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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 values.



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...



Awaiting the Heavenly Country
The Civil War and America's Culture of Death
Mark S. Schantz
Essential reading for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the Civil War and the ways in which antebellum Americans comprehended death and the unimaginable bloodshed on the horizon.



Awkward Dominion
American Political, Economic, and Cultural Relations with Europe, 1919–1933
Frank Costigliola
In Awkward Dominion, Frank Costigliola offers a striking interpretation of the emergence of the United States as a world power in the 1920s, a period in which the country faced both burdens and opportunities as a result of the First World War...



Ballots and Bibles
Ethnic Politics and the Catholic Church in Providence
Evelyn Savidge Sterne
By the mid-nineteenth century, Providence, Rhode Island, an early industrial center, became a magnet for Catholic immigrants seeking jobs. The city created as a haven for Protestant dissenters was transformed by the arrival of Italian, Irish, and...



Barns of New York
Rural Architecture of the Empire State
Cynthia G. Falk
Barns of New York explores and celebrates the agricultural and architectural diversity of the Empire State, providing a unique compendium of the vernacular architecture of rural New York and an authoritative reference for historic preservation efforts.



Becoming American under Fire
Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship during the Civil War Era
Christian G. Samito
In Becoming American under Fire, Christian G. Samito provides a rich account of how African American and Irish American soldiers influenced the modern vision of national citizenship that developed during the Civil War era. By bearing arms for the...



Becoming German
The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York
Philip Otterness
Becoming German tells the story of the largest and earliest mass movement of German-speaking immigrants to America, the Palatine migration of 1709, tracking their journey from Germany to London to New York City and into the frontier areas of New York.



Becoming William James
Howard M. Feinstein
For William James, work was the problem. Ultimately, going to work was the resolution, and James's quest for meaningful work remains as relevant at the end of the twentieth century as it was in the nineteenth. Weaving letters, diaries, drawings, and...



The Betrayal of Local 14
Paperworkers, Politics, and Permanent Replacements
Julius G. Getman
International Paper, the richest paper company and largest landowner in the United States, enjoyed record profits and gave large bonuses to executives in 1987, that same year the company demanded that employees take a substantial paycut, sacrifice...



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