The Long Gilded Age considers the interlocking roles of politics, labour, and internationalism in the ideologies and institutions that emerged at the turn of the twentieth century. Presenting a new twist on central themes of American labor and working-class history, Leon Fink examines how the American conceptualization of free labor played out in iconic industrial strikes, and how “freedom” […]
Book Review: The Theater of Operations: National Security Affect from the Cold War to the War on Terror
How did the most powerful nation on earth come to embrace terror as the organizing principle of its security policy? In The Theater of Operations, Joseph Masco locates the origins of the present-day U.S. counterterrorism apparatus in the Cold War’s “balance of terror.” Michail Zontos argues this is an important, well-argued book which comes as a welcome continuation of Joseph Masco’s previous […]
The book itself invites more exploration of American conspiracy theories while, at the same time, its theoretical framework can be used as the basis of future studies that will examine the concept in different countries. Both American history and conspiracy theories enthusiasts will find it interesting and useful, writes Michail Zontos.
American Conspiracy Theories. Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. […]
Book Review: Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels who Created Progressive Politics by Michael Wolraich
Michael Wolraich deserves praise for this lively and passionate account of the power struggle that created the progressive movement and defined modern American politics, finds Michail Zontos.
Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels who Created Progressive Politics. Michael Wolraich. Palgrave Macmillan. 2014.
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It was not uncommon during the Progressive Era of the United States (1890-1920) to find political journalists who immersed […]
Book Review: Asian America: Sociological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Pawan Dhingra and Robyn Magalit Rodriguez
Bridging sociology and the growing interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies, this text will be of interested to undergraduate and graduate sociology students, especially those interested in race and ethnic relations, immigration, and social stratification. With chapters on identity, education, media, and much more, this book offers an overview of the main debates in the field and invites the reader to pursue further […]