Book Giveaway! Organization of American Historians 2020

This week we are bringing the Organization of American Historians (OAH) annual conference to you, starting with today’s book giveaway! Try your luck at winning one of our titles on display at our virtual booth. 

To enter, complete all required fields in the form at the bottom of this post by midnight on Thursday, April 9th.

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The American Struggle to Understand Foreigners

Thomas Borstelmann

This is one of those books that sticks with you. Borstelmann asks a big question—about U.S. attitudes toward foreigners—and has an important argument to make. What is more, Just Like Us sparkles with telling details and unexpected connections. It is, plainly put, masterful.

~Daniel Immerwahr, author of How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

Just Like Us is a pathbreaking exploration of what foreignness has meant across American history. Thomas Borstelmann traces American ambivalence about non-Americans, identifying a paradoxical perception of foreigners as suspiciously different yet fundamentally sharing American values at heart beneath the layers of culture.

Research Triangle Park and the Idea of the Idea Economy

Alex Sayf Cummings

From tobacco and plow to computer and creative economy, this rich and eloquent history shows how a group of civic leaders put rural North Carolina at the forefront of the postindustrial revolution. In California, they say Silicon Valley is one of a kind; this marvelous book proves otherwise.

~Fred Turner, author of From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism

Alex Sayf Cummings reveals the significance of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park to the emergence of the high-tech economy in a postindustrial United States. Brain Magnet sheds new light on the origins of today’s urban landscape, in which innovation is lauded as the engine of economic growth against a backdrop of inequality.

Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890–1960

Paige Glotzer

A stunning retelling of the Great War’s aftermath and how women rose up at the war’s end to demand a different and better world. Siegel’s evocative prose transports us back in time and around the world as women from east, west, north, and south descend on Versailles in pursuit of their rights.

~Dorothy Sue Cobble, coauthor of Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements

Focusing on Baltimore’s wealthiest, whitest neighborhoods, Paige Glotzer offers a new understanding of the deeper roots of suburban segregation. She argues that the mid-twentieth-century policies that favored exclusionary housing were the culmination of a long-term effort by developers to use racism to structure suburban real estate markets.

The Global Battle for Women’s Rights After the First World War

Mona L. Siegel

A stirring, extraordinary tale of how the denial of voice to more than half the world’s people shaped our time. This is history and drama at its finest.

~Dorothy Sue Cobble, coauthor of Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements

Peace on Our Terms is the first book to demonstrate the centrality of women’s activism to the Paris Peace Conference and the critical diplomatic events of 1919. Mona L. Siegel tells the timely story of how female activists transformed women’s rights into a global rallying cry, laying a foundation for generations to come.

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