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Gossip Men J. Edgar Hoover, Joe McCarthy, Roy Cohn, and the Politics of Insinuation
ISBN: HB: 9780226624822, University of Chicago Press, May 2021
384 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones
J. Edgar Hoover, Joseph McCarthy, and Roy Cohn were titanic figures in the midcentury United States, wielding national power in government and the legal system through intimidation and insinuation. Hoover's FBI thrived on secrecy, threats, and illega...
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£28,00
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Errand into the Wilderness of Mirrors Religion and the History of the CIA
ISBN: HB: 9780226767406, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 line drawings
Michael Graziano's intriguing book fuses two landmark titles in American history: Perry Miller's Errand into the Wilderness (1956), about the religious worldview of the early Massachusetts colonists, and David Martin's Wilderness of Mirrors (1980), a...
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£36,00
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Restricted Data The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States
ISBN: HB: 9780226020389, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
528 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 7 line drawings, 3 tables
The American atomic bomb was born in secrecy. From the moment scientists first conceived of its possibility to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and beyond, there were efforts to control the spread of nuclear information and the newly discovered...
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£28,00
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Trailblazers American Firsts / American Icons, Volume 1: Black Women Who Helped Make America Great
ISBN: PB: 9781940939797, University of Chicago Press, 2Leaf Press, April 2021
877 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The past four hundred years have seen unprecedented growth in virtually every conceivable realm of life, from medicine to the arts, technology to finance. Far too often, however, when we think of the movers, shakers, and innovators behind these trans...
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£28,00
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Insurance Era Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America
ISBN: HB: 9780226784380, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
264 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 13 halftones
Actuarial thinking is everywhere in contemporary America, an oft-unnoticed byproduct of the postwar insurance industry's political and economic influence. Calculations of risk permeate our institutions, influencing how we understand and manage crime,...
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£32,00
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Reconstruction Amendments The Essential Documents, Volume 1
ISBN: HB: 9780226688787, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
632 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 1 halftone
Ratified in the years immediately following the American Civil War, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution – together known as the Reconstruction Amendments – abolished slavery, safeguarded a set of basic nation...
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£150,00
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Reconstruction Amendments The Essential Documents, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780226688954, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
704 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm
Ratified in the years immediately following the American Civil War, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution – together known as the Reconstruction Amendments – abolished slavery, safeguarded a set of bas...
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£150,00
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Wives Not Slaves Patriarchy and Modernity in the Age of Revolutions
ISBN: HB: 9780226757483, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
408 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones, 3 tables
Wives not Slaves begins with the story of John and Eunice Davis, a colonial American couple who, in 1762, advertised their marital difficulties in the New Hampshire Gazette – a more common practice for the time and place than contemporary readers mig...
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£40,00
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Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them
ISBN: PB: 9781684580392, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, April 2021
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 160 colour plates
As Boston approaches its four-hundredth anniversary, it is remarkable that it still maintains its historic character despite constant development. The fifty buildings featured in this book all pre-date1800 and illustrate Boston's early history. This...
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£24,00
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Making the Second Ghetto Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960
ISBN: PB: 9780226728513, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 25 halftones
First published in 1983 and praised by the likes of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Thomas Sugrue, Arnold R. Hirsch's Making the Second Ghetto is the rare book that has only become more piercingly prescient over the years. Hirsch's classic and groundbreaking wo...
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£16,00
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