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 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.
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.