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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

Jim and Jap CrowA Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America

Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America

Matthew M. Briones

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691129488
eISBN:
9781400842216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. government rounded up more than one hundred thousand Japanese Americans and sent them to internment camps. One of those internees was ... More

Masters of the UniverseHayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Daniel Stedman Jones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161013
eISBN:
9781400851836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161013.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, this book traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan and ... More

Mothers of ConservatismWomen and the Postwar Right

Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right

Michelle M. Nickerson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121840
eISBN:
9781400842209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121840.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of 1950s Southern Californian housewives who shaped the grassroots right in the two decades following World War II. The book describes how red-hunting homemakers mobilized ... More

The New DealA Global History

The New Deal: A Global History

Kiran Klaus Patel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149127
eISBN:
9781400873623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149127.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book provides a radically new interpretation of a pivotal period in US history. The first comprehensive study of the New Deal in a global context, the book compares American responses to the ... More

No Man's LandJamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Cindy Hahamovitch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From South Africa in the nineteenth century to Hong Kong today, nations around the world, including the United States, have turned to guestworker programs to manage migration. These temporary labor ... More

Power LinesPhoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Andrew Needham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1940, Phoenix was a small, agricultural city of 65,000, and the Navajo Reservation was an open landscape of scattered sheepherders. Forty years later, Phoenix had blossomed into a metropolis of ... More

Recasting Bourgeois EuropeStabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade after World War I

Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade after World War I

Charles S. Maier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691169798
eISBN:
9781400873708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169798.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author, one of the most prominent contemporary scholars of European history, published this, his first book, in 1975. Based on extensive archival research, the book examines how European ... More

The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Landon R. Y. Storrs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The loyalty investigations triggered by the Red Scare of the 1940s and 1950s marginalized many talented women and men who had entered government service during the Great Depression seeking to promote ... More

The 1970sA New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality

The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality

Thomas Borstelmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141565
eISBN:
9781400839704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141565.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book looks at an iconic decade when the cultural left and economic right came to the fore in American society and the world at large. While many have seen the 1970s as simply a period of ... More

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