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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...



Reassuring the Reluctant Warriors
U.S. Civil-Military Relations and Multilateral Intervention
Stefano Recchia
Recchia draws on declassified documents and about one hundred interviews with civilian and military leaders to illuminate little-known aspects of U.S. decision making in the run-up to interventions in Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, and...



Who Cares?
How to Reshape a Democratic Politics
Joan C. Tronto
Joan C. Tronto argues that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our own fundamental values and commitments, from a caring...



Restraint
A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy
Barry R. Posen
The United States, Barry R. Posen argues, has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. In contrast to the failures and unexpected problems that have stemmed from America's consistent overreaching, Posen makes an urgent argument for restraint in the future use of U.S. military...



Subterranean Estates
Life Worlds of Oil and Gas
This innovative, interdisciplinary volume provides a new perspective on the material, symbolic, cultural, and social meanings of the multidimensional world of the global oil and gas...



The Origins of Right to Work
Antilabor Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Chicago
Cedric de de Leon
Cedric de Leon traces the antagonism between pro-business politicians and labor to the Northern victory in the U.S. Civil War, when the political establishment equated collective bargaining with the enslavement of free white...



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...



Crossing Broadway
Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City
Robert W. Snyder
Robert W. Snyder tells how the story of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, from the the 1930s to the...



Zoned in the USA
The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation
Sonia A. Hirt, Sonia Hirt
Sonia A. Hirt argues that zoning laws are among the important but understudied reasons for the cross-continental differences between Europe and the United...



Northern Men with Southern Loyalties
The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis
Michael Todd Landis
Michael Todd Landis forcefully contends that a full understanding of the Civil War and its causes is impossible without a careful examination of Northern Democrats and their proslavery sentiments and...



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