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  1. American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obama

    By Stephen Brooks

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Liberty and Union

    A Constitutional History of the United States, volume 1

    By Edgar J. McManus, Tara Helfman

    This, the first of two volumes of Liberty and Union, is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Anglo-American origins of the Constitution through the colonial and antebellum periods, to the Civil War and the consequent restructuring of the nation. Written in a clear...

    Published December 17th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The American Political Economy

    Institutional Evolution of Market and State, 2nd Edition

    By Marc Allen Eisner

    Policy debates are often grounded within the conceptual confines of a state-market dichotomy, as though the two existed in complete isolation. In this innovative text, Marc Allen Eisner portrays the state and the market as inextricably linked, exploring the variety of institutions subsumed by the...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Louisiana Purchase

    A Global Context

    By Robert D. Bush

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    In 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France at a price of approximately three cents per acre, dramatically altering the young nation’s geography and its political future. President Thomas Jefferson had struggled for three years over the purchase, which many...

    Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics

    The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress

    By Miriam Jiménez

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    This innovative book investigates the process through which ethnic minorities penetrate into higher echelons of political power: specifically, how they succeed in getting elected to the U.S. Congress. Analysts today see ethnic politicians largely in relation to their collectivities, but by actually...

    Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Democracy as a Way of Life in America

    A History

    By Richard Schneirov, Gaston A. Fernandez

    The United States is a nation whose identity is defined by the idea of democracy. Yet democracy in the U.S. is often taken for granted, narrowly understood, and rarely critically examined. In Democracy as a Way of Life in America, Schneirov and Fernandez show that, much more than a static legacy...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The American Revolution Reader

    Edited by Denver Brunsman, David J Silverman

    Series: Routledge Readers in History

    The American Revolution Reader is a collection of leading essays on the American revolutionary era from the eve of the imperial crisis through George Washington’s presidency. Articles have been chosen to represent classic themes, such as the British-colonial relationship during the eighteenth...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Religion and American Exceptionalism

    Edited by Dennis R. Hoover

    "American exceptionalism" was once a rather obscure and academic concept, but in the 2012 presidential election campaign the phrase attained unprecedented significance in political rhetoric. President Obama’s conservative critics—most notably Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney—accused the...

    Published July 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Race and the Politics of the Exception

    Equality, Sovereignty, and American Democracy

    By Utz McKnight

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    The traditional assumption today about race is that it is not political; that it has no political content and is a matter of individual beliefs and attitudes. In Race and the Politics of the Exception, Utz McKnight argues that race is in fact political and defines how it functions as a politics in...

    Published June 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. "An Empire of Ideals"

    The Chimeric Imagination of Ronald Reagan

    By Justin D. Garrison

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Justin D. Garrison provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan’s imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan’s imagination is "chimeric," that is, imbued with a high degree of optimism, romantic...

    Published February 15th 2013 by Routledge