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Stretched Thin
Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform
Sandra Morgen, Joan Acker, Jill Weigt
Stretched Thin looks back at a critical moment of policy change and suggests how welfare policy in the United States can be changed to better address the needs of poor families and the nation, question the claim that welfare reform has been a success.



In the Shadow of FDR
From Harry Truman to Barack Obama
William E. Leuchtenburg
"A stimulating and original survey of the political impact of FDR's image on his successors in the White House."—Foreign Affairs



Clandestine Crossings
Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border
David Spener
Clandestine Crossings delivers an in-depth description and analysis of the experiences of working-class Mexican migrants at the beginning of the twenty-first century as they enter the United States surreptitiously with the help of paid guides known as...



An Outsider in the White House
Jimmy Carter, His Advisors, and the Making of American Foreign Policy
Betty Glad
Jimmy Carter entered the White House with a desire for a collegial staff that would aid his foreign-policy decision making. He wound up with a "team of rivals" who contended for influence and who fought over his every move regarding foreign affairs.



The Eccentric Realist
Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy
Mario Del Pero
Mario Del Pero questions the depiction of Kissinger as the foreign policy realist par excellence, revealing him to have been far more ideological and inconsistent in his policy formulations than is commonly realized.



War, Revenue, and State Building
Financing the Development of the American State
Sheldon D. Pollack
Pollack shows how war, revenue, and institutional development are inextricably linked in the United States, delineating the mechanisms of political development and revealing the ways in which the United States, too, once was a "developing nation."



Affirmative Action for the Future
James P. Sterba
At a time when private and public institutions of higher education are reassessing their admissions policies in light of new economic conditions, Affirmative Action for the Future is a clarion call for the need to keep the door of opportunity open. In...



Reading Appalachia from Left to Right
Conservatives and the 1974 Kanawha County Textbook Controversy
Carol Mason
In Reading Appalachia from Left to Right, Carol Mason examines the legacies of a pivotal 1974 curriculum dispute in West Virginia that heralded the rightward shift in American culture and politics.



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 loyal...



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.



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