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  • Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945

    1st Edition

    By Ellen Griffith Spears

    In the period after World War II, urbanization, technological developments, and the specter of the emerging Cold War started to remold human relationships with the environment. New scientific developments in nuclear weapons, medicine, urban living, and food culture all contributed to people…

    Paperback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • 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 – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • 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 – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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 – 2019-06-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Negotiating Freedom in the Circum-Caribbean

    The Jamaican Maroons and Creek Nation Compared, 1st Edition

    By Helen M. McKee

    Bringing together Jamaican Maroons and indigenous communities into one framework – for the first time – McKee compares and contrasts how these non-white, semi-autonomous communities were ultimately reduced by Anglophone colonists. In particular, questions are asked about Maroon and Creek…

    Hardback – 2019-06-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas

  • 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, 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, 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

  • Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era

    1st Edition

    By Christina E. Dando

    In the twenty-first century we speak of a geospatial revolution, but over one hundred years ago another mapping revolution was in motion. Women’s lives were in motion: they were playing a greater role in public on a variety of fronts. As women became more mobile (physically, socially, politically),…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07 
    Routledge
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • The Inter-American Human Rights System

    The Law and Politics of Institutional Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Par Engstrom, Courtney Hillebrecht

    At the time of the adoption of the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man in 1948, there was little indication that the Declaration would ultimately yield a highly institutionalized system comprised of a quasi-judicial Inter-American Commission and an authoritative Inter-American…

    Hardback – 2019-05-06 
    Routledge

  • The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800

    Comparisons and Contrasts, 1st Edition

    By Gwenda Morgan, Peter Rushton

    The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800 provides a comprehensive history of this complex period and explores the contrasting worlds of the British and the French Empires as they strove to develop new societies in the Americas. Charting the volatile relationship between the British and…

    Paperback – 2019-04-22 
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

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