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The Associational State: American Governance In The Twentieth Century - Brian Balogh

The Associational State argues that the relationship between state and civil society is fluid, and that the trajectory of American politics is not driven by ideological difference but by the ability to achieve public ends through partnerships forg......

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Becoming Penn: The Pragmatic American University, 1950-2000 - , Mark Frazier Lloyd

After World War II, the University of Pennsylvania became one of the world's most celebrated research universities. John L. Puckett and Mark Frazier Lloyd trace Penn's rise to eminence amid the postwar social, institutional, moral, and civic conte......

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Against Self-reliance: The Arts Of Dependence In The Early United States - William Huntting Howell

Tracing continuities between literature, material culture, and pedagogical theory, William Huntting Howell uncovers an America that celebrated the virtues of humility, contingency, and connection to a complex whole over ambition, individuality, an......

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Violence And Belief In Late Antiquity: Militant Devotion In Christianity And Islam - Thomas Sizgorich

Focusing on the shared vocabulary of images and ideas with which late ancient Christians and Muslims imagined the past, present, and future, this book seeks to understand why violent expressions of religious devotion became central to the self-und......

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Unmarriages: Women, Men, And Sexual Unions In The Middle Ages - Ruth Mazo Karras

Traditional marriage was not the only option for couples in medieval Europe. Alternative forms of union could make lives precarious but also provided a degree of flexibility. The study draws on a wide geographical and chronological range of exampl......

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Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement, And Political Culture In Colonial America, 1717-1775 - Aaron Spencer Fogleman

"The first comprehensive history of the settlement of Germans in the 1700s and how they influenced the economy, politics, and ways of life in the New World."—Pennsylvania Author: Fogleman, Aaron Spencer Publisher: University of Pennsylvania......

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Blue-collar Broadway: The Craft And Industry Of American Theater - Timothy R. White

A rich history of American theater, Timothy White's Blue-Collar Broadway tells the story of the people who created costumes, shoes, scenery, lights, and props. From the 1880s to the 1990s, White explores the shifting centers of theatrical craft an......

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Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn - Jean R. Soderlund

Lenape Country is a sweeping narrative history of Lenape Indian encounters with European settlers in the Delaware Valley in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Author: Soderlund, Jean R. Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press Ill......

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Gay Voluntary Associations In New York: Public Sharing And Private Lives - Moshe Shokeid

Gay Voluntary Associations in New York examines social groups and personal experiences in the LGBT population of New York City, including religious congregations and assemblies of senior, interracial, bisexual, and compulsive individuals, to shed ......

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The Ragged Road To Abolition: Slavery And Freedom In New Jersey, 1775-1865 - James J. Gigantino Ii

James J. Gigantino II shatters the easy dichotomy between free and slave states in early America. The Ragged Road to Abolition illustrates how slavery in New Jersey persisted until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and reveals the myria......

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The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing The Growth Of Analytics In Baseball - , Andrew Zimbalist

The Sabermetric Revolution examines the increasingly widespread use of sabermetrics to evaluate baseball player performance. Along the way, the book corrects common misconceptions about "moneyball" and evaluates the success of analytics in basebal......

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The Gibraltar Crusade: Castile And The Battle For The Strait - Joseph F. O'callaghan

Joseph O'Callaghan offers the first full and authoritative history of the epic battle for control of the Strait of Gibraltar waged by Castile, Morocco, and Granada in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries—a major, but often over......

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Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix And The Transformation Of American Politics - Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

Historian Elizabeth Tandy Shermer examines how Barry Goldwater and elite Phoenix businessmen used policy and federal funds to fashion a postwar "business climate," setting off an interstate competition for investment that transformed American poli......

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Ellis Island Nation: Immigration Policy And American Identity In The Twentieth Century - Robert L. Fleegler

Examining the shift between American immigrant policy between 1924 and 1964, Ellis Island Nation traces the emergence of "contributionism," the belief that the newcomers from eastern and southern Europe contributed important cultural and economic ......

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Public Education Under Siege

Public Education Under Siege argues for a democratic and egalitarian alternative to the test-driven, market-oriented core of current education reform. These short, jargon-free essays cover public policy, teacher unions, economic inequality, race, ......

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