Twentieth Century America

Progressivism(s) and WWI

Bederman, Gail. Manliness and Civilization.
Bodnar, John. The Transplanted: A history of Immigrants in Urban America.
Chauncey, George. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940.
Cooper, John Milton. The Warrior and the Priest.
Cott, Nancy. The Grounding of Modern Feminism.
Dawley, Alan. Struggles for Justice: Social Responsibility and the Liberal State.
Flehinger, Brett. The 1912 Election and the Power of Progressivism
Hawley, Ellis. The Great War and the Search for a Modern Order.
Hofstadter, Richard. The Age of Reform: From Bryan to F.D.R.
Kennedy, David, Over Here: The First World War and American Society.
Knock, Thomas. To End All Wars.
Leach, William. Land of Desire.
Marsden, George. Fundamentalism and American Culture.
Moore, Leonard, Citizen Klansmen.
Rodgers, Daniel. Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age.
Sanchez, George. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945.
Skocpol, Theda. Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States.
Wiebe, Robert. The Search for Order 1877-1920.
Woloch, Nancy. Muller v. Oregon.

Depression and the New Deal

Brinkley, Alan. Culture and Politics in the Great Depression.
Brinkley, Alan. The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War.
Brinkley, Alan. Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression.
Cohen, Lizabeth. Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939.
Fraser, Steve & Gary Gerstle. The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order.
Gerstle, Gary. American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century.
Gordon, Colin. New Deals: Business, Labor, and Politics in America 1920-1935.
Gordon, Linda. Pitied But Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare 1890-1935.
Hawley, Ellis. The New Deal and the Problem of Monopoly: A Study in Economic Ambivalence.
Kelley, Robin. Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression.
Kennedy, David M., Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945.
Kirby, John B. Black Americans in the Roosevelt Era: Liberalism and Race.
Leuchtenberg, William. Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal 1932-1940.
Pells, Richard. Radical Visions and American Dreams: Culture and Social Thought in the Depression Years.
Piven, Frances Fox. Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail.
Worster, Donald. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s.

WWII and the Cold War: Overseas and at Home

Adams, Michael. The Best War Ever: America and World War II.
Boyer, Paul. By the Bomb’s Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age.
Dower, John. War without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War.
Kimball, Warren F. The Juggler: FDR as Wartime Statesman.
Gaddis, John Lewis. Strategies of Containment.
Williams, William Appleman. The Tragedy of American Diplomacy.
May, Ernest, ed. American Cold War Strategy: Interpreting NSC 68.
Pells, Richard. The Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age: American Intellectuals in the 1940s and 1950s.
Schrecker, Ellen. The Age of McCarthyism.
Schulzinger, Robert. A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975.
Young, Marilyn. The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990.

Civil Rights, the New Left, and the New Right: the 1950s and Beyond

General Trends

Farber, David R. The Age of Great Dreams: Americas in the 1960s.
Jackson, Kenneth. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States.
Kazin, Michael, The Populist Persuasion.
Schulman, Bruce. The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics.

Civil Rights

Carson, Claybourne. In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s.
Chafe, William. Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina and the Black Struggle for Freedom.
Lemann, Nicholas. The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How it Changed America.
Sitkoff, Harvard. The Struggle for Black Equality, 1954-1992.
Sugrue, Thomas, The Origins of the Urban Crisis.

Feminism

Echols, Alice. Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975.
Evans, Sara. Born for Freedom: A History of Women in America.

New Left

Isserman, Maurice. If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left.
Matusow, Allen J. The unraveling of America: a history of liberalism in the 1960s.

New Right

Carter, Dan. The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the New Conservatism and the Transformation of American Politics.
McGirr, Lisa. Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right.
Schoenwald, Jonathan. A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism.

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