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Athenian Political Thought and the Reconstitution of American Democracy
What does it mean to be a citizen in a democracy? This question is addressed here by thirteen historians, classicists, and political theorists, who examine ancient Greek institutions, texts, and ideas in light of today's political...



Atomic Tragedy
Henry L. Stimson and the Decision to Use the Bomb against Japan
Sean L. Malloy
Atomic Tragedy offers a unique perspective on one of the most important events of the twentieth century. As secretary of war during World War II, Henry L. Stimson (1867–1950) oversaw the American nuclear weapons program. In a book about how an...



Between Two Nations
The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City
Michael Jones-Correa
Immigrants come to the United States from all over Latin America in search of better lives. They obtain residency status, find jobs, pay taxes, and they have children who are American citizens by birth; yet decades may go by before they...



Border Games
Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide
Peter Andreas
The second edition of this book places the continued sharp escalation of border policing in the context of a transformed post-September 11 security environment.



Bringing Outsiders In
Transatlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation
Leading social scientists present individual cases and work toward a comparative synthesis of how immigrants affect—and are affected by—civic life on both sides of the Atlantic.



Building the City of Spectacle
Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago
Costas Spirou, Dennis R. Judd
Richard M. Daley, Chicago's longest-serving mayor, led a period of economic restructuring after the post–World War II urban crisis by building a vibrant tourist economy. This book focuses on his role in transforming Chicago’s economy and urban...



Charles Austin Beard
The Return of the Master Historian of American Imperialism
Richard Drake
Richard Drake presents a new interpretation of Charles Austin Beard's life and work. The foremost American historian and a leading public intellectual in the first half of the twentieth century, Beard participated actively in the debates about American politics and foreign policy surrounding the two world wars. Drake takes this famous man's...



Charles Evans Hughes
Politics and Reform in New York, 1905-1910
Robert F. Wesser
When Charles Evans Hughes defeated William Randolph Hearst for the governorship of New York in 1906, the New York State Republican Party was split between the remnants of the rural, conservative Platt political machine in Albany and the forces...



Citizenship across Borders
The Political Transnationalism of El Migrante
Michael Peter Smith, Matt Bakker
Citizenship across Borders offer a new way of looking at the emergent dynamics of transnational community development and electoral politics on both sides of the border.



City of Forests, City of Farms
Sustainability Planning for New York City’s Nature
Lindsay K. Campbell
City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies that increased sustainability efforts in the city and dedicated more than $400 million dollars to trees via the MillionTreesNYC...



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