Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War

Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War

In the mid-1970s, the Cold War had frozen into a nuclear stalemate in Europe and retreated from the headlines in Asia. As Gerald Ford and …

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Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right

Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right

During the 1960s and 1970s, Texas was rocked by a series of political transitions. Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the rise of the modern right examines …

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The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

Between 1944 and 1953, a power struggle emerged between New York governor Thomas Dewey and U.S. senator Robert Taft of Ohio that threatened to split …

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Henry Wallace's 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism

Henry Wallace’s 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism

In the presidential campaign of 1948, Henry Wallace set out to challenge the conventional wisdom of his time, blaming the United States, instead of the …

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The Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age: American Intellectuals in the 1940s and 1950s

The Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age: American Intellectuals in the 1940s and 1950s

The period between the close of World War II and the American government’s full-scale involvement in Vietnam was, we have long been told, a gray …

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Dean Acheson and the Creation of an American World Order

Dean Acheson and the Creation of an American World Order

This compact and accessible biography critically assesses the life and career of Dean Acheson, one of America’s foremost diplomats and strategists. As a top State …

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Days of Sadness Years of Triumph: The American People 1939-1945

Days of Sadness Years of Triumph: The American People 1939-1945

First published in 1973, Geoffrey Perretts portrait of war-time America was immediately hailed as a major retrospective. Perret vividly describes the social, political, and economic …

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