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Subject: American Studies & Politics

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Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940
Parrillo, Nicholas R.
In America today, a public official’s lawful income consists of a salary. But until a century ago, the law frequently provided for officials to make m... (more)

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Ambition, a History: From Vice to Virtue
King, William Casey
Ambition today is regarded as the fuel of the American Dream, but at the time of the nation's founding, it was seen as a dangerous vice, "a canker on... (more)

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America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve
Lowenstein, Roger
This tour de force of historical reportage illuminates the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America’s mo... (more)

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American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century
Gerstle, Gary
Is the United States a social melting pot, as our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are white and of the "ri... (more)

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American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a New Century
Stansell, Christine
In the early 20th century, an exuberant brand of gifted men and women moved to New York City, not to get rich but to participate in a cultural revolut... (more)

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American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity
Appy, Christian G.
How did the Vietnam War change the ways Americans think of themselves as a people and a nation? Christian Appy examines the war's impact on American n... (more)

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American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
White, Ronald C., Jr.
Based on years of research with primary documents, this is destined to become the Grant biography of our time. White shows Grant to be a generous, cur... (more)

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Americans Against the City: Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth Century
Conn, Steven
An aversion to urban density and a perception that the city was the place where "big government" first took root in America fostered what Steven Conn... (more)

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Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek: A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
Kluger, Richard
The riveting story of a dramatic confrontation between Native Americans and white settlers that unfolded in the newly created Washington Territory bet... (more)

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Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America
Faber, Eberhard L.
In 1795, New Orleans was a sleepy outpost at the edge of Spain's American empire. By the 1820s, its levees packed with cotton and sugar, the city had... (more)

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California in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the Golden State
Federal Writers Project
Describing the history, culture, and roadside attractions of the 1930s, this New Deal-era guide to California features writing by luminaries such as S... (more)

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City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War
Strausbaugh, John
No city was more of a help to Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort, and no city was more of a hindrance. No city raised more men, money, and mater... (more)

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Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies
Taylor, Alan
In the early 19th century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution, leading to a second confrontation... (more)

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Colonizing Hawai'i: The Cultural Power of Law
Merry, Sally Engle
Reveals how indigenous Hawaiian law was displaced by a transplanted Anglo-American law as global movements of capitalism, Christianity, and imperialis... (more)

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Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters
Saunders, Frances Stonor
During the Cold War, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy’s most cherished possession -- but such freedom was put in service of a hi... (more)

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