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Recapturing the Oval Office
New Historical Approaches to the American Presidency
Contributors forge an agenda for returning the study of the presidency to the mainstream practice of history, charting how the study of the presidency can be integrated into historical narratives that combine rich analyses of political, social, and cultural...



For God and Globe
Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War
Michael G. Thompson
For God and Globe recovers the history of an important yet largely forgotten intellectual movement in interwar America. Michael G. Thompson explores the way radical-left and ecumenical Protestant internationalists articulated new understandings of the ethics of international relations between the 1920s and the...



Saving Faith
Making Religious Pluralism an American Value at the Dawn of the Secular Age
David Mislin
Chronicling the transformative historical moment when Americans began to reimagine their nation as one strengthened by the diverse faiths of its peoples as liberal Protestant leaders abandoned religious exclusivism and leveraged their considerable cultural influence to push others to do the...



"No One Helped"
Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy
Marcia M. Gallo
Marcia M. Gallo provides a sensitive and multifaceted exploration of one of America's most infamous true-crime stories: the 1964 rape and murder of Catherine "Kitty"...



Fat-Talk Nation
The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat
Susan Greenhalgh
Susan Greenhalgh tells the story of the "war on fat" and its psychological impact on young people, giving them an opportunity to speak about experiences that have long lain hidden in silence and...



A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden
The Story of the Philosophers' Camp in the Adirondacks
James Schlett
In A Not too Greatly Changed Eden, James Schlett recounts the story of the 1858 Philosophers' Camp at Follensby Pond in the Adirondacks, from the lives and careers of—and friendships and frictions among—the participants to the extensive preparations for the expedition and the several-day encampment to its lasting...



The Familiar Made Strange
American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn
In this volume, twelve distinguished historians offer original readings of American icons and artifacts that model new interpretive, transnational approaches to studying American...



Class Divide
Yale '64 and the Conflicted Legacy of the Sixties
Howard Gillette
Howard Gillette Jr. draws on more than one hundred interviews with representative members of the Yale class of ’64 to examine how they were challenged by the issues that would define the...



Where the River Burned
Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland
David Stradling, Richard Stradling
In Where the River Burned, David Stradling and Richard Stradling describe Cleveland's nascent transition from polluted industrial city to viable service city during the administration of Carl Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major U.S...



Forgotten Men and Fallen Women
The Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives
Holly Allen
Holly Allen explores popular and official narratives of forgotten manhood, fallen womanhood, and other social and moral archetypes during the Great Depression and the Second World...



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