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  1. Concrete Demands

    The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century

    By Rhonda Y. Williams

    Between the 1950s and 1970s, Black Power coalesced as activists advocated a more oppositional approach to fighting racial oppression, emphasizing racial pride, asserting black political, cultural, and economic autonomy, and challenging white power. In Concrete Demands, Rhonda Y. Williams provides a...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Environment in American History

    Nature and the Formation of the United States

    By Jeff Crane

    From pre-European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly manipulated their environment. The use of natural resources – animals, plants, minerals, water, and land – has produced both prosperity and destruction, reshaping the land and human...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Rethinking the Chicano Movement

    By Marc Simon Rodriguez

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

    In the 1960s and 1970s, an energetic new social movement emerged among Mexican Americans. Fighting for civil rights and celebrating a distinct ethnic identity, the Chicano Movement had a lasting impact on the United States, from desegregation to bilingual education. Rethinking the Chicano Movement...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Jesse Owens, the Press, and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

    By Pamela C. Laucella

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    Jesse Owens secured his place as one of the most celebrated athletes of the twentieth-century after winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. This book examines the press coverage of the time, which helped to elevate Owens to such status. Pamela C. Laucella utilizes examples not just...

    Published November 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Brigham Young

    Sovereign in America

    By David Vaughn Mason

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Brigham Young was one of the most influential—and controversial—Mormon leaders in American history. An early follower of the new religion, he led the cross-continental migration of the Mormon people from Illinois to Utah, where he built a vast religious empire that was both revolutionary and...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Sourcebook of Religion and the American Civil War

    A History in Documents

    Edited by Robert R. Mathisen

    In recent years, the intersection of religion and the American Civil War has been the focus of a growing area of scholarship. However, primary sources on this subject are housed in many different archives and libraries scattered across the U.S., and are often difficult to find. The Routledge...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World

    Edited by Paula S. Fass

    Series: Routledge Histories

    The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding the history of childhood in the West from antiquity to the present day. By broadly incorporating the research in the field of Childhood Studies, the book explores the major advances...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. America's Urban History

    By Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Steven Hunt Corey

    The history of the American city is, in many ways, the history of the United States. Although rural traditions have also left their impact on the country, cities and urban living have been vital components of America for centuries, and an understanding of the urban experience is essential to...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Discussions in History and Theology (Routledge Revivals)

    By George P. Fisher

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1880, this is a fascinating collection of essays by the nineteenth-century theologian and historian George P. Fisher, arranged into three key classifications. The first group comprises papers that relate to the history, polity and dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church, with a...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge