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American Cultural History



link to catalog page FORBES, The American Discovery of Europe Author: Jack D. Forbes
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2011

An independent and indigenous revision of established history   learn more...

link to catalog page THOMPSON, Spirits of Just Men

Spirits of Just Men

Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World

Author: Charles D. Thompson Jr.
Pub Date: May 2011

A rousing tale of moonshine and conspiracy in Depression-era rural Virginia   learn more...

link to catalog page AMAYA, Screening Cuba

Screening Cuba

Film Criticism as Political Performance during the Cold War

Author: Hector Amaya
Pub Date: October 2010

A sophisticated comparison of U.S. and Cuban reactions to Cuban revolutionary films   learn more...

link to catalog page MASK, Divas on Screen

Divas on Screen

Black Women in American Film

Author: Mia Mask
Pub Date: July 2009

Accessible, theoretical readings of popular African American women film icons   learn more...

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...

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