Browse by Subject: American

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Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

The decline of traditional manufacturing--deindustrialization--has been one of the most significant aspects of the restructuring of the American economy. In this volume, David Koistinen examines the demise of the textile industry in New England from the 1920s through the 1980s to better understand the impact of industrial decline.

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Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs

This first full-length analysis of the lyrics, images, and commercial forces inextricably linked to Yuletide music hits the heart of what many Americans think Christmas is--or should be.


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Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

An eye-opening study of one of the seminal figures of the civil rights movement

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Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929

Henry Knight examines and compares the way California and Florida were promoted, adding to existing historiographies on the two states while providing expert analysis of how railroad kingpins, land barons, agriculturalists, and chambers of commerce invented and popularized an image of these states as the American Paradise.

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Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

The much-anticipated autobiography of a veteran astronaut.

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Part of a Complete Breakfast: Cereal Characters of the Baby Boom Era

Vivid pictures give flavors of the earliest cereal commercials aired and the role they played in claiming the loyalties of young breakfast eaters up to the present day.

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The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement

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Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center.

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Dreams and Nightmares: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Struggle for Black Equality in America

A deft, readable examination of two icons of black resistance

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Before They Were the Black Sheep: Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-214 and the Battle for the Solomon Islands

Wartime letters of a New Englander's journey from innocence to elite fighter squadron pilot