Thomas J. Sugrue is David Boies Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North.
In a new history of postwar America, Joshua Freeman argues that policy changes occur because of pressure from the bottom up.
How Barack Obama has fashioned a personal and political identity by treating the history of the civil rights movement as a usable past.
FDR's first hundred days were unprecedented in their ambition and scope--and anything but politically coherent.
Historian Rick Perlstein explores the resentment and polarization sparked by the Nixon era's cultural and political strife.
Is there more to racism in America than intolerance and immorality? Four books shed light.
The life and legacy of a fiery New York teachers' advocate gets caught in the crossfire of a changing liberal landscape.