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The Shadow of Selma

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The President and American Capitalism since 1945

Tracing the development of the U.S. presidency since Harry S. Truman took office in 1945, this volume describes the many ways the president’s actions have affected the development of capitalism in the post–World War II era.

 

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Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina

Karen Hawkins describes the founding of Craven Operation Progress in North Carolina, discusses the philosophies and tactics of its directors, and outlines the tensions that arose between local leadership and federal control. 

 

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Borderland Narratives: Negotiation and Accommodation in North America’s Contested Spaces, 1500-1850

Broadening the idea of “borderlands” beyond its traditional geographic meaning, this volume features new ways of characterizing the political, cultural, religious, and racial fluidity of early America.

 

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Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

The contributors to this volume illustrate that the war on drugs has been ineffective at best and, at worst, has been highly detrimental to countries throughout the region. They present a clear picture of drug trafficking and its role in organized crime while discussing the major trends of the war on drugs in the twenty-first century, as well as its future.

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Trailblazing Mars: NASA's Next Giant Leap

Fulfilling the dream as NASA prepares to send astronauts to Mars

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Freedom and Resistance: A Social History of Black Loyalists in the Bahamas

After the American Revolution, enslaved and free blacks who had been loyal to the British cause arrived in the Bahamas, drawn by British promises of liberty and land. Freedom and Resistance shows how Black Loyalists struggled to find freedom, clashing with white loyalists who tried either to bind them to illegal indentured contracts or to enslave them.

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Home Front: North Carolina during World War II

Home Front traces the evolution of the people, customs, traditions, and attitudes, arguing that World War II was the most significant event in the history of modern North Carolina.

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The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered: American Politics and Society in the Postwar Era

Here, leading scholars--including Hodgson himself--confront the longstanding theory that a liberal consensus shaped the United States after World War II. The essays draw on fresh research to examine how the consensus related to key policy areas, how it was viewed by different factions and groups, what its limitations were, and why it fell apart in the late 1960s.