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  1. Liberty and Union

    A Constitutional History of the United States, volume 2

    By Edgar J. McManus, Tara Helfman

    This, the second of two volumes of Liberty and Union, is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Progressive Era of the early twentieth century to the most recent decisions of the Supreme Court on contemporary constitutional issues. Written in a clear and engaging...

    Published December 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Bill Clinton

    Building a Bridge to the New Millennium

    By David H. Bennett

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    In 1993, William J. Clinton began his eight year stint as forty-second president of the United States. A key figure of change in the Democratic Party, Clinton's political and personal actions ensured his lasting status as an important if controversial leader at a critical moment in recent...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Homestead Strike

    Labor, Violence, and American Industry

    By Paul Kahan

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    On July 6, 1892, three hundred armed Pinkerton agents arrived in Homestead, Pennsylvania to retake the Carnegie Steelworks from the company's striking workers. As the agents tried to leave their boats, shots rang out and a violent skirmish began. The confrontation at Homestead was a turning point...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Ways of War

    American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century

    By Matthew S. Muehlbauer, David J. Ulbrich

    From the first interactions between European and native peoples, to the recent peace-keeping efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, military issues have always played an important role in American history. Ways of War comprehensively explains the place of the military within the wider context of the...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Fictions of Female Education in the Nineteenth Century

    By Jaime Osterman Alves

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Seeking to understand how literary texts both shaped and reflected the century's debates over adolescent female education, this book examines fictional works and historical documents featuring descriptions of girls' formal educational experiences between the 1810s and the 1890s. Alves argues...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Performing American Identity in Anti-Mormon Melodrama

    By Megan Sanborn Jones

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    In the late nineteenth century, melodramas were spectacular entertainment for Americans. They were also a key forum in which elements of American culture were represented, contested, and inverted. This book focuses specifically on the construction of the Mormon villain as rapist, murderer...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Color Matters

    Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America

    Edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood

    Series: New Directions in American History

    In the United States, as in many parts of the world, people are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. This type of skin tone bias, or colorism, is both related to and distinct from discrimination on the basis of race, with which it is often conflated. Preferential treatment of...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Popular Media and the American Revolution

    Shaping Collective Memory

    By Janice Hume

    The American Revolution—an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins—continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year on July 4 with fireworks and other patriotic displays. But to identify as an American is to...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  9. From Selma to Montgomery

    The Long March to Freedom

    By Barbara Harris Combs

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their...

    Published November 19th 2013 by Routledge

  10. John F. Kennedy

    By Peter J. Ling

    Series: Routledge Historical Biographies

    A lively, concise and cutting-edge biography of one of the towering figures of 20th-century history. Of all the US presidents of the post-Second World War period, John F. Kennedy is the most clearly idolized. There is a well-documented gulf between the public’s largely positive appraisal of this...

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge