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Failing Our VeteransThe G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Mark Boulton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Returning Vietnam War veterans had every reason to expect that the government would take care of their readjustment needs in the same way it had done for veterans of both World War II and the Korean ... More

Faithful BodiesPerforming Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Heather Miyano Kopelson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe ... More

For Liberty and the RepublicThe American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861

For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861

Ricardo A. Herrera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479819942
eISBN:
9781479866786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479819942.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the early decades of the American Republic, American soldiers demonstrated and defined their beliefs about the nature of American republicanism and how they, as citizens and soldiers, were ... More

Forging a Laboring RaceThe African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination

Forging a Laboring Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination

Paul R.D. Lawrie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857326
eISBN:
9781479864959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857326.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Forging a Laboring Race charts the history of an idea –the black working body in the progressive imagination race management- to analyze how ideas of race, work, and the ‘fit’ or ‘unfit’ body ... More

Forging Napoleon's Grande ArméeMotivation, Military Culture, and Masculinity in the French Army, 1800-1808

Forging Napoleon's Grande Armée: Motivation, Military Culture, and Masculinity in the French Army, 1800-1808

Michael J. Hughes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737484
eISBN:
9780814708279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737484.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The men who fought in Napoleon's Grande Armée built a new empire that changed the world. Remarkably, the same men raised arms during the French Revolution for liberté, egalité, and fraternité. In ... More

Four Steeples over the City StreetsReligion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Kyle T. Bulthuis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479814275
eISBN:
9781479894178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the fifty years after the Constitution was signed in 1787, New York City grew from a port town of 30,000 to a metropolis of over half a million residents. This rapid development transformed a once ... More

Freedom's GardenerJames F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Myra B. Young Armstead

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1793 James F. Brown was born a slave, and in 1868 he died a free man. At age 34 he ran away from his native Maryland to pass the remainder of his life as a gardener to a wealthy family in the ... More

Fueling the Gilded AgeRailroads, Miners, and Disorder in Pennsylvania Coal Country

Fueling the Gilded Age: Railroads, Miners, and Disorder in Pennsylvania Coal Country

Andrew B. Arnold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764985
eISBN:
9780814724958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764985.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

If the railroads won the Gilded Age, the coal industry lost it. Railroads epitomized modern management, high technology, and vast economies of scale. By comparison, the coal industry was ... More

GallatinAmerica's Swiss Founding Father

Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Nicholas Dungan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Former statesman Albert Gallatin's story (1761–1849) is the opposite of the classic American immigrant tale. Gallatin made contributions to America throughout his career that far outweighed any ... More

The Gentlemen and the RoughsViolence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

Lorien Foote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727904
eISBN:
9780814728581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727904.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the Civil War, the Union army appeared cohesive enough to withstand four years of grueling war against the Confederates and to claim victory in 1865. But fractiousness bubbled below the ... More

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