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  1. 9/11 and Collective Memory in US Classrooms

    Teaching About Terror

    By Cheryl Lynn Duckworth

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    While current literature stresses the importance of teaching about the 9/11 attacks on the US, many questions remain as to what teachers are actually teaching in their own classrooms. Few studies address how teachers are using of all of this advice and curriculum, what sorts of activities they are...

    Published November 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Central Banking in a Democracy

    The Federal Reserve and its Alternatives

    By John H. Wood

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The Federal Reserve System, which has been Congress’s agent for the control of money since 1913, has a mixed reputation. Its errors have been huge. It was the principal cause of the Great Depression of the 1930s and the inflation of the 1970s, and participated in the massive bailouts of financial...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Benjamin Franklin

    American Founder, Atlantic Citizen

    By Nathan R. Kozuskanich

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment to the American cause was informed by years spent in England and France. The life of this...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ronald Reagan

    Champion of Conservative America

    By James H. Broussard

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Few politicians in recent American history are as well-known as Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president. An iconic leader, Reagan shifted the direction of American politics toward a newly vigorous conservatism. Though he began his career as a New Deal liberal, by the end of the 1950s, Reagan had...

    Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Rethinking American Women's Activism

    By Annelise Orleck

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's...

    Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Laura Ingalls Wilder

    American Writer on the Prairie

    By Sallie Ketcham

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote stories that have defined the American frontier for generations of readers. As both author and character in her own books, she became one of the most famous figures in American children’s literature. Her famous Little House on the Prairie series, based on her childhood in...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

    The Colonial Period to 1877

    Edited by Christos G. Frentzos, Antonio S. Thompson

    The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States. This volume, The Colonial Period to 1877, illuminates the early period of...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Transforming Civil War Prisons

    Lincoln, Lieber, and the Politics of Captivity

    By Paul J. Springer, Glenn Robins

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    During the Civil War, 410,000 people were held as prisoners of war on both sides. With resources strained by the unprecedented number of prisoners, conditions in overcrowded prison camps were dismal, and the death toll across Confederate and Union prisons reached 56,000 by the end of the war. In an...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Contested Terrain

    African American Women Migrate from the South to Cincinnati, 1900-1950

    By Beverly A. Bunch-Lyons

    Series: Crosscurrents in African American History

    This in-depth study focuses on black women migrants to the North and in doing so examines the interaction of race, class, regionalism, and gender during the early years of the 20th century....

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature

    By Christopher Dowd

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book examines the development of literary constructions of Irish-American identity from the mid-nineteenth century arrival of the Famine generation through the Great Depression. It goes beyond an analysis of negative Irish stereotypes and shows how Irish characters became the site of intense...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge