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
An appraisal of the Black Panther Party on the fiftieth anniversary of its founding, bringing together oral history interviews with original members, portraits, archival images, and essays by leading experts.
From nineteenth-century American art and literature to comic books of the twentieth century and afterwards, Chad A. Barbour examines in From Daniel Boone to Captain America the transmission of the ideals and myths of the frontier and playing Indian in American culture.
Originally published in 1996,this book traces the demographic growth in the American Indian population over the past forty years and the rise in native American activities during this century. Nagel focuses on the Red Power movement whose climax marked a shift in native American identification, from tribal association to a pan-Indian consciousness.
"In this assiduously researched and tightly argued volume, Baptist gives us what is by far the finest account of the deep interplay of the slave trade (especially within the nation's borders) and the development of the U.S. economy."-Bloomberg View, Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2014
The life of John Davenport, who co-founded the colony of New Haven, has long been overshadowed by his reputation as the most draconian of all Puritan leaders in New England - a reputation he earned due to his opposition to many of the changes that were transforming New England in the post-Restoration era. This book tells his story.
In a field where primary sources are thin and difficult, Abandoning America is an excellent tool for reference and research. The book is fully annotated and offers a substantial introduction providing for further historical context.
On November 29, 1864, over 150 Native Americans, mostly women, children, and elderly, were slaughtered in one of the most infamous cases of state-sponsored violence in U.S. history. Kelman examines how generations of Americans have struggled with the question of whether the nation's crimes, as well as its achievements, should be memorialized.
Offers an account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close. Drawing on memoirs, interviews in both Russia and the US, and classified documents from deep inside the Kremlin, the author examines the inner motives and secret decisions of each side and details the deadly stockpiles that remained unsecured as the Soviet Union collapsed.
When John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, emigrated from Stuart England to America, he and the colonists who accompanied him carried much of their culture with them. This title includes the essays that assert a unity to the transatlantic and Puritan, Anglo-American sphere, integrating the English and colonial stories.
How did the CIA control cops and secret service agents on the ground in Dealey Plaza? How did federal authorities prevent the House Select Committee on Assassinations from discovering the truth about the complicity of the CIA? In this book, the author finds out what went on the day JFK was assassinated.
Presents a thematic history of crime in the USA from the time of Lee's surrender at Appomattox to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. This title takes the period of American history where the country was changing into a truly modern, unified nation, and examines the roles crime and criminality have played in the growth of the nation.
Sarah Silverman's father taught her to curse - at the age of three. She was a chronic bedwetter - until she was old enough to drive. She lost her virginity at age 19 - but didn't really know it. This presents these tales and more. It focuses on topics that range from her epic struggle with hairy arms to the death of her infant brother.
Contains entries on capital punishment decisions rendered by the US Supreme Court. This encyclopedia includes entries on organizations that support and oppose capital punishment; capital punishment's impact on persons of African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American descent, on women, and on foreign nationals; and the various methods of execution.
This biography tells the story of controversial black activist, Robert F. Williams (1925-1996). President of the Monroe NAACP, Williams organized armed resistance to KKK terrorists, challenging not only white supremacists but also the civil rights establishment.
Suitable for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies, this book brings together essays by scholars working in literary studies and political economy, cultural anthropology and ethnic studies, African American history and performance studies, gender studies and political theory.
Part of the "Great Questions in Politics" series, Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America combines polling data with a compelling narrative to debunk commonly-believed myths about American politicsâ particularly the claim that Americans are deeply divided in their fundamental political views.
This work seeks to offer an alternative to traditional interest-based interpretations of US foreign policy. It argues that the Wilsonian outlook, far from being a crusading, idealistic doctrine, was reactive, practical, and grounded in fear.
Since its original publication, this book has become widely known as one of the most crucial political and social histories of African Americans. This updated third edition analyzes the effects of such factors as black neo-conservatism, welfare reform, the Million Man March, the mainstreaming of hip-hop culture, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina.
Moving from the Boston Tea Party to the present, this is an exploration of the ways in which non-Indian Americans have played out their fantasies about Indians in order to experience national, modern and personal identities.
Surveys a wide range of British opinion on the United States in the nineteenth century and highlights the views of John Stuart Mill, Walter Bagehot, Sir Henry Maine, and James Bryce, who wrote extensively on American government and society.
A comprehensive text on American history from this series by teachers and examiners. Includes historical interpretations, document source questions, explanation of difficult words and concepts and a study skills section for exam preparation.
Beginning with the bloody suppression of the Filipino struggle for independence and spanning the two World Wars, this title documents how US administrations have repeatedly intervened in conflicts on foreign soil, taking part in covert operations and wars in Latin American, Asia and the Middle East.
In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. This book brings to life a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world.
Is America the new world empire? Presidents from Lincoln to Bush may have denied it but, this book shows, the US is in many ways the greatest imperial power of all time. This title reveals, is an empire running on empty, weakened by chronic defecits of money, manpower and political will.
According to an early 1990s study, 95 per cent of what college students know about Native Americans was acquired through the media, leading to widespread misunderstandings of First Nations people. This title contends that negative 'Indian' stereotypes do physical, mental, emotional, and financial harm to First Nations individuals.
Presents a visual history of the American Civil War. Visually arresting and comprehensive, this book covers the history, causes and consequences of the conflict, providing eyewitness accounts by soldiers and civilians, key profiles of military leaders and clear timelines that give an instant overview of the developments during the tumultuous war.
The Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness.