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|All Authors / Contributors:||
David R Roediger; Organization of American Historians.
|ISBN:||9780230605909 0230605907 9780230605916 0230605915|
|Description:||viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: Rebranding history? : the best history essays and the popular appeals of the past / David Roediger --
Chinese exclusion, photography, and the development of U.S. immigration policy / Anna Pelger-Gordon --
From crop lien to contract farming : the roots of agribusiness in the American South, 1929-1939 / Monica Richmond Gisolfi --
Rocking the cradle : downsizing the New England family / Gloria L. Main --
Exceptionalism and globalism : travel writers and the nineteenth-century American West / David M. Wrobel --
Class war? : class struggles during the American Revolution in Virginia / Michael A. McDonnell --
a lot of work to do" : cotton mill work and women's culture in Matoaca, Virginia, 1888-95 / Beth English --
"It is his first offense. We might as well let him go" : homicide and criminal justice in Chicago, 1875-1920 / Jeffrey S. Adler --
Educating the eye : body mechanics and streamlining in the United States, 1925-1950 / Carma R. Gorman --
The grape vine telegraph : rumors and Confederate persistence / Jason Phillips --
"They are ancestral homelands" : race, place, and politics in Cold War native America, 1945-1961 / Paul C. Rosier.
|Responsibility:||edited by David Roediger for the Organization of American Historians.|
"The 2008 edition of this ongoing project presents ten pieces that demonstrate the virtues of article-length historical scholarship. Each of this book's four featured essays within the field of