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Working Americans: Politics & Politicians, 1880-2018
This first edition of  Working Americans: Politics & Politicians, 1880-2018  is the 15th volume in the Working Americans series. It profiles  29 Americans  whose professions and passions have taken them into the political arena. Like the other volumes in this series, this work spans decades (even centuries), and observes the lives of working Americans of various ages, locations, and social backgrounds. The text is written in an easy-to-read bulleted format, and dozens of images offer strong visuals of political life.
This work includes profiles of:
  • appointed officials (Supreme Court Justice, Secretary of Defense)
  • elected officials (senator, mayor, congressman, school board member)
Pub. Date: November 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68217-714-3
Price: $150
  • those who worked for politicians (press secretary, speech writer, legislative aide)
  • and those who worked passionately for or against a cause (campaign worker, lobbyist, political hacker or “hacktivist”).

In addition to profiles that span both life at home and life at work and in the community, this volume also. includes a  Presidential Timeline, Glossary of Political Terms, Further Reading, and Index.
Pub. Date: January 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68217-548-4
Price: $255
“Highly recommended for reference collections in public libraries, university libraries, history collections, political collections, and high schools" -Library Journal
Political Corruption
in America
Students, scholars, and other readers interested in American history, political science, and ethics will appreciate this survey of a wide range of corrupting influences. This title focuses on how politicians from all parties have fallen because of their greed and hubris, and how society has used electoral and judicial means against those who tested the accepted standards of political conduct.
Features of this third edition include:
  • 339 A-Z entries, 51 of them new to this edition, with See Also references that knit together people, cases & crimes throughout the two volumes
  • Nine helpful Appendices to provide important overviews of scandal groups (governors, senators, procedural rules, and more)
  • A full range of Illustrations, including political cartoons, photos, along with graphs and tables to provide more context
  • A comprehensive, in-depth Historical Chronology of major political scandals in US history, from colonial times to the present
  • 67 Expanded Primary Documents, which provides important and immediate resources for researchers. Sources include The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune
  • An annotated Bibliography & Suggested Readings

New entries in this updated edition include Governor Chris Christie, Representative Aaron Schock, Federal Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Russian Hacking during the 2016 Presidential election, Senator Ted Stevens, Senator Leland Yee and many more.
Constitutional Amendments
This thought-provoking and interesting text provides a complete examination of each of our nation's  27 Constitutional Amendments . From the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, to slavery, to the voting rights of women, this text illustrates how the US Constitution has changed since its ratification in 1789.
New to each chapter in this edition is a brief summary and timeline of the amendment. In addition, researchers will find 10 new primary documents, and 54 new Supreme Court cases extending the coverage of this edition up to the minute in regard to the controversial issues before the court in recent years. Also NEW to this edition is Appendix D– a list of the 100 Supreme Court cases  included in this edition. In addition to new material, other chapter elements have been updated to bring the work up to date.
  • Constitutional Amendments is broken into five sections: Amendments; Original Primary Documents; Supreme Court Cases; Footnotes, Sources, Further Reading; and America at That Time.
Pub. Date: January 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68217-176-9
Price: $275
“...thorough discussion of the background of the 27 Amendments will be a useful addition to public and academic library collections."
-Library Journal
Appendixes include The Constitutional Amendment Process, Ratification of Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, Proposed Amendments to the Constitution , and a List of Supreme Court Cases by Amendment.  

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