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Books As Weapons
Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II
John B. Hench
Books As Weapons tells the little-known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the U.S. government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history and values into the hands of civilians liberated from Axis forces after the D-Day...



Borderline Citizens
The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration
Robert C. McGreevey
Borderline Citizens explores the intersection of U.S. colonial power and Puerto Rican migration. Robert C. McGreevey examines a series of confrontations in the early decades of the twentieth century between colonial migrants seeking work and citizenship in the metropole and various groups—employers, colonial officials, court officers, and labor...



Brabbling Women
Disorderly Speech and the Law in Early Virginia
Terri L. Snyder
Terri L. Snyder demonstrates how women resisted and challenged oppressive political, legal, and cultural practices in colonial Virginia.



Breaking the Silence
Redress and Japanese American Ethnicity
Yasuko I. Takezawa



Brethren by Nature
New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery
Margaret Ellen Newell
In Brethren by Nature, Margaret Ellen Newell reveals a little-known aspect of American history: English colonists in New England enslaved thousands of...



"Brown" in Baltimore
School Desegregation and the Limits of Liberalism
Howell S. Baum
In the first book to present the history of Baltimore school desegregation, Howell S. Baum shows how good intentions got stuck on what Gunnar Myrdal called the "American Dilemma." Immediately after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, the...



The Building of Cities
Development and Conflict
Harvey H. Kaiser
Kaiser examines the city-building process from the time when a proposal for urban development is first conceived to the early stages of construction.



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...



The Burned-over District
The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800–1850
Whitney R. Cross
During the first half of the nineteenth century the wooded hills and the valleys of western New York State were swept by fires of the spirit. The fervent religiosity of the region caused historians to call it the "burned-over...



The Business of Benevolence
Industrial Paternalism in Progressive America
Andrea Tone
Tone offers a new interpretation of the importance of welfare capitalism in shaping its...



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