American Studies

Political and Social Change in the United States: A Brief History, with The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The U.S. Constitution, and The Amendments to the Constitution

Author: 

Applegate, Edd, Professor Emeritus of Journalism, Middle Tennessee State University

Through the prism of the U.S. Constitution and other foundational documents, Edd Applegate’s Political and Social Changes in the United States will discuss major transformations in American social and political life since the Founding, beginning with England’s expansion in North America, the War of Independence, and the early national period. It proceeds through industrialization, the Civil War, economic growth, progressivism, and the emergence of the United States on the world stage.

Market: 
Political Science, American History, American Studies, U.S. Constitutional Law, World History
Release Date: 
July 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680539301 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Light of Evening: A Brief Life of Jack Foley

Author: 

Foley, Jack, acclaimed poet

Credentials: 

Author of O Powerful Western Star -- Poetry & Art in California, Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, >em>Poets & Poetry, and many other works

Jack Foley has been prominent in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene since the mid-1980s. The Light of Evening traces the arc of his life since his birth in New Jersey in 1940. Foley has spent his life in the pursuit of ways to continue writing poetry in a world in which the status of poetry has been seriously diminished. This candid autobiography offers a portrait of an artist who has continued to produce experimental as well as traditional work and who created theoretical underpinnings for that work.

Market: 
American Studies, American Literature, Poetry, California, California Poets, Jack Foley, Autobiography
Release Date: 
February 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538892 Hardcover; 978-1680538915 E-book
Price: 
$49.95 Hardcover; $49.95 E-book
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Exiled Emissary: George H. Earle, III – Soldier, Sailor, Diplomat, Governor, Spy

Author: 

Farrell, Christopher J., Director of Investigations and Research, Judicial Watch, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Gatestone Institute

Exiled Emissary is a biography of the colorful life of George H. Earle, III – a Main Line Philadelphia millionaire, war hero awarded the Navy Cross, Pennsylvania Governor, Ambassador to Austria and Bulgaria, friend and supporter of Franklin Roosevelt, humanitarian, playboy, and spy. Rich in Casablanca-style espionage and intrigue, Farrell’s deeply personal study presents FDR and his White House in a new light, especially when they learned in 1943 that high-ranking German officials approached Earle in Istanbul to convey their plot to kidnap Hitler and seek an armistice.

Market: 
North America, Political Science, American Studies, Diplomacy, World War II, Intelligence, War Studies, George H. Earle III, Franklin Roosevelt
Release Date: 
February 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538861 Hardcover; 978-1680538885 E-book
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover, $99.95 E-book
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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"A Backward Glance O’er Travel’d Roads": A Reminiscence and a presentation of the Various Forms I Have Employed Throughout My Long, Long Life

Author: 

Foley, Jack, acclaimed poet

Credentials: 

Author of O Powerful Western Star -- Poetry & Art in California, Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, Poets & Poetry, and many other works

California poet Jack Foley has been called “a brilliant critic and a unique poet whose work energetically records the disintegration of the patriarchy” and a writer of “genuinely avant-garde poetry.” His collaborative, multimedia poetry performances are both seminal and shamanic, evolving from the linguistic musical tradition of the original San Francisco Beat poets and extending their eye, ear and voice of penetrating clarity into a modern mythology.

Market: 
American Studies, American Literature, Poetry, California, California Poets, Jack Foley
Release Date: 
February 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538922 Hardcover; 978-1680538946 E-book
Price: 
$49.95 Hardcover; $49.95 E-book
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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New England Local Government: The Case of Connecticut

Author: 

Rose, Gary L., Ph.D.; Professor and Chair, Department of Government, Sacred Heart University

Credentials: 

Author of Haywire: A Chronology of the 2016 Presidential Contest (2017), No Holds Barred: The 2012 Connecticut Senate Race (2013), Shaping A Nation: Twenty-Five Supreme Court Cases That Changed the United States (2010), and Connecticut in Crisis: Policy Challenges and the 2018 Contest for Governor

Local government in the New England states has historically been regarded as a style of government that most closely embodies the spirit of American democracy. Although models of local government vary from one town to the next, the common thread which unites all New England towns is that the people are empowered to choose their own form of government, and in doing so control their own destiny.

Market: 
Political Science, American Politics, Electoral Processes, Democracy Studies, New England, New England Politics, Connecticut, Sociology, Local Government
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539028 Hardcover; 978-1680538915 E-book
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover, $99.95 E-book
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
281
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Covid-19 and the Transformation of American Society (Hardcover and Paperback)

Author: 

Martinez, Jose, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology (ret.), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Credentials: 

Author of Inequality in American Education: The Entrenchment of a Two-Tiered System and Diversity, Funding, and Standardized Testing in American Education

In Covid-19 and the Transformation of American Society, the first book-length consideration of the Covid-19 pandemic’s implications, noted sociologist Jose Martinez lays bare the immense social changes that we should expect from the nouvel coronavirus, which has upended American life since March 2020.

Market: 
Sociology, American Studies, Economics, Race & Ethnicity, Identity Politics, Social Policy, Public Health, Minority Studies, Identity Studies, Covid-19, Coronavirus, Pandemics
Release Date: 
December 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539219 Hardcover; 978-1680539356 Paperback
Price: 
$99.95 / $29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Catholicism and Nation in Argentina: A Jesuit View

Author: 

Agustina González Nuñez, Associate Professor of History, University of Roehampton

While much historiography has assumed that the period from 1890 to 1930 was liberal in Argentina, Agustina González Nuñez forcefully argues in Catholicism and Nation in Argentina that the Society of Jesus – the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church - proved a powerful force in shaping an alternate discourse of Argentinian nationhood.

Market: 
Political Science, Religion, Latin America, Latin American History, Philosophy, History, South America, Argentina, Nationalism, National Identity, Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church, Jesuit Order, Citizenship, Nationhood, Ideology
Release Date: 
January 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539493 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The United States Marines in the Civil War: Harpers Ferry and the Battle of First Manassas

Author: 

Norton, Major Bruce H., USMC (ret.); Master Sergeant Phillip Gibbons, USMC (ret.)

Credentials: 

Author of Stingray: The History of Reconnaissance Marines Vietnam - 1965-1972, The Encyclopedia of American War Heroes, and Letters from a Yankee Doughboy: Private 1st Class Raymond W. Maker in World War I

This book presents the most accurate picture of the United States Marine Corps at the onset of the American Civil War and describes the actions of the Marines at the Battle of First Manassas, or as the Union called it, Bull Run. To tell the story of the actions of the U.S. Marines in the Manassas Campaign, distinguished Marine Corps historians Bruce H. Norton and Phillip Gibbons begin with Marine actions in October 1859 at Harpers Ferry, where they were instrumental in suppressing John Brown’s raid on the town’s Federal Armory and attempted slave insurrection.

Market: 
American History, American Studies, American Military History, Military Science, Military History, Civil War, Combat, War Studies, U.S. Marine Corps, Harpers Ferry, First Manassas, Union Army
Release Date: 
February 3, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539578 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
175
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Ronald Reagan: Revolution Betrayed (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Thornton, Richard C.

Credentials: 

Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

The point of departure for distinguished historian Richard C. Thornton’s insightful new assessment of the Reagan administration is Reagan’s overwhelming re-election in 1984. His first-term policies had placed the United States in the ascendancy over the Soviet Union, and he sought to capitalize on that success by bringing the Cold War to an end on favorable terms. The Soviet Union, on the other hand, proved increasingly unable to bear the costs of supporting its empire and client state and adopted a strategy of détente.

Market: 
American Studies, Political Science, International Relations, History, International History, American History, Cold War, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Twentieth Century History, Geopolitics
Release Date: 
February 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539189 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
240
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Ronald Reagan: Revolution Ascendant (St. James’s Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Thornton, Richard C.

Credentials: 

Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, he found America’s economy, defense, and global position weakened to the point of collapse. The previous seven years of attempted détente with the Soviet Union had resulted in the worst foreign policy failures in American history. As the distinguished diplomatic historian Richard C. Thornton shows in this thorough reassessment of Reagan’s presidency, written for the 40th anniversary of his election, the new president was determined to rebuild American economic and military power and to restore the Western Alliance.

Market: 
American Studies, Political Science, International Relations, History, International History, American History, Cold War, Ronald Reagan, Twentieth Century, Geopolitics
Release Date: 
February 8, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539172 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
240
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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