UPF 75th

Browse by Subject: American

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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.

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Seams of Empire: Race and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States

In Seams of Empire, Carlos Alamo-Pastrana uses racial imbrication as a framework for reading this archive of little-known Puerto Rican, African American, and white American radicals and progressives, both on the island and the continental United States. By addressing the concealed power relations responsible for national, gendered, and class differences, this method of textual analysis reveals key symbolic and material connections between marginalized groups in both national spaces and traces the complexity of race, racism, and conflict on the edges of empire.

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Dirty Harry's America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash

In Dirty Harry's America, Joe Street argues that the movies shed critical light on the culture and politics of the post-1960s era and locates San Francisco as the symbolic cultural battleground of the time.

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

In Challenge and Change, June Melby Benowitz draws on a wide variety of primary sources to highlight the connections between the women of the Old Right, the New Right, and today's Tea Party. 

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Mission Control: Inventing the Groundwork of Spaceflight

This book is a long-overdue history of three major centers that have managed important missions since the dawn of the space age.

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No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá’í Community

In No Jim Crow Church, Louis Venters traces the history of South Carolina’s Bahá’í community from its early origins through the civil rights era and presents an organizational, social, and intellectual history of the movement

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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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The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America

The contributors to this volume examine how Lincoln actively and consciously managed the war--diplomatically, militarily, and in the realm of what we might now call public relations--and in doing so, reshaped and redefined the fundamental role of the president.