Campbell F. Scribner, “The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy” (Cornell UP, 2016)
Battles over school politics from curriculum to funding to voucher systems are key and contentious features of the political landscape today. Many of these familiar fights started in the 1970s. However, these battles have roots even earlier in mid-twentieth century… Read More
Samantha Barbas, “Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America” (Stanford Law Books, 2016)
In her new book Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America (Stanford Law Books, 2016) Samantha Barbas provides a history of Americans’ use of law to manage their public image. She approaches this endeavor from the perspective of a… Read More
Ron Berger, et. al. “Learning that Lasts: Challenging, Engaging, and Empowering Students with Deeper Instruction” (Jossey-Bass, 2016)
The school structures we present to teachers can sometimes resemble two extremes. In the first set of circumstances, teachers have enormous autonomy over what they teach, when they teach it, and how they teach it. In the second, they have… Read More
Kelly Lytle Hernandez, “Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol” (UC Press, 2010)
As evidenced by many of the conversations featured on this podcast, scholarship on the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands composes a significant and influential genre within the field of U.S. Western History and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies. Geographically rooted in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico,… Read More
Jason Stahl, “Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945” (U. of North Carolina Press, 2016)
Jason Stahl is the author of Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). Stahl is an historian and lecturer in the Department of Organizational Leadership and Policy Development at… Read More
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