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In this book US Studies Centre lecturer Thomas J. Adams and the University of New Orleans's Chair in Latin American Studies Steve Striffler look at the history and politics of labour in New Orleans.
The US–Australia intervention in Vietnam could have bought time for South-East Asia to contain the Communist threat
Centre research associate Marc Palen explores the long controversy surrounding the contested presidential election of 1876 between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden. The subsequent compromise of 1877 held within it...
The 16th issue of the Centre's magazine, American Review.
Bob Gates’s candid description of how he came to detest his job makes for jaw-dropping reading
The Gamble acts as a counter to the gossipy Game Change series, but it fails to undermine the case for punditry-driven journalism
As the United States seeks a new global role, it should heed the counsel of the leading post-war realist
In this article for The Historical Journal, research associate Marc Palen examines how The Wealth of Nations (1776) was transformed into an amorphous text regarding the imperial question throughout the late nineteenth and early...
Although the latest instalment’s explanation of the 2012 election is limited, it offers useful insights into American political culture and campaigns
The 15th issue of the Centre's magazine, American Review.
Relations between the new Australian government and China got off to a rocky start, writes Centre visiting professor Linda Jakobson. In this essay for the Asan Forum, she focuses on relations between the...
James Ellroy’s oeuvre extends over eighteen books, comprising collections of short stories and reportage (Crime Wave; Hollywood Nocturnes; Destination: Morgue!), trilogies (L.A. Noir; Underworld USA), his...
The 14th issue of the Centre's magazine, American Review.
Is technology sapping our attention span and ruining our concentration?
How FDR saved liberal democracy by compromising on it
The budget-cutting, small-government inter-war president has emerged as a role model for today’s conservative Republicans
A timely realist repudiation of neo-conservatives and liberal hawks
This strange potpourri of chronologically discordant bits and pieces is incoherent and misleading
Five key diplomats set the scene for America’s intervention and triumph in World War II