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American Cultural History



link to catalog page DOWLING, Slumming in New York

Slumming in New York

From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem

Author: Robert M. Dowling
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2009

A penetrating study of the literary writings that transformed New York City's moral threats into cultural treasures   learn more...

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"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 MALNIG, Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake

Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake

A Social and Popular Dance Reader

Author: Edited by Julie Malnig
Pub Date: November 2008

Examining social and popular dance forms from a variety of critical and cultural perspectives   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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 KLINE, Circus Queen and Tinker Bell

Circus Queen and Tinker Bell

The Memoir of Tiny Kline

Author: Tiny Kline
Pub Date: July 2008

A glimpse of day-to-day life under the big top, from one of the circus's most remarkable performers   learn more...

link to catalog page KORITZ, Culture Makers

Culture Makers

Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s

Author: Amy Koritz
Pub Date: December 2008

A wide-ranging study of the cultural, social, and technological developments of the 1920s and their effect on the performing arts and literature   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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 WEBSTER, Eve's Daughter/Modern Woman

Eve's Daughter/Modern Woman

A Mural by Mary Cassatt

Author: Sally Webster
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2008

The first in-depth study of Mary Cassatt's lost mural Modern Woman   learn more...

link to catalog page NIELAND, Feeling Modern

Feeling Modern

The Eccentricities of Public Life

Author: Justus Nieland
Pub Date: March 2008

A new look at modernism's relationship to human feeling and the public sphere   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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...

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