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Zoned in the USA
The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation
Sonia A. Hirt
Sonia A. Hirt argues that zoning laws are among the important but understudied reasons for the cross-continental differences between Europe and the United States



With Sails Whitening Every Sea
Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire
Brian Rouleau
Brian Rouleau argues that because of their ubiquity in foreign ports, American sailors were the principal agents of overseas foreign relations in the early republic.



Crossing Broadway
Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City
Robert W. Snyder
Robert W. Snyder tells how the story of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, from the the 1930s to the present.



Northern Men with Southern Loyalties
The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis
Michael Todd Landis
Michael Todd Landis forcefully contends that a full understanding of the Civil War and its causes is impossible without a careful examination of Northern Democrats and their proslavery sentiments and activities.



Against Immediate Evil
American Internationalists and the Four Freedoms on the Eve of World War II
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone tells the story of how internationalist Americans worked between 1938 and 1941 to convince the U.S. government and the American public of the need to stem the rising global tide of fascist aggression.



For Fear of an Elective King
George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789
Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon
In the spring of 1789, the Senate and House of Representatives fell into dispute regarding how to address the president. For Fear of an Elective King is Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon's rich account of the title controversy and its meanings



A Factious People
Politics and Society in Colonial New York
Patricia U. Bonomi
First published in 1971 and long out of print, this classic account of Colonial-era New York chronicles how the state was buffeted by political and sectional rivalries and by conflict arising from a wide diversity of ethnic and religious identities.



Cornell
A History, 1940–2015
Glenn C. Altschuler, Isaac Kramnick
The history of Cornell since World War II, Altschuler and Kramnick believe, is in large part a set of variations on the narrative of freedom and its partner, responsibility, the obligation to others and to one's self to do what is right and useful, with a principled commitment to the Cornell community—and to the world outside the Eddy Street gate.



Dangerous Guests
Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence
Ken Miller
Ken Miller reveals how wartime pressures nurtured a budding patriotism in the ethnically diverse revolutionary community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.



The American Way of Bombing
Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones
This volume brings together prominent military historians, practitioners, civilian and military legal experts, political scientists, philosophers, and anthropologists to explore the evolution of ethical and legal norms governing air warfare.



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