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Allegories of America
Narratives, Metaphysics, Politics
Frederick M. Dolan
Allegories of America offers a bold idea of what, in terms of political theory, it means to be American. Beginning with the question What do we want from a theory of politics? Dolan explores the metaphysics of American-ness and stops along the way to reflect on John Winthrop, the Constitution, 1950s behavioralist social science, James Merrill...



Alone Together
A History of New York's Early Apartments
Elizabeth Collins Cromley
Twentieth-century New York is now famous as the city of "cliff dwellers," but in the second half of the nineteenth century, middle-class apartments in Manhattan were a new—and somewhat suspect—architectural form. Alone Together presents a history of...



The Altruistic Imagination
A History of Social Work and Social Policy in the United States
John H. Ehrenreich, John Ehrenreich
Social work and social policy in the United States have always had a complex and troubled relationship. In this book, John H. Ehrenreich offers a critical interpretation of their intertwined...



American Abyss
Savagery and Civilization in the Age of Industry
Daniel E. Bender
At the beginning of the twentieth century, industrialization both dramatically altered everyday experiences and shaped debates about the effects of immigration, empire, and urbanization. In American Abyss, Daniel E. Bender examines an array of...



American Biodefense
How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security
Frank L. Smith, Frank Smith
Frank L. Smith III addresses the puzzling and largely untold story about why the U.S. military has neglected research, development, acquisition, and doctrine for...



The American Century in Europe
The notion of an American Century has fallen out of favor in recent years—historians prefer to focus on the United States as part of a transatlantic community. The contributors to this volume edited by R. Laurence Moore and Maurizio Vaudagna seek...



The American College and the Culture of Aspiration, 1915–1940
David O. Levine
The first in-depth history of higher education during the era in which colleges and universities became arbiters of social and economic mobility.



The American Indian Intellectual Tradition
An Anthology of Writings from 1772 to 1972
Thirty-one essays that exemplify Native American thinking on such issues as identity, autonomy, and sovereignty over two centuries.



American Labyrinth
Intellectual History for Complicated Times
Intellectual history has never been more relevant and more important to public life in the United States. In complicated and confounding times, people look for the principles that drive action and the foundations that support national ideals. American Labyrinth demonstates the power of intellectual history to illuminate our public life and...



American Pendulum
Recurring Debates in U.S. Grand Strategy
Christopher Hemmer
Offering new readings of debates within the Wilson, Truman, Nixon, Bush, and Obama administrations, Hemmer asserts that heated debates, disagreements, and even confusions over U.S. grand strategy are not only normal but also...



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