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- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95
Like many historical events, the American Revolution is sometimes overlooked, ignored, or minimized by historians due to being shrouded in romantic myth and stubborn stereotypes. Here historian Phillip Thomas Tucker provides an in-depth look at the events of the Battle of Trenton, weeding out fiction and legend and presenting new insights and analysis.... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99
Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power? during a speech one humid Mississippi night in 1966. Carmichael?s life changed that day, and so did America?s struggle for civil rights. “Black Power? became the slogan of an era, provoking a national reckoning on... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 18.95
Gentile reader, and you, Jews, come too. Follow Sue William Silverman, a one-woman cultural mash-up, on her exploration of identity among the mishmash of American idols and ideals that confuse most of us?or should. Pat Boone is our first stop. Now a Tea Party darling, Boone once shone as a squeaky-clean pop music icon of normality, an antidote for... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 19.95
"Much has been written about the famous conflicts and battlegrounds of the East during the American Revolution. Perhaps less familiar, but equally important and exciting, was the war on the western frontier, where Ohio Valley settlers fought for the land they had claimed -- and for their very lives. George Rogers Clark stepped forward to organize... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95
The Border Crossed Us explores efforts to restrict and expand notions of US citizenship as they relate specifically to the US-Mexico border and Latina/o identity. Borders and citizenship go hand in hand. Borders define a nation as a territorial entity and create the parameters for national belonging. But the relationship between borders and citizenship... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 4.99
We all know the name. Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights leader. But most people today know relatively little about King, the campaigner against militarism, materialism, and racism?what he called the "giant triplets." Jennifer J. Yanco takes steps to redress this imbalance. "My objective is to highlight the important aspects of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008 Obama chose Lincoln; in 2009, Reagan; and in 2010, Theodore... more...
- Westview Press 2014; US$ 47.99
This refreshing text stresses institutional and cultural themes—rather than individual racial/ethnic categories—allowing students to grapple with the complexities of race, privilege, and racism within broad historical and sociological contexts. more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95
In examining the influence of historical analogies on decisions to use--or not use--force, military strategist Jeffrey Record assesses every major application of U.S. force from the Korean War to the NATO war on Serbia. Specifically, he looks at the influence of two analogies: the democracies? appeasement of Hitler at Munich and America's defeat in... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65
The map of the United States is peppered with Scottish place-names and America?s telephone directories are filled with surnames illustrating Scottish ancestry. Increasingly, Americans of Scottish extraction are visiting Scotland in search of their family history. All over Scotland and the United States there are clues to the Scottish-American relationship,... more...