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  1. Doing Time in the Depression
    As banks crashed, belts tightened, and cupboards emptied across the country, American prisons grew fat. Doing Time in the Depression tells the story of the 1930s as seen from the cell blocks and cotton fields of Texas and California... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2012
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  2. On the Make
    In the bustling cities of the mid-nineteenth-century Northeast, young male clerks working in commercial offices and stores were on the make, persistently seeking wealth, respect, and self-gratification. Yet these strivers and... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2010
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  3. Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood
    Before Liz Smith and Perez Hilton became household names in the world of celebrity gossip, before Rush Limbaugh became the voice of conservatism, there was Hedda Hopper. In 1938, this 52-year-old struggling actress rose to fame... Learn More
    Published: 10th January 2011
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  4. Raising Freedom's Child
    The end of slavery in the United States inspired conflicting visions of the future for all Americans in the nineteenth century, black and white, slave and free. The black child became a figure upon which people projected their... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2008
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  5. America’s Forgotten Holiday
    Though now a largely forgotten holiday in the United States, May Day was founded here in 1886 by an energized labor movement as a part of its struggle for the eight-hour day. In ensuing years, May Day took on new meaning, and... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2008
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  6. Newark
    Newark’s volatile past is infamous. The city has become synonymous with the Black Power movement and urban crisis. Its history reveals a vibrant and contentious political culture punctuated by traditional civic pride and an... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2007
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  7. Children's Nature
    For over a century, summer camps have provided many American children's first experience of community beyond their immediate family and neighborhoods. Each summer, children experience the pain of homesickness, learn to swim, and... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2008
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  8. Provincetown
    An epic history of a landmark village.... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2005
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  9. A Feeling of Belonging
    When we imagine the activities of Asian American women in the mid-twentieth century, our first thoughts are not of skiing, beauty pageants, magazine reading, and sororities. Yet, Shirley Jennifer Lim argues, these are precisely... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2005
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  10. Black and Brown
    Winner of a 2005 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award (Honorable Mention)The Mexican Revolution was a defining moment in the history of race relations, impacting both Mexican and African Americans. For black Westerners, 1910–1920... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2005
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  11. Impossible to Hold
    With Jackie in a pill-box hat and Marilyn crooning to the president, the 1960s opened with women hovering at the fringes of the public imagination—and ended with a feminist movement that outpaced anything NASA could concoct.... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2005
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  12. The Body Electric
    Between the years 1850 and 1950, Americans became the leading energy consumers on the planet, expending tremendous physical resources on energy exploration, mental resources on energy exploitation, and monetary resources on energy... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2003
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  13. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now?
    "...could not be more of the moment." (New York Times Book Review) "If you, like many, marveled that George W. Bush not only did but could put together a cabinet and staff that was racially diverse as well as fiscally and morally... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2001
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