U.S. History

People Out of Place: A Constitutional History of the Long 1960s

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

"People Out of Place: A Constitutional History of the Long 1960s"

Risa Goluboff
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

The Federal Reserve System: Woodrow Wilson's Most Important Achievement?

Many people think of Woodrow Wilson’s legacy exclusively in terms of foreign policy. But his domestic achievements should not be overlooked. Economist Kent Hughes says that creation of the Federal Reserve System may be at the top of the list when it comes to evaluating Wilson’s presidency and legacy.

A Lively Conversation About Woodrow Wilson

The Wilson Center has held a sparkling celebration of Scott Berg's new book on president Woodrow Wilson, attracting an audience of media, politicians and academia from across Washington.

The event, hosted by the Motion Picture Association of America, generated media comment on Bloomberg News and in The New York Times.

The 2013 White House Ornament Honors Woodrow Wilson

President Woodrow Wilson's quest for a lasting world peace has inspired the design of the 2013 White House Christmas ornament. As the world prepares to mark the centenary of the First World War, the decoration is a reminder that Wilson’s life was distinguished by his resolve that the Great War would truly be the war to end all wars.

The Carter Chill: US-ROK-DPRK Trilateral Relations, 1976-1979

A collection of archival documents on inter-Korean, US-ROK and DPRK-Communist bloc relations from 1976 through 1979 compiled in preparation for the 3-4 December 2013 critical oral history conference "The Carter Chill: US-ROK-DPRK Trilateral Relations, 1976-1979." The volume consists of selected documents from archives in the United States, South Korea, (East) Germany, Romania, Hungary, Australia, the United Kingdom, the former Yugoslavia, and the United Nations. The briefing book is organized chronologically,

The Myth of Race and Its Many Political Uses, from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

The Myth of Race and Its Many Political Uses, from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America

Jacqueline Jones
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN

The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

“The Other Welfare:
Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy”

Edward Berkowitz
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Latin American Program in the News: Augusto Pinochet's Military Coup Observed In Chile 40 Years Later

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While Chile has recovered from the dictatorship to become one of Latin America’s leading political and economic powers, the United States — particularly the CIA — is still recuperating from its involvement in the 1973 coup.

From propaganda and covert action during Allende’s time in office to knowledge of the coup plot and the Operation Condor, the CIA was deeply involved in the overthrow of the government and the installation of Pinochet's dictatorship.

Globalization and America's Trade Agreements

Globalization and America’s Trade Agreements is a valuable guide for newcomers to trade policy and a challenging critique of trade policy for those already knowledgeable. In this book, William Krist reviews the impact of the United States’ complex trade agreements of the past 25 years and examines the issues in recent rounds of GATT/WTO negotiations and numerous free trade agreements. He describes agreements’ frameworks and historical contexts, economists’ approaches to agreements, and the effect of historical trade experiences on economic theory.

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