klepper

    Approaches to American Cultural Studies provides an accessible yet comprehensive overview of the diverse range of subjects encompassed within American Studies, familiarising students with the history and shape of American Studies as an academic subject as well as its key theories, methods, and…

    Paperback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military

    Edited by Geoffrey Jensen

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding race in the American military establishment from the French and Indian War to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest research on race and ethnicity…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge History Handbooks

  • The Battle of Fort Sumter

    The First Shots of the American Civil War

    By Wesley Moody

    On April 12, 1861, the long-simmering tensions between the American North and South exploded as Southern troops in the seceding state of South Carolina fired on the Federal forces at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. The battle of Fort Sumter marked the outbreak of Civil War in the United States.…

    Paperback – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Rethinking the American Labor Movement

    By Elizabeth Faue

    Throughout the past century, labor movements at the local and national levels have engaged in efforts to shape the conditions of employment, pay, and benefits for the common worker. These attempts towards parity have been rife with contention, and often only yield temporary change. Yet, the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • The Espionage and Sedition Acts

    World War I and the Image of Civil Liberties

    By Mitchell Newton-Matza

    The Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917-1918 mark one of the most controversial moments in American history. Even as President Woodrow Wilson justified US entry into World War I on the grounds that it would "make the world safe for democracy," the act curtailed civil liberties at home by making it…

    Paperback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Ladies' Dispensatory

    Edited by Carey Balaban, Jonathan Erlen, Richard Sederits

    Leonard Sowerby's self-healing manual for women, The Ladies' Dispensatory, emerged in England in 1652 amidst an abundance of medical self-help books for the lay citizen. Written for both the common patient and the amateur health provider, these manuals of home remedies provided their readers with a…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Hollywood Melodrama and the New Deal

    Public Daydreams

    By Anna Siomopoulos

    While many critics have analyzed the influence of the FDR administration on Hollywood films of the era, most of these studies have focused either on New Deal imagery or on studio interactions with the federal government. Neither type of study explores the relationship between film and the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Order and Control in American Socio-Economic Thought

    Social Scientists and Progressive-Era Reform

    By Charles McCann

    The Progressive Era is generally regarded as a period of extraordinary social, political, and economic change, affecting virtually every aspect of American life. In the last decades of the nineteenth century, American social scientists, drawing on their experiences with the German social welfare…

    Paperback – 2016-04-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Routledge Anthology of US Drama: 1898-1949

    Edited by Joshua Polster

    The first half of the Twentieth Century was a vibrant period for U.S. theatre. As the United States emerged as a significant military, economic, political and cultural power, so its theatre began to distinguish itself from the prevailing European model. The plays and dramatic texts in&…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge

  • The WPA

    Creating Jobs and Hope During the Great Depression

    By Sandra Opdycke

    Established in 1935 in the midst of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the most ambitious federal jobs programs ever created in the US. At its peak, the program provided work for almost 3.5 million Americans, employing more than 8 million people across its…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • The Routledge History of Rural America

    Edited by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

    The Routledge History of Rural America charts the course of rural life in the United States, raising questions about what makes a place rural and how rural places have shaped the history of the nation. Bringing together leading scholars to analyze a wide array of themes in rural history and culture…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • American Militarism on the Small Screen

    Edited by Anna Froula, Stacy Takacs

    Anna Froula is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English at East Carolina University, USA Stacy Takacs is Associate Professor and Director of American Studies at Oklahoma State University, USA…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

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