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American Cultural History

link to catalog page SPANOS, The Legacy of Edward W. Said Author: William V. Spanos
Pub Date: January 2009

Preserving and honoring the intellectual voice that spoke with the urgency, generosity, and grace of the best of humanity   learn more...

link to catalog page DUNN,

"Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas

Black Power Action Films

Author: Stephane Dunn
Pub Date: August 2008

An incisive analysis of gender and race in classic blaxploitation films   learn more...

link to catalog page PATTERSON, Beyond the Gibson Girl

Beyond the Gibson Girl

Reimagining the American New Woman, 1895-1915

Author: Martha H. Patterson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

The social, ethnic, literary, and iconographic history of the contested American New Woman   learn more...

link to catalog page WOOLFORK, Embodying American Slavery in Contemporary Culture Author: Lisa Woolfork
Pub Date: December 2008

A unique study of slavery reenactments and performances in African American literature and culture   learn more...

link to catalog page DOLBY, Self-Help Books

Self-Help Books

Why Americans Keep Reading Them

Author: Sandra K. Dolby
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

Understanding instead of lamenting the popularity of self-help books   learn more...

link to catalog page MCNALLY, When Frankie Went to Hollywood

When Frankie Went to Hollywood

Frank Sinatra and American Male Identity

Author: Karen McNally
Pub Date: April 2008

Illuminating the cinematic career of a male pop icon   learn more...

link to catalog page RAEBURN, A Staggering Revolution

A Staggering Revolution

A Cultural History of Thirties Photography

Author: John Raeburn
Pub Date: April 2006

A comprehensive cultural and artistic history of photography in its most dynamic decade   learn more...

link to catalog page RAPHAEL, Investigated Reporting

Investigated Reporting

Muckrakers, Regulators, and the Struggle over Television Documentary

Author: Chad Raphael
Pub Date: October 2005

Unearthing the close collaboration between government television's early muckrakers   learn more...

link to catalog page NATHAN, Saying It's So

Saying It's So

A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal

Author: Daniel A. Nathan
Pub Date: September 2005

How meaning was manufactured following the national pastime's darkest hour   learn more...

link to catalog page FULLER, Morality and the Mail in Nineteenth-Century America Author: Wayne E. Fuller
Pub Date: April 2003

The story of the evangelical Protestants' fears of and struggles against the changes in American society engendered by the postal innovations that created a communication revolution in nineteenth century America.   learn more...

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