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In this history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez proposes a new Cuban counterpoint: rice, a staple central to the island's cuisine, and sugar, which dominated an export economy 150 years in the making. Perez shows how the logic of the sugar trade resulted in the development of an agriculture for ...
Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba
In this history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez proposes a new Cuban counterpoint: rice, a staple central to the island's cuisine, and sugar, which dominated an export economy 150 years in the making. Perez shows how the logic of the sugar trade resulted in the development of an agriculture for consumers abroad at the expense of consumers at home. In the process, dependency on food imports, a signal feature of the Cuban economy, was set in place. Efforts to diversify the economy through expanded rice production were met with keen resistance by U.S. rice producers, who were as reliant on the Cuban market as Cubans were on the U.S. market. U.S. growers prepared to retaliate by cutting the sugar quota in a struggle to control Cuban rice markets. Perez's chronicle culminates in the 1950s, a period of deepening revolutionary tensions on the island, as U.S. rice producers and their allies in Congress clashed with Cuban producers supported by the government of Fulgencio Batista. U.S. interests prevailed-a success, Perez argues, that contributed to undermining Batista's capacity to govern. Cuba's inability to develop self-sufficiency in rice production persists long after the triumph of the Cuban revolution. Cuba continues to import rice, but, in the face of the U.S. embargo, mainly from Asia. U.S. rice growers wait impatiently to recover the Cuban market.
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31.450000 USD

Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba

by Louis A Perez, Jr.
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Speaking to an advisor in 1966 about America's escalation of forces in Vietnam, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara confessed: 'We've made mistakes in Vietnam ... I've made mistakes. But the mistakes I made are not the ones they say I made'. In 'I Made Mistakes', Aurelie Basha i Novosejt ...
Cambridge Studies in US Foreign Relations: `I Made Mistakes': Robert McNamara's Vietnam War Policy, 1960-1968
Speaking to an advisor in 1966 about America's escalation of forces in Vietnam, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara confessed: 'We've made mistakes in Vietnam ... I've made mistakes. But the mistakes I made are not the ones they say I made'. In 'I Made Mistakes', Aurelie Basha i Novosejt provides a fresh and controversial examination of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara's decisions during the Vietnam War. Although McNamara is remembered as the architect of the Vietnam War, Novosejt draws on new sources - including the diaries of his advisor and confidant John T. McNaughton - to reveal a man who resisted the war more than most. As Secretary of Defense, he did not want the costs of the war associated with a new international commitment in Vietnam, but he sacrificed these misgivings to instead become the public face of the war out of a sense of loyalty to the President.
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52.490000 USD

Cambridge Studies in US Foreign Relations: `I Made Mistakes': Robert McNamara's Vietnam War Policy, 1960-1968

by Aurelie Basha i Novosejt
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Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and other Polynesians back to the shores of the South China Sea, archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch follows their voyages of discovery across the Pacific in this fascinating history of Hawaiian culture from about one thousand years ago. Combining more than four decades of his ...
A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i
Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and other Polynesians back to the shores of the South China Sea, archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch follows their voyages of discovery across the Pacific in this fascinating history of Hawaiian culture from about one thousand years ago. Combining more than four decades of his own research with Native Hawaiian oral traditions and the evidence of archaeology, Kirch puts a human face on the gradual rise to power of the Hawaiian god-kings, who by the late eighteenth century were locked in a series of wars for ultimate control of the entire archipelago. This lively, accessible chronicle works back from Captain James Cook's encounter with the pristine kingdom in 1778, when the British explorers encountered an island civilization governed by rulers who could not be gazed upon by common people. Interweaving anecdotes from his own widespread travel and extensive archaeological investigations into the broader historical narrative, Kirch shows how the early Polynesian settlers of Hawai'i adapted to this new island landscape and created highly productive agricultural systems.
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36.700000 USD

A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i

by Patrick Vinton Kirch
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Are conspiracy theories everywhere and is everyone a conspiracy theorist? This ground-breaking study challenges some of the widely shared assessments in the scholarship about a perceived mainstreaming of conspiracy theory. It claims that conspiracy theory underwent a significant shift in status in the mid-20th century and has since then become ...
The Stigmatization of Conspiracy Theory since the 1950s: A Plot to Make us Look Foolish
Are conspiracy theories everywhere and is everyone a conspiracy theorist? This ground-breaking study challenges some of the widely shared assessments in the scholarship about a perceived mainstreaming of conspiracy theory. It claims that conspiracy theory underwent a significant shift in status in the mid-20th century and has since then become highly visible as an object of concern in public debates. Providing an in-depth analysis of academic and media discourses, Katharina Thalmann is the first scholar to systematically trace the history and process of the delegitimization of conspiracy theory. By reading a wide range of conspiracist accounts about three central events in American history from the 1950s to 1970s - the Great Red Scare, the Kennedy assassination, and the Watergate scandal - Thalmann shows that a veritable conspiracist subculture emerged in the 1970s as conspiracy theories were pushed out of the legitimate marketplace of ideas and conspiracy theory became a commodity not unlike pornography: alluring in its illegitimacy, commonsensical, and highly profitable. This will be of interest to scholars and researchers interested in American history, culture and subcultures, as well, of course, to those fascinated by conspiracies.
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51.18 USD

The Stigmatization of Conspiracy Theory since the 1950s: A Plot to Make us Look Foolish

by Katharina Thalmann
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With the publication of Memoirs in 1885, Ulysses S. Grant established what is today known as the presidential memoir. Every U.S. president since Benjamin Harrison (1901) has written such a piece, though many have turned to other forms of writing, as well. This book serves as a history of works-including ...
Author in Chief: The Presidents as Writers from Washington to Trump
With the publication of Memoirs in 1885, Ulysses S. Grant established what is today known as the presidential memoir. Every U.S. president since Benjamin Harrison (1901) has written such a piece, though many have turned to other forms of writing, as well. This book serves as a history of works-including autobiographies, diaries, memoirs, political manifestos, speeches and others-authored by U.S. presidents and published prior to, during or after their terms. It tells how writing was easy for some and harder for others. It is the story of literary comebacks, bestsellers, false starts and failures.
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41.950000 USD

Author in Chief: The Presidents as Writers from Washington to Trump

by Michael B. Costanzo
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The history of the United States is often told as a movement westward, beginning at the Atlantic coast and following farmers across the continent. But cities played an equally important role in the country's formation. Towns sprung up along the Pacific as well as the Atlantic, as Spaniards and Englishmen ...
Taking the Land to Make the City: A Bicoastal History of North America
The history of the United States is often told as a movement westward, beginning at the Atlantic coast and following farmers across the continent. But cities played an equally important role in the country's formation. Towns sprung up along the Pacific as well as the Atlantic, as Spaniards and Englishmen took Indian land and converted it into private property. In this reworking of early American history, Mary P. Ryan shows how cities-specifically San Francisco and Baltimore-were essential parties to the creation of the republics of the United States and Mexico. Baltimore and San Francisco share common roots as early trading centers whose coastal locations immersed them in an international circulation of goods and ideas. Ryan traces their beginnings back to the first human habitation of each area, showing how the juggernaut toward capitalism and nation-building could not commence until Europeans had taken the land for city building. She then recounts how Mexican ayuntamientos and Anglo American city councils pioneered a prescient form of municipal sovereignty that served as both a crucible for democracy and a handmaid of capitalism. Moving into the nineteenth century, Ryan shows how the citizens of Baltimore and San Francisco molded landscape forms associated with the modern city: the gridded downtown, rudimentary streetcar suburbs, and outlying great parks. This history culminates in the era of the Civil War when the economic engines of cities helped forge the East and the West into one nation.
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42.000000 USD

Taking the Land to Make the City: A Bicoastal History of North America

by Mary P. Ryan
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Ethnic associations were once vibrant features of societies, such as the United States and Canada, which attracted large numbers of immigrants. While the transplanted cultural lives of the Irish, Scots and continental Europeans have received much attention, the English are far less widely explored. It is assumed the English were ...
The English Diaspora in North America: Migration, Ethnicity and Association, 1730s-1950s
Ethnic associations were once vibrant features of societies, such as the United States and Canada, which attracted large numbers of immigrants. While the transplanted cultural lives of the Irish, Scots and continental Europeans have received much attention, the English are far less widely explored. It is assumed the English were not an ethnic community, that they lacked the alienating experiences associated with immigration and thus possessed few elements of diasporas. This deeply researched new book questions this assumption. It shows that English associations once were widespread, taking hold in colonial America, spreading to Canada and then encompassing all of the empire. Celebrating saints days, expressing pride in the monarch and national heroes, providing charity to the national poor, and forging mutual aid societies mutual, were all features of English life overseas. -- .
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42.66 USD

The English Diaspora in North America: Migration, Ethnicity and Association, 1730s-1950s

by Donald Macraild, Tanja Bueltmann
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In 1860 Abraham Lincoln employed the proverb, Right makes might, (opposite of the more aggressive Might makes right) in his famed Cooper Union address. While Lincoln did not originate the proverb, his use of it in this critical speech indicates that the 14th century phrase had taken on new ethical ...
Right Makes Might : Proverbs and the American Worldview
In 1860 Abraham Lincoln employed the proverb, Right makes might, (opposite of the more aggressive Might makes right) in his famed Cooper Union address. While Lincoln did not originate the proverb, his use of it in this critical speech indicates that the 14th century phrase had taken on new ethical and democratic connotations in the 19th century. In this collection, famed scholar of proverbs Wolfgang Mieder explores the multifaceted use and function of proverbs through the history of the United States, from their early beginnings up through their use by today's well-known politicians, including Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Bernie Sanders. Building on previous publications and unpublished research, Mieder explores sociopolitical aspects of the American worldview as expressed through the use of proverbs in politics, women's rights, and the civil rights movement. By looking at the use of proverbial phrases, Mieder demonstrates how one traditional phrase can take on numerous expressive roles over time and how they continue to play a key role in our contemporary moment.
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37.800000 USD

Right Makes Might : Proverbs and the American Worldview

by Wolfgang Mieder
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Their personalities often set the tone for Washington society, from Julia Tyler's open hospitality to Sarah Polk's somber religious devotion. Some, like Abigail Adams, had little formal schooling. Others, such as Pat Nixon and Hillary Clinton, earned college degrees. There were those who outlived their spouses as well as women ...
Wives of the American Presidents
Their personalities often set the tone for Washington society, from Julia Tyler's open hospitality to Sarah Polk's somber religious devotion. Some, like Abigail Adams, had little formal schooling. Others, such as Pat Nixon and Hillary Clinton, earned college degrees. There were those who outlived their spouses as well as women who died before seeing their husbands realize their presidential dreams. In spite of differing circumstances, these presidential wives influenced-sometimes overtly and often inadvertently-everything from domestic political agendas to foreign policy through their relationships with their husbands. From Martha Washington to Laura Bush, this book discusses the lives and circumstances of the 47 women who have been married to an American president. It emphasizes the relationship each wife had with her husband and the ways in which this contributed to the success or failure of his presidency. Details include birthplace, upbringing, political viewpoints and final resting place. Chapters are also included on women such as Hannah Van Buren and Jane Wyman, who although married to men who eventually became president, never became first lady.
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36.750000 USD

Wives of the American Presidents

by Carole Chandler Waldrup
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Hans Baron's Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance is widely considered one of the most important works in Italian REnaissance studies. Princeton University Press published this seminal book in 1955. Now the Press makes available a two-volume collection of eighteen of Professor Baron's essays, most of them thoroughly revised, unpublished, ...
In Search of Florentine Civic Humanism, Volume 2: Essays on the Transition from Medieval to Modern Thought
Hans Baron's Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance is widely considered one of the most important works in Italian REnaissance studies. Princeton University Press published this seminal book in 1955. Now the Press makes available a two-volume collection of eighteen of Professor Baron's essays, most of them thoroughly revised, unpublished, or presented in English for the first time. Spanning the larger part of his career, they provide a continuation of, and complement to, the earlier book. The essays demonstrate that, contemporaneously with the revolution in art, modern humanistic thought developed in the city-state climate of early Renaissance Florence to a far greater extent than has generally been assumed. The publication fo these volumes is a major scholarly event: a reinforcement and amplification of the author's conception of civic Humanism. This book includes studies of medieval antecedents and special studies of Patrarch, Leonardo Bruni, and Leon Battista Alberti. It offers a thoroughly re-conceived profile of Machiabelli, drawn against the background of civic Humanism, as well as essays presenting evidence that French and English Humanism of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was closely tied to Italian civic thought of the fiteenth. The work culminates in a reassessment of Jacob Burckhardt's pioneering thought of the Renaissance. Hans Baron is Distinguished Research Fellow Emeritus, Newberry Library. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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89.200000 USD

In Search of Florentine Civic Humanism, Volume 2: Essays on the Transition from Medieval to Modern Thought

by Hans Baron
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Interviews with bestselling authors and conspiracy experts Jim Marrs, Noam Chomsky, G. Edward Griffin, and Others Those intrepid souls seeking to peer deeper into America's greatest conspiracies should start with Douglas Cirignano's voluminous book American Conspiracies And Cover-ups. From the foreknowledge of the attacks of Pearl Harbor and September, 11, ...
American Conspiracies and Cover-ups: JFK, 9/11, the Fed, Rigged Elections, Suppressed Cancer Cures, and the Greatest Conspiracies of Our Time
Interviews with bestselling authors and conspiracy experts Jim Marrs, Noam Chomsky, G. Edward Griffin, and Others Those intrepid souls seeking to peer deeper into America's greatest conspiracies should start with Douglas Cirignano's voluminous book American Conspiracies And Cover-ups. From the foreknowledge of the attacks of Pearl Harbor and September, 11, 2001 to the truth behind the assassinations of John F; Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., no conspiracy is left behind. Pick your favorite conspiracy---is the Federal Reserve System unconstitutional? Was the IRS created to bail out Big banks? Are cancer cures and cheap alternative energy being suppressed? Are elections made fraudulent by hacked voting machines?---Cirignano has them all. Incisive interviews with knowledgeable experts. Don't miss this tour de force. -Jim Marrs, journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Rule by Secrecy; The Rise of the Fourth Reich; The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy; and Population Control: How Corporate Owners Are Killing Us. American Conspiracies and Cover-ups brings together interviews with the bestselling and brightest minds in the alternative history world to create the definitive guide to our country's biggest secrets. Interviews include: Jim Marrs on the New World Order Noam Chomsky on mainstream media The JFK assassination with LBJ's lawyer Veteran and author Robert B. Stinnet on Pearl Harbor G. Edward Griffin on the Federal Reserve Bank Dr. William F. Pepper on MLK's assassination Professor David Ray Griffin on 9/11 and more! Author Douglas Cirignano brings together the foremost experts in the field to answer these questions once and for all, and proves that mainstream histories don't tell the real story.
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29.390000 USD

American Conspiracies and Cover-ups: JFK, 9/11, the Fed, Rigged Elections, Suppressed Cancer Cures, and the Greatest Conspiracies of Our Time

by Douglas Cirignano
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Empire's Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. ...
Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad
Empire's Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an examination of legislative, military, and business records, Karuka deftly explains the imperial foundations of U.S. political economy. Tracing the shared paths of Indigenous and Asian American histories, this multisited interdisciplinary study connects military occupation to exclusionary border policies, a linked chain spanning the heart of U.S. imperialism. This highly original and beautifully wrought book unveils how the transcontinental railroad laid the tracks of the U.S. Empire.
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89.250000 USD

Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad

by Manu Karuka
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A Well-Constructed Union: Readings in the American Political Tradition guides students through a carefully curated selection of readings that illuminate the principles, implementation, and inherent tensions of the American political system. The anthology provides readers with an engaging exploration of the philosophical considerations underlying policy debates and the unique features ...
A Well-Constructed Union: Readings in the American Political Tradition
A Well-Constructed Union: Readings in the American Political Tradition guides students through a carefully curated selection of readings that illuminate the principles, implementation, and inherent tensions of the American political system. The anthology provides readers with an engaging exploration of the philosophical considerations underlying policy debates and the unique features of American answers to political questions. The collection features seminal primary sources that provide the foundation for American politics including The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural address, select Federalist papers by James Madison, Abraham Lincoln's speech on the Dred Scott Decision, George Washington's Whiskey Rebellion Proclamation, and more. Students read compelling articles, essays, and excerpts such as Our Teacher, the Constitution by Adam Carrington, book chapters from Aristotle's The Politics, reflections on Constitutional interpretation by former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and analysis of what is wrong with the American political system by John R. Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse. Featuring 56 individual readings selected for novice learners of the American political system, A Well-Constructed Union is an ideal text for courses in American politics and government.
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128.050000 USD

A Well-Constructed Union: Readings in the American Political Tradition

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A uniquely personal yet deeply informed exploration of the hidden history of class in American life From the decks of the Mayflower straight through to Donald Trump's American carnage, class has always played a role in American life. In this remarkable work, Steve Fraser twines our nation's past with his ...
Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion
A uniquely personal yet deeply informed exploration of the hidden history of class in American life From the decks of the Mayflower straight through to Donald Trump's American carnage, class has always played a role in American life. In this remarkable work, Steve Fraser twines our nation's past with his own family's history, deftly illustrating how class matters precisely because Americans work so hard to pretend it doesn't. He examines six signposts of American history-the settlements at Plymouth and Jamestown; the ratification of the Constitution; the Statue of Liberty; the cowboy; the kitchen debate between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev; and Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech-to explore just how pervasively class has shaped our national conversation. With a historian's intellectual command and a riveting narrative voice, Fraser interweaves these examples with his own past-including his false arrest on charges of planning to blow up the Liberty Bell during the Civil Rights era-to tell a story both urgent and timeless.
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22.17 USD

Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion

by Steve Fraser
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Between Pizzagate, QAnon, and the now ubiquitous cries of fake news, it's tempting to think that we're living in an unprecedentedly fertile age for conspiracy theories. But the sad fact is that these narratives of suspicion-and the delusional psychologies that fuel them-have been a constant presence in American life for ...
Conspiracies of Conspiracies: How Delusions Have Overrun America
Between Pizzagate, QAnon, and the now ubiquitous cries of fake news, it's tempting to think that we're living in an unprecedentedly fertile age for conspiracy theories. But the sad fact is that these narratives of suspicion-and the delusional psychologies that fuel them-have been a constant presence in American life for nearly as long as there's been an America. In this sweeping book, Thomas Konda traces the country's obsession with conspiratorial thought from the early days of the Republic up to our own anxious moment. Conspiracies of Conspiracies details centuries of sinister speculations-from anti-Semitism and anti-Catholicism to UFOs and reptilian humanoids-and their often incendiary outcomes. Rather than simply rehashing the surface eccentricities of such theories, Konda draws from his unprecedented assemblage of conspiratorial writing to crack open the mindsets that lead people toward these self-sealing worlds of denial. What is distinctively American about these theories, he argues, is not simply our country's homegrown obsession with them but their ongoing prevalence and virulence. Konda shows that conspiracy theories are less a harmless sideshow than the dark and secret heart of American political history-one that threatens to poison the bloodstream of our increasingly sick body politic.
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31.500000 USD

Conspiracies of Conspiracies: How Delusions Have Overrun America

by Thomas Milan Konda
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A Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year This absolutely splendid book is a triumph on every level. A first-rate history of the United States, it is beautifully written, deeply researched, and filled with entertaining stories. For anyone who wants to see our democracy flourish, this is the book to ...
Democracy: A Case Study
A Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year This absolutely splendid book is a triumph on every level. A first-rate history of the United States, it is beautifully written, deeply researched, and filled with entertaining stories. For anyone who wants to see our democracy flourish, this is the book to read. -Doris Kearns Goodwin To all who say our democracy is broken-riven by partisanship, undermined by extremism, corrupted by wealth-history offers hope. Democracy's nineteen cases, honed in David Moss's popular course at Harvard and taught at the Library of Congress, in state capitols, and at hundreds of high schools across the country, take us from Alexander Hamilton's debates in the run up to the Constitutional Convention to Citizens United. Each one presents a pivotal moment in U.S. history and raises questions facing key decision makers at the time: Should the delegates support Madison's proposal for a congressional veto over state laws? Should Lincoln resupply Fort Sumter? Should Florida lawmakers approve or reject the Equal Rights Amendment? Should Corporations have a right to free speech? Moss invites us to engage in the passionate debates that are crucial to a healthy society. Engagingly written, well researched, rich in content and context... Moss believes that fierce political conflicts can be constructive if they are mediated by shared ideals. -Glenn C. Altschuler, Huffington Post Gives us the facts of key controversies in our history-from the adoption of the constitution to Citizens United-and invites readers to decide for themselves... A valuable resource for civic education. -Michael Sandel, author of Justice
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25.52 USD

Democracy: A Case Study

by David A. Moss
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Theodore Roosevelt is an American icon, his face carved in granite alongside those of Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln on Mt. Rushmore. He is the only American awarded both the Medal of Honor and Nobel Peace Prize. As president, he pushed through a stubborn Congress to breakup corporate monopolies strangling the ...
Theodore Roosevelt and the Art of American Power: An American for All Time
Theodore Roosevelt is an American icon, his face carved in granite alongside those of Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln on Mt. Rushmore. He is the only American awarded both the Medal of Honor and Nobel Peace Prize. As president, he pushed through a stubborn Congress to breakup corporate monopolies strangling the economy, impose health standards on the food and drug industries, and conserve America's natural heritage, including the Grand Canyon and Redwood forest. He was a brilliant diplomat who ended a war between Japan and Russia, and prevented a war between Germany and France. He engineered independence for the province of Panama from Columbia, then signed a treaty with the new country that entitled the United States to build, run, and defend a Panama canal. He crusaded for progressive reforms as a New York assemblyman, U.S. civil service commissioner, New York City police commissioner, and New York governor. He led scientific expeditions across East Africa's savanna and Brazil's rainforest. During the war with Spain, he raised a cavalry regiment and led his Rough Riders to a decisive victory at San Juan Heights. As a Dakota rancher during the frontier's twilight, he squared off with outlaws and renegade Indians. He was a prolific writer, authoring 38 books and hundreds of essays. Roosevelt was among the most charismatic presidents. Yet, although most Americans adored him, most Wall Street moguls and political bosses hated him for his reforms. He was complex, simultaneously peacemaker and warmonger, progressive and conservative, Machiavellian and Kantian, avid hunter and nature lover. Roosevelt accomplished all that he did because he mastered the art of American power. His motto speak softly and carry a big stick exemplified how he asserted power to defend or enhance American interests. Time after time he bested such titans as J.P. Morgan or Kaiser Wilhelm at the game of power. Although he is the subject of dozens of books, this is the first to comprehensively explore just how Roosevelt understood, massed, and wielded power to pursue his vision for an America as the world's most prosperous, just, and influential nation.
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120.750000 USD

Theodore Roosevelt and the Art of American Power: An American for All Time

by William R. Nester
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Moments of Cooperation and Incorporation is a set of six essays showcasing moments between 1782 and 1996 when the Jamaican and American people of the African diaspora have cooperated with each other in the socio-geographic spaces of each. For both groups, this was a period defined by slavery, resistance, struggles ...
Moments of Cooperation and Incorporation: African American and African Jamaican Connections, 1782-1996
Moments of Cooperation and Incorporation is a set of six essays showcasing moments between 1782 and 1996 when the Jamaican and American people of the African diaspora have cooperated with each other in the socio-geographic spaces of each. For both groups, this was a period defined by slavery, resistance, struggles for freedom, decolonization and civil rights. Brodber's work relates the long connections between black Jamaicans and blacks in the United States from the late eighteenth century well into the twentieth century and aims to foster understanding and self-respect among these people brought without their permission to the Americas. This work makes a vital contribution to the history of the African diaspora and is essential reading for students and scholars of the New World. Brodber employs a variety of disciplinary methods - historical and anthropological, most notably - in presenting and interpreting this long history, and her skill as a novelist makes this scholarly work equally compelling for the general reader.
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52.500000 USD

Moments of Cooperation and Incorporation: African American and African Jamaican Connections, 1782-1996

by Erna Brodber
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In this history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez proposes a new Cuban counterpoint: rice, a staple central to the island's cuisine, and sugar, which dominated an export economy 150 years in the making. Perez shows how the logic of the sugar trade resulted in the development of an agriculture for ...
Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba
In this history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez proposes a new Cuban counterpoint: rice, a staple central to the island's cuisine, and sugar, which dominated an export economy 150 years in the making. Perez shows how the logic of the sugar trade resulted in the development of an agriculture for consumers abroad at the expense of consumers at home. In the process, dependency on food imports, a signal feature of the Cuban economy, was set in place. Efforts to diversify the economy through expanded rice production were met with keen resistance by U.S. rice producers, who were as reliant on the Cuban market as Cubans were on the U.S. market. U.S. growers prepared to retaliate by cutting the sugar quota in a struggle to control Cuban rice markets. Perez's chronicle culminates in the 1950s, a period of deepening revolutionary tensions on the island, as U.S. rice producers and their allies in Congress clashed with Cuban producers supported by the government of Fulgencio Batista. U.S. interests prevailed-a success, Perez argues, that contributed to undermining Batista's capacity to govern. Cuba's inability to develop self-sufficiency in rice production persists long after the triumph of the Cuban revolution. Cuba continues to import rice, but, in the face of the U.S. embargo, mainly from Asia. U.S. rice growers wait impatiently to recover the Cuban market.
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94.500000 USD

Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba

by Louis A Perez, Jr.
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Hans Baron's Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance is widely considered one of the most important works in Italian REnaissance studies. Princeton University Press published this seminal book in 1955. Now the Press makes available a two-volume collection of eighteen of Professor Baron's essays, most of them thoroughly revised, unpublished, ...
In Search of Florentine Civic Humanism, Volume 2: Essays on the Transition from Medieval to Modern Thought
Hans Baron's Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance is widely considered one of the most important works in Italian REnaissance studies. Princeton University Press published this seminal book in 1955. Now the Press makes available a two-volume collection of eighteen of Professor Baron's essays, most of them thoroughly revised, unpublished, or presented in English for the first time. Spanning the larger part of his career, they provide a continuation of, and complement to, the earlier book. The essays demonstrate that, contemporaneously with the revolution in art, modern humanistic thought developed in the city-state climate of early Renaissance Florence to a far greater extent than has generally been assumed. The publication fo these volumes is a major scholarly event: a reinforcement and amplification of the author's conception of civic Humanism. This book includes studies of medieval antecedents and special studies of Patrarch, Leonardo Bruni, and Leon Battista Alberti. It offers a thoroughly re-conceived profile of Machiabelli, drawn against the background of civic Humanism, as well as essays presenting evidence that French and English Humanism of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was closely tied to Italian civic thought of the fiteenth. The work culminates in a reassessment of Jacob Burckhardt's pioneering thought of the Renaissance. Hans Baron is Distinguished Research Fellow Emeritus, Newberry Library. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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35.650000 USD

In Search of Florentine Civic Humanism, Volume 2: Essays on the Transition from Medieval to Modern Thought

by Hans Baron
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Facing overwhelming dangers, with death looming, the heroes in these pages never gave up; nor did they flee or hide. Instead, in the firestorms of furious battles, their actions earned the nation's highest military decorations for courage. The medals are familiar-the Medal of Honor, Silver and Bronze Stars, Navy Cross, ...
Only the Valiant: True Stories of Decorated Heroes
Facing overwhelming dangers, with death looming, the heroes in these pages never gave up; nor did they flee or hide. Instead, in the firestorms of furious battles, their actions earned the nation's highest military decorations for courage. The medals are familiar-the Medal of Honor, Silver and Bronze Stars, Navy Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, and others. In true stories that reveal the actions that earned these decorations, ONLY THE VALIANT takes its readers into the very heart of battles in land, sea and air when heroes stepped forward. Join a group of daring Union soldiers in the Civil War as they capture a Confederate locomotive and railway; fly with hero ace Eddie Rickenbacker over the battlefields of WW I; hit the beaches with Marines at Tarawa and Iwo Jima; peer through the scopes of U.S. sniper sharpshooters in the mountains of Afghanistan. From the annals of America's earliest battles to those creating headlines today, Editor Lamar Underwood has pulled together the irresistible writings about decorated heroes whose actions deserve eternal attention of a grateful nation.
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26.200000 USD

Only the Valiant: True Stories of Decorated Heroes

by Lamar Underwood
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In a powerful work of environmental history, Martin Doyle tells the epic story of America and its rivers, from the U.S. Constitution's roots in interstate river navigation, to the failure of the levees in Hurricane Katrina and the water wars in the west. Through his own travels and his encounters ...
The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers
In a powerful work of environmental history, Martin Doyle tells the epic story of America and its rivers, from the U.S. Constitution's roots in interstate river navigation, to the failure of the levees in Hurricane Katrina and the water wars in the west. Through his own travels and his encounters with experts all over the country-a Mississippi River tugboat captain, an Erie Canal lock operator, a project manager buying water rights for farms along the Colorado River-Doyle reveals the central role rivers have played in American history and how vital they are to its future.
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17.800000 USD

The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

by Martin Doyle
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When the US Marine Commandant, Major General Thomas Holcomb, announced the formation of what became the US Marine Corps' Women's Reserve, legend has it that the portrait of the fifth Commandant, Archibald Henderson, fell off the wall and crashed to the floor - in disbelief'. This branch of the US ...
US Marine Corps Women's Reserve: They Are Marines': Uniforms and Equipment in World War II
When the US Marine Commandant, Major General Thomas Holcomb, announced the formation of what became the US Marine Corps' Women's Reserve, legend has it that the portrait of the fifth Commandant, Archibald Henderson, fell off the wall and crashed to the floor - in disbelief'. This branch of the US Marines was authorized by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on 30 July 1942. This law allowed for the acceptance of women into the reserve as commissioned officers and at the enlisted level, effective for the duration of the war plus six months. The purpose of the law was to release officers and men for combat and to replace them with women in shore stations. The result was that between 1943 and 1945 the women of America enlisted in their thousands to Free A Marine to Fight'. This book, the first of its kind, explores in detail the role of Women Marines, or WRs as they were known at the time. It also presents a detailed study of the uniforms of the WRs supported by numerous colour photographs. This book has been written with the full support of the US Marine Corps Histories Division, the Women Marine Association and surviving WR veterans.
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28.99 USD

US Marine Corps Women's Reserve: They Are Marines': Uniforms and Equipment in World War II

by Jim Moran
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Arnold J. Toynbee, the most famous professional historian of the twentieth century, is widely quoted as having declared that History is just one damn thing after another. This book argues that history is not about things at all but is all about turning points-the decisions, acts, innovations, errors, ideas, successes, ...
100 Turning Points in American History
Arnold J. Toynbee, the most famous professional historian of the twentieth century, is widely quoted as having declared that History is just one damn thing after another. This book argues that history is not about things at all but is all about turning points-the decisions, acts, innovations, errors, ideas, successes, and failures on which the shape of a nation's life-our lives-depends. It presents the 100 points at which America's path decisively turned on its way to where we find ourselves today. Columbus arrives in the New World The first slaves arrive in America Independence is declared The Indian Removal Act is passed Female suffragists meet in Seneca Falls Harpers Ferry is raided Fort Sumter falls A transcontinental railroad is completed Edison lights his first electric lamp Prohibition makes America a nation of lawbreakers FDR offers a New Deal The B-29 Enola Gay drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima The Supreme Court decides Brown v. Board of Education Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon President Nixon creates the EPA 9/11 ... Obama ... Sandy Hook ... Russian election meddling ... the Age of Trump ... These and many more are the crucial plot points in our grand national story, and best-selling historian Alan Axelrod presents them here.
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28.300000 USD

100 Turning Points in American History

by Alan Axelrod
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An utterly original and gripping story of murder on the high seas. - Sebastian Junger From an author praised by the Wall Street Journal for his eye for a good story comes an account of Herbert Fuller tragedy of 1896, a tragedy that occurred on the high seas and one ...
Murder Aboard: The Herbert Fuller Tragedy and the Ordeal of Thomas Bram
An utterly original and gripping story of murder on the high seas. - Sebastian Junger From an author praised by the Wall Street Journal for his eye for a good story comes an account of Herbert Fuller tragedy of 1896, a tragedy that occurred on the high seas and one involving the senseless slaughter of three of the twelve souls on board. Stunned by this act of random violence, and in sure knowledge that one or more of their own was the murderer, the living turn the vessel to shore, 750 miles distant. In the nightmarish days and nights of suspense that follow, first one and then another of the remaining nine is seized by others as the culprit. Upon reaching port, however, all are under suspicion-until the man most likely to have committed the act is, for reasons having to do with race, exonerated and the man most likely to be innocent, prosecuted. At the center of this gripping and gruesome story is the first mate Thomas Bram, whose subsequent murder trials became as widely followed by the press and public as was the famous trial of Lizzie Borden just a few years before. Unlike the Borden case, remembered today in books, movies, and children's rhymes, the Bram case was almost lost to the collective memory. Fortunately, C. Michael Hiam, in the manner of Erik Larson, now brings it to life.
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28.300000 USD

Murder Aboard: The Herbert Fuller Tragedy and the Ordeal of Thomas Bram

by C. Michael Hiam
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Thomas Paine is most famous for writing Common Sense, a pamphlet distributed during the American Revolution advocating for colonial America's independence from Great Britain. Now, collected here in a beautiful gift book volume, are excerpts from this important historical American document, as well as several of his other writings. This ...
Common Sense: and Other Writings
Thomas Paine is most famous for writing Common Sense, a pamphlet distributed during the American Revolution advocating for colonial America's independence from Great Britain. Now, collected here in a beautiful gift book volume, are excerpts from this important historical American document, as well as several of his other writings. This volume is introduced by Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard Law School and a noted civil liberties advocate. Paine believed in more than just freedom in the form of revolution and overthrowing governments. He also believed in freedom from oppressive and organized religions and monopolies. Included in this book are passages taken from The Age of Reason and The Rights of Man, as well as letters to George Washington, Benjamin Rush, and Samuel Adams, and pamphlets such as The American Crisis and Agrarian Justice. Throughout his writings, Paine provides excellent and timeless wisdom on attaining liberty and living a democratic life.
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6.290000 USD

Common Sense: and Other Writings

by Thomas Paine
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Colleges and universities are among the most cherished-and controversial-institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life. Exploring American higher education from its founding ...
A History of American Higher Education
Colleges and universities are among the most cherished-and controversial-institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life. Exploring American higher education from its founding in the seventeenth century to its struggle to innovate and adapt in the first decades of the twenty-first century, Thelin demonstrates that the experience of going to college has been central to American life for generations of students and their families. Drawing from archival research, along with the pioneering scholarship of leading historians, Thelin raises profound questions about what colleges are-and what they should be. Covering issues of social class, race, gender, and ethnicity in each era and chapter, this new edition showcases a fresh concluding chapter that focuses on both the opportunities and problems American higher education has faced since 2010. The essay on sources has been revised to incorporate books and articles published over the past decade. The book also updates the discussion of perennial hot-button issues such as big-time sports programs, online learning, the debt crisis, the adjunct crisis, and the return of the culture wars and addresses current areas of contention, including the changing role of governing boards and the financial challenges posed by the economic downturn. Anyone studying the history of this institution in America must read Thelin's classic text, which has distinguished itself as the most wide-ranging and engaging account of the origins and evolution of America's institutions of higher learning.
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A History of American Higher Education

by John R. Thelin
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At the end of his first inaugural address, delivered to a nation deeply divided and on the brink of civil war, Abraham Lincoln concluded, We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Lincoln's words ring true today, especially for a new generation raised on political discourse that ...
We Must Not Be Enemies: Restoring America's Civic Tradition
At the end of his first inaugural address, delivered to a nation deeply divided and on the brink of civil war, Abraham Lincoln concluded, We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Lincoln's words ring true today, especially for a new generation raised on political discourse that consists of vitriolic social media and the echo chambers of polarized news media. In We Must Not Be Enemies, Michael Austin combines American history, classical theories of democracy, and cognitive psychology to argue that the health of our democracy depends on our ability to disagree about important things while remaining friends. He argues that individual citizens can dramatically improve the quality of our democracy by changing the way that we interact with one another. Each of his main chapters advances a single argument, supported by contemporary evidence and drawing on lessons from American history. The seven arguments at the heart of the book are: 1. We need to learn how to be better friends with people we disagree with. 2. We should disagree more with people we already consider our friends. 3. We should argue for things and not just against things. 4. We have a moral responsibility to try to persuade other people to adopt positions that we consider morally important. 5. We have to understand what constitutes a good argument if we want to do more than shout at people and call them names. 6. We must realize that we are wrong about a lot of things that we think we are right about. 7. We should treat people with charity and kindness, not out of a sense of moral duty (though that's OK too), but because these are good rhetorical strategies in a democratic society. For anyone disturbed by the increasingly coarse and confrontational tone of too much of our political dialogue, We Must Not Be Enemies provides an essential starting point to restore the values that have provided the foundation for America's tradition of democratic persuasion.
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37.800000 USD

We Must Not Be Enemies: Restoring America's Civic Tradition

by Michael Austin
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Few scholars have paid close attention to the factors internal to the Republican Party that helped the Right to consolidate its power within the party between the 1960s and the 1980s. Plugging the gap in party literature, The Rise of the Republican Right: From Goldwater to Reagan provides a comprehensive ...
The Rise of the Republican Right: From Goldwater to Reagan
Few scholars have paid close attention to the factors internal to the Republican Party that helped the Right to consolidate its power within the party between the 1960s and the 1980s. Plugging the gap in party literature, The Rise of the Republican Right: From Goldwater to Reagan provides a comprehensive account of the rise of the Republican Right in the years between Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential defeat and the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. Specifically, it offers a historical-institutional analysis of the organizational factors internal to the Republican Party that helped the conservative Right maintain, and then expand its ascendant position within the GOP in the critical years between Goldwater and Reagan. Brian M. Conley demonstrates how the growth of the Right during this period was aided by a desire on the part of many Republican leaders to rebound from electoral defeat by rebuilding the party organizationally, rather than reforming it politically, through the introduction of a more service -oriented party structure. The Rise of the Republican Right will interest academics, party scholars, and researchers eager to gain a more nuanced understanding of the factors that helped the Right become a dominant force within the Republican Party.
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59.70 USD

The Rise of the Republican Right: From Goldwater to Reagan

by Brian M. Conley
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Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, looking to ...
Topgun: An American Story
Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, looking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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29.400000 USD

Topgun: An American Story

by Dan Pedersen, Barrett Tillman
Hardback
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