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The Age of GarveyHow a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics

The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics

Adam Ewing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157795
eISBN:
9781400852444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157795.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey (1887–1940) organized the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Harlem in 1917. By the early 1920s, his program of African liberation and racial uplift had ... More

Agrarian CrossingsReformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside

Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside

Tore C. Olsson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165202
eISBN:
9781400888054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165202.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1930s and 1940s, rural reformers in the United States and Mexico waged unprecedented campaigns to remake their countrysides in the name of agrarian justice and agricultural productivity. This ... More

American Big Business in Britain and GermanyA Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Volker R. Berghahn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

While America's relationship with Britain has often been deemed unique, especially during the two world wars when Germany was a common enemy, the American business sector actually had a greater ... More

Between Citizens and the StateThe Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Christopher P. Loss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148274
eISBN:
9781400840052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148274.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government's growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement ... More

A Class by HerselfProtective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Nancy Woloch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the ... More

The Color of SuccessAsian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Ellen D. Wu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the “yellow peril” to “model minorities”—peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, ... More

Debtor NationThe History of America in Red Ink

Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Louis Hyman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before the twentieth century, personal debt resided on the fringes of the American economy, the province of small-time criminals and struggling merchants. By the end of the century, however, the most ... More

Exporting American DreamsThurgood Marshall's African Journey

Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

Mary L. Dudziak

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152448
eISBN:
9781400839896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152448.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the little-known story of Thurgood Marshall's work with Kenyan leaders as they fought with the British for independence in the early 1960s. Not long after he led the legal team in ... More

The Flood Year 1927A Cultural History

The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Susan Scott Parrish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which covered nearly thirty thousand square miles across seven states, was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history. Due to the speed of new media and the ... More

Getting ToughWelfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America

Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174525
eISBN:
9781400885183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1970s America, politicians began “getting tough” on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's ... More

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