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  • The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America

    Edited by Jonathan Daniel Wells

    The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America provides an important overview of the main themes within the study of the long nineteenth century in American History. By broadly incorporating the latest research to give an up-to-date overview of the whole era, the book explores the major…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Routledge Histories

  • British and American Foundings of Parliamentary Science: 1775-1801

    By Peter J. Aschenbrenner

    Upon declaring independence from Britain in July 1776, the United States Congress urgently needed to establish its credentials as a legitimate government that could credibly challenge the claims of the British Crown. In large measure this legitimacy rested upon setting in place the procedural and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-28 
    International Relations and the European Atlantic World, 1660-1830

  • The French Revolution and the Birth of Electoral Democracy

    By Melvin Edelstein

    Democracy is perhaps the defining characteristic of modern Western society, but even as late as the nineteenth century it was often viewed with suspicion by many who saw it as akin to anarchy and mob rule. It was not until the French and American revolutions of the eighteenth century that electoral…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09 

  • Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet

    Exploration, Encounter, and the French New World

    By Laura M. Chmielewski

    In 1673, two French explorers - Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a fur trapper and trader - embarked on a journey of exploration in the center of the American continent, becoming the first Europeans to travel the Mississippi River and its environs. A century before Lewis…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies

    Edited by Cindy I-Fen Cheng

    The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the field of Asian American Studies, as a generation of researchers have expanded the field with new paradigms and methodological tools. Inviting readers to consider new…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22 

  • America's Vietnam War and Its French Connection

    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 – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Advances in American History

  • Native American Survivance, Memory, and Futurity

    The Gerald Vizenor Continuum

    Edited by Birgit Däwes, Alexandra Hauke

    According to Kimberly Blaeser, Gerald Vizenor is "the most prolific Native American writer of the twentieth century," and Christopher Teuton rightfully calls him "one of the most innovative and brilliant American Indian writers" today." With more than 40 books of fiction, poetry, life writing,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge Research in Transnational Indigenous Perspectives

  • Africa in Black Liberation Activism

    Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael and Walter Rodney

    By Tunde Adeleke

    This book revisits and analyzes three of the most accomplished twentieth century Black Diaspora activists: Malcolm X (1925–1965), Stokely Carmichael (1941–1998) and Walter Rodney (1942–1980). All three began their careers in the Diaspora and later turned toward Africa. This became the foundation…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge African Studies

  • The USA and Canada 2017

    19th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    Combining impartial analysis with reliable facts and figures, this fully revised and updated 18th edition provides up-to-date commentary on these vast North American nations. General Survey Essays by leading experts analyse topics of regional importance, including: - US-Canadian integration,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    The Europa Regional Surveys of the World

  • Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi

    How Hollywood Turns Military Defeats into Moral Victories

    By Frank Wetta, Martin Novelli

    Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi examines how filmmakers teach Americans about the country’s military past. Examining twenty-three representative war films and location them in their cultural and military landscape, the authors argue that Hollywood’s view of American military history has…

    Paperback – 2016-12-14 

  • The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914

    By Richard Adelstein

    Central economic planning is often associated with failed state socialism, and modern capitalism celebrated as its antithesis. This book shows that central planning is not always, or even primarily, a state enterprise, and that the giant industrial corporations that dominated the American economy…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • The Unfinished Exhibition

    Visualizing Myth, Memory, and the Shadow of the Civil War in Centennial America

    By Susanna W. Gold

    Susanna W. Gold is an independent historian and curator of 19th- and 20th-century American art and culture.  She has taught at Temple University, the Barnes Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her Ph.D.  She has organized and written catalogs for a number of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 

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