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Defend the Valley
A Shenandoah Family in the Civil War

"A gem of a Civil War book."--Civil War

In Defend the Valley, the story of the war is told through the letters and private papers of the Bartons and Joneses, In gathering together her ancestors' papers, Margaretta Barton Colt has done far more than provide a record of the Civil War. She has brought it to life with astounding clarity through the voices of those who lived it. These two families sent eleven men into battle, most in the brigade led by Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Culled from the private papers of twenty family members, the material represented here includes letters, diaries, and memoirs. The book benefits from the vivid recollections found in the soldiers first-hand descriptions of the battles, and the responses from the home front. The result is a fully-rounded picture of the daily struggle of the Civil War, and the passing of a way of life.

"Margaretta Barton Colt brings to life the courage, recklessness, heartbreak, and deprivation of the Valley Campaign and the battles to the east of the Blue Ridge. Whether one's sentiments lie or would have lain with the North or South, Defend the Valley is difficult to read without tears of sorrow....We come to know these people almost too well and suffer their deaths as we would those of dear friends."--The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN

"An astonishingly vivid account of one family's experience of the Civil War."--American Heritage

"Defend the Valley is a book that resonates with the richness of human experience....By honoring her family and retrieving her story, the author has given us a book that is both a pleasure to read and a saga to be shared. Defend the Valley instructs, enlightens and perhaps most of all, reminds us that great events always knock at the homes of families. This book is a splendid history lesson."--The Civil War News

464 pp.; 60 halftones; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-513237-8 1999 $17.95 (03) paper

A Little Commonwealth
Family Life in Plymouth Colony
Second Edition

The year 2000 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of A Little Commonwealth by Bancroft Prize-winning scholar John Demos. This groundbreaking study examines the family in the context of the colony founded by the Pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower. Basing his work on physical artifacts, wills, estate inventories, and a variety of legal and official enactments, Demos portrays the family as a structure of roles and relationships, emphasizing those of husband and wife, parent and child, and master and servant. The book's most startling insights come from a reconsideration of commonly-held views of American Puritans and of the ways in which they dealt with one another. Demos concludes that Puritan "repression" was not as strongly directed against sexuality as against the expression of hostile and aggressive impulses, and he shows how this pattern reflected prevalent modes of family life and child-rearing. The result is an in-depth study of the ordinary life of a colonial community, located in the broader environment of seventeenth-century America.
Demos has provided a new foreword and a list of further reading for this second edition, which will offer a new generation of readers access to this classic study.

240 pp.; 15 halftones; 5-5/16 x 8; 0-19-512890-7 1999 $11.95 (03) paper

The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!
Pageantry and Patriotism in Cold-War America

A fresh, captivating, and insightful social history of McCarthyism in America

This cultural history explores a part of America's recent past almost too strange to be true, although some will remember it firsthand: the Cold War at the grassroots level.
Richard M. Fried begins with the nationwide sanctification of the American flag and the widespread, if occasionally coercive, acceptance of the Pledge of Allegiance. He then describes how organizations such as the Ad Council and the American Heritage Foundation created "campaigns to sell America to the Americans" through carefully constructed "rededication" celebrations like Know Your America Week and Freedom Week, as well as traveling exhibitions like the Freedom Train, which brought original copies of seminal American documents to exhibit halls across the US. Fried also revisits the 1950 "Communist invasion" of Mosinee, Wisconsin--a staged media event sponsored by the American Legion--in which citizens let themselves be searched at random while local officials acted as Stalinists and area restaurants were required to serve only potato soup and black bread. Meticulously researched and colorfully told, this book recreates a captivating--and revealing--dimension of our history.

"A wonderful account of civil pagenatry in the McCarthy era, when true patriots observed "Loyalty Day," rode the "Freedom Train," and marched in "Wake Up, America" parades. In the crowded field of Cold War scholarship, The Russians are Coming stands out for its originality, its elegant writing, and its often hilarious recreation of the grass-roots struggle against communism in the ominous days of Alger Hiss, atomic air raid drills, and the Korean War. A must read for anyone interested in modern American history, and a fun read as well."--David Oshinsky, Rutgers University

"Richard Fried's The Russians are Coming is a significant new approach to our understanding of domestic aspects of the cold war. Drawing on a rich array of original sources, Fried shows how a government-private partnership created public pageants to generate popular support for the conflict with the Soviet Union. No other work explains so well how prominent officials and business leaders tried to persuade ordinary people to see connections between their daily lives adn the global competition with the Soviet Union."--Robert D. Schulziner, University of Colorado, Boulder

The revealing story of how America confronted Communism and post-World War II complacency with elaborate displays of public patriotism

"Lively, perceptive, brilliantly written.... Offers sometimes chilling and often comical insights."--William E. Leuchtenburg, UNC-Chapel Hill

240 pp.; 1 halftones; 5-1/2 x 8-1/4; 0-19-513417-6 1999 $16.95 (01) paper 1998 $35.00 (02)

Refusing the Favor
The Spanish-Mexican Women of Santa Fe, 1820-1880
DEENA J. GONZÁLEZ, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

This book unveils an unprecedented method for understanding how Mexico's northern territory, later known as New Mexico, came under the authority of the US, and what role females played in this political takeover. By focusing on the crucial yet "invisible" population of 19th-century Spanish-Mexican women living in Santa Fe--until the California Gold Rush, the largest town west of the Mississippi--Refusing the Favor situates gender issues squarely within contemporary debates about conquest and colonization.

208 pp.; 8 figures, & 2 maps; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-507890-X 1999 $45.00 (06)

A History of US
Book 3: From Colonies to Country
Second Edition

Read all about it! How the people in 13 small colonies beat a great and powerful nation, became free, and went on to write some astounding words that inspired the whole world.

208 pp.; 75 halftones, 145 line illus, & 20 color illus; 7-1/2 x 9-1/8; 0-19-512755-2
1999 $19.95 (01) library binding 1999 $13.95 (03) paper

A History of US
Book 4: The New Nation
Second Edition

Observe our very first President as he figures out how to do the job. Also, herein: Details of one of the world's greatest land bargains. News of an expedition to unmapped territory west of the wide Mississippi. And stories of a powerful Indian leader and of a man who made himself free.

192 pp.; 60 halftones, 140 line illus, & 25 color illus; 7-1/2 x 9-1/8; 0-19-512757-9
1999 $19.95 (01) library binding 1999 $13.95 (03) paper

A History of US
Book 5: Liberty for All?
Second Edition

Americans move west in search of adventure, riches, and wide, open spaces. This book is about an America of mountain men, whalers, farmers, railroad builders, and slaves. Slavery in the land of the free? Now that's something to question.

208 pp.; 75 halftones, 145 line illus & 20 color illus; 7-1/2 x 9-1/8; 0-19-512759-5
1999 $19.95 (01) library binding 1999 $13.95 (03) paper

A History of US
Book 6: War, Terrible War
Second Edition

Some people called it a Civil War, but there was nothing civil about it. Others said it was the War between the States, which was descriptive, though mild-sounding. But when Abraham Lincoln said it was a war to give the nation "a new birth of freedom," he spoke its purpose.

160 pp.; 49 color halftones, 4 line illus & 179 b/w halftones, & 11 line illus; 7-1/2 x 9-1/8; 0-19-512761-7 1999 $19.95 (01) library binding 1999 $13.95 (03) paper

A History of US
Book 7: Reconstruction and Reform
Second Edition

The American West beckons and new cities spring up across the plains. Meet P.T. Barnum, Ida B. Wells, Mark Twain, Lee Yick, Thaddeus Stevens, Thomas Alva Edison, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. DuBois, Mary Antin, and a nasty fellow named Jim Crow. Turn these pages and read all about them.

200 pp.; 75 halftones, 140 line illus, 20 color illus.; 7-1/2 x 9-1/8; 0-19-512763-3
1999 $19.95 (01) library binding 1999 $13.95 (03) paper

A History of US
Book 8: An Age of Extremes
Second Edition

You'll learn about ECONOMICS in this book--a subject that is often a yawn, but not in these pages. Read about powerful Pierpont, Mother Jones, a teddy bear President, and two brothers who want to fly.

208 pp.; 223 b/w halftones, 93 b/w line illus, & 32 color halftones; 7-1/2 x 9-1/4; 0-19-512765-X
$19.95 (01) cloth 1999 $13.95 (03) paper

A History of US
Book 9: War, Peace, and All that Jazz
Second Edition

Model T's, woodframe airplanes, radios, Prohibition, the Roaring Twenties, jazz, flappers, Babe Ruth, the Depression, and the two World Wars--all in a thirty-year span.

208 pp.; 327 halftones & line illus, & 49 color illus; 7-1/2 x 9-1/8; 0-19-512767-6
1999 $19.95 (01) library binding 1999 $13.95 (03) paper

A History of US
Book 10: All the People
Second Edition

Meet Harry S. Truman, Joe McCarthy, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malolm X, Cesar Chavez, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. Full coverage of everything, including President Clinton's impeachment trial.

240 pp.; 25 color halftones & 180 b/w halftones & line illus; 7-1/2 x 9-1/4; 0-19-512769-2
1999 $19.95 (01) library binding 1999 $13.95 (03) paper

A History of US
11-volume set
Second Edition

Over 140 new, four-color illustrations and maps

Oxford University Press is delighted to announce a revised second edition, in full color and incorporating the most recent discoveries in history and archaeology. And we've added a brand new eleventh volume featuring an index to the entire series, historical maps, the essential documents of US History, and much more. Each book in this award winning series is accurate and reliable history written in the tradition of great storytelling. The narrative and informal text includes offbeat, little-known events and singular personalities that make the traditional meat-and-potatoes of American history anything but boring. Ms. Hakim quotes frequently from primary documents, explaining who wrote them, when, and in what circumstances, so that the reader is implicitly encouraged to assess their accuracy or probable bias. "The best American history witten for young people" just got better.

"A refreshing exception in the otherwise bleak textbook scene.... A former schoolteacher and journalist, Hakim was appalled by the dullness of the textbooks she saw and decided she could do a better job herself.... While virtually all the other textbooks are written by committees in as neutral a tone as possible,... Hakim tried to make storytelling central to her work."--Alexander Stille in The New York Review of Books

"The liveliest, most realistic, most well-received American history series ever written for children."--Los Angeles Times

"For kids who think United States history is merely sleep-inducing, author Joy Hakim offers an antidote."--Publishers Weekly

"Merits every accolade, starting with the most personal: I couldn't put it down."--Washington Post Book World

"The best American history written for young people that I have ever seen."--David Herbert Donald, Harvard University

Beautiful new color endpapers, illustrations and maps by artist and naturalist Wendy Frost

Updated with the most recent discoveries in history and archaeology

10 new chapters in Book 10 bring it right up to date, even including material on President Clinton's impeachment trial

A new 11th volume of 120 essential historic documents with commentary, an historical atlas, and a glossary of American history terms

176-224 pp.; approx. 60 photos, 100 line drawings, 20 color illus. per volume; 7-1/2 x 9-1/4; 0-19-512773-0 1999 $219.45 (01) library binding 1999 $153.45 (03) paper

Bowing to Necessities
A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860

A cultural history with a unique and revealing perspective

Anglo-Americans encountered profound cultural contradictions as they shifted from the seventeenth-century hierarchical and patriarchal society of the frontier to the modern and multi-class democracy of the mid-nineteenth century. How could the tradition of inequality be maintained in the socially leveling environment of the early colonial wilderness? And how could nineteenth-century Americans pretend to be equal in an increasingly unequal society?
This volume answers such key questions by mining an overlooked yet telling resource: manners. Bowing to Necessities argues that manners gave Americans ritual solutions to central cultural problems by allowing them to act out--and thus reinforce--certain power relations at a time when such relations saw drastic change. Analyzing the many sermons, child-rearing guides, advice books, and etiquette manuals that taught our first citizens how to behave, this book connects these instructions to individual practices and personal concerns found in contemporary diaries and letters. A cultural history with a unique and fascinating perspective, C. Dallett Hemphill's wide-ranging study offers readers a full picture of America's social customs from colonial times to the Civil War.

A study which cuts across race, class, gender, and age relations--and which sheds new light on the origins of modern manners

A fascinating analysis of the telling yet overlooked role that manners played in the first 240 years of our history

320 pp.; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-512557-6 1999 $35.00 (01)

America Divided
The Civil War of the 1960s

A definitive account of the turbulent 1960s, and of the political and cultural upheavals that tore the nation in two

In America Divided, Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin provide the definitive history of the 1960s, in a book that tells a compelling tale filled with fresh and persuasive insights.
Ranging from the 1950s right up to the debacle of Watergate, Isserman (a noted historian of the Left) and Kazin (a leading specialist in populist movements) not only recount the public and private actions of the era's many powerful political figures, but also shed light on the social, cultural, and grassroots political movements of the decade. Indeed, readers will find a seamless narrative that integrates such events as the Cuban Missile Crisis and Operation Rolling Thunder with the rise of Motown and Bob Dylan, and that blends the impact of Betty Friedan, Martin Luther King, and George Wallace with the role played by organizations ranging from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee to the Campus Crusade for Christ. The authors' broad ranging approach offers us the most sophisticated understanding to date of the interaction between key developments of the decade, such as the Vietnam War, the rise and fall of the Great Society, and the conservative revival. And they break new ground in their careful attention to every aspect of the political and cultural spectrum, depicting the 1960s as a decade of right-wing resurgence as much as radical triumph, of Protestant apocalyptic revivalism as much as Roman Catholic liberalism and rising alternative religions.
Never before have all sides of the many political, social, and cultural conflicts been so well defined, discussed, and analyzed--all in a swiftly moving narrative. With America Divided, the struggles of the Sixties--and their legacy--are finally clear
368 pp.; 47 halftones; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-509190-6 1999 $30.00 (02) cloth

Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson
A Study in Character

A stunning reconsideration of three giants of American history

This book restores Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. Abolitionist, proto-feminist, friend to such Indian leaders as Joseph Brant, Burr was personally acquainted with a wider range of Americans, and of the American continent, than any other Founder except George Washington. He contested for power with Hamilton and then with Jefferson on a continental scale. The book does not sentimentalize any of its three protagonists, neither does it derogate their extraordinary qualities. They were all great men, all flawed, and all three failed to achieve their full aspirations. But their struggles make for an epic tale.
Written from the perspective of a historian and administrator who, over nearly fifty years in public life, has served six presidents, this book penetrates into the personal qualities of its three central figures. In telling the tale of their shifting power relationships and their antipathies, it reassesses their policies and the consequences of their successes and failures. Fresh information about the careers of Hamilton and Burr is derived from newly-discovered sources, and a supporting cast of secondary figures emerges to give depth and irony to the principal narrative. This is a book for people who know how political life is lived, and who refuse to be confined within preconceptions and prejudices until they have weighed all the evidence, to reach their own conclusions both as to events and character.
This is a controversial book, but not a confrontational one, for it is written with sympathy for men of high aspirations, who were disappointed in much, but who succeeded, in all three cases, to a degree not hitherto fully understood.

"This is a masterful, iconoclastic portrait of three founding fathers with a surprisingly fresh assessment of Aaron Burr that makes for provocative and important reading."--Hedrick Smith, author of Rethinking America

"In an engaging and lightly ironic tone, he offers a worthwhile portrait of powerful politicians in early America."--Kirkus Reviews

"It's hard to conceive of three more absorbing characters than Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Aaron Burr. Standing alone, each would have fascinated any age in which he lived. Thrown together by the tempests of history and personal ambition, they struggled desperately to prevail over one another, even unto death. Roger Kennedy's book brilliantly illuminates a trio of passionate actors on the early American stage."--Harry McPherson, Counsel to President Johnson, and author of A Political Education

528 pp.; 36 halftones, & 3 maps; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-513055-3 1999 $30.00 (02)

Lamson of the Gettysburg
The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Roswell H. Lamson, U.S. Navy

Winner of the 1998 Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize

The publication of the war-time letters of Roswell Lamson, one of the boldest and most skillful young officers in the Union navy, marks a major addition to Civil War literature. Indeed, co-editors James M. McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, and Patricia R. McPherson term Lamson's correspondence "the best Civil War navy letters we have ever read or expect to read."
Lamson commanded more ships and flotillas than any other officer of his age or rank in the service, climaxed by his captaincy of the navy's fastest ship in 1864, USS Gettysburg. Throughout the war, Lamson always seemed to be where the action was on the South Atlantic coast, and these letters describe with striking immediacy the part he played in these events. Though he resolved to "stand by the Union as long as there is a plank afloat," Lamson's correspondence also reveals his deep ambivalence about the war. Featuring superb introductions to each section and informative notes, Lamson of The Gettysburg now joins the first rank of Civil War sources.

"A rare correspondence from one who was part of the great blockade, and an absorbing contribution to Civil War literature."--Kirkus Reviews

"An engrossing and remarkable collection about an overlooked but important aspect of the war."--Booklist

"Lamson's letters and the McPherson's editing tell a great story, one certain to hold a reader's interest."--Civil War History
272 pp.; 16 halftones, & 8 line illus; 5-11/16 x 8-15/16; 0-19-513093-6 1999 $15.95 (03)
paper 1997 $25.00 (02) cloth

A History of US
Book 11: Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation
Edited with Introductory Notes by STEVEN MINTZ

Features a master index to the entire series and a collection of primary sources relating the U.S. history that will make every history lover ecstatic.

320 pp.; 7-1/2 x 9-1/4; 0-19-512771-4 1999 $19.95 (01) library binding 1999 $13.95 (03)

Twentieth-Century America
A Brief History

A succinct, comprehensive, and objective overview of twentieth century American history

As this most tumultuous century draws to a close, the need for a concise and trustworthy history is clear. Recent decades have seen the publication of American histories that are either bloated with unnecessary detail or infused with a polemical purpose that undermines their authority. InTwentieth-Century America, Thomas C. Reeves provides a fluidly written narrative history that combines the rare virtues of compression, inclusiveness, and balance.
From Progressivism and the New Deal right up to the present, Reeves covers all aspects of American history, providing solid coverage of each era without burying readers in needless detail or trivia. This approach allows readers to grasp the major developments and continuities of American history and to come away with a cohesive picture of the whole of the twentieth century. The volume stresses social and well as political history, emphasizing the roles played by all Americans--including immigrants, minorities, women, and working people--and pays special attention to such topics as religion, crime, public health, national prosperity, and the media. Reeves is careful throughout to present both sides of controversial subjects and yet does not leave readers bewildered about which interpretations are most strongly supported or where to explore these issues more thoroughly. At the conclusion of each chapter, the author cites ten authoritative volumes for further study. The bibliographies, as well as the text, are refreshing in their lack of ideological bent. "Objectivity," Reeves suggests, "is an illusive but worthy goal for the historian."
For anyone wishing to achieve a lucid historical overview of the past 100 years, Twentieth-Century America is the best place to start.

320 pp.; 30 halftones; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-504483-5 1999 $30.00 (02) cloth
June 2000 $30.00 (02) cloth

The Lion's Pride
Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War

The first book to explore the complex and tragic story of the Roosevelt family during World War I

In The Lion's Pride, Edward J. Renehan, Jr. vividly portrays the grand idealism, heroic bravery, and reckless abandon that Theodore Roosevelt both embodied and bequeathed to his children and the tragic fulfillment of that legacy on the battlefields of World War I.
Drawing upon a wealth of previously unavailable materials, including letters and unpublished memoirs, The Lion's Pride takes us inside what is surely the most extraordinary family ever to occupy the White House. Theodore Roosevelt believed deeply that those who had been blessed with wealth, influence, and education were duty bound to lead, even perhaps especially if it meant risking their lives to preserve the ideals of democratic civilization. Teddy put his principles, and his life, to the test in Spanish American war, and raised his children to believe they could do no less. When America finally entered the "European conflict" in 1917, all four of his sons eagerly enlisted and used their influence not to avoid the front lines but to get there as quickly as possible. Their heroism in France and the Middle East matched their father's at San Juan Hill. All performed with selfless some said heedless courage: Two of the boys, Archie and Ted, Jr., were seriously wounded, and Quentin, the youngest, was killed in a dogfight with seven German planes. Thus, the war that Teddy had lobbied for so furiously brought home a grief that broke his heart. He was buried a few months after his youngest child.
Filled with the voices of the entire Roosevelt family, The Lion's Pride gives us the most intimate and moving portrait ever published of the fierce bond between Teddy Roosevelt and his remarkable children.

"A wonderful book about one of America's leading families. No father, no son, no mother, no daughter could read it without tears. The Roosevelts--not just TR but the whole family--are larger than life, real heroes, the kind of men and women we would all like to be. Recommended without reservation--and with heartfelt thanks to Edward Renehan for a truly great read."--Stephen E. Ambrose, author of Undaunted Courage and Citizen Soldiers

"Since this is the centennial of the Spanish-American War, books on Theodore Roosevelt and his era have been falling like rain. Renehan's book is not a political or military history, but for those who aspire to a fuller understanding of Roosevelt's character, it is vital. Despite his blistering public image, Roosevelt was a gentle, if occasionally stern, parent who was intimately involved in his children's daily lives. Of course, he strove to inculcate them with his ideas of honor and duty. Thus, he was deeply wounded and guilt-stricken when his youngest child, Quentin, was killed in aerial combat during WWI. Roosevelt was undoubtedly the dominant figure in his children's lives; Renehan's portraits of the children further enrich a superb, real-life family saga."--Jay Freeman, Booklist

"Beguiling....Provide[s] a revealing portrait of the old Anglo-Saxon elite that once dominated American society."--Robert W. Merry, The New York Times Book Review

"An informative, well-written anecdotal account of the Roosevelts....Recommended for academic and public libraries and especially suitable for young adults."--Library Journal

"Renehan creates a story that is at once a family tragedy and the denouement of a way of thinking....Through previously unpublished family papers, judiciously chosen facts, and a moving narrative that skilfully parallels the personal and political, Renehan reveals a great deal about American society and politics, and about the culture of war. But most of all, he tells a sad story of the end of an era and the end of a man."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

320 pp.; 37 halftones; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-513424-9 1999 $16.95 (03) paper 1998 $27.50 (02)

Becoming Southern
The Evolution of a Way of Life, Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1770-1860
CHRISTOPHER MORRIS, University of Texas at Arlington

Mississippi represented the Old South and all that it stood for--perhaps more so than any other state. Tracing its long histories of economic, social, and cultural evolution, Morris takes a close and richly detailed look at a representative Southern community: Jefferson Davis's Warren County, in the state's southwestern corner. Drawing on many wills, deeds, court records, and manuscript materials, he reveals the transformation of a loosely knit, typically Western community of pioneer homesteaders into a distinctly Southern society based on plantation agriculture, slavery, and a patriarchal social order.
"This thoughtful, well-written study doubtless will be widely read and deservedly influential."--American Historical Review.

"In Becoming Southern Christopher Morris has produced an excellent example of the `new local history.'...he inevitably engages many historiographical issues that have dominated studies of the South for the past thirty years....this book is full of creative insights and manages to synthesize a variety of parts into a convincing portrait of a society and its people in the midst of change.--Georgia Historical Quarterly

"This is a noteworthy book."--Journal of American History

"This thoughtful, well-written study doubtless will be widely read and deservedly influential."--American Historical Review

"Morris's research is prodigious, his presentation captivating."--New Orleans Review

"This is a fascinating and illuminating book."--Canadian Journal of History

288 pp.; 11 halftones, 19 line illus; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-513421-4 1999 $19.95 (01)
paper 1995 $52.00 (04) cloth

Talons of the Eagle
Dynamics of U.S.-Latin American Relations
Second Edition
PETER H. SMITH, University of California, San Diego

Talons of the Eagle offers a vivid portrayal of the last two hundred years of U.S.-Latin American relations, casting new light on issues such as economic integration, concentrating only on US policy, as many texts do, it addresses the structural relationships of both regions. Focusing on international systems, the distribution of power, and the perception and pursuit of national interests, Smith uncovers recurrent regularities in the interaction between the US and Latin America and offers a compelling analysis of the continuity and change in their relations, as well as provacative insights into the possible future of these relations. With an entirely new introduction and thorough revisions of the last four chapters and conclusion, as well as completely updated bibliography, this continues to be the ideal text for students in general courses on Latin American history and politics as well as courses on US and inter-American foreign relations.

Avoids a narrow US-centric approach by focusing not just on US policy, but on the structural relationship between both the US and Latin America

Sensitive to Latin American perspectives

Written in an engaging, highly readable style

Thoroughly revised with a new introduction and conclusion, four totally rewritten chapters, and a completely updated bibliography

432 pp.; 8 figures; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-512997-0 1999 $49.95 (04) cloth 1999 $24.95 (01)

In Search of Democracy
The NAACP Writings of James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins (1920-1977)

Offers a rare glimpse into the minds of three of the N.A.A.C.P.'s most important officials during the civil rights movement

This collection of writings offers a glimpse into the minds of three N.A.A.C.P. leaders who occupied the center of black thought and action during some of the most troublesome and pivotal times of the civil rights movement. The volume delineates fifty-seven years of the N.A.A.C.P.'s program under the successive direction of James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins. These writings illustrate the vital roles of these three leaders in building a peoples liberation, underscoring not only their progressive influence throughout their time in power, but also a vision of the future as race relations enter the 21st Century. Much of the material, notably "The Secretary's Reports to the Board," is published here for the first time, offering an invaluable resource for those seeking a deeper knowledge of the history of race in America

Illustrates the vital roles of builders in the construction of peoples' liberation

544 pp.; 6 halftones; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-511633-X 1999 $45.00 (01)

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