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Slavery and Sectional Strife in the Early American Republic, 1776-1821

by Gary J. Kornblith

Slavery and Sectional Strife in the Early American Republic, 1776–1821 focuses on slavery as a moral and political issue that threatened the unity and stability of the United States from the nation's inception....


Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941

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This Companion brings together 29 essays from leading theorists and historians on the origins of wars, their immediate causes and consequences and the mechanisms leading to the breakdown of peaceful relations....


Reassessing Security in the South Caucasus: Regional Conflicts and Transformation

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Forms in Early Modern Utopia: The Ethnography of Perfection

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Though much has been written about early modern imperialism in America, Nina Chordas brings a fresh perspective to the topic by exploring it through the genres of utopia. Her analysis shows early modern utopia...


Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States, 1760-1860

by Theresa Strouth Gaul & Sharon M. Harris

Rejecting the common categorization of letters as primarily private documents, this collection demonstrates the genre's persistent public engagements with changing cultural dynamics of the revolutionary, early...


Preparing for Blockade 1885-1914: Naval Contingency for Economic Warfare

by Stephen Cobb

It is argued in this book that, from the 1880s there was a widely shared, but largely unwritten, strategic acceptance in British naval thinking that in a war with a major power the response would be to attack...


From East of Suez to the Eastern Atlantic: British Naval Policy 1964-70

by Edward Hampshire

The book explores British naval policy during the first two governments of Harold Wilson (1964-70), analysing how the Navy Department of the Ministry of Defence and the Navy's professional leadership dealt with...


Waiting for José: The Minutemen's Pursuit of America

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They live in the suburbs of Tennessee and Indiana. They fought in Vietnam and Desert Storm. They speak about an older, better America, an America that once was, and is no more. And for the past decade, they...


LRRP Team Leader: A Memoir of Vietnam

by John Burford

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The Routledge Atlas of American History

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The Routledge Atlas of American History presents a series of 163 clear and detailed maps, accompanied by informative captions, facts and figures. Fully updated to cover significant recent events, the complete...


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A little-known episode in North America's history, the 1839 Aroostook War was an undeclared war with no actual fighting. It had its roots in the 1793 Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Latin American Relations

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From the assertion of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 to the Reagan Doctrine of the 1980s, the United States has presumed a position of political leadership and pre-eminence in the Western Hemisphere. This has been...


City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York

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“Fascinating. . . . Williams tells the story of La Guardia and Roosevelt with insight and elegance.”—Edward Glaeser, New York Times Book Review City of Ambition is a brilliant history of the New Deal and...


Supreme Court Jurisprudence in Times of National Crisis, Terrorism, and War: A Historical Perspective

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This book will provide the reader with a chronological review of the Supreme Court jurisprudence on the Commander-in-Chief power of the President and how the Court developed and enforced the boundaries around...


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From the landing of Federal troops at the Tennessee-Ohio confluence to the new river of the TVA, whose dams "stand athwart the valley in Egyptian impassivity," this volume completes the story of the transformation...


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Showcasing the colorful, even raucous, political, social, and unique cultural qualities of Louisiana history, this new collection of essays features the finest and latest scholarship.

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Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920 presents the second edition of Stephen A. Riess’s well-loved synthesis of the development of sport during one of the most transformational times in the nation’s history....