American History

Cold War: An International History

Carole K. Fink

Second Edition • December 13, 2016 • 352 pages

Print: $32.00 USD/$41.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Carole Fink’s comprehensive retelling provides new insights and perspectives on key Cold War events, emphasizing people, power, ideas, and culture.

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Julia Lathrop: Social Service and Progressive Government

Miriam Cohen

First Edition • February 14, 2017 • 192 pages

Print: $22.00 USD/$28.50 CAD • Ebook: $9.99 USD/$12.99 CAD

This new biography of Julia Lathrop examines her life and career in order to illustrate the obstacles and challenges faced by women in politics, employment, and education in early 20th-century America.

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Mary Pickford: Hollywood and the New Woman

Kathleen A. Feeley

First Edition • February 23, 2016 • 192 pages

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Click here to read a sample from Mary Pickford. On screen and off, movie star Mary Pickford personified the “New Woman” of the early 1900s—a moniker given to women who began to demand more autonomy inside and outside the home. Well educated and career-minded, these women also embraced the new mass…

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Mightier than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History

Rodger Streitmatter

Fourth Edition • July 28, 2015 • 320 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$51.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

In this engaging examination of the news media’s influence on US history and politics, Rodger Streitmatter visits sixteen landmark episodes, from the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement to the present-day Barack Obama administration. In each of these case studies, Streitmatter illustrates the enormous role that journalism has played…

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The U.S. Intelligence Community

Jeffrey T. Richelson

Seventh Edition • July 28, 2015 • 632 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

The role of intelligence in U.S. government operations is more critical than ever to domestic security and foreign policy. This authoritative and highly researched book written by Jeffrey T. Richelson provides a detailed overview of America’s vast intelligence empire, from its organizations and operations to its management structure. Drawing from…

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Barbara Egger Lennon: Teacher, Mother, Activist

Tina Stewart Brakebill

First Edition • February 3, 2015 • 192 pages

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Facets of Barbara Egger Lennon’s life define her as an ordinary white Midwestern woman of her time: teacher, wife, mother. Her work as a union organizer and political activist, however, complicate that picture. The way in which she balanced these roles illustrates how many women of her time shaped their…

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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary

Lara Vapnek

First Edition • February 3, 2015 • 160 pages

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In 1906, fifteen-year old Elizabeth Gurley Flynn mounted a soapbox in Times Square to denounce capitalism and proclaim a new era for women’s freedom. Quickly recognized as an outstanding public speaker and formidable organizer, she devoted her life to creating a socialist America, “free from poverty, exploitation, greed and injustice.”…

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Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change

Barbara Winslow

First Edition • November 26, 2013 • 208 pages

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A staunch proponent of breaking down racial and gender barriers, Shirley Chisholm had the esteemed privilege of being a pioneer in many aspects of her life. She was the first African American woman from Brooklyn elected to the New York State legislature and the first African American woman elected to…

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Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality

Stacey M. Robertson

First Edition • November 26, 2013 • 176 pages

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Betsy Mix Cowles—a champion of equality whose circle of acquaintances included Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and William Lloyd Garrison—is a brilliant example of what an educated and independent woman can accomplish. A staunch defender of abolitionism, Cowles also took up the cause of women’s rights and dedicated her life to…

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Rebecca Dickinson: Independence for a New England Woman

Marla Miller

First Edition • August 6, 2013 • 216 pages

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Rebecca Dickinson’s powerful voice, captured through excerpts from the pages of her journal, allows colonial and revolutionary-era New England to come alive. Dickinson’s life illustrates the dilemmas faced by many Americans in the decades before, during, and after the American Revolution, as well as the paradoxes presented by an unmarried…

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