Booklist

AMERICAN HISTORY AND POLITICS

  • Anderson, Margo J. The American Census: A Social History. United States: Yale University Press, 1988.
  • Arnold, Peri E. Remaking the Presidency: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson, 1901-1916. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2009.
  • Costigliola, Frank. Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.
  • Hapgood, Hutchins. The Spirit of Labor. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
  • Johnson, Benjamin H. and Andrew R Grabill, eds. Bridging National Borders in North America: Transnational and Comparative Histories. United States: Duke University Press, 2010.
  • Stromquist, Shelton. Re-inventing “The People”: The Progressive Movement, the Class Problem, and the Origins of Modern Liberalism. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006.
  • Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States: 1942 – Present. United States: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

POPULISM

  • Hoffer, Eric. The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1951.
  • Lewis, Sinclair. It Can’t Happen Here. New York: The Berkeley Publishing Group, 2014.
  • Vang, J.D. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.

ECONOMICS ​

  • DeMartino, George F. Global Economy, Global Justice: Theoretical Objections and Policy Alternatives to Neoliberalism. United States: Routledge, 2000.
  • Ford, Martin. Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. New York: Basic Books, 2015.
  • Lind, Michael. Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2012.
  • Osterhammel, Jürgen. The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2014.
  • Wolff, Richard D., and Stephen A. Resnick. Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2012.

U.S. IMPERIALISM, GLOBAL ROLE, AND TOTALITARIANISM

  • ​Darwin, John. After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires, 1400-2000. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008.
  • Dudziak, Mary L. Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.
  • Gleason, Abbot. Totalitarianism: The Inner History of the Cold War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Hunt, Michael H. The American Ascendency: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance. United States: The University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
  • Kagan, Robert. The World America Made. United States: Vintage Books, 2012.
  • McKnight Nichols, Christopher. Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011.
  • Said, Edward W. Orientalism. New York: Random House, 1994.

U.S. NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY AND LAND ISSUES

  • Hämäläinen, Pekka. The Comanche Empire. United States: Yale University, 2008.
  • Isenberg, Andrew C. The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • LaDuke, Winona. All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life. United States: South End Press, 1999.
  • West, Elliot. The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado. United States: University Press of Kansas, 1998.

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

  • Cronon, William. Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. United States: Norton Paperback, 1992.
  • Hays, Samuel P. Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency: The Progressive Conservation Movement, 1890-1920. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999.
  • Hurley, Andrew. Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race, and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980. United States: The University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
  • Rome, Adam. The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Ritter, Bill Jr. Powering Forward: What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution. Golden: Fulcrum Publishing, 2016.
  • Worster, Donald. Nature’s Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

​IMMIGRATION

  • Alden, Edward. The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11. United Staes: Harper Collins Publishers, 2008.
  • Chomsky, Aviva. Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal. Boston: Beacon Press, 2014.
  • Daniels, Roger. Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2002.

CIVIL RIGHTS/VOTING RIGHTS

  • ​Cone, James H. Martin & Malcom & America: A Dream or a Nightmare. New York: Orbis Books, 1992.
  • DuRocher, Kristina. Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South. United States: The University Press of Kentucky, 2011.
  • Kotz, Nick. Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws that Changed America. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005.
  • Massey, Douglas S. and Nancy A. Denton. American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.
  • Powledge, Fred. We Shall Overcome: Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Canada: Macmillan International, 1993.

INCARCERATION ​

  • Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press, 2012.
  • Hinton, Elizabeth. From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America. United States: President and Fellows of Harvard College, 2016.
  • Enns, Peter K. Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

MISCELLANEOUS ​

  • ​Bernays, Edward. Propoganda. United States: Ig Publishing, 2005. (first released 1928)
  • Browder, Bill. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight For Justice. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
  • Dörner, Dietrich. The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations. Cambridge: Perseus Books, 1996.
  • Hanlon, Michael E., ed. Brookings Big Ideas for America. Washington D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 2017.
  • Pinker, Steven. The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined. United States: Penguin Books, 2012.
  • Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. Anti-Fragile: Things that Gain from Disorder. New York: Random House Publishing Group, 2012.

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