G. Calvin Mackenzie and Robert Weisbrot
THE LIBERAL HOUR
Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s
A vibrant and revelatory history of the liberal moment of the
1960s, one which argues that Washington was not simply a
target of reform, but, in fact, the era’s most effective engine of
Available July 2008
SHADOWS AT DAWN
The Camp Grant Massacre
and the Borderlands of History and Storytelling
A book that opens out from one of the worst massacres of
Indians in American history to tell the story of the collision of
Mexican, Anglo, and tribal cultures in the borderlands of the
American West, and how each has remembered, or forgotten,
Scheduled Fall 2008
Richard D. Brown
THE CHALLENGE OF EQUALITY
IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC
Explores the contested history of racial and ethnic equality as
Americans considered the full implications of their declaration
that “all men are created equal,” and reveals the dynamic relationships between ideology and experience.
FOR EMPIRE THE Y TOIL
The Building of the Panama Canal
A history of the construction of the Panama Canal and its
impact on America, both as a model for social engineering and
as a seminal project in the forging of America’s self-definition as
a world power.
A history of the Great Plains that examines the region’s multifarious connections with the rest of the planet, and tells the
story of the relationship between the “heartland” myth and the
reality of this profound connection.
CHALLENGING THE STATE: American Indians
and the “Empire of Liberty” 1800–2000
A history of Native American engagement with the American
legal and political system that opens with the removal crisis of
the 1820s and closes with contemporary debates over Native
American tribal sovereignty.
THE CRADLE ENDLESSLY ROCKING
The Radical Reconstruction of the North, 1840–1900
A history of the long struggle against racial injustice in the
North, from abolitionism through Reconstruction and its
demise, using as its prism the experiences over 60 years of a
certain number of “radical abolitionists” in Boston, both black
and white, famous and obscure.
THE RULES OF THE GAME
A study of the history of major electoral rules and processes
in the United States from the early nineteenth century to the
present, with particular emphasis on those rules that now seem
to be an indelible feature of the electoral landscape, and on their
implications for the practice of politics.
UNTITLED HISTORY OF THE
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, 1861–1865
A narrative history of the Confederate States of America, rise to
fall; a social history of the South during the Civil War, considering both the Confederacy and the parts of the South outside
the Confederacy, as well as the transformations sparked by the
defeat of slavery and the rise of new social conditions.
Joe W. Trotter
AFRICAN-AMERICAN URBAN HISTORY
A synthesis of African-American urban history, examining the
history of black urbanites from the colonial era to the present.
LORD OF ANOTHER MAN’S PURSE
Credit and Economic Culture in Early America
A history of credit relationships in the United States, from the
time of settlement through to the onset of industrialization.
Dealing with exchange in both commercial and neighborly
modes, the book places credit at the very center of pre-indus-trial economic culture.
UNTITLED ON SMALLPOX, PUBLIC HEALTH,
AND THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT
A history of the smallpox epidemic that struck America
between 1898 and1903, including the new and invasive public
health measures that were deployed in reaction to it, widespread public resistance to them, and the dramatic changes this
conflict brought about in the role of government in the sphere
of personal health.
THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE