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20th Century

  • The Struggle for Equalityby James M. McPherson; James M. McPherson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Originally published in 1964, The Struggle for Equality presents an incisive and vivid look at the abolitionist movement and the legal basis it provided to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Pulitzer Prize?winning historian James McPherson explores the role played by rights activists during and after the Civil War, and their evolution from... more...

  • Power Linesby Andrew Needham

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In 1940, Phoenix was a small, agricultural city of sixty-five thousand, and the Navajo Reservation was an open landscape of scattered sheepherders. Forty years later, Phoenix had blossomed into a metropolis of 1.5 million people and the territory of the Navajo Nation was home to two of the largest strip mines in the world. Five coal-burning power... more...

  • Öl und Souveränitätby Rüdiger Graf

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 77.00

    The importance of oil for modern economic and political regimes increased during the economic boom of the post-war decades. Yet in 1973?1974, rising oil prices and reduced production raised the specter of an uncertain future. Rüdiger Graf examines the national and international strategies formulated to deal with this challenge to political sovereignty,... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.35

    There is an underside to every age about which history does not often speak, because history is written from records left by the privileged. more...

  • On His Own Termsby Richard Norton Smith

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 38.00

    From acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon: Nelson Rockefeller?one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century.   Fourteen years in the making, this magisterial biography of the original Rockefeller Republican draws on thousands of newly available documents and over two hundred... more...

  • American Pulpby Paula Rabinowitz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    ?There is real hope for a culture that makes it as easy to buy a book as it does a pack of cigarettes.??a civic leader quoted in a New American Library ad (1951) American Pulp tells the story of the midcentury golden age of pulp paperbacks and how they brought modernism to Main Street, democratized literature and ideas, spurred social mobility,... more...

  • Richmond Redeemedby Richard Sommers

    Savas Beatie 2014; US$ 14.99

    Richmond Redeemed pioneered study of Civil War Petersburg. The original (and long out of print) award-winning 1981 edition conveyed an epic narrative of crucial military operations in early autumn 1864 that had gone unrecognized for more than 100 years. Readers will rejoice that Richard J. Sommers’s masterpiece, in a revised Sesquicentennial edition,... more...

  • Rethinking American Women's Activismby Annelise Orleck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's activism, she weaves the personal with the political, vividly... more...

  • The Post-War Anglo-American Far Rightby Paul Jackson; Anton Shekhovtsov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 38.00

    Since 1945 neo-Nazi and far right extremists on both sides of the Atlantic have developed rich cultures which regularly exchange ideas. Leading activists such as Colin Jordan and George Lincoln Rockwell have helped to establish what has become a complex web of marginalised extremism. This book examines the history of this milieu to the present day.... more...

  • American Airman in the Belgian Resistanceby Jerome W. Sheridan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    In May of 1944, American airman Gerald E. Sorensen was shot down over Nazi occupied Belgium. The Belgian Resistance recovered Sorensen and sheltered him in the home of the Abeels family. Friendship between Sorensen and the Abeels blossomed and they came to consider each other as family. The Abeels were active in the Resistance and Sorensen ultimately... more...