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  1. A New History of Asian America

    By Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

    A New History of Asian America is a fresh and up-to-date history of Asians in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on current scholarship, Shelley Lee brings forward the many strands of Asian American history, highlighting the distinctive nature of the...

    Published September 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Thurgood Marshall

    Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union

    By Charles L. Zelden

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson, Marshall was a lawyer...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Race and Immigration in the United States

    New Histories

    By Paul Spickard

    Race and Immigration in the United States is a collection of the very best of the new generation of scholarship in the field of immigration history. The traditional Ellis Island model of immigrant assimilation is no longer adequate to understand American history. A more subtle model is needed – one...

    Published July 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Race and National Power

    A Sourcebook of Black Civil Rights from 1862 to 1954

    By Christopher Waldrep

    In American history, students are taught about the three branches of government. Most of the time is spent learning about the Executive and the Legislative bodies, but the Judicial branch has had a monumental effect on the course of American history, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the...

    Published July 14th 2010 by Routledge

  5. African Americans and the Presidency

    The Road to the White House

    Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud, Cary D. Wintz

    African Americans and the Presidency explores the long history of African American candidates for President and Vice President, examining the impact of each candidate on the American public, as well as the contribution they all made toward advancing racial equality in America. Each chapter takes...

    Published November 25th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Almost All Aliens

    Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity

    By Paul Spickard, Paul Spickard

    Almost All Aliens offers a unique reinterpretation of immigration in the history of the United States. Leaving behind the traditional melting-pot model of immigrant assimilation, Paul Spickard puts forward a fresh and provocative reconceptualization that embraces the multicultural reality of...

    Published June 21st 2007 by Routledge

  7. From Wiseguys to Wise Men

    The Gangster and Italian American Masculinities

    By Fred Gardaphe

    The gangster, in the hands of the Italian American artist, becomes a telling figure in the tale of American race, gender, and ethnicity - a figure that reflects the autobiography of an immigrant group just as it reflects the fantasy of a native population. From Wiseguys to Wise Men studies the...

    Published March 7th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Pinay Power

    Peminist Critical Theory

    Edited by Melinda L. de Jesús

    This volume brings together for the first time critical work by Pinays of different generations and varying political and personal perspectives to chart the history of the Filipina experience....

    Published March 21st 2005 by Routledge

  9. Race and Nation

    Ethnic Systems in the Modern World

    Edited by Paul Spickard

    Race and Nation is the first book to compare the racial and ethnic systems that have developed around the world. It is the creation of nineteen scholars who are experts on locations as far-flung as China, Jamaica, Eritrea, Brazil, Germany, Punjab, and South Africa. The contributing historians,...

    Published November 28th 2004 by Routledge

  10. A Century of Chicano History

    Empire, Nations and Migration

    By Raul E. Fernandez, Gilbert G. Gonzalez

    This study argues for a radically new interpretation of the origins and evolution of the ethnic Mexican community across the US. This book offers a definitive account of the interdependent histories of the US and Mexico as well as the making of the Chicano population in America. The authors link...

    Published June 6th 2003 by Routledge

  11. How the Irish Became White

    By Noel Ignatiev

    Ignatiev traces the tattered history of Irish and African-American relations, revealing how the Irish used labor unions, the Catholic Church and the Democratic party to succeed in American. He uncovers the roots of conflict between Irish-Americans and African-Americans and draws a powerful...

    Published August 21st 1996 by Routledge

  12. Barrios and Borderlands

    Cultures of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

    Edited by Denis Lynn Daly Heyck

    This unique anthology highlights the diversity of Latino cultural expressions and points out the distinctive features of the three major Latino populations: Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban. It is organized around six central cultural issues: family, religion, community, the arts, (im)migration and...

    Published April 19th 1994 by Routledge