American History

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  1. Book ImageDiplomacy for Victory: FDR and Unconditional Surrender

    Raymond G. O'Connor

    In January of 1943, at Casablanca, Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a statement to the press which became a guiding policy of Allied Diplomacy in the Second World War.More

  2. Book ImageRevolution as Theatre

    Robert Brustein

    Revolution as Theatre reflects the deep concern of a brilliant and disciplined mind confronted with the spectre of "clenched minds and clenched fists."More

  3. Book ImageThe Jacksonian Economy

    Peter Temin

    During the age of Jackson the nation experienced one of the worst depressions in its history.More

  4. Book ImageThe Great Bull Market: Wall Street in the 1920s

    Robert Sobel

    Wall Street and the stock market were major symbols of the 1920s, and the great crash was considered the end of that era. It is surprising, therefore, that little intensive study has been given to the bull market of the period.More

  5. Book ImageAndrew Jackson and the Bank War

    Robert V. Remini

    One of the most controversial issues during the presidency of Andrew Jackson centered around the future of the Second Bank of the United States.More

  6. Book ImageConfederate Morale and Church Propaganda

    James W. Silver

    A study of the church's role in bringing on secession and promoting the Civil War, by the author of Mississippi: The Closed Society.More

  7. Book ImageAn Affair of Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz

    Robert E. Quirk

    “For this generation this study is definitive.” —George Osborn, American Historical ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageRealities of American Foreign Policy

    George F. Kennan

    The task of international politics at the present time, writes Mr. Kennan, is "to find means to permit change to proceed without repeatedly shaking the peace of the world." American foreign policy, he believes, has too often been dangerously unrealistic and has operated under certain misconceptions about the United States' role in the community of nations.More

  9. Book ImageThe Economic Growth of the United States: 1790-1860

    Douglass C. North

    "All readers will profit by the virtuosity with which the author has carried out his pioneering attempt to erect the structure of economic hisotry on the basis of a theory of development." —Carter Goodrich, American Historical ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageThe United States 1830-1850

    Frederick Jackson Turner

    This book is the final work of the great American historian who opened up a new period in interpreting the history of the United States by emphasizing the importance of the frontier in shaping American culture. Professor Turner wrote The United States 1830-1850 over a fifteen-year period before his death in 1932 and many consider it his major work.More

  11. Book ImageWith MacArthur in Japan: A Personal History of the Occupation

    William Sebald, Russell Brines

    The American Occupation of Japan was perhaps one of the most fateful periods in the history of our foreign relations. From his position as senior civilian in the Occupation hierarchy, Ambassador Sebald had a unique opportunity to observe the implementation of policy by MacArthur and his staff and the sometimes acrimonious struggle between civilian, military, and Japanese elements.More

  12. Book ImageStep by Step

    Douglas Dowd, Mary Nichols, Nick Lawrence

    Step by Step is not simply one more book about civil rights, designed to underscore the repression of the American Negro and relate episodically what some have done about it, even though the book does serve both those functions to a degree. This book is unique in that its aim is to instruct those who would become involved in the civil rights struggle--instruct them in how to develop and work out a project.More

  13. Book ImageCharles Beard and the Constitution: A Critical Analysis of An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution

    Robert E. Brown

    In this work, Robert E. Brown applies the fruits of modern historical scholarship toward an understanding of Beard's groundbreaking and controversial work. With a perspective of forty years, Brown attempts to separate the valid from the bogus in this work.More

  14. Book ImageThe Democratic South

    Dewey W. Grantham, Jr.

    The economic and social revolution in the South interpreted in the light of history.More

  15. Book ImageThe Truman-MacArthur Controversy and the Korean War

    John W. Spanier

    "The order not to bomb the Yalu bridges was the most indefensible and ill-conceived decision ever forced on a field commander in our nation's history....I will always believe that if the United States had issued a warning to the effect that any entry of the Chinese Communists in force into Korea would be considered an act of international war against the United States, that the Korean War would have been terminated with our advance north." General Douglas MacArthur in Reminiscences (1964) thus recalled the unyielding position he took in April, 1951, when President Truman relieved him of all his commands in the Far East for publicly opposing the policies of the United States government.More

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