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The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775-1776
The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775-1776 (April 2016)
As Told through Jean-Baptiste Badeaux's Three Rivers Journal and New York Captain William Goforth's Letters
Mark R. Anderson - Editor
Teresa L. Meadows - Translator

 
 
Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century
Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century (December 2015)
Douglas D. Roscoe - Author
Shannon Jenkins - Author

Demonstrates how local political parties have retained a role of critical importance in American politics.
While the media pay the most attention to the actions of the national political committees, political scientists have long emphasized the key role of local party organizations. Despite sweeping changes in the political environment, remarkably little research has sought to understand precisely how these local parties are st...(Read More)
 
 
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives (December 2015)
Researching Sexual Histories
Amy L. Stone - Editor
Jaime Cantrell - Editor

The first book to focus on the experience of LGBT archival research.
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives takes readers inside the experience of how it feels to do queer archival research and queer research in the archive. The archive, much like the closet, exposes various levels of public and privateness—recognition, awareness, refusal, impulse, disclosure, framing, silence, cultural intelligibility—each med...(Read More)
 
 
Schoolhouse Activists
Schoolhouse Activists (December 2015)
African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement
Tondra L. Loder-Jackson - Author

Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.
Schoolhouse Activists examines the role that African American educators played in the Birmingham, Alabama, civil rights movement from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Drawing on multiple perspectives from education, history, and sociology, Tondra L. Loder-Jackson revisits longstanding debates about whether these educator...(Read More)
 
 
From Loyalists to Loyal Citizens
From Loyalists to Loyal Citizens (November 2015)
The DePeyster Family of New York
Valerie H. McKito - Author

Challenges the traditional perception that Loyalists were ostracized as traitors to the United States, after the American Revolution.
The DePeyster family of New York was one of the first families of New Amsterdam, ranking among the wealthiest of New York during the early days of the American Republic. The DePeysters were also unapologetic Loyalists, serving in the King’s forces during the American Revolution. After the w...(Read More)
 
 
Green Voices
Green Voices (November 2015)
Defending Nature and the Environment in American Civic Discourse
Richard D. Besel - Editor
Bernard K. Duffy - Editor

Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.
The written works of nature’s leading advocates—from Charles Sumner and John Muir to Rachel Carson and President Jimmy Carter, to name a few—have been the subject of many texts, but their speeches remain relatively unknown or unexamined. Green Voices aims to redress this situation. After...(Read More)
 
 
Selling War, Selling Hope
Selling War, Selling Hope (November 2015)
Presidential Rhetoric, the News Media, and US Foreign Policy since 9/11
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.
Modern presidents have considerable power in selling US foreign policy objectives to the public. In Selling War, Selling Hope, Anthony R. DiMaggio documents how presidents often make use of the media to create a positive informational environment that, at least in the short term, successfully builds public support for ...(Read More)
 
 
Oklahomo
Oklahomo (August 2015)
Lessons in Unqueering America
Carol Mason - Author

Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950s.
By exploring the scandal-filled lives of four Oklahomans, this book demonstrates how unqueering operates in a conservative American context. Carol Mason weaves a story about how homogenizing, antigay ideas evolve from generation to generation so that they achieve particular economic, imperial, racial, and gendere...(Read More)
 
 
In the Face of Inequality
In the Face of Inequality (July 2015)
How Black Colleges Adapt
Melissa E. Wooten - Author

First comparative historical analysis of the organizational growth of black colleges.
A quarter of black Americans earn college degrees from black colleges, yet questions about the necessity of black colleges abound. In the Face of Inequality dissects the ways in which race and racism combined to shape the experiences of America’s black colleges in the mid-twentieth century. In a novel approach to this topic, Meliss...(Read More)
 
 
The Spirit of New York
The Spirit of New York (June 2015)
Defining Events in the Empire State's History
Bruce W. Dearstyne - Author

Presents New York history in a fresh way through sixteen dramatic events.
In this lively and engaging book, Bruce W. Dearstyne presents New York State history by exploring sixteen dramatic events. From the launch of the state government in April 1777 to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, these events altered the course of state and US history. Chapters describe great political changes, historical turning points, and struggles for ...(Read More)
 
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