American Studies

The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement The Marrying Kind? Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor, Editors 2013 Spring
A look inside the lesbian and gay movement’s disagreements over same-sex marriage
Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America Designing the Creative Child Playthings and Places in Midcentury America Amy F. Ogata 2013 Spring
The construction of the “creative child” as Cold War America’s best hope for the future
Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science Radiance from Halcyon A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science Paul Eli Ivey 2013 Spring
A revealing history of a surprisingly influential and inventive theosophical utopian community
Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants Why We Left Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants Brooks 2013 Spring
The myth-busting truth behind early English immigration to North America as told through traditional folk ballads
Midnight at the Barrelhouse: The Johnny Otis Story Midnight at the Barrelhouse The Johnny Otis Story George Lipsitz 2013 Spring
The first biography of music legend and civil rights activist Johnny Otis
Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations Mark My Words Native Women Mapping Our Nations Mishuana Goeman 2013 Spring
Examining the role of twentieth-century Native women’s literature in remapping settler geographies
The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School The Seeds We Planted Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua 2013 Spring
Reveals the paradoxes of teaching indigenous knowledge within institutions built to marginalize and displace it
Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature Each Hour Redeem Time and Justice in African American Literature Daylanne K. English 2013 Spring
A major reinterpretation of African American literature through its tropes of time
Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America Middlebrow Queer Christopher Isherwood in America Jaime Harker 2013 Spring
How Christopher Isherwood reinvented himself as an American writer through gay print culture of the postwar United States
Making Art Panamerican: Cultural Policy and the Cold War Making Art Panamerican Cultural Policy and the Cold War Claire F. Fox 2013 Spring
A compelling study of cultural policy in the Americas
The Cinema and Its Shadow: Race and Technology in Early Cinema The Cinema and Its Shadow Race and Technology in Early Cinema Alice Maurice 2013 Spring
How race shaped the fundamental formal and technological means of the cinema
Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America Little White Houses How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America Dianne Harris 2012 Fall
How the ordinary American house contributed to definitions of middle-class whiteness and an exclusionary housing market in the postwar era
Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist Tender Comrades A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist Patrick McGilligan and Paul Buhle 2012 Fall
The definitive portrait of Hollywood’s dark high noon
The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference The Reorder of Things The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference Roderick A. Ferguson 2012 Fall
A critical account of how academia and global capital appropriated the revolutionary fervor of the 1960s and 1970s
Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America Antebellum at Sea Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America Jason Berger 2012 Fall
How the intersection of antebellum imagination and contemporary theories of fantasy challenges American literary history
Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life Debating the End of History The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life David W. Noble 2012 Fall
Why the global marketplace doesn’t—and can’t—provide the utopian world it promises
Love in Vain: A Vision of Robert Johnson Love in Vain A Vision of Robert Johnson Alan Greenberg 2012 Fall
The classic, deeply researched study and mythological telling of the life, legend, and enduring mystery of Robert Johnson
The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico The Red Land to the South American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico James H. Cox 2012 Fall
Recovers an entire era as a major period in American Indian writing
War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work War, Genocide, and Justice Cambodian American Memory Work Cathy J. Schlund-Vials 2012 Fall
Examining Cambodian American cultural production as memory work
Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W. E. B. Du Bois Those About Him Remained Silent The Battle over W. E. B. Du Bois Amy Bass 2012 Fall
Uncovers racism and red-baiting in the dynamic between the cold war and civil rights