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  1. 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 26th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Farm Press, Reform and Rural Change, 1895-1920

    By John J. Fry

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    This project contributes to our understanding of rural Midwesterners and farm newspapers at the turn of the century. While cultural historians have mainly focused on readers in town and cities, it examines Midwestern farmers. It also contributes to the "new rural history" by exploring the ideas of...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Daughters of Eve

    Pregnant Brides and Unwed Mothers in Seventeenth Century Essex County, Massachusetts

    By Else L. Hambleton

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    This study examines cases of fornication, bastardy, and paternity cases brought before the courts in Essex County, Massachusetts between 1640 and 1692. Prosecution and conviction rates, sentencing patterns, and socio-economic data, as well as attitudes, were analyzed to determine that women who...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Narrative, Political Unconscious and Racial Violence in Wilmington, North Carolina

    By Leslie Hossfeld

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Quiet Revolutionaries

    How the Grey Nuns Changed the Social Welfare Paradigm of Lewiston, Maine

    By Susan Hudson

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    The book recognizes the achievements by a nineteenth-century community of women religious, the Grey Nuns of Lewiston, Maine. The founding of their hospital was significant in its time as the first hospital in that factory city; and is significant today if one desires a more accurate and inclusive...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Literature of Immigration and Racial Formation

    Becoming White, Becoming Other, Becoming American in the Late Progressive Era

    By Linda Joyce Brown

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    This work examines early twentieth-century literature about women immigrants in order to reveal the differing ways that American racial categories and identities, particularly that of whiteness, were textually and socially constructed at the beginning of the twentieth century....

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Labor and Laborers of the Loom

    Mechanization and Handloom Weavers, 1780-1840

    By Gail Fowler Mohanty

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Labor and Laborers of the Loom: Mechanization and Handloom Weavers 1780-1840 develops several themes important to understanding the social, cultural and economic implications of industrialization. The examination of these issues within a population of extra-factory workers distinguishes this study....

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Great Depression and the Middle Class

    Experts, Collegiate Youth and Business Ideology, 1929-1941

    By Mary C. McComb

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Great Depression and the Middle Class: Experts, Collegiate Youth and Business Ideology, 1929-1941 explores how middle-class college students navigated the rocky terrain of Depression-era culture, job market, dating marketplace, prospective marriage prospects, and college campuses by using...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Books and Libraries in American Society during World War II

    Weapons in the War of Ideas

    By Patti Clayton Becker

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    World War II presented America's public libraries with the daunting challenge of meeting new demands for war-related library services and materials with Depression-weakened collections, inadequate budgets and demoralized staff, in addition to continuing to serve the library's traditional clientele...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. 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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