An Army of Women: Gender and Politics in Gilded Age Kansas Reconfiguring American Political History

When these activists employed the often slippery symbols of masculinity and femininity, they found that gendered meanings often changed with the shifting political context. Their ideas and assumptions about gender helped determine their ideologies, the fate of their movements, strategies, and their impact on American politics.

Goldberg's broad scope and use of both traditional and unusual sources―including folkways, poems, songs, and novels―allow readers to understand the movements both as part of a national framework and within the context of the state and local cultures that were their primary concern. Selected by choice magazine as an outstanding academic TitleLooking at both the private and public lives of women and men in rural and urban Kansas, Michael Lewis Goldberg offers sweeping evidence of the role gender played in influencing Gilded Age politics.

. In an army of women, he analyzes how political activists in the Populist Party and the Woman Movement sought to create a role for women while retaining the support of men. Used book in Good Condition.

The Historian's Craft: Reflections on the Nature and Uses of History and the Techniques and Methods of Those Who Write It.

And what is unique about bloch is that he puts his theories into practice; for example, calling upon both his experience serving in WWI as well as his many years spent in peaceful study and reflection. He argues that history is a whole; no period and no topic can be understood except in relation to other periods and topics.

. What is the value of history? what is the use of history? How do scholars attempt to unpack it and make connections in a responsible manner?   While the topics of historiography and historical methodology have become increasingly popular, Bloch remains an authority. In this classic work, marc bloch, distinguished French economic historian, discusses the techniques of historical observation, analysis, and criticism, and the reestablishment of historical causation in assessing events.

This is a work that argues constantly for a wider, more human history. There is a living, breathing connection between the past and the present and it is the historian’s responsibility to do it justice. He also argues that written records are not enough; a historian must draw upon maps, place-names, ancient tools, folklore, aerial surveys, and everything that is available.

For a history that describes how and why people live and work together.

The Radical Middle Class: Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon Politics and Society in Modern America

America has a long tradition of middle-class radicalism, albeit one that intellectual orthodoxy has tended to obscure. U'ren was the national architect of the direct democracy movement. This book is a powerful combination of intellectual, above all, labor, medical, business, and, political history. The radical middle class further explores the Portland Ku Klux Klan and concludes with a national overview of the American middle class from the Progressive Era to the present.

With its engaging narrative, and daring argumentation, conceptual richness, it will be welcomed by all who understand that reexamining the middle class can yield not only better scholarship but firmer grounds for democratic hope. Daly was oregon's most prominent labor leader and a onetime Socialist. But it matters only if the politics and culture of the leading player in affairs of class, the middle class, is dramatically reconceived.

Its author also humanizes the middle class by describing the lives of four small business owners: Harry Lane, William U'Ren, Will Daly, and Lora Little. By examining in particular the independent small business sector or petite bourgeoisie, Oregon, as a case study, using Progressive Era Portland, Robert Johnston shows that class still matters in America.

Entry into World War I. Little was a leading antivaccinationist. Used book in Good Condition.

Partisans and Partners: The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society

A paradox is emerging—as the dividing lines between America’s political parties have sharpened, Americans are at the same time growing distrustful of traditional party politics in favor of becoming apolitical or embracing outside-the-beltway candidates. Pacewicz sees this change coming not from politicians and voters, but from the fundamental reorganization of the community institutions in which political parties have traditionally been rooted.

There’s no question that Americans are bitterly divided by politics. Used book in Good Condition. But in partisans and partners, right/left, Josh Pacewicz finds that our traditional understanding of red/blue, urban/rural division is too simplistic. Wheels-down in iowa—that most important of primary states—Pacewicz looks to two cities, the other traditionally Republican, one traditionally Democratic, and finds that younger voters are rejecting older-timers’ strict political affiliations.

Weaving together major themes in american political history—including globalization, the decline of organized labor, uneven economic development, loss of locally owned industries, and the emergence of grassroots populist movements—Partisans and Partners is a timely and comprehensive analysis of American politics as it happens on the ground.


After Vietnam: Legacies of a Lost War

In after vietnam four distinguished scholars focus on different elements of the war's legacy, while one of the major architects of the conflict, former defense secretary Robert S. Efforts to understand the impact of the Vietnam War on America began soon after it ended, and they continue to the present day.

Finally, Robert S. Herring examines the postwar American military, which became nearly obsessed with preventing "another Vietnam. Robert K. Mcnamara, contributes a final chapter pondering foreign policy issues of the twenty-first century. In the book's opening chapter, Charles E. Mcnamara, aware of the magnitude of his errors and burdened by the war's destructiveness, draws lessons from his experience with the aim of preventing wars in the future.

Used book in Good Condition. Brigham explores the effects of the war on the Vietnamese, as aging revolutionary leaders relied on appeals to "revolutionary heroism" to justify the communist party's monopoly on political power. Neu explains how the vietnam war changed americans' sense of themselves: challenging widely-held national myths, disillusionment, the war brought frustration, and a weakening of Americans' sense of their past and vision for the future.

Brian balogh argues that vietnam became such a powerful metaphor for turmoil and decline that it obscured other forces that brought about fundamental changes in government and society. George C.