Politics and Culture in Modern America

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  1. The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac
    The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac chronicles the rise of sexual privacy as a fulcrum of American cultural politics, focusing on the history of gay rights in the San Francisco Bay Area from World War II to the dawn of the culture wars... Learn More
    Published: 26th March 2019
    Hardback | £37.00
  2. Latinos and the Liberal City
    In Latinos and the Liberal City, Eduardo Contreras offers a bold, textured, and inclusive interpretation of the nature of Latino politics. Using twentieth-century San Francisco as a case study, Contreras examines Latinos' involvement... Learn More
    Published: 22nd February 2019
    Hardback | £37.00
  3. Albert Gore, Sr.
    In chronicling the life and career of Albert Gore, Sr., historian Anthony J. Badger explores the successes and failures of this Tennessee politician who was in the national eye for more than thirty years and whose career illuminates... Learn More
    Published: 9th November 2018
    Hardback | £27.99
  4. Blue-Collar Conservatism
    Blue-Collar Conservatism examines the blue-collar, white supporters of Frank Rizzo—Philadelphia's police commissioner turned mayor—and shows how the intersection of law enforcement and urban politics created one of... Learn More
    Published: 5th October 2018
    Hardback | £31.00
  5. Postwar
    Featuring a fine-grained history of Chicago's working class, Postwar investigates what the aftermath of World War II meant to a broad swath of Americans and finds a working-class war liberalism—a conviction that the wartime... Learn More
    Published: 5th October 2018
    Hardback | £37.00
  6. People Must Live by Work
    People Must Live by Work traces the rise and fall of direct job creation policy—how it was put into practice, how it came within a hairbreadth of becoming a permanent feature of American economic and social administration,... Learn More
    Published: 27th July 2018
    Hardback | £62.00
  7. Governing Bodies
    Weaving together histories of the body, public policy, and social welfare, Rachel Louise Moran analyzes a series of discrete episodes over the course of the twentieth century to chronicle the federal government's efforts to shape... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2018
    Hardback | £41.00
  8. Strange Bedfellows
    Strange Bedfellows recounts the unlikely ways in which the efforts of feminists and divorced men's activists dovetailed with the activity of lawmakers, judges, welfare activists, immigrant spouses, the LGBTQ community, the Reagan... Learn More
    Published: 17th April 2018
    Hardback | £37.00
  9. Before AIDS
    Before AIDS chronicles the development of gay health services in the 1970s as gay men faced public health challenges stemming from both their political marginalization and disease. Activists using tools and tactics from across... Learn More
    Published: 20th February 2018
    Hardback | £37.00
  10. Set the World on Fire
    Set the World on Fire highlights the black nationalist women who fought for national and transnational black liberation from the early to mid-twentieth century.... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2018
    Hardback | £27.99
  11. Building the Ivory Tower
    Building the Ivory Tower examines the role of American universities as urban developers and their changing effects on cities in the twentieth century. LaDale C. Winling explores philanthropy, real estate investments, architectural... Learn More
    Published: 13th October 2017
    Hardback | £33.00
  12. Robert McNamara's Other War
    Robert McNamara's Other War chronicles the former defense secretary's thirteen-year presidency of the World Bank. Using previously unstudied World Bank documents, Patrick Allan Sharma recounts the World Bank's transformation under... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
    Hardback | £33.00
  13. The Best Possible Immigrants
    Rachel Rains Winslow examines how the adoption of foreign children transformed from a marginal activity in response to episodic crises in the 1940s to an enduring American institution by the 1970s. She provides the first historical... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
    Hardback | £37.00
  14. Beyond Civil Rights
    The definitive history of the Moynihan Report controversy, Beyond Civil Rights examines the cultural assumptions embedded in the report's analysis of "the Negro family" and demonstrates its significance for liberals, conservatives,... Learn More
    Published: 8th March 2017
    Paperback | £21.99
  15. Beyond Rust
    Beyond Rust is among the first books of its kind to continue past the collapse of American manufacturing in the 1980s by exploring the diverse ways residents of an iconic industrial region sought places for themselves within a... Learn More
    Published: 6th March 2017
    Paperback | £21.99
  16. Kitchen Table Politics
    Kitchen Table Politics investigates the role that the grassroots activism of middle-class, mostly Catholic homemakers played in the development of conservatism in New York State—and in the national shift toward a conservative... Learn More
    Published: 2nd March 2017
    Hardback | £45.00
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