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U.S. Bureau of the Census, Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 (US GPO, 1975) and Statistical Abstract of the United States (US GPO, annual)
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David F. Trask and Robert W. Pomeroy, III, eds., The Craft of Public History: An Annotated Select Bibliography (Greenwood, 1983)
U.S. Library of Congress, A Guide to the Study of the United States of America (Washington: GPO, 1960).
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Scott A. Frisch, Douglas B. Harris, Sean Q. Kelly, and David C.W. Parker, eds., Doing Archival Research in Political Science (Cambria Press, 2012)
John Gerring, Social Science Methodology: A Criterial Framework (Cambridge UP, 2001)
Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, The Craft of Research (U of Chicago Press, 1995)
Paul C. Stern, Evaluating Social Science Research (Oxford University Press, 1979)
Paul Diesing, Patterns of Discovery in the Social Sciences (Aldine, Atherton, 1971)
Paul Pierson, Politics in Time: History, Institutions, and Social Analysis (Princeton UP, 2005);
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Mary Douglas and Steven Ney, Missing Persons: A Critique of the Social Sciences (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998).
Henry E. Brady and David Collier, eds., Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards (Rowman and LIttlefirled, 2004)
Evan S. Lieberman, "Causal Inference in Historical Institutional Analysis: A Specification of Periodization Strategies," Comparative Political Studies 34:9 (November, 2001)
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Gary Goertz and Harvey Starr, eds., Necessary Conditions: Theory, Methodology, and Applications (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002)
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Anthony Giddens, Central Problems in Social Theory: Action, Structure and Contradiction in Social Analysis California, 1979) and The Constitution of Society (California, 1984).
John Gerring, “What Is a Case Study and What Is It Good for?” APSR 98 (2004): 341-354
Harry Eckstein, "Case Study and Theory in Political Science," in Fred I. Greenstein and Nelson W. Polsby, eds., Handbook of Political Science, Volume 7: Strategies of Inquiry (Addison-Wesley, 1975)
Robert K. Yin, Case Study Research: Design and Methods 3rd ed. (Sage: 2002) and Applications of Case Study Research, 2nd ed. (Sage, 2002).
Robert E. Stake, The Art of Case Study Research (Sage, 1995)
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Ian Lustick, "History, Historiography, and Political Science: Multiple Historical Records and the Problem of Selection Bias," APSR 90: 3 (Sept 1996): 605-618.
Ernst Breisach, Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern. University of Chicago, 1994
Gary B. Nash, Charlotte Crabtree, and Ross E. Dunn, History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997).
Emery Roe, Narrative Policy Analysis: Theory and Practice (Duke U Press, 1994)
Mark C. Smith, Social Science in the Crucible: The American Debate over Objectivity and Purpose, 1918-1941 (Duke U Press, 1994)
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Ira Katznelson and Helen Milner, eds., Political Science: The State of the Discipline (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002)
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Kristen Renwick Monroe, ed., Perestroika ! The Raucous Revolution In Political Science. (Yale Up, 2005)
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James Farr and Raymond Seidelman, eds., Discipline and History: Political Science in the United States (U of Michigan Press, 1993).
Dennis J. Mahoney, Politics and Progress: The Emergence of American Political Science (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2004).
Terence Ball, ed. Idioms of Inquiry: Critique and Renewal in Political Science (State University of New York Press, 1987)
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Gabriel Almond, "Separate Tables: Schools and Sects in Political Science." PS: Political Science and Politics 21 (1988): 828-842 and A Discipline Divided (Sage, 1990)
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Mary G. Dietz and James Farr, "'Politics Would Undoubtedly Unwoman Her': Gender, Suffrage, and American Political Science" in Helene Silverberg, ed., Gender and American Social Science: The Formative Years (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1998)
Jurgen Herbst, The German Historical School in American Scholarship: A Study in the Transfer of Culture (Cornell UP, 1965)
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Paul Pierson, "Increasing Returns, Path Dependence, and the Study of Politics," APSR 94:2 (June, 2000): 251-267 and "Not Just What, but When: Timing and Sequence in Political Processes," SAPD 14:1 (Spring 2000): 72-92.
Karen Orren and Steve Skowronek, "The Study Of American Political Development," in Ira Katznelson and Helen Milner, eds., Political Science: The State of the Discipline (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002); and Karen Orren, and Stephen Skowronek, 'Beyond the Iconography of Order: Notes for a "New Institutionalism," in Lawrence C. Dodd and Calvin Jillson (eds.), The Dynamics of American Politics: Approaches and Interpretations (Westview Press, 1994)
Ian Shapiro, Stephen Skowronek, and Daniel Galvin, eds., Rethinking Political Institutions: The Art of the State (New York UP, 2006)
David Brian Robertson, "Politics and the Past: History, Behavioralism, and the Return to Institutionalism in American Political Science," in Eric Monkkonen, ed., Engaging the Past: The Uses of History Across the Social Sciences (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1994), pp. 113-153
Ellen M. Immergut, "The Theoretical Core of the New Institutionalism," Politics & Society 26: 1 (March, 1998): 5-34
Robert C. Lieberman, "Ideas, Institutions, and Political Order: Explaining Political Change," APSR 96:4 (December 2002): 697-712.
Peter A. Hall and Rosemary C. R. Taylor, “Political Science and the Three Institutionalisms,” Political Studies 44 (1996): 936-957
Sven Steinmo, Kathleen Thelen, and Frank Longstreth, eds., Structuring Politics: Historical Institutionalism in Historical Perspective (Cambridge UP, 1992)
B. Guy Peters, Institutional Theory in Political Science: The New Institutionalism (London: Pinter, 199?)
Dennis Kavanagh, "Why Political Science Needs History," Political Studies 39:3, 479-495
Ira Katznelson, "The Doleful Dance of Politics and Policy: Can Historical Institutionalism Make a Difference?" APSR 92:1 (March, 1998): 191-198.
Karen L. Remmer, "Theoretical Decay and Theoretical Development: The Resurgence of Institutional Analysis," World Politics 50:1 (October 1997): 34-61.
Thomas A. Koelble, "The New Institutionalism in Political Science," Comparative Politics 27 (January, 1995), pp. 231-243.
Theodore J. Lowi, "Foreword," and Calvin Jillson, Patterns and Periodicity in American National Politics," in Dodd and Jillson, The Dynamics of American Politics, pp ix-xvii, 1-22
Timothy Mitchell, "The Limits of the State: Beyond Statist Approaches and their Critics," APSR 85:1 (March, 1991) 77-96.
Gabriel Almond, "The Return to the State," APSR, 82:3 (September, 1988) 853-874
Mary C. Brinton and Victor Nee, eds., The New Institutionalism in Sociology (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1998).
David Apter, "Institutionalism Reconsidered," International Social Science Journal 43:3 (August, 1991): 463-48.
Andrew Abbott, "Sequences of Social Events: Concepts and Methods for the Analysis of Order in Social Processes," Historical Methods, 16:4 (Fall, 1983): 129-147, and "Conception of Time and Events in Social Science Methods: Causal and Narrative Approaches," Historical Methods, 23:4 (Fall, 1990): 140-150.
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Sanford M. Jacoby, "The New Institutionalism: What Can It Learn From the Old?" Industrial Relations 29:2 (Spring, 1990).
Kathleen Thelen, How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan (Cambridge UP, 2004)
Eric Schickler, Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congress (Princeton UP, 2001)
Margaret Weir, “When Does Policy Change? The Organizational Politics of Change,” in Rethinking Political Institutions: The Art of the State, ed. Ian Shapiro, Stephen Skowronek, and Daniel Galvin (New York University Press, 2006)
James Mahoney and Kathleen Thelen, eds. Explaining Institutional Change: Ambiguity, Agency, and Power (Cambridge UP, 2009).
Julia R. Azari and Jennifer K. Smith, “Unwritten Rules: Informal Institutions in Established Democracies,” Perspectives on Politics 10:1 (March 2012), 37-55
J.P. Nettl, "The State as a Conceptual Variable," World Politics 20:4 (July, 1968), 559-592.
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Gianfranco Poggi, The Development of the Modern State: A Sociological Introduction (Hutchinson, 1978).
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Alfred Stepan, The State and Society: Peru in Comparative Perspective (Princeton University Press: 1978).
Martin Carnoy, The State and Political Theory (Princeton University Press, 1984)
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The Positive Theory of Institutions (See also Rational Choice in Political Economy Bibliography)
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Seymour Martin Lipset, American Exceptionalism: A Double Edged Sword (WW Norton, 1996) and The First New Nation: The United States in Historical and Comparative Perspective (Basic, 1963)
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Voting & Elections
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Laura F. Edwards, Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997).
Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, African-American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998).
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Susan Ware, Beyond Suffrage: Women in the New Deal (Harvard UP, 1981)
Susan D. Becker, The Origins of the Equal Rights Amendment: American Feminism Between the Wars (Greenwood, 1981)
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Eileen Boris, Home to Work: Motherhood and the Politics of Industrial Homework in the Unites States (Cambridge, 1994)
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Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor, Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s (Oxford, 1987).
Cynthia Harrison, On Account of Sex: The Politics of Women's Issues, 1945-1968 (U of California Press, 1988)
Jo Freeman, The Politics of Women's Liberation: A Case Study of the Emerging Social Movement and Its Relation to the Policy Process (David McKay, 1975)
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Eileen Lorenzi McDonagh, "Abortion Rights Alchemy and the U.S. Supreme Court: What's Wrong and How to Fix It," Social Politics 1:2 (Summer 1994): 130-156 and Breaking the Abortion Deadlock: From Choice to Consent (New York: Oxford University Press).
Leslie J. Reagan, When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973. (U of California, 1997)
J. Stanley Lemons, The Woman Citizen: Social Feminism in the 1920's (University of Illinois, 1973)
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Deborah Rhode, Justice and Gender: Sex Discrimination and the Law (Harvard, 1989).
Elizabeth Wolgast, Equality and the Rights of Women (Cornell, 1980).
David Niven, The Missing Majority: The Recruitment of Women as State Legislative Candidates (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998).
Louise Chappell and Lisa Hill, eds. The Politics of Women’s Interests: New Comparative Perspectives (2006)
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Social Politics (journal)
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs links to African-American History
Rogers M. Smith, Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History (Yale UP, 1999)
Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith, "Racial Orders in American Political Development" (with Desmond S. King), American Political Science Review 99 (2005), 75-92 .
Robert C. Lieberman, Shaping Race Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective (Princeton UP, 2005) and Shifting the Color Line: Race and the American Welfare State ( Harvard University Press, 1998).
Richard M. Valelly, The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement (U of Chicago Press, 2004) and Richard M. Valelly, "Party, Coersion, and Inclusion: The Two Reconstructions of the South's Electoral Policies," Politics & Society 21:1 (March, 1993): 37-68.
Desmond King, Separate and Unequal: African Americans and the US Federal Government, rev. ed. (Oxford UP, 2007)
Gary Gerstle, American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century (Princeton UP, 2001)
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Hanes Walton, Jr., ed., Black Politics and Black Political Behavior (Praeger, 1994)
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Robert J. Norrell, Up From History: The Life of Booker T. Washington (Harvard UP, 2009)
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Grace Elizabeth Hale, Making Whiteness: The Cultural Segregation in the South, 1890-1940 (Pantheon, 1998).
Jerrold M. Packard, American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow (St. Martin's, 2002)
Gwendolyn Mink, Old Labor and New Immigrants in American Political Development (Cornell UP, 1986)
Nancy J. Weiss, Farewell to the Party of Lincoln: Black Politics in the Age of FDR (Princeton UP 1983)
Desmond King, Making Americans: Immigration, Race, and the Origins of Diverse Democracy (Harvard UP, 2000)
Nicholas Lemann, The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How it Changed America (Knopf, 1991)
Daniel Kryder, Divided Arsenal: Race and the American State During World War II (Cambridge UP, 2000)
Hugh Davis Graham, The Civil Right Era: Origins and Development of National Policy, 1960-1972 (Oxford, 1990)
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J. Morgan Kousser, Colorblind Justice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction (U of North Carolina Press, 1999)
David J. Garrow, Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (Yale, 1978) and Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Morrow, 1986)
Taeku Lee, Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era (U of Chicago Press, 2002).
Charles M. Payne, I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle (U of California Press, 1995).
David Lublin, The Paradox of Representation: Racial Gerrymandering and Minority Interests in Congress (Princeton UP, 1997)
Thomas F. Jackson, From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Struggle for Economic Justice (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)
Steven F. Lawson, Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America Since 1941 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991)
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, “The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past,” Journal of American History 91, no. 4 (2005), 1233-1263
Dennis Deslippe, Protesting Affirmative Action: The Struggle Over Equality After the Civil Rights Revolution (Baltimore: Johnson Hopkins University Press, 2012)
Devin Fergus, Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics, 1965-1980 (U of Georgia Press, 2009)
Cedric Johnson, Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics (U of Minnesota Press, 2007)
David Eltis, Stephen D. Behrendt, David Richardson, and Herbert S. Kleine, eds., The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM (Cambridge UP, 2000)
David Eltis, The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas (Cambridge UP, 1999)
David Eltis, Frank D. Lewis, and Kenneth L. Sokoloff, eds., Slavery in the Development of the Americas (Cambridge UP, 2004)
Hugh Thomas, The Slave Trade (Simon & Schuster, 1997)
Clayton E. Cramer, Black Demographic Data, 1790-1860 (Greenwood Press, 1997)
Ira Berlin, Many Thousands Gone: the First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America (Belknap / Harvard, 1998), and Generations of Captivity : a History of African-American Slaves (Belknap / Harvard, 2003)
Gavin Wright, The Political Economy of the Cotton South: Households, Markets, and Wealth in the Nineteenth Century (Norton, 1978), Old South, New South: Revolutions in the Southern Economy since the Civil War (Basic Books, 1986), and Slavery and American Economic Development Louisiana State UP, 2006
George William Van Cleve, A Slaveholders’ Union: Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010)
Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery (U of North Carolina Press, 1994)
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Eugene D. Genovese, The Political Economy of Slavery: Studies in the Economy and Society of the Slave South (Pantheon, 1961)
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Clayton E. Jewett and John O. Allen, Slavery in the South: A State-by-State History (Greenwood Press, 2004)
Thomas Bender, ed., The Antislavery Debate Capitalism and Abolitionism as a Problem in Historical Interpretation (California, 1992)
Keith M. Stampp, The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South (Knopf, 1956)
Philip D. Curtin, The African Slave Trade: A Census (U of Wisconsin Press, 1969)
Ernest Obadele-Starks, Freebooters and Smugglers: The Foreign Slave Trade in the United States after 1808 (U of Arkansas Press, 2007)
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Michael A. Gomez, Exchanging Our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South (U of North Carolina Press, 1998).
Timothy Silver, A New Face on the Countryside: Indians, Colonists, and Slaves in South Atlantic Forests, 1500-1800 (Cambridge UP, 1990).
Edgar J. MacManus, Black Bondage in the North (Syracuse UP, 1973)
Gary B. Nash and Jean R. Soderlund, Freedom by Degrees: Emancipation in Pennsylvania and its Aftermath (Oxford University Press, 1991).
William J. Cooper, Jr. The South and the Politics of Slavery, 1828-1856 (LSU Press, 1978)
Stanley Harrold, Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865 (Louisiana State UP, 2003)
Julis Saville, The Work of Reconstruction: From
Slave to Wage Laborer in South Carolina, 1860-1870 (Cambridge UP, 1994)
Juan González, Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (New York: Viking, 2000)
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco and Mariela Paez, Latinos: Remaking America (U of California Press, 2002)
David G. Gutiérrez, The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States since 1960 (Columbia UP, 2004)
Harry Pachon and Joan Moore Hispanics in the United States (Prentice-Hall, 1985)
John A. Garcia, Latino Politics in America: Community, Culture, and Interests, 2nd ed. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2011)
Rodolfo Espino, David L. Leal, and Kenneth J. Meier, Latino Politics: Identity, Mobilization, and Representation (U of Virginia Press 2008)
Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Latino Politics (Polity Press, 2009)
F. Chris García, Pursuing Power: Latinos and the Political System (U of Notre Dame Press, 1997)
Louis DeSipio, Counting on the Latino Vote: Latinos as a New Electorate (UP of Virginia, 1996)
Kim Geron, Latino Political Power (Lynne Rienne, 2005)
Soltero, Latinos and American Law: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
(U of Texas Press,
Manuel G. Gonzales, Mexicanos: A History of Mexicans in the United States (Indiana UP, 1999)
Zaragosa Vargas, Major Problems in Mexican American History (Houghton Mifflin, 1999)
Arnoldo De Leon and Richard Griswold del Castillo, North to Aztlán: A History of Mexican Americans in the United States. 2nd ed. (Harlan Davidson, 2006)
Rodolfo Acuña, Occupied America: The Chicano’s Struggle toward Liberation (New York: HarperCollins, 1972; 7th ed, 2010)
David Weber, The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846 (U of New Mexico Press, 1982) and The Spanish Frontier in North America (Yale UP, 1992)
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Juan Gómez-Quiñones, Chicano Politics: Realities and Promise (U of New Mexico Press, 1990)
Craig A. Kaplowitz, LULAC, Mexican Americans, and National Policy. (Texas A&M UP, 2005)
Devra Weber, Dark Sweat, White Gold; California Farm Workers, Cotton, and the New Deal. (U of California Press, 1994)
Frank Bardacke, Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers (Verso, 2011)
Rodolfo Rosales, The Illusion of Inclusion: The Untold Political Story of San Antonio (U of Texas Press, 2000)
Michael Innis-Jiménez, Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940 (NYU Press, 2013)
Clara E. Rodriguez and Virginia Sanchez Korrol, eds. Historical Perspectives on Puerto Rican Survival in the United States (Markus Wiener Publishers, 1980)
Lorrin Thomas, Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City (U of Chicago Press, 2011)
José Ramón Sánchez, Boricua Power: A Political History of Puerto Ricans in the United States (NYU Press, 2007)
Miguel Gonzalez-Pando, Cuban Americans (Greenwood Press, 1998)
Guillermo Grenier and Lisandro Perez, The Legacy of Exile: Cubans in the United States (Allyn and Bacon, 2003)
Ramona Hernandez and Silvio Torres-Saillant The Dominican Americans (Greenwood Press, 1998)
Maria Cristina Garcia, Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration to Mexico, United States and Canada (U of California Press, 2006)
The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, 3 vols. (Cambridge UP, 1996-2000)
Charles C. Mann, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)
Michael Leroy Oberg, Native America: A History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
Donald Grinde, ed., Native Americans (CQ Press, 2002)
William C. Sturtevant, ed., Handbook of North American Indians (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978-2008)
Alvin M. Josephy, 500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians (Knopf, 1994)
Colin G. Calloway, First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History, 3rd ed. (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008)
Peter C. Mancall and James H. Merrell, American Encounters: Natives and Newcomers from European Contact to Indian Removal, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2007)
Robert F. Berkhofer, Jr. The White Man's Indian: Images of the American Indian from Columbus to the Present (Knopf, 1978)
Francis Paul Prucha, The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians, 2 Vols. (U of Nebraska Press, 1984). and Atlas of American Indian Affairs (U of Nebraska Press, 1990)
John R. Wunder, ed. Native Americans and the Law: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on American Indian Rights, Freedoms, and Sovereignty. 6 vols. (Routledge Press, 1996) and "Retained by the People": A History of American Indians and the Bill of Rights (Oxford UP, 1994)
David E. Wilkins, and K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law (U of Oklahoma Press, 2001)
Lindsay G. Robertson, Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands (Oxford UP, 2005)
Stuart Banner, How the Indians Lost Their Land: Law and Power on the Frontier (Harvard UP, 2005)
James Axtell, The Invasion Within: The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North America (Oxford UP, 1986) and Axtell, ed., The European and the Indian: Essays in the Ethnohistory of Colonial North America (Oxford UP, 1981)
Colin Calloway, New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America (Johns Hopkins UP, 1998)
Francis Jennings, The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the Cant of Conquest (W. W. Norton, 1976)
Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America (Cornell UP, 2000)
Daniel K. Richter, Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America (Harvard UP, 2001)
Timothy J. Shannon, Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754 (Cornell UP, 2002)
Peter Silver, Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America (W. W. Norton, 2007)
Gregory Dowd Evans, War under Heaven: Pontiac, the Indian Nations, and the British Empire (Johns Hopkins UP, 2002)
Colin G. Calloway, The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities (Cambridge UP, 1995)
Alan Taylor, The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution (Knopf, 2006)
Matthew Dennis, Cultivating a Landscape of Peace: Iroquois-European Encounters in Seventeenth-Century America (Cornell UP, 1993)
Daniel Richter, The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization (U of North Carolina Press, 1992)
Daniel P. Barr, Unconquered: The Iroquois League at War in Colonial America (Praeger, 2006)
Jane Merritt, At the Crossroads: Indians and Empires on a Mid-Atlantic Frontier 1700-1763 (U of North Carolina Press, 2003)
James Merrell, Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier (W. W. Norton, 1999)
Keith Egloff and Deborah Woodward, First People: The Early Indians of Virginia (U of Virginia Press, 2007)
Alan Gallay, The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 (Yale UP, 2002)
Robbie Ethridge, From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715 (U of North Carolina Press, 2010)
Kathleen Duval, The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent (U of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)
Richard White, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650–1850 (Cambridge UP, 1991)
Colin Calloway, The Shawnees and the War for America (Viking, 2007)
Colin G. Calloway, One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark (U of Nebraska Press, 2003)
Elizabeth A. H. John, Storms Brewed in Other Men’s Worlds: The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795 (Texas A&M UP, 1975)
Edward H. Spicer, Cycles of Conquest: The Impact of Spain, Mexico, and the United States on the Indians of the Southwest, 1533-1960 (U of Arizona Press, 1962)
Ned Blackhawk, Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West (Harvard UP, 2006)
Frederick E. Hoxie, et al., eds. Native Americans and the Early Republic (U of Virginia Press, 1999)
Gregory Evans Dowd, A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815 (Johns Hopkins UP, 1992)
Reginald Horsman, Expansion and American Indian Policy, 1783-1812 (Michigan State UP, 1967)
Francis Paul Prucha, American Indian Policy in the Formative Years: The Indian Trade and the Intercourse Acts, 1790-1834 (Harvard UP, 1962)
Anthony Wallace, Jefferson and the Indians: The Tragic Fate of the First Americans (Harvard UP, 1999)
Antony Wallace, The Long, Bitter Trail: Andrew Jackson and the Indians (Hill and Wang, 1993)
Michael D. Green, The Politics of Indian Removal: Creek Government and Society in Crisis (U of Nebraska Press, 1982)
Ronald N. Satz, American Indian Policy in the Jacksonian Era (U of Oklahoma Press, 2002)
Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1970)
Richard Drinnon, Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building (U of Minnesota Press, 1980)
Jeffrey Ostler, The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee (Cambridge UP, 2004)
Robert M. Utley, The Indian Frontier of the American West, 1846-1890 (U of New Mexico Press, 1984)
P John P. Bowes, Exiles and Pioneers: Eastern Indians in the Trans-Mississippi West (Cambridge UP, 2007)
Pekka Hamalainen, The Comanche Empire (Yale UP, Press, 2008)
Gary Clayton Anderson, The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875 (U of Oklahoma Press, 2005) and The Indian Southwest: Ethnogenesis and Reinvention (U of Oklahoma Press, 1999)
Gray H. Whaley, Oregon and the Collapse of Illahee: U.S. Empire and the Transformation of an Indigenous World, 1792-1859 (U of North Carolina Press, 2010)
Craig H. Miner, The Corporation and the Indian: Tribal Sovereignty and Industrial Civilization in Indian Territory, 1865-1907 (U of Missouri Press, 1976)
Francis Paul Prucha, American Indian Policy in Crisis: Christian Reformers and the Indian, 1865-1900 (U of Oklahoma Press, 1976)
Mark David Spence, Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks (Oxford UP, 1999)
Frederick E. Hoxie, A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians, 1880-1920 (Cambridge UP, 1984)
David Rich Lewis, Neither Wolf nor Dog: American Indians, Environment, and Agrarian Change (Oxford UP, 1994).
Vine Deloria, ed. American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century (U of Oklahoma Press, 1985)
Vine Deloria, Jr. and Clifford M. Lytle, The Nations Within: The Past and Future of American Indian Sovereignty (Indian Reorganization Act) (Pantheon, 1984)
Donald Fixico, Termination and Relocation: Federal Indian Policy, 1945-1960 (U of New Mexico Press, 1986) and The Urban Indian Experience in America (U of New Mexico Press, 2000)
Stephen Cornell, The Return of the Native: American Indian Political Resurgence (Oxford UP, 1988)
Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allen Warrior, Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee (New Press, 1996)
Charles F. Wilkinson, American Indians, Time, and the Law: Native Societies in a Modern Constitutional Democracy (Yale UP, 1987)
Charles F. Wilkinson, Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations ( W. W. Norton, 2005)
Paul C. Rosier, Serving Their Country: American Indian Politics and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century (Harvard UP, 2009)
Steven Andrew Light and Kathryn R.L. Rand, Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise (UP of Kansas, 2005)
W. Dale Mason, Indian Gaming: Tribal Sovereignty and American Politics (U of Oklahoma Press, 2000)
Jessica R. Cattelino, High Stakes: Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty (Duke UP, 2008).
Ruth O'Brien, Crippled Justice: The History of Modern Disability Policy in the Workplace (U of Chicago Press, 2001)
Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer, Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality (Georgetown UP, 2003)
Paul K. Longmore and Lauri Umansky, eds. The New Disability History: American Perspectives (NYU Press, 2001)
Susan M. Schweik, The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public (NYU Press, 2009)
Jonathan M. Ladd, Why Americans Hate the Media and How it Matters (Princeton University Press, 2012)
Timothy E. Cook, Governing With the News: The News Media as a Political Institution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998).
John T. Woolley, “Using Media-Based Data in Studies of Politics,” American Journal of Political Science 44:1 (January 2000): 156-173.
Andie Tucher, Froth and Scum: Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and the Ax Murderer in America's First Mass Medium (North Carolina, 1994)
Jeffery A. Smith, Printers and Press Freedom: The Ideology of Early American Journalism (Oxford, 1987).
Thomas C. Leonard, The Power of the Press: The Birth of American Political Reporting (Oxford, 1986)
Mark Wahlgren Summers, The Press Gang: Newspapers and Politics, 1865-1878 (U of North Carolina, 1994)
James L. Aucoin, The Evolution of American Investigative Journalism (U of Missouri Press, 2005)
Edward J. Bliss, Jr., Now the News: The Story of Broadcast Journalism (Columbia University Press, 1992)
Lucas A. Powe, Jr., The Fourth Estate and the Constitution: Freedom of the Press in America (California, 1991)
David Brian Robertson and Dennis R. Judd, The Development of American Public Policy: The Structure of Policy Restraint (Glenview and Boston: Scott, Foresman / Little, Brown)
Paul Sabatier, ed., Theories of the Policy Process, 2nd ed (Westview Press, 2007)
Donald T. Critchlow, "A Prognosis of Policy History: Stunted - or Deceivingly Vital? A Brief Reply to Hugh Davis Graham," The Public Historian 15:4 (Fall, 1993), 53-62.
Ballard Campbell, Representative Democracy: Public Policy and Midwestern Legislatures in the Late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980).
William W. Buzbee and Robert A. Schapiro, "Legislative Record Review," Stanford Law Review 54:1 (October, 2001): 87-161
Journal of Policy History
The Public Historian
Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones, Agendas and Instability in American Politics 2nd ed (U of Chicago, 2009)
Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones, The Politics of Attention: How Government Prioritizes Problems (U of Chicago Press, 2005)
John Kingdon, Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, 2nd ed. (Harper Collins, 1995)
David A. Rochefort and Roger W. Cobb. eds., The Politics of Problem Definition: Shaping the Policy Agenda (UP of Kansas, 1994)
Bryan D. Jones, Reconceiving Decision-making in Democratic Politics: Attention, Choice, and Public Policy (U of Chicago Press, 1994)
Calvin Mouw and Michael MacKuen, "The Strategic Agenda in Legislative Politics," APSR 86 (1992): 87-105
Frank R. Baumgartner, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, and Bryan D. Jones, eds. Comparative Studies of Public Agendas (Routledge, 2007)
Legislating and Legislation
United States Statutes at Large, 1789-1875 online
Jeffery A. Jenkins and Eric M. Patashnik, eds., Living Legislation Durability, Change, and the Politics of American Lawmaking (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)
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