American Studies

"I Hear America Singing"

Folk Music and National Identity

Rachel Clare Donaldson

How the folk music revival gave voice to ideas about the essence of American character and values

238 pages | 6 x 9

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Accent on Privilege

English Identities and Anglophilia in the U.S.

Katharine W. Jones

What happens when immigration, privilege, and Anglophilia collide?

304 pages | 6 x 9

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Acres of Diamonds

Russell H. Conwell

A new edition of the classic inspirational speech

102 pages | 5 x 7 | 1 halftone

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The African American Jeremiad

Appeals for Justice in America

David Howard-Pitney

An enduring verbal tradition links African American leaders from Frederick Douglass to Malcolm X to Alan Keyes

288 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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African American Writing

A Literary Approach

Werner Sollors

Essays that honor the achievement of African American writers from the Enlightenment to the present

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 color photos, 1 line drawing, 8 halftones

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AFSCME's Philadelphia Story

Municipal Workers and Urban Power in the Twentieth Century

Francis Ryan

A history of the largest union in the AFL-CIO and its growth in a major American city

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 30 halftones

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All Talk

The Talkshow in Media Culture

Wayne Munson

The postmodern phenomenon of the talkshow and its place in American culture

288 pages | 6 x 9

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America's First Adventure in China

Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation

John R. Haddad

A lively account of the brash men who chased their American Dreams all the way to China

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones

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The American Diary of a Japanese Girl

An Annotated Edition

Yone Noguchi, Laura E. Franey, and Edward Marx

A ground-breaking work of Asian-American fiction in a brand new edition

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 11 halftones

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The American Dream in the 21st Century

Edited by Sandra L. Hanson, and John K. White

A multidisciplinary conversation on the state of the American Dream

168 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 7 tables, 7 figures

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American Dunkirk

The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11

James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf

How an unplanned maritime response to the 9/11 disaster showed creativity, improvisation, and the power of community-based resources

196 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 12 halftones, 1 map

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The Americanization of Social Science

Intellectuals and Public Responsibility in the Postwar United States

David Paul Haney

A controversial explanation for sociology's isolation from American society

296 pages | 6 x 9

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Americans First

Chinese Americans and the Second World War

K. Scott Wong

The Second World War’s role in bringing Chinese Americans into the mainstream of American society

268 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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The Archival Turn in Feminism

Outrage in Order

Kate Eichhorn

A window into the preservation of contemporary feminist documents and artifacts, and how this archival activism has advanced intergenerational political alliance

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 1 figure, 4 halftones

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Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music

David F. García

The life and times of one of Cuba's most important musicians

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 18 figures, 12 halftones

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