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Race on Display@@@All the World's a Fair: Visions of Empire at American International Expositions, 1876-1916.
Robert W. Rydell contends that America's early world's fairs actually served to legitimate racial exploitation at home and the creation of an empire abroad. He looks in particular to the
Age of Fracture
In the last quarter of the twentieth century, the ideas that most Americans lived by started to fragment. Mid-century concepts of national consensus, managed markets, gender and racial identities,
The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920
"Rodgers's book is a study of how technology affects ideas. That is the issue to which Rodgers always returns: how did men and women react to the economy of unprecedented plenty that the 19th-century
Republicanism: the Career of a Concept
The concept of republicanism was one of the success stories of the 1980s. A generation ago the term-while not unknown-carried no more freight than scores of others in the historical vocabulary. First
Contested Truths: Keywords in American Politics Since Independence
PROLOGUE Words and Acts Tools and Paradigms Keywords UTILITY The Puzzling Failure of Jeremy Bentham Antimetaphysics Influence Quicksands of Expediency The Frame of Political Argument NATURAL RIGHTS
A New Consensus?
hen people ask me what I do, I sometimes say that I have spent my career looking for America. It is a silly answer, of course. Silly, because America is all around me, inescapably and insistently.
Bearing tales: networks and narratives in social policy transfer
Abstract In the concluding contribution to this issue, this article asks how patterns in the movement of social policies between nations can be explained. It particularly highlights the ways in which