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Against Immediate EvilAmerican Internationalists and the Four Freedoms on the Eve of World War II

Against Immediate Evil: American Internationalists and the Four Freedoms on the Eve of World War II

Andrew Johnstone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453250
eISBN:
9780801454738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453250.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of how internationalist Americans worked between 1938 and 1941 to convince the American government and the American public of the need to stem the rising global tide of ... More

All Good Books Are Catholic BooksPrint Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

Una M. Cadegan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451126
eISBN:
9780801468988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451126.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Until the close of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, the stance of the Roman Catholic Church toward the social, cultural, economic, and political developments of the twentieth century was largely ... More

Antifundamentalism in Modern America

Antifundamentalism in Modern America

David Harrington Watt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801448270
eISBN:
9781501708541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book provides a pathbreaking account of the role that the fear of fundamentalism has played—and continues to play—in American culture. Fundamentalism has never been a neutral category of ... More

Architects of OccupationAmerican Experts and Planning for Postwar Japan

Architects of Occupation: American Experts and Planning for Postwar Japan

Dayna L. Barnes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703089
eISBN:
9781501707841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703089.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the “good occupation.” An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally. Of course, the story was ... More

Armed with ExpertiseThe Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War

Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War

Joy Rohde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449673
eISBN:
9780801469602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449673.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon launched a counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System. The program embedded social scientists within military units ... More

Borderline CitizensThe United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration

Borderline Citizens: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration

Robert C. McGreevey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501716140
eISBN:
9781501716164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716140.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

BorderlineCitizens explores the intersection of U.S. colonial power and Puerto Rican migration. It examines a series of confrontations in the early decades of the twentieth century between colonial ... More

Buffalo at the CrossroadsThe Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism

Buffalo at the Crossroads: The Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism

Peter H. Christensen (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501749766
eISBN:
9781501749797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749766.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a diverse set of twelve cutting-edge chapters that highlight the outsized importance of Buffalo, New York, within the story of American urbanism. The chapters consider the history of ... More

Catholics in the American CenturyRecasting Narratives of U.S. History

Catholics in the American Century: Recasting Narratives of U.S. History

R. Scott Appleby and Kathleen Sprows Cummings (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451409
eISBN:
9780801465642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451409.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Over the course of the twentieth century, Catholics, who make up a quarter of the population of the United States, made significant contributions to American culture, politics, and society. They ... More

Cauldron of ResistanceNgo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Jessica M. Chapman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450617
eISBN:
9780801467417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450617.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1955, Ngo Dinh Diem organized an election to depose chief-of-state Bao Dai, after which he proclaimed himself the first president of the newly created Republic of Vietnam. The United States ... More

Covert Regime ChangeAmerica's Secret Cold War

Covert Regime Change: America's Secret Cold War

Lindsey A. O'Rourke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501730658
eISBN:
9781501730689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501730658.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

States seldom resort to war to overthrow their adversaries. They are more likely to attempt to covertly change the opposing regime, by assassinating a foreign leader, sponsoring a coup d'état, ... More

The Diplomacy of MigrationTransnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War

The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War

Meredith Oyen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700149
eISBN:
9781501701474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700149.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the Cold War, both Chinese and American officials employed migration policy to pursue legitimacy, security, and prestige. They focused on allowing or restricting immigration, assigning refugee ... More

Eisenhower's Sputnik MomentThe Race for Space and World Prestige

Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Yanek Mieczkowski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In a critical Cold War moment, Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency suddenly changed when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite. What Ike called “a small ball” became a source ... More

Empire of the AirThe Men Who Made Radio

Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

Tom Lewis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759321
eISBN:
9781501759338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759321.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of three American visionaries — Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff — whose imagination and dreams turned a hobbyist's toy into radio, launching the ... More

The Ends of ModernizationNicaragua and the United States in the Cold War Era

The Ends of Modernization: Nicaragua and the United States in the Cold War Era

David Johnson Lee

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756214
eISBN:
9781501756221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756214.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book studies the relations between Nicaragua and the United States in the crucial years during and after the Cold War. The book charts the transformation of the ideals of modernization, national ... More

The Experts' War on PovertySocial Research and the Welfare Agenda in Postwar America

The Experts' War on Poverty: Social Research and the Welfare Agenda in Postwar America

Romain D. Huret

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801450488
eISBN:
9781501709531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450488.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book traces the efforts of a dedicated community of experts to create a policy bureaucracy that reigned until Richard Nixon implemented the Family Assistance Plan in 1969. Although they toiled ... More

The Floating Pool LadyA Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

The Floating Pool Lady: A Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

Ann L. Buttenwieser

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501716010
eISBN:
9781501716034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716010.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Why on earth would anyone want to float a pool up the Atlantic coastline to bring it to rest at a pier on the New York City waterfront? This book recounts the author's triumphant adventure that ... More

Food Co-ops in AmericaCommunities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy

Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy

Anne Meis Knupfer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451140
eISBN:
9780801467714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451140.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In recent years, American shoppers have become more conscious of their food choices and have increasingly turned to CSAs, farmers' markets, organic foods in supermarkets, and to joining and forming ... More

Forgotten Men and Fallen WomenThe Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives

Forgotten Men and Fallen Women: The Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives

Holly Allen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453571
eISBN:
9780801455841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453571.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the Great Depression and into the war years, the Roosevelt administration sought to transform the political, institutional, and social contours of the United States. One result of the New Deal ... More

Freeze!The Grassroots Movement to Halt the Arms Race and End the Cold War

Freeze!: The Grassroots Movement to Halt the Arms Race and End the Cold War

Henry Richard, III Maar

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760884
eISBN:
9781501760891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760884.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book chronicles the rise of the transformative and transnational Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. Amid an escalating Cold War that pitted the nuclear arsenal of the United States against that of ... More

Heading OutA History of American Camping

Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Terence Young

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Who are the real campers? Through-hiking backpackers traversing the Appalachian Trail? The family in an SUV making a tour of national parks and sleeping in tents at campgrounds? People committed to ... More

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