America in the 20th Century

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  1. Book ImageThese United States: A Nation in the Making: 1945 to the Present

    Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Thomas J. Sugrue

    From two major scholars, a powerful narrative that explores the making and unmaking of American democracy and global power in the twentieth century.More

  2. Book ImageThese United States: A Nation in the Making: 1890 to the Present

    Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Thomas J. Sugrue

    From two major scholars, a powerful narrative that explores the making and unmaking of American democracy and global power in the twentieth century.More

  3. Book ImageGreenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman

    Mary Jane Treacy

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Greenwich Village, 1913 immerses students into the radical possibilities unlocked by the modern age.More

  4. Book ImageDefying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950

    Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

    “Remarkable . . . an eye-opening book [on] the freedom struggle that changed the South, the nation, and the world.” —Washington PostMore

  5. Book ImageEverybody Says Freedom: A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Songs and Pictures

    Pete Seeger, Bob Reiser, Jesse Jackson

    “Filled with beautiful music, glorious lyrics, and the soul of one of the most important historical and social revolutions of our history.” —Judy CollinsMore

  6. Book ImageThe Age of Jim Crow

    Jane Dailey

    America’s racial history has been marked by both hard-won progress and sudden reversals of fortune.More

  7. Book ImageGoing Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign

    Michael K. Honey

    The definitive history of the epic struggle for economic justice that became Martin Luther King Jr.'s last crusade.More

  8. Book ImageThe Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

    Frederick Downs, Jr.

    “The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army TimesMore

  9. Book ImageThe Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics

    Richard Davenport-Hines

    A startling account of the history of drug abuse, this book forces us to reconsider many of our views on a controversial issue.More

  10. Book ImageSomething New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World

    J. R. McNeill

    "Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."—Washington Post Book WorldMore

  11. Book ImageOne World Divisible: A Global History Since 1945

    David Reynolds

    "A magisterial account of our time by a distinguished historian."—Walter LaFeber, prize-winning author of The ClashMore

  12. Book ImageOver There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-1918

    Byron Farwell

    When the United States finally declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, the British and French armies were at a point of total exhaustion.More

  13. Book ImageEisenhower and Berlin, 1945: The Decision to Halt at the Elbe

    Stephen E. Ambrose

    In the final months of World War II, with the Allied forces streaming into Germany on two fronts, a major decision had to be made: where to draw a stop line to prevent an accidental clash between the Russian and the Anglo-American armies.More

  14. Book ImageFirewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up

    Lawrence E. Walsh

    In its chilling and unsparing revelations, Firewall is the definitive account of the most dangerous breach of presidential authority since Watergate.More

  15. Book ImageReassessing the Sixties: Debating the Political and Cultural Legacy

    Stephen Macedo

    Our political and personal lives continue to be lived in the broad wake of the 1960s.More

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