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The Borscht Belt
Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland
The Borscht Belt, which features essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit, presents Marisa Scheinfeld's photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. 


"One winter I went with other teenagers to a convention at Grossinger's and remember my excitement at discovering the indoor swimming pool and the deep heat of their sauna. I recall that the whole place seemed to offer a wonderland of new experiences. I went to the convention again the next year, but I never went back after I left New York. There is a stark difference between my memory and the shell of a resort that exists today. But the past can be given form and detail by photography, and... cont'd



The Revolution of ’28
Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal
Robert Chiles



From Development to Dictatorship
Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era
Thomas C. Field
Thomas C. Field Jr. reconstructs the untold story of USAID's first years in Bolivia, including the country's 1964 military coup...



The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere
Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina
William Michael Schmidli
William Michael Schmidli argues that Argentina emerged as the defining test case of Jimmy Carter's promise to bring human rights to the center of his administration’s foreign...



Oneida Utopia
A Community Searching for Human Happiness and Prosperity
Anthony Wonderley
" Oneida Utopia offers a fresh new reading of this fascinating American experiment, freed of the sociological and religious assumptions that have guided more traditional studies of the topic. An eye-opener."—Ellen Wayland-Smith, author of...



Losing Hearts and Minds
American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War
Matthew K. Shannon
" Losing Hearts and Minds is a compelling revisionist interpretation that explains the fall of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi as the unintended consequence of the modernization theories and human rights discourse that Iranians educated in Cold War America...



They Will Have Their Game
Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic
Kenneth Cohen
"Kenneth Cohen does far more than simply read sporting culture as a metaphor for American politics. He interrogates how this culture emerged as a means to identify insiders and outsiders in the nation’s political landscape."—Heather Nathans, Tufts...



Rural Radicals
Righteous Rage in the American Grain
Catherine McNicol Stock
Through its history, populism has meant hope and progress, as well as hate and a desire to turn back the clock on American history. In her new preface, Catherine McNicol Stock provides an update and overview of the conservative face of rural America...



The Populist Persuasion
An American History
Michael Kazin
In The Populist Persuasion, the distinguished historian Michael Kazin guides readers through the expressions of conflict between powerful elites and "the people" that have run through our civic life, filling it with discord and meaning from the birth...



Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
A Memoir from the Early Twentieth Century
Matilda Rabinowitz
Matilda Rabinowitz’s illustrated memoir challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women. In Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman, Rabinowitz describes the ways in which she and her contemporaries rejected the intellectual and social...



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