Modern United States

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Mae Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America
Nancy MacLean, Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace
James Sparrow, Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government
Richard White, The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1898


Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877
Heather Cox Richardson, The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North
Kristina DuRocher, Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South 
Stacey Smith, Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction 


Richard Hofstadter, The Age of Reform: From Bryan to F.D.R. 
William Leach, Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture 
Michael McGerr, A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870–1920 
T.J. Jackson Lears, Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877–1920 
Ian Tyrrell, Reforming the World: The Creation of America’s Moral Empire


Alan Brinkley, The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War 
Lauren Sklaroff, Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era 
Ira Katznelson, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time 
Lisa McGirr, The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State 


John Dower, War without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War 
David Kennedy, Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945 
Ronald Takaki, Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II 
Elizabeth Borgwardt, A New Deal for the World: America’s Vision for Human Rights 


William Durch, UN Peacekeeping, American Politics, and the Uncivil War of the 1990s
Penny Von Eschen, Race Against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957
Mary Dudziak, Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy
Alice Kessler-Harris, In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th-Century America
Mary Ann Glendon, A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 
Akira Iriye, Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World 
John Shattuck, Freedom on Fire: Human Rights Wars and America’s Response
Eric Weitz, A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation
Carol Anderson, Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 
Jacquelyn Hall, “The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past,” Journal of American History 91, no. 4 (Mar.2005):1233-1263
Charles Payne, I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle
Robert Cook, Troubled Commemoration: The American Civil War Centennial, 1961-1965
Margot Canaday, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America 
Danielle McGuire, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance- A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
Samuel Moyn, The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History
Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
Marc Dollinger, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s


Laurence Hauptman, The Iroquois Struggle for Survival: World War II to Red Power
Alice Echols, Daring to be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975
Tom Wells, The War Within: America’s Battle over Vietnam
Francisco Rosales, Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
Rick Perlstein, Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
Denise Bates, The Other Movement: Indian Rights and Civil Rights in the Deep South
W.J. Rorabaugh, American Hippies
Lillian Faderman, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
Mike Davis and John Wiener, Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties


Judith Stein, Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economic Policy, and the Decline of Liberalism
Kimberly Phillips-Fein, Invisible Hands: the Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal
Jefferson Cowie, Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class
Thomas Borstelmann, The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality 
Kimberly Phillips-Fein and Julian Zelizer, What’s Good for Business: Business and American Politics since World War II
Daniel Sargent, A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s
Meg Jacobs, Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s
Stephen Pitti, The Devil in Silicon Valley: Northern California, Race, and Mexican Americans


Alan Brinkley, “The Problem of American Conservatism.” The American Historical Review 99:2 (1994): 402-429.
Lisa McGirr, Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right
Kevin Kruse, White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism
Annelise Orleck, Storming Caesar’s Palace: How Black Mothers Fought their Own War on Poverty
Matt Lassiter, The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South
Bethany Moreton, To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise
Kelly Hernández, Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol
Whitney Strub, Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right
Daniel Rodgers, Age of Fracture
Daniel Dochuk, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism
Robert Self, All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy since the 1960s