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  • Madness in Cold War America

    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 popularity amidst the domestic struggles of the early Cold War and become a pre-eminent way of understanding the relationship between…

    Hardback – 2016-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Revolutionary America, 1763-1815

    A Political History, 3rd Edition

    By Francis D. Cogliano

    Revolutionary America explains the crucial events in the history of the United States between 1763 and 1815, when settlers of North America rebelled against British rule, won their independence in a long and bloody struggle, and created an enduring Republic. Centering the narrative around the new…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Patrick Henry

    Proclaiming a Revolution

    By John A. Ragosta

    Often referred to as "the voice of the Revolution," Patrick Henry played a vital role in helping to launch the revolt of the American colonies against British rule. An early and compelling Revolutionary orator, Henry played an active part in the debates over the founding of the United States. As a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Ida B. Wells

    Social Activist and Reformer

    By Kristina DuRocher

    Born into slavery in 1862, Ida B. Wells went on to become an influential reformer and leader in the African American community. A Southern black woman living in a time when little social power was available to people of her race or gender, Ida B. Wells made an extraordinary impact on American…

    Paperback – 2016-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Understanding Contemporary American Conservatism

    By Joel D. Aberbach

    Contemporary American conservatism--a mélange of ideas, people, and organizations--is difficult to define; even conservatives themselves are unable to agree about its essential meaning. Yet the conservative movement is well financed, exerts strong influence in the Republican Party, inspires…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19 
    Routledge

  • What is Mormonism?

    A Student's Introduction

    By Patrick Mason

    What is Mormonism?: A Student’s Introduction answers its title’s question with an easy-to-read but rigorous and informative overview of the religion founded by Joseph Smith in 1830. The short and lively book covers Mormonism‘s history, core beliefs, rituals and devotional practices, as well as the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

    The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy

    By Jonathan Sadowsky

    While most previous histories of ECT have been highly polemical, taking clear sides in the controversy, this book instead seeks to provide an explanation of why ECT has been so controversial. Contextualizing the controversies about ECT, instead of simply engaging in them, makes the history of ECT…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Civil Rights in Public Service

    By Phillip J. Cooper

    Promises of justice and equality made in the U.S. Constitution, numerous Amendments, and decisions of the Supreme Court are hallmarks of American civil rights. Yet the realities of inequality remain facts of modern life for too many Native Americans, African Americans and Latino Americans, even…

    Paperback – 2016-08-11 
    Routledge

  • The California Gold Rush

    The Stampede that Changed the World

    By Mark A. Eifler

    In January of 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. For a year afterward, news of this discovery spread outward from California and started a mass migration to the gold fields. Thousands of people from the East Coast aspiring to start new lives…

    Paperback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Early Modern Travel and the Discourses of English Nationalism

    By Matthew Day

    An exploration of the relationship between early modern travel literature and English nationalism, this book's primary goal is to assess the response of early modern readers to the nationalist sentiments in Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations. Matthew Day contends that Hakluyt's collection…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 
    Routledge

  • Ideologies of US Foreign Policy

    From Pearl Harbour to the Present

    By John Callaghan, Brendon O'Connor, Mark Phythian

    The current Bush administration has frequently been labelled one of the most ideologically driven administrations in recent American history, its Iraq policy often said to represent the triumph of ideology over sensible policy advice. The name almost always given to the ideology that has supposedly…

    Paperback – 2016-07-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • 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 – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge

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