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Armed with Expertise
The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War
Joy Rohde traces the optimistic rise, anguished fall, and surprising rebirth of Cold War–era military-sponsored social research.
The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century
The idea that citizens' advancement should depend exclusively on merit, on qualities that deserve reward rather than on bloodlines or wire-pulling, was among the Founding ideals of the American republic, Joseph F. Kett argues in this book.
An Education in Politics
The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind
In this work, Jesse H. Rhodes shows how the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and its prescriptive policies arose out of the dynamic of decentralized authority established in the American federal system.
Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City's Great Experiment in Integrated Housing
The history of Rochdale Village in Queens, New York, once the world's largest housing coop, from its planning, to the civil rights demonstrations at its construction site in 1963, through the late 1970s, ending with a look at life in Rochdale today.