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Thomas Paine's Common Sense

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Published in 1776, when America was teetering on the brink of war with Britain, Common Sense galvanized the colonists and George Washington's army, influencing not only the course of the Revolutionary War, but also the resultant government.

Frederick Jackson Turner's The Significance of the Frontier in American History

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
Turner's much-anthologized 1893 essay argues that the vast western frontier shaped the modern American character-and the course of US history. Interacting with both the wilderness and Native Americans, settlers on the frontier developed institutions and character traits quite distinct from Europe.

Bernard Bailyn's The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
Before Bailyn's 1967 work, it was generally accepted that the American Revolution was driven by social conflict between settlers and the British government and class conflict in American society.

US Imperialism Has Lost the Cold War

Paperback, 01/10/1998, £14.00

Noir Forties

Hardback, 15/12/2011, £19.99
A work of revisionist history that traces the moody period that enveloped America in the aftermath of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, when popular culture came to embody the psychological insecurities and anxieties provoked by wartime upheaval and cultural isolation.

G-man's Life: The FBI, Being Deep Throat, and the Struggle for Honor in Washington

Hardback, 04/05/2006, £15.99
Addresses such questions as who is Mark Felt? And, why did he risk so much for his country? Supported by Felt's 1979 memoir and secret manuscript written in the 1980s, this work combines revelations from his personal letters and memos, together with his family's and associate's account of his life.

Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution

Hardback, 01/06/2017, £18.99
Nathan Hale, the celebrated hero, and Moses Dunbar, an unknown loyalist executed for treason, died during the American Revolution for causes they regarded as honorable. The Martyr and the Traitor presents these men's stories for what they reveal about the Revolution's impact on ordinary lives and about the many factors involved in choosing sides in war.

Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age

Paperback, 25/04/2000, £39.95
This text is an account of the vibrant international network that the American socio-political reformers constructed - so often obscured by notions of American exceptionalism - and of its profound impact on the USA from the 1870s through to 1945.

Americans - The National Experience

Paperback, 21/09/2000, £14.99
This second volume in "The Americans" trilogy deals with the crucial period of American history from the Revolution to the Civil War. Here we meet the people who shaped, and were shaped by, the American experience - the versatile New Englanders, the Transients and the Boosters.

Between The World And Me

Paperback, 16/07/2015, £10.99

Give Me Liberty! an American History 5ed Seagull Volume 2 with Ebook and IQ

Paperback, 16/06/2017, £39.99
The leading text in the U.S. survey course.

Women's Early American Historical Narratives

Paperback, 28/08/2003, £7.99
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many women began to write historical analysis, taking a big role in defining the new American Republicanism. The work collected here ranges from reportage to poetic historical narratives and historical drama to depictions of women.

King of the Jews: Arnold Rothstein Story

Paperback, 06/04/2006, £20.00
Arnold Rothstein was one of the important but mysterious figures in the history of New York. A peer in the wood-panelled business sancta of the Rockerfellers and the Morgans, he was also the godfather of organized crime in America. This book aims to unravel the mysteries of Rothstein's life, a story ending in the final mystery of his murder.

Special Relationships - Anglo-American affinities and antagonisms 1854-1936

Paperback, 21/11/2002, £16.99
Opening up readings of writers in the growing field of transatlanticism, this text discusses diverse and innovative interventions in the field of Anglo-American literary relations, revealing previously unresearched connections between writers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Alliance at Risk: United States and Europe since September 11

Hardback, 01/10/2003, £13.50
Relations between Europe and America have become contentious, fuelled by the post-9/11 unilateral and pre-emptive tone of US foreign policy and old fears of American hegemony. The author argues that this increasing mistrust prevents constructive dialogue and action and threatens world stability.

By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture At the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Paperback, 01/09/1994, £49.95
Originally published in 1985, By the Bomb's Early Light is the first book to explore the cultural "fallout" in America during the early years of the atomic age. The book is based on a wide range of sources, including cartoons, opinion polls, radio programs, movies, literature, song lyrics, slang, and interviews with leading opinion-makers of the time.

Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive

Hardback, 31/05/2016, £49.00
Vividly recounting the lives of enslaved women in eighteenth-century Bridgetown, Barbados, and their conditions of confinement through urban, legal, sexual, and representational power wielded by slave owners, authorities, and the archive, Marisa J. Fuentes challenges how histories of vulnerable and invisible subjects are written.

Angry White Men, 2nd Edition: American Masculinity at the End of an Era 2ed

Paperback, 25/04/2017, £13.99
America's leading expert on men and masculinity explains why, with the demographics of the nation rapidly changing and the levers of political power ostensibly slipping from their hands, white men are angrier than ever before in our recent history.

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

Hardback, 12/10/2017, £20.00
That do-your-own-thing freedom - run amok since the individualism and relativism of the 1960s and later the unprecedented free-for-all world of the Internet, is the driving credo of America's current transformation where the difference between opinion and fact is rapidly crumbling.

Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture

Paperback, 01/08/2013, £35.95
From the late nineteenth century through World War II, popular culture portrayed the American South as a region ensconced in its antebellum past, draped in moonlight and magnolias, and represented by such southern icons as the mammy, the belle, and the chivalrous planter. Karen Cox shows that the chief purveyors of this constructed nostalgia for the Old South were outsiders of the region.

Heart of the Constitution: How the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights

Hardback, 15/02/2018, £24.49
Gerard Magliocca'sThe Heart of the Constitution is the untold story of the most celebrated part of the Constitution. Until the twentieth century, few Americans called the first ten amendments the Bill of Rights. When they did after 1900, the Bill of Rights was usually invoked to increase rather than limit federal authority.

Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

Paperback, 01/03/2018, £14.99
Critically acclaimed, The Earth is Weeping has become a perennial Waterstones pick that tells the definitive account of how the West was won... and lost.

Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty

Hardback, 01/05/2018, £25.00
Why did the once-ardent hero of the American Revolutionary cause become its most dishonored traitor?

Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

Paperback, 10/03/2016, £13.99
"A rigorously researched book that gracefully pivots between the world of the ring and the racial politics of the early'60s."-New York Times Book Review

Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers: v. 4: The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, Vol. IV September 1921-September 1922

Hardback, 03/10/1985, £84.00
After September of 1921, membership declined and morale in the UNIA began to weaken. The final failure of the Black Star Line resulted when negotiations with the United States Chipping Board for the purchase of the long proposed African ship collapsed in March 1922. Deals with the period of crisis in the UNIA's political and economic fortunes.

Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, Volume XIII: The Caribbean Diaspora, 1921-1922

Hardback, 22/04/2016, £112.00
Volume XIII of The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers covers the period between August 1921 and August 1922. During this particularly tumultuous time, Garvey suffered legal, political, and financial trouble, while the UNIA struggled to grow throughout the Caribbean.

Becoming CD Audio

13/11/2018, £20.00

Untold History of the United States

Paperback, 26/10/2018, £16.99

Mastering Modern United States History 2ed

Paperback, 03/12/2018, £28.99
Now in its second edition, this engaging text introduces readers to all the key developments in American history between 1900 and 2000.

History of the United States 5ed

Paperback, 19/04/2017, £24.99

Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)

Hardback, 06/09/2018, £12.99
An essential new collection of essays from the bestselling phenomenon Rebecca Solnit calling for reflection and context, activism and hope.

Lay Empowerment and the Development of Puritanism

Paperback, 31/01/2019, £27.99
A study of the rise and decline of puritanism in England and New England that focuses on the role of godly men and women. It explores the role of family devotions, lay conferences, prophesying and other means by which the laity influenced puritan belief and practice, and the efforts of the clergy to reduce lay power in the seventeenth century.

How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States

Paperback, 30/01/2020, £10.99
The result is a provocative and absorbing history of the United States' NEW YORK TIMES For a country that has always denied having dreams of empire, the United States owns a lot of overseas territory.

People's History Of The United States: The Wall Charts

Paperback, 30/01/1995, £24.99
Zinn's classic work in its most innovative format, the long out-of-print myth-busting posters.

Fur Traders, Trappers, and Mountain Men of the Upper Missouri

Paperback, 01/03/1995, £11.99
John Jacob Astor's dream of empire took shape as the American Fur Company. At Astor's retirement in 1834, this corporate monopoly reached westward from a depot on Mackinac Island to subposts beyond the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers. This book focuses on eighteen men who represented the American Fur Company and its successors.

Southern Exposure

Paperback, 10/11/2018, £24.95

Living Jim Crow: The Segregated Town in Mid-Century Southern Fiction

Hardback, 31/07/2020, £85.00
Analysing the ubiquity of the small town in fiction of the mid-century US South, Living Jim Crow is the first extended scholarly study to explore how authors mobilised this setting as a tool for racial resistance.
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