This guide to contemporary American political practices, processes and institutions contains essays covering phenomena such as the Tea Party upsurge in the Republican Party, Obama's health care reforms, recent changes to campaign funding emanating from the key Citizens' United Supreme Court decision, and more.
Anyone who has even a casual acquaintance with the history of New Mexico in the nineteenth century has heard of the Santa Fe Ring - seekers of power and wealth in the post-Civil War period famous for public corruption and for dispossessing landholders. David Caffey looks beyond myth and symbol to explore its history.
Compares and contrasts the historical course of Britain and America, exploring the significance of their similarities and differences over a period of two centuries. This book includes wide-ranging analyses of such issues as industrialization and urbanization, democracy and politics.
The counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s remains a highly controversial and divisive topic Amidst the recent flourishing of Sixties scholarship, Imagine Nation is the first collection to focus solely on this culture.
This book looks beyond the common label of 'Ronald Reagan's America' to chart the complex intersection of cultures in the 1980s. In doing so it provides an insightful account of the major cultural forms of 1980s America and influential texts and trends of the decade.
Today's moral critics, in their attempts to convince Americans of the social and spiritual consequences of unregulated sexual behavior, often harken back to a more innocent age; as this groundbreaking work makes clear, America's sexual culture has always been rich, vibrant, and contentious.
* Contains 34 original essays by leading experts in Post-1945 American history. * Covers society and culture, people and movements, politics and foreign policy. * Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. * Includes a book review section on essential readings. .
Chronicles more than forty years of black music: from the hopeful, angry refrains of the Freedom movement to the slick pop of Motown; from Woodstock and the 'Summer of Love' to Vietnam and the race riots; from disco inferno to the Million Man March.
During the Cold War, the Munich-based radio stations Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty provided clandestine broadcasts to thousands of individuals living behind the Iron Curtain. This book describes the Cold War world of the Munich stations, focusing on the security and intelligence problems which plagued the stations between 1950 and 1989.
This incisive, provocative, and wide-ranging book casts a critical eye on the representation of Native Americans in the Western film since the genre's beginnings. Armando Jos' Prats shows the ways in which film reflects cultural transformations in the...
The events of the American Revolution signified by Lexington, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Saratoga, and Yorktown are familiar to American readers. This title views the American Revolution from the standpoint of the British government and the British military leaders as they attempted to execute an overseas war of great complexity.
Contesting Constructed Indian-ness seeks to highlight the investment of white American males with the history of their relationship with the ideas of the Indian. This book documents the investments of white men with that of the ideal Indian, while disregarding the reality of Native Americans in this country.
Rumours of Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings have circulated for two centuries. In this text, the author sets out to intensify the debate, arguing not that the events necessarily took place, but that the evidence for their taking place has been denied a fair hearing.
Offers an account of the crime story and its literary and political significance. Illuminating a previously unnoticed set of concerns at the heart of the fiction, the author contends that mid-twentieth-century American crime writers used the genre to confront and wrestle with many of the paradoxes and disappointments of New Deal liberalism.
In this revolutionary text, Native American scholar and activist Andrea Smith reveals the disturbing connections between white settler colonialism, genocide, and violence against Native American women and children.