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  1. Fictions of Female Education in the Nineteenth Century

    By Jaime Osterman Alves

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Seeking to understand how literary texts both shaped and reflected the century's debates over adolescent female education, this book examines fictional works and historical documents featuring descriptions of girls' formal educational experiences between the 1810s and the 1890s. Alves argues...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Performing American Identity in Anti-Mormon Melodrama

    By Megan Sanborn Jones

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    In the late nineteenth century, melodramas were spectacular entertainment for Americans. They were also a key forum in which elements of American culture were represented, contested, and inverted. This book focuses specifically on the construction of the Mormon villain as rapist, murderer...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Antebellum Slave Narratives

    Cultural and Political Expressions of Africa

    By Jermaine O. Archer

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Though America experienced an increase in a native-born population and an emerging African-American identity throughout the nineteenth century, African culture did not necessarily dissipate with each passing decade. Archer examines the slave narratives of four key members of the abolitionist...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Cleaning Up

    The Transformation of Domestic Service in Twentieth Century New York

    By Alana Erickson Coble

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Over the course of the 20th century, American domestic service changed from an occupation with a hierarchical, top-down structure to one in which relationships were more negotiated. Many forces shaped this transformation: shifts in women's role in society, both at home and in the work force;...

    Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Mistresses of the Transient Hearth

    American Army Officers' Wives and Material Culture, 1840-1880

    By Robin D. Campbell

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    This book explores the ways in which mid-19th Century American army officers' wives used material culture to confirm their status as middle-class women....

    Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Agents of Wrath, Sowers of Discord

    Authority and Dissent in Puritan Massachusetts, 1630-1655

    By Timothy L. Wood

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    This book explores the authorities of Puritan Massachusetts balanced concern for the stability of the colony and the integrity of its Puritan mission with the hopes of reconciling dissidents back into the colonial community....

    Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Validating Bachelorhood

    Audience, Patriarchy and Charles Brockden Brown's Editorship of the Monthly Magazine and American Review

    By Scott Slawinski

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    This book explores images of single and married men in C.B. Brown's Monthly Magazine and concludes that Brown used his periodical as a vehicle for validating bachelorhood as a viable alternative form of masculinity....

    Published May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Black Women in New South Literature and Culture

    By Sherita L. Johnson

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Using the "the Negro Problem" in African American literature as a point of departure, this book focuses on the profound impact that racism had on the literary imagination of black Americans, specifically those in the South. Although the South has been one of the most enduring sites of criticism in...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. John Brown and the Era of Literary Confrontation

    By Michael Stoneham

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Radical abolitionist and freedom-fighter John Brown inspired literary America to confrontation during his short but dramatic career as a public figure in antebellum America. Emerging from obscurity during the violent struggle to determine how Kansas would enter the Union in 1856, John Brown...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  10. America's Fight Over Water

    The Environmental and Political Effects of Large-Scale Water Systems

    By Kevin Wehr

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    This book inquires into the relations between society and its natural environment by examining the historical discourse around several cases of state building in the American West: the construction of three high dams from 1928 to 1963....

    Published December 15th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Lyrics of Civility: Biblical Images & Popular Music Lyrics in American Culture
    By Kenneth Bielen
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  2. Hollywood and the Rise of Physical Culture
    By Heather Addison
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  3. Women and Comedy in Solo Performance: Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne
    By Suzanne Lavin
    To Be Published November 1st 2014

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