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BROWSE PRINCETON'S SERIES (by title) in Politics and Society in Modern America

William Chafe, Gary Gerstle, Linda Gordon, and Julian Zelizer, Series Editors

This wide-ranging series in twentieth-century U.S. political history presents not only works that represent the best of traditional political history but also those that integrate insights and methodologies of social and cultural history, challenge conventional periodizations, and situate the American political experience in a comparative framework.

These interpretative works focus on issues that recently have begun to alter our understanding of the twentieth century: gender and the state; labor, business, and the New Deal; race and social policy; the construction of nationhood and nationalism; the Cold War and American culture; deindustrialization and urban politics; the rise and fall of the administrative state; the changing character of American liberalism; and the history of conservative thought and conservative social movements.

The series, which includes both established and younger scholars, features exceptional works on the presidents, political institutions, reform movements, and other traditional topics in political history. It seeks to bring some coherence to the rich monographic literature that has appeared in recent years, and thereby give the remarkable American Century the history it deserves.

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bookjacketAmerican Babylon:
Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland
Robert O. Self

bookjacketAmericans at the Gate:
The United States and Refugees during the Cold War
Carl J. Bon Tempo

bookjacketBetween Citizens and the State:
The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century
Christopher P. Loss

bookjacketChanging the World:
American Progressives in War and Revolution
Alan Dawley

bookjacketCities of Knowledge:
Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley
Margaret Pugh O'Mara

bookjacketCivil Defense Begins at Home:
Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties
Laura McEnaney

bookjacketA Class by Herself:
Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s
Nancy Woloch

bookjacketCold War Civil Rights:
Race and the Image of American Democracy
Mary L. Dudziak

bookjacketThe Color of Success:
Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
Ellen D. Wu

bookjacketDead on Arrival:
The Politics of Health Care in Twentieth-Century America
Colin Gordon

bookjacketDebtor Nation:
The History of America in Red Ink
Louis Hyman

bookjacketDefending America:
Military Culture and the Cold War Court-Martial
Elizabeth Lutes Hillman

bookjacketDivided We Stand:
American Workers and the Struggle for Black Equality
Bruce Nelson

bookjacketDon't Blame Us:
Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party
Lily Geismer

bookjacketFor All These Rights:
Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America's Public-Private Welfare State
Jennifer Klein

bookjacketGetting Tough:
Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America
Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

bookjacketThe Good Immigrants:
How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
Madeline Y. Hsu

bookjacketThe Great Exception:
The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics
Jefferson Cowie

bookjacketImpossible Subjects:
Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America
Mae M. Ngai - Foreword by: Mae M. Ngai

bookjacketIn Search of Another Country:
Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution
Joseph Crespino

bookjacketLabor Rights Are Civil Rights:
Mexican American Workers in Twentieth-Century America
Zaragosa Vargas

bookjacketLittle Rock:
Race and Resistance at Central High School
Karen Anderson

bookjacketLobbying America:
The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA
Benjamin C. Waterhouse

bookjacketThe Loneliness of the Black Republican:
Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power
Leah Wright Rigueur

bookjacketMore Equal Than Others:
America from Nixon to the New Century
Godfrey Hodgson

bookjacketMorning in America:
How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's
Gil Troy

bookjacketMothers of Conservatism:
Women and the Postwar Right
Michelle M. Nickerson

bookjacketNo Man’s Land:
Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor
Cindy Hahamovitch

bookjacketThe Other Women's Movement:
Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America
Dorothy Sue Cobble

bookjacketPhilanthropy in America:
A History
Olivier Zunz

bookjacketPhilanthropy in America:
A History
Olivier Zunz - Preface by: Olivier Zunz

bookjacketPhyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism:
A Woman's Crusade
Donald T. Critchlow

bookjacketPocketbook Politics:
Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America
Meg Jacobs

bookjacketPoverty Knowledge:
Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in Twentieth-Century U.S. History
Alice O'Connor

bookjacketPower Lines:
Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest
Andrew Needham

bookjacketThe Radical Middle Class:
Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon
Robert D. Johnston

bookjacketRelentless Reformer:
Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America
Robyn Muncy

bookjacketThe Rise of a Prairie Statesman:
The Life and Times of George McGovern
Thomas J. Knock

bookjacketSchool Lunch Politics:
The Surprising History of America's Favorite Welfare Program
Susan Levine

bookjacketThe Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left
Landon R.Y. Storrs

bookjacketThe Shifting Grounds of Race:
Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles
Scott Kurashige

bookjacketThe Silent Majority:
Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South
Matthew D. Lassiter

bookjacketState of the Union:
A Century of American Labor
Nelson Lichtenstein

bookjacketThe Straight State:
Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America
Margot Canaday

bookjacketSuburban Warriors:
The Origins of the New American Right
Lisa McGirr - Preface by: Lisa McGirr

bookjacketTaken Hostage:
The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam
David Farber

bookjacketTroubling the Waters:
Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century
Cheryl Lynn Greenberg

bookjacketTrucking Country:
The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy
Shane Hamilton

bookjacketWhite Flight:
Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism
Kevin M. Kruse

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