Traces the history of the concept of democracy in the United States.
First-of-its-kind study offering a model for understanding vice-presidential influence in the modern era.
Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.
First history of New York's women legislators within the larger story of New York State politics.
Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.
Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.
A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson's ambiguous racial identity.
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
Examines why some politicians take the drastic step of becoming a carpetbagger and how that shapes their campaigns and chances for victory.
Illuminates transgender activists' successful strategies to organize for social and political change in the US.
Examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 US military veterans and the activism they are engaged in.
Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.
Reveals how presidents deploy a rhetoric that attempts to attract many racial and ethnic groups, but ultimately directs itself to an archtypal white, Middle-American swing voter.
Explores the contradictory nature of public opinion.
Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.
Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities.
Analyzes long-term interest group/party alliances, with a focus on the part played by federal advisory committees.
Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.
Uncovers the politics involved when a city recruits and implements a presidential convention.
Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.
The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote.
Chronicles JFK’s growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.
Examines the origins, spread, and effectiveness of the initiative.
In-depth study of the recall, the most important popular device allowing voters to remove unresponsive elected officials from office.
A compelling intellectual and political study of a leading post–civil rights era African American political theorist and strategist.
An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration.
Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.
A detailed study of political gridlock in Congress, offering an alternative perspective for evaluating its persistence and charting a course for change.
Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.
Lively anecdotes retold by an advance man for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.