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Race, Nation, and Refuge
Race, Nation, and Refuge (October 2017)
The Rhetoric of Race in Asian American Citizenship Cases
Doug Coulson - Author

Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.

From 1870 to 1940, racial eligibility for naturalization in the United States was limited to “free white persons” and “aliens of African nativity and persons of African descent,” and many interpreted these restrictions to reflect a policy of Asian exclusion based on the conclusion that...(Read More)
 
 
American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions
American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions (September 2017)
Eric S. Heberlig - Author
Suzanne M. Leland - Author
David Swindell - Author

Uncovers the politics involved when a city recruits and implements a presidential convention.

Political party conventions have lost much of their original political nature, serving now primarily as elaborate infomercials while ratifying the decisions made by voters in state primaries and caucuses. While this activity hasn’t changed significantly since the 1970s, conventions themselves have changed significantly in terms of...(Read More)
 
 
The Suffragents
The Suffragents (September 2017)
How Women Used Men to Get the Vote
Brooke Kroeger - Author

Gold Medalist– 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. History Category

The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote.

The Suffragents is the untold story of how some of New York’s most powerful men formed the Men’s Leagu...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity (February 2017)
Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York
Rose Muzio - Author

Provides firsthand accounts of militant Puerto Rican activists in 1970s New York City.

In this book Rose Muzio analyzes how structural and historical factors—including colonialism, economic marginalization, racial discrimination, and the Black and Brown Power movements of the 1960s—influenced young Puerto Ricans to reject mainstream ideas about political incorporation and join others in struggles aga...(Read More)
 
 
The Senator from New England
The Senator from New England (August 2015)
The Rise of JFK
Sean J. Savage - Author

GOLD WINNER 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Political Science Category

Chronicles JFK’s growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.


John F. Kennedy’s path to the presidency began during his eight years of service in the United States Senate. In The Senator from New England, Sean J. Savage contends ...(Read More)
 
 
The Initiative
The Initiative (November 2014)
Citizen Lawmaking, Second Edition
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Examines the origins, spread, and effectiveness of the initiative.

The initiative is the product of the populist movement, which in the late nineteenth century sought to increase voter control of what were viewed as unrepresentative state and local governments. Today, twenty-four states allow registered voters to place proposed state laws on the referendum ballot, and eighteen states authorize voters to place pro...(Read More)
 
 
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People?
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People? (March 2014)
The Impact of Ronald W. Walters on African American Thought and Leadership
Robert C. Smith - Editor
Cedric Johnson - Editor
Robert G. Newby - Editor

A compelling intellectual and political study of a leading post–civil rights era African American political theorist and strategist.

It is rare that a major leader of a protest movement also becomes an accomplished scholar who provides valuable insight into the movement in which he participated. Yet this was precisely what Ronald W. Walters (1938–2010) did. Born in Wichita, Kansas, the young Walters l...(Read More)
 
 
The Recall, Second Edition
The Recall, Second Edition (January 2014)
Tribunal of the People
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

In-depth study of the recall, the most important popular device allowing voters to remove unresponsive elected officials from office.
The recall, or “election in reverse,” is meant to allow voters to remove an elected official from office prior to the completion of his/her term in office. In this revised second edition of The Recall, Joseph F. Zimmerman examines the rise of the recall in the United States and its use by A...(Read More)
 
 
From Kristallnacht to Watergate
From Kristallnacht to Watergate (September 2013)
Memoirs of a Newspaperman
Harry Rosenfeld - Author

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Autobiography / Memoir I (Celebrity / Political / Romance) category

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2013 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography & Memoir Category

An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as...(Read More)
 
 
Fighting for Our Health
Fighting for Our Health (February 2012)
The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States
Richard Kirsch - Author

Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.

This first-person account brings readers inside the biggest and most consequential issue campaign in American history. Fighting for Our Health recounts how a reform campaign led by grassroots organizers played a crucial role in President Obama’s signing historic health reform legislation in March of 201...(Read More)
 
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