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  • 4 Oct 2023
    Janet Ward, Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

    Fascism in America: Past and Present

    Nearly one hundred years ago, on November 9th, 1923, Germany withstood the attempt of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party to overthrow the German government in a violent coup. Just two years ago, on January 6th, 2021, the United States survived a similar attempt by domestic right-wing extremists to prevent the newly elected American President Joe Biden from […]

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  • 14 Jul 2023
    Matthew Titolo

    Privatization and Its Discontents

    Infrastructure and privatization are enduring topics in modern political discourse. Privatization and Its Discontents: Infrastructure, Law, and American History places these contemporary hot topics in perspective, identifying today’s debates as deeper problems within liberal statecraft that are of long historical vintage. In the American context, infrastructure has been created through models of public-private governance, and […]

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  • 16 Mar 2023
    Christian G. Fritz

    State Legislative Resistance

    My latest book, Monitoring American Federalism: The History of State Legislative Resistance demonstrates how states played a crucial role from the beginning of the republic in assessing the equilibrium of federalism within the American constitutional order. Although states and state legislatures were actively engaged in the debate over federalism, there has been a long-standing focus […]

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  • 27 Feb 2023
    Susan McCall Perlman

    How Intelligence Becomes Policy

    For four decades now, historians have lamented intelligence as the “missing dimension” of diplomatic history and international relations, the lack of relevance afforded “long-term intelligence experience to current policy,” and the consequent dearth of sophisticated analyses of how intelligence influences relations between states.[1] My book, Contesting France: Intelligence and US Foreign Policy in the Early […]

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  • 8 Dec 2022
    Silhouette of the statue of liberty at sunset
    Salim Yaqub

    A New History of the United States since 1945

    Do we really need another post-1945 history of the United States? That was what I asked myself when a senior editor at Cambridge University Press approached me about writing Winds of Hope, Storms of Discord: The United States Since 1945 in 2017. After all, the academic publishing market already abounded with excellent survey texts covering […]

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  • 12 Jul 2022
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    H. Jefferson Powell

    History, Rights, and Constitutional Law

    The Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overruled Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case recognizing a right to an abortion, and the 1992 Casey decision that reaffirmed Roe. From any human perspective, Dobbs was momentous, but the meaning of a major constitutional law decision reaches beyond its immediate subject. Dobbs thus demands […]

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  • 7 Apr 2022
    Mark V. Tushnet

    The Hughes Court

    Court-packing is in the air in the United States. Having decisively lost any hope of getting the current Supreme Court to rule in their favor, liberals today have begun to entertain ideas about Court reform that would have seemed fanciful a decade ago. We’ve been here before. In the mid-1930s the Supreme Court issued a […]

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  • 4 Nov 2021
    Crystal Nicole Eddins

    New Perspectives on the Haitian Revolution

    How and why did the Haitian Revolution happen? How did enslaved people from varying backgrounds come together to orchestrate the most radical political event of the modern era – the only revolt of enslaved people to abolish slavery, overturn colonialism, and create the first free and independent Black nation in the Americas? These and other […]

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