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Making the Unipolar Moment
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order
Hal Brands
In this important book, Hal Brands uses recently declassified archival materials to tell the story of American resurgence. Brands weaves together the key threads of global change and U.S. policy from the late 1970s through the early 1990s.

Running the Rails
Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry
James Wolfinger
n Running the Rails, James Wolfinger uses the history of Philadelphia's sprawling public transportation system to explore how labor relations shifted from the 1880s to the 1960s.

The Fight for Local Control
Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy
Campbell F. Scribner
In The Fight for Local Control, Campbell F. Scribner demonstrates how, in the decades after World War II, suburban communities appropriated legacies of rural education to assert their political autonomy and in the process radically changed educational law.

The Soul of Pleasure
Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment
David Monod
Show business is today so essential to American culture it's hard to imagine a time when it was marginal. But as David Monod demonstrates, the appetite for amusements outside the home developed slowly over the course of the nineteenth century. The Soul of Pleasure offers a new interpretation of how the taste for entertainment was cultivated.

Spheres of Intervention
US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967–1976
James R. Stocker
In Spheres of Intervention, James R. Stocker examines the history of diplomatic relations between the United States and Lebanon during a transformational period for Lebanon and a time of dynamic changes in US policy toward the Middle East.

Third Wave Capitalism
How Money, Power, and the Pursuit of Self-Interest Have Imperiled the American Dream
John Ehrenreich
In Third Wave Capitalism, John Ehrenreich documents the emergence of a new stage in the history of American capitalism.Just as the industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century gave way to corporate capitalism in the twentieth, recent decades have witnessed corporate capitalism evolving into a new phase.

Ghostworkers and Greens
The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform
Adam Tompkins
In Ghostworkers and Greens, Adam Tompkins reveals a history of unexpected cooperation between farmworker groups and environmental organizations. Tompkins shows that the separate movements shared a common concern about the effects of pesticides on human health.

The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden
Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York
John M. Dixon
The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden traces the life and ideas of this fascinating and controversial "gentleman-scholar." John M. Dixon's lively and accessible account explores the overlapping ideological, social, and political worlds of this earliest of New York intellectuals.

Constructive Feminism
Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City
Daphne Spain
In Constructive Feminism, Daphne Spain examines the deliberate and unintended spatial consequences of feminism's second wave, a social movement dedicated to reconfiguring power relations between women and men.

The War after the War
The Struggle for Credibility during America's Exit from Vietnam
Johannes Kadura
In The War after the War, Johannes Kadura offers a fresh interpretation of American strategy in the wake of the cease-fire that began in Vietnam on January 28, 1973.

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