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.
In Never Trump, Robert P. Saldin and Steven M. Teles argue that the influence of the movement turned out to be much larger than its disappointing impact on the election. Never Trump examines the reasons for this widespread and unprecedented intra-party opposition to Trump, why it took the form it did, and its longer-term consequences.
A brief overview of French colonial society before the British conquest of 1759-60. The primary focus is on what is now called Quebec, but there are also chapters on Louisiana and the West, as well as on the Atlantic colonies of Acadia and Ile Royal.
John Selby's book is a mammoth tour of the United States, concentrating on the colourful and the dramatic. In it are to be found the exploits and work of pioneers like Daniel Boone; the subjugation of the Native Americans and dramatic incidents in American history such as The Alamo.
Largely out of sight, they rapidly built and funded a new empire of think tanks and academic institutions and professional organisations, lobbying and political groups, using them to transform politics, media, finance, the legal system and US laws to reinvent and control the political economy.
Conveying through 16 essays the continuing importance of American Studies and the excitement to be gained from its study, this book provides an evaluation of America's place in the world and the often tangled paths that led her there. It also examines ideals such as the commitment to liberty, equality and material progress.
Surveys and analyses the broad contours of US involvement in the Middle East. It probes the reasons why the United States implemented various policies and assesses the wisdom of American leaders as they accepted greater responsibilities for preserving stability and security in the region.
Using material from both published and private sources, this text focuses on United States-Soviet diplomacy to explain the causes and consequences of the Cold War. It explores how the Cold War was shaped by domestic events in both the US and the Soviet Union.
This is a survey of the American past from the earliest colonial settlements to the present day. The author assesses not only the epic achievements of the nation, but also the tensions and limitations of the society behind the American dream. A new chapter reviews recent presidential elections.
This is an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Cold war and the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union that has dominated world politics in the second half of the twentieth century.
The ideologies of equal opportunity and individual responsibility that dominate American culture tend to obscure the casual connections between poverty and wealth. Uncovering these connections is one of the purposes of this book.
This volume offers a comprehensive historical overview of the formation and growth of North American regions from European exploration and colonization to the later 20th century. It explores themes including acquisition of geographical knowledge, cultural transfer and frontier expansion.
The Cuban missile crisis was the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War and the most perilous moment in American history. In this dramatic and succinct narrative, Sheldon M. Stern enables the reader to follow the often harrowing twists and turns of the crisis.
Surrounding the war with an aura of nostalgia both fosters the delusion that war can cure our social ills and makes us strong again, and weakens confidence in our ability to act effectively in our own time."-Journal of Military History
Everyone knows the great American Dream: that America is the land of free enterprise, offering men and women without inherited advantages the chance to get ahead through hard work and self-reliance. Yet The Great American Speech offers an alternative vision, one enshrined in the country's most memorable speeches.
A finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, this acclaimed history uses foreign relations as the lens through which to tell the story of America's dramatic rise from 13 disparate colonies huddled along the Atlantic coast to the world's greatest superpower.