American History

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Race, Class, and the Death Penalty

Examines both the legal and illegal uses of the death penalty in American history.

Carnegie's Model Republic

By A. S. Eisenstadt
Subjects: History

Examines Carnegie’s book Triumphant Democracy and his efforts to promote closer ties between America and Britain.

Horsing Around

Edited by W. Douglas McCombs
Subjects: History

Overview of cast iron hitching posts designed and manufactured in the nineteenth century.

Mayor Corning

By Paul Grondahl
Subjects: History

Grondahl’s classic biography of Albany’s “mayor for life,” now available in paperback.

Executing the Constitution

Draws attention to how American presidents have creatively interpreted the Constitution to expand the power of the executive branch.

Awakening Warrior

Explores moral progress in the American military.

New York's Historic Armories

By Nancy L. Todd
Subjects: History

Chronicles the evolution of the armory as a specific building type in American architectural and military history, and the role these buildings played in the history of America’s volunteer militia.

JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party

A comprehensive account of JFK’s and LBJ’s leadership of the Democratic Party in the 1960s.

The Other New York

Essays exploring rural New York during the American Revolution.

Hospital Transports

Edited by Laura L. Behling
Introduction by Laura L. Behling
Subjects: Sociology

Details the reactions of men and women serving aboard a hospital transport ship during the American Civil War.

Defining NASA

By W. D. Kay
Subjects: Public Policy

Examines the politics behind the funding of NASA.

The Mediating Effect of Public Opinion on Public Policy

Examines how public opinion has influenced health care policy.

Life in the White House

Edited by Robert P. Watson
Subjects: Politics And Law

Interdisciplinary essays on the White House and the lives of first families.

The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History

Explores how a pivotal event in U.S. history—the killing of nearly 300 Shoshoni men, women, and children in 1863—has been contested, forgotten, and remembered.

From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns

Comprehensive study of two towns on either side of the U. S.-Canadian border.


Paints a detailed picture of everyday life in an early American community.

Subdued by the Sword

By James M. Greiner
Subjects: History

Presents the life of Captain John S. Kidder during the Civil War, as told through letters to his wife, Harriet, at home in rural New York.

Deciding to Leave

The first sustained examination of the process by which justices elect to leave the United States Supreme Court.

Calling Down Fire

Explores how the agrarian setting of Jefferson County, New York, influenced the revival methods of Charles Grandison Finney, with implications for the study of revivalism more generally.

Islam in Black America

Explores modern African-American Islamic thought within the context of Islamic history, giving special attention to questions of universality versus particularity.

The Political Party Matrix

Argues that the political party remains an institution whose primary purpose is to allow elites to coordinate their activities in the political area.

Declarations of Dependency

By Alan F. Zundel
Subjects: History

Presents an original and provocative argument about poverty policy in the United States.

Sinners, Lovers, and Heroes

This intriguing investigation of an historically embedded cultural struggle over the possession of America's "collective memory" has significant implications for how we interpret cultural conflict in past, present, and future America.

American Presidential Elections

Milton Cummings, Everett Ladd, David Mayhew, Gerald Pomper, and Harvey Schantz analyze presidential elections over the sweep of American history and examine their impact on political parties, public policy, and society.

Militancy, Market Dynamics, and Workplace Authority

This book is an account of the political economy of labor relations in the U. S. automobile industry from the end of World War II to the 1970s. Zetka develops a sophisticated paradigm of hegemonic and ...

Cohesion and Dissent in America

This book addresses one of the most important theories to arise in recent American literary scholarship. Developed over the past two decades, Sacvan Bercovitch's ideas about the relationship of American ...

The Politics of Public Memory

This book examines American public culture and the means by which communities in the U.S. reconstruct the past and reinterpret the present in the development of tourism. Norkunas shows how public culture ...

Expanding the American Dream

Much has been written about the housing policies of the Depression and the Postwar period. Much less has been written of the houses built as a result of these policies, or the lives of the families who ...

The Woman in the Mountain

Examines the works of seven Adirondack writers.

Society and Family Strategy

By Mark J. Stern
Subjects: History

Using one of the largest quantitative data bases ever compiled on a single representative community, Stern explains and substantiates the reasons for the decline of the fertility rate during the nineteenth ...

Uncle Sam's Family

By Robert Wells
Subjects: History

This work introduces readers to the basics of demographic history, touching on issues of interest to anyone concerned with understanding how we have come to live as we do and what the future may bring. ...

The Remaking of Pittsburgh

What forces transformed a community in which industrial workers and other citizens exercised a real measure of power over their lives into a metropolis whose inhabitants were utterly dependent on Big ...

Family and Divorce in California, 1850-1890

Few of the men and women who came to California after the discovery of gold had the opportunity or the inclination to record their thoughts about family life. Their family experience, like that of most nineteenth-century Americans, is obscured by time and an absence of sources.

Mechanics and Manufacturers in the Early Industrial Revolution

By Paul G. Faler
Subjects: History

Lynn, Massachusetts, once the leading shoe manufacturing city of the United States, was in many ways a model of the industrial city that much of America was to become. This study of the early industrial ...

The Five Dollar Day

By Stephen Meyer III
Subjects: History

In 1903, Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company in a small Detroit workshop. Five years later, he introduced the Model T and met with extraordinary commercial success. Between 1910 and 1914, he developed ...