Inventing the "American Way"
The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement
Reviews and Awards
Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Award
Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2009
Winner of the Ellis W. Hawley Prize of the Organization of American Historians
"Wall's book is a valuable study, clearly the product of many years' work, covering a lot of ground and filled with well-considered judgments. She has gone a long way in investigating exactly how various constituencies sought to shape Americans' understanding of their own political culture in the middle years of the twentieth century." - Doug Rossinow, Reviews in American History