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  • The Americanization of a Rural Immigrant Church

    The General Conference Mennonites in Central Kansas, 1874-1939

    By Dennis D. Engbrecht

    The purpose of this study, first published in 1990, is to investigate the Americanization of an immigrant church in rural North America. The study focuses on General Conference Mennonites who came from Russia and east Europe to settle in central Kansas in 1874. The Americanization of a Rural…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge Library Editions: Rural History

  • Population Persistence and Migration in Rural New York, 1855-1860

    By David Paul Davenport

    This title, first published in 1989, explores the population change in America during the 1800s by closely examining frontier settlement, urbanisation, and depopulation and emigration from rural areas of the north-eastern United States. Population Persistence and Migration in Rural New York, 1855-…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge Library Editions: Rural History

  • Writings of Farm Women, 1840-1940

    An Anthology

    Edited by Carol Fairbanks, Bergine Haakenson

    Originally published in 1990. The stories of the homesteaders, ranchers, and farm women included in this anthology describe both the ordinary and the extraordinary. The writers discuss many different aspects of rural life such as farming techniques, religious beliefs, and politics. They also…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge Library Editions: Rural History

  • Children, Media, and American History

    Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations

    By Margaret Cassidy

    This book explores the history of American children and media, focusing on the ways in which new media enter into and become part of children’s lives. Cassidy examines a selection of "old media" when they were "new media," with an emphasis on understanding how children used those media…

    Paperback – 2017-07-01 

  • Welsh Quaker Emigrants and Colonial Pennsylvania

    Transatlantic Connections

    By Richard C. Allen

    Exploring the emigration to colonial Pennsylvania of Welsh members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), this book appraises their experiences during a period of unparalleled change. It begins by exploring why Welsh Quakers left their homes and families for an unknown future, thousands of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 

  • Wilsonian Approaches to American Conflicts

    From the War of 1812 to the First Gulf War

    By Ashley Cox

    This book explores US foreign policy, specifically the history of America’s entry into the War of 1812, The First World War, The Korean War and The First Gulf War. Using a historical case study approach, it demonstrates how the Wilsonian Framework can give us a unique understanding of why the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • International Perspectives on Chicana/o Studies

    "This World is My Place"

    Edited by Catherine Leen, Niamh Thornton

    This volume examines how the field of Chicana/o studies has developed to become an area of interest to scholars far beyond the United States and Spain. For this reason, the volume includes contributions by a range of international scholars and takes the concept of place as a unifying paradigm. As a…

    Paperback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Indian, Black and Irish

    Race, Racism and Capitalism in America

    By James V. Fenelon

    Paperback – 2017-06-01 
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • Attachment, Place, and Otherness in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

    New Materialist Representations

    By Jillmarie Murphy

    This interdisciplinary study examines the role interpersonal and place attachment bonds play in crafting a national identity in American literature. Although there have been numerous ecocritical studies of and psychoanalytic approaches to American literature, this study seeks to integrate the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-31 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Three Mile Island

    The Meltdown Crisis and Nuclear Power in American Popular Culture

    By Grace Halden

    Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island Power on March 28, 1979. Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting impact on public attitudes towards nuclear energy in the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30 
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Reducing Bodies

    Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America

    By Elizabeth M. Matelski

    Reducing Bodies: Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America explores the ways in which women in the years following World War II refashioned their bodies – through reducing diets, exercise, and plastic surgery – and asks what insights these changing beauty standards can offer into gender…

    Paperback – 2017-05-29 

  • McCarthyism

    The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the 1950s Red Scare

    By Jonathan Michaels

    In this succinct text, Jonathan Michaels examines the rise of anti-communist sentiment in the postwar United States, exploring the factors that facilitated McCarthyism and assessing the long-term effects on US politics and culture. McCarthyism:The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18 
    Critical Moments in American History

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