Alice L. George


Works


The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Political Trauma and American Memory
This book explores the impact of JFK's assassination on the American public and its lingering impact on U.S. politics in the twenty-first century.


Social History of the United States, 1950s
One of ten volumes in a decade-by-decade study of the 20th Century published by ABC-CLIO, this book analyzes how everyday life in the United States changed during the 1950s. Topics include suburbanization, population declines in American cities, the idealization of the nuclear family, development of the teen market in business and entertainment, increases in church membership, the impact of the Cold War on daily life, and the burgeoning civil rights movement.

Social History of the United States, The 1920s
One of ten volumes published on the decades of the 20th Century by ABC-CLIO industrialization, this book explores the social history of the 1920s from a variety of angles, including the rapid spread of industrialization, the decline of agriculture, corruption in urban politics, the rising popularity of eugenics, cutbacks in immigration, and the development of social sciences.

Philadelphia: A Pictorial Celebration
This book examines the history of more than 70 Philadelphia landmarks. Accompanied by photos provided by Elan Penn, this work provides an excellent account of the places that contributed to the development of Philadelphia from the time that Delaware Indians dominated the area through the city's important role in the nation's colonial and revolution development and on into the 21st Century.

Awaiting Armageddon
"Alice George succeeds in exploring a neglected aspect of the much-studied Cuban missile crisis. By showing how the average American responded to the threat of Soviet missiles in Cuba, her book fills an important gap in the scholarly literature."
--Robert A. Divine, University of Texas at Austin





Old City Philadelphia: The Cradle of American Democracy
For many years, the quaint community represented the core of William Penn's town on the banks of the Delaware, and it became a home to Benjamin Franklin and other historical figures. Both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were approved and signed in Old City, and even today, the neighborhood is home to the nation's oldest continually maintained residential street.

Selected Works

This 2013 work takes a fresh look at the world's closest brush with nuclear war.
This book explores the impact of JFK's assassination on the American public and its lingering impact on U.S. politics in the twenty-first century.
History
Coauthored by Alice L. George, this work takes a fresh look at America's 1950s.
This work, coauthored by Alice L. George, examines the social history of the Roaring Twenties.
A visual study of Philadelphia landmarks and their histories.
"Awaiting Armageddon is an important and eminently readable book..."
--H-net
An examination of one of the nation's most historic neighborhoods.