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  1. Why America Stopped Voting
    Public involvement in the electoral process has all but disappeared. Not since World War I has even half the electorate cast ballots in an off-year election. Even at the presidential level, voting has plummeted dismally. Nonvoting... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1999
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  2. Yankee Town, Southern City
    One of the most hotly debated issues in the historical study of race relations is the question of how the Civil War and Reconstruction affected social relations in the South. Did the War leave class and race hierarchies intact?... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1997
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  3. Thomas Hutchinson and the Origins of the American Revolution
    Rarely in American history has a political figure been so pilloried and despised as Thomas Hutchinson, Governor of Massachusetts and an ardent loyalist of the Crown in the days leading up to the American revolution. In this narrative... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1998
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  4. Making Men Moral
    On May 29, 1917, Mrs. E. M. Craise, citizen of Denver, Colorado, penned a letter to President Woodrow Wilson, which concluded, We have surrendered to your absolute control our hearts' dearest treasures--our sons. If their precious... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1996
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  5. Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem
    In this important book, Elaine Breslaw claims to have rediscovered Tituba, the elusive, mysterious, and often mythologized Indian woman accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692 and immortalized in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Reconstructing... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1995
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  6. From Congregation Town to Industrial City
    In 1835, Winston and Salem was a well-ordered, bucolic, and attractive North Carolina town. A visitor could walk up Main Street from the village square and get a sense of the quiet Moravian community that had settled here. Yet,... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1994
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  7. America Goes to War
    One of the images Americans hold most dear is that of the drum-beating, fire-eating Yankee Doodle Dandy rebel, overpowering his British adversaries through sheer grit and determination. The myth of the classless, independence-minded... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1995
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  8. The Social Anxieties of Progressive Reform
    Tracing the evolution of Atlantic City from a miserable hamlet of fishermen's huts in 1854 to the nation's premier seaside resort in 1910, The Social Anxieties of Progressive Reform chronicles a bizarre political conflict that... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1994
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  9. General Richard Montgomery and the American Revolution
    Brave, humane, and generous . . . still he was only a brave, humane, and generous rebel; curse on his virtues, they've undone this country.--Member of British Parliament Lord North, upon hearing of General Richard Montgomery's... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 1996
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  10. American Women and the Repeal of Prohibition
    In 1933 Americans did something they had never done before: they voted to repeal an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Eighteenth Amendment, which for 13 years had prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages,... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1995
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  11. Independent Intellectuals in the United States, 1910-1945
    A new intellectual community came together in the United States in the 1910s and 1920s, a community outside the universities, the professions and, in general, the established centers of intellectual life. A generation of young... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1995
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  12. Army of Manifest Destiny
    James McCaffrey examines America's first foreign war, the Mexican War, through the day-to-day experiences of the American soldier in battle, in camp, and on the march. With remarkable sympathy, humor, and grace, the author fills... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1994
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  13. The Modern Christmas in America
    In days of old, Christmas was defined by the custom of exchanging simple handmade gifts. Today, it has become a multi-billion industry, synonymous with commercialism and consumption. How did this transformation occur?In this... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 1994
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  14. Bad Habits
    The vast majority of Americans have, at one point or another gotten drunk, smoked, dabbled with drugs, gambled, sworn or engaged in adultery. During the 1800s, respectable people struggled to control these behaviors, labeling... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1994
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  15. The Dutch American Farm
    "A rich and readable source of information and interpretation."┬ŚNew York History"Cohen presents a detailed description of the everyday life of early Dutch settlers in New York and New Jersey. He gives special attention to the... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1993
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  16. In the Web of Class
    "An analytic overview of the history of social welfare and juvenile justice in Boston..[Schneider] traces cogently the origins, development, and ultimate failure of Protestant and Catholic reformers' efforts to ameliorate working-class... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1993
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