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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...



Everyone Counts
Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?
Josh Lerner
As more and more communities turn to participatory budgeting as a means of engaging citizens, prioritizing civic projects, and allocating local, state, and federal funding, this cogent volume will offer guidance and inspiration to others who want to transform democracy in the United States and...



American Biodefense
How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security
Frank L. Smith, Frank Smith
Frank L. Smith III addresses the puzzling and largely untold story about why the U.S. military has neglected research, development, acquisition, and doctrine for...



For Fear of an Elective King
George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789
Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon
In the spring of 1789, the Senate and House of Representatives fell into dispute regarding how to address the president. For Fear of an Elective King is Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon's rich account of the title controversy and its...



American Power after the Financial Crisis
Jonathan Kirshner
Jonathan Kirshner explains how the global financial crisis of 2007–2008 altered the international balance of power, affecting the patterns and pulse of world...



Constructive Illusions
Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation
Eric Grynaviski
Eric Grynaviski challenges this conventional wisdom by arguing that when nations wrongly believe they share a mutual understanding, international cooperation is actually more likely, and more productive, than if they had a genuine understanding of each other's...



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