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  1. 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

  2. The Jazz Age and Great Depression

    1920-1941

    By Jeffrey H. Hacker

    Series: History Through Literature

    The Jazz Age and Great Depression: 1920-1941, a new title in the six-title series History Through Literature: American Voices, American Themes, provides insights and analysis regarding the history, literature, and cultural climate of the Jazz Age and Great Depression. It brings together...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Postwar Movements and Countermovements

    1945-Present

    Edited by Jeffrey H. Hacker

    Postwar Movements and Countermovements: 1945-Present, a new title in the six-title series History Through Literature: American Voices, American Themes, provides insights and analysis about the history, literature, and cultural climate of the United States since World War II. It brings together...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A Genetic History of New England Theology (Routledge Revivals)

    By Frank Hugh Foster

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1907, this text provides a scientific treatment of New England theology and American dogmatic history. Frank Hugh Foster analyses the eighteenth-century rise of the school of New England theology, which became the dominant school of thought in New England congregationalism and,...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. A Queer Capital

    A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C.

    By Genny Beemyn

    Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation’s capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women, Work, and Protest

    A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History

    Edited by Ruth Milkman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    As paid work becomes increasingly central in women’s lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century U.S. women’s labor history. Fourteen original essays illuminate the complex...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Shadows of the Slave Past

    Memory, Heritage, and Slavery

    By Ana Lucia Araujo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This book is a transnational and comparative study examining the processes that led to the memorialization of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the second half of the twentieth century. Araujo explores numerous kinds of initiatives such as monuments, memorials, and museums as well as heritage...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  8. German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920

    By Farley Grubb

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book provides the most comprehensive history of German migration to North America for the period 1709 to 1920 than has been done before. Employing state-of-the-art methodological and statistical techniques, the book has two objectives. First he explores how the recruitment and shipping...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these...

    Published June 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

    By Lawrence Karson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous to do so. Yet since the founding of the American Republic, numerous otherwise...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge