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  • The Gilded Ageby Charles W. Calhoun; Eric Arnesen; Robert G. Barrows; Michael Les Benedict; Ballard C. Campbell; W. Bernard Carlson; Stacy A. Cordery; Ruth C. Crocker; Roger Daniels; Jr. Edmund J. Danziger; Jr. Leslie H. Fishel; Joseph A. Fry; Lewis L. Gould; Ellen M. Litwicki; Worth Robert Miller; Glenn Porter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 38.00

    Broad in scope, The Gilded Age brings together sixteen original essays that offer lively syntheses of modern scholarship while making their own interpretive arguments. These engaging pieces allow students to consider the various societal, cultural and political factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America... more...

  • Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectualsby Matthew Mancini

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 38.00

    Comprehensive in its chronology, the works it discusses, and the commentators it critically examines, Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectuals tells the surprising story of Tocqueville's reception in American thought and culture from the time of his 1831 visit to the United States to the turn of the twenty-first century. more...

  • Crossroadsby Mitchell K. Hall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.00

    American popular culture changed dramatically during the Vietnam era?from Leave it To Beaver to All in the Family and from Bobby Darin to Bob Dylan. In Crossroads, historian Mitchell K. Hall explores the popular culture that shaped the baby boomers and the transformation that generation wrought in movies, television, sports, and music. As... more...

  • America-Liteby David Gelernter

    Encounter Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    America-Lite (where we all live) is just like America, only turned into an amusement park or a video game or a supersized Pinkberry, where the past and future are blank and there is only a big NOW. How did we come to expect no virtue and so much cynicism from our culture, our leaders?and each other? In this refreshingly judgmental book, David Gelernter... more...

  • The Little Man In the Mapby E. Andrew Martonyi

    Schoolside Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    Learning all 50 U.S. states is easy when you learn from The Little Man In the Map!Asked by their teacher to find clues for memorizing the states, students begin to see images-a hat, a shirt, a pair of boots-formed by state boundaries. When they put some of them together, they're amazed to find the outline of a man standing in the middle of the... more...

  • Conspiracy Cultureby Dr Peter Knight; Peter Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Conspiracy theories are everywhere in post-war American culture. From postmodern novels to The X-Files and from gangsta rap to feminist polemic, there is a widespread suspicion that sinister forces are conspiring to take control of our national destiny, our minds, and even our bodies. Conspiracy explanations can no longer be dismissed as the paranoid... more...

  • Connectedby Steven Cassedy

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, Americans underwent a dramatic transformation: having formerly lived as individuals or members of small communities, they now found themselves living in networks?physical, social, and political?which bound them together in ways never previously imagined. more...

  • Crossing the Postmodern Divideby Albert Borgmann

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    In this eloquent guide to the meanings of the postmodern era, Albert Borgmann charts the options before us as we seek alternatives to the joyless and artificial culture of consumption. Borgmann connects the fundamental ideas driving his understanding of society's ills to every sphere of contemporary social life, and goes beyond the language of postmodern... more...

  • Things I like about Americaby Poe Ballantine

    Old Street Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Poe Ballantine, nomad and writer, has travelled America for three decades. A man more used to dropping out than clocking in, he has cooked in eighteen restaurants, worked over seventy menial jobs and done every drug in the book, subsisting for most of his adult life on four-hundred dollars a month. In Things I Like About America, Ballantine chronicles... more...

  • Destinationsby Josh Noel

    Agate Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    Destinations is a helpful, insightful collection of columns from Chicago Tribune travel writer Josh Noel, covering a wide range of expertly curated getaways. more...