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The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority
The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority (December 2018)
Michael A. Dichio - Author

 
 
Get Things Moving!
Get Things Moving! (October 2018)
FDR, Wayne Coy, and the Office for Emergency Management, 1941-1943
Mordecai Lee - Author

Recounts the forgotten but important work of Wayne Coy, the Office for Emergency Management’s Liaison Officer, during the early years of World War II.

Shortly after Hitler’s armies invaded Western Europe in May of 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt activated a new agency within the Executive Office of the President called the Office for Emergency Management (OEM). The OEM went on to house many prewar and wartime agen...(Read More)
 
 
Welcome to Fear City
Welcome to Fear City (October 2018)
Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination
Nathan Holmes - Author

Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced the urban crisis.

The early 1970s were a moment of transformation for both the American city and its cinema. As intensified suburbanization, racial division, deindustrialization, and decaying infrastructure cast the future of the city in doubt, detective films, blaxploitation, police procedurals, and heist films confronted spectators with contemporary ...(Read More)
 
 
One America?
One America? (September 2018)
Presidential Appeals to Racial Resentment from LBJ to Trump
Nathan Angelo - Author

Reveals how presidents deploy a rhetoric that attempts to attract many racial and ethnic groups, but ultimately directs itself to an archetypal white, Middle-American swing voter.

Despite major advancements in civil rights in the United States since the 1960s, racial inequality continues to persist in American society. While it may appear that presidents do not address the topic of race, it lurks in the background of presidenti...(Read More)
 
 
The New Welfare Consensus
The New Welfare Consensus (August 2018)
Ideological, Political, and Social Origins
Darren Barany - Author

Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.

Families on welfare in the United States are the target of much public indignation from not only the general public but also political figures and the very workers whose job it is to help the poor. The question is, What explains this animus and, more specifically, the failure of the United States to prioritize a sufficient social wage fo...(Read More)
 
 
We Are Going to Be Lucky
We Are Going to Be Lucky (August 2018)
A World War II Love Story in Letters
Elizabeth L. Fox - Edited and annotated

 
 
Adriaen van der Donck
Adriaen van der Donck (April 2018)
A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America
J. van den Hout - Author

The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

This book tells the compelling story of the young legal activist Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655), whose fight to secure the struggling Dutch colony of New Netherland made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. At best, he has been labeled a hero, a visionary, and a spokesman of the people. A...(Read More)
 
 
Cities of Refuge
Cities of Refuge (April 2018)
German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945
Lori Gemeiner Bihler - Author

Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.

In the years following Hitler’s rise to power, German Jews faced increasingly restrictive antisemitic laws, and many responded by fleeing to more tolerant countries. Cities of Refuge compares the experiences of Jewish refugees who immigrated to London and New York City by analyzing letters, diaries, newspape...(Read More)
 
 
Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System
Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System (March 2018)
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.

In this provocative and original study, George A. Gonzalez argues that the relationship between energy and the state, as well as global politics, has become more and more deeply intertwined, reaching something of a crescendo with the global hegemony of Pax Americana in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He presents a cle...(Read More)
 
 
Our War Paint Is Writers' Ink
Our War Paint Is Writers' Ink (March 2018)
Anishinaabe Literary Transnationalism
Adam Spry - Author

Explores a little-known history of exchange between Anishinaabe and American writers, showing how literature has long been an important venue for debates over settler colonial policy and indigenous rights.

For the Anishinaabeg—the indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes—literary writing has long been an important means of asserting their continued existence as a nation, with its own culture, history, and sovereignty. ...(Read More)
 
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