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  1. 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

  2. Women Workers on Strike

    Narratives of Southern Women Unionists

    By Roxanne Newton

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Gender, class, and culture merge in the lived experiences of women on strike in the South. This book examines women unionists’ life histories through the lens of narrative analysis, interpreting their multiple perspectives as four coherent discourse communities: social activists, union feminists,...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. US Textile Production in Historical Perspective

    A Case Study from Massachusetts

    By Susan Ouellette

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    This book explores the development of a provincial textile industry in colonial America. Immediately after the end of the Great Migration into the Massachusetts Bay colony, settlers found themselves in a textile crisis. They were not able to generate the kind of export commodities that would enable...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The First of Causes to Our Sex

    The Female Moral Reform Movement in the Antebellum Northeast, 1834-1848

    By Daniel S. Wright

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    The First of Causes to Our Sex is a study of the first movement in the United States for social change by and for women. Female moral reform in the 1830s and '40s was a campaign to abolish sexual vice and the sexual double standard, and to promote sexual abstinence among the young as they entered...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Making of the Primitive Baptists

    A Cultural and Intellectual History of the Anti-Mission Movement, 1800-1840

    By James R. Mathis

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    This study describes the creation of the Primitive Baptist movement and discusses the main outlines of their thought. It also weaves the story of the Primitive Baptists with other developments in American Christianity in the Early Republic....

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Language, Gender, and Citizenship in American Literature, 1789–1919

    By Amy Dunham Strand

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Examining language debates and literary texts from Noah Webster to H.L. Mencken and from Washington Irving to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, this book demonstrates how gender arose in passionate discussions about language to address concerns about national identity and national citizenship elicited by...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Negotiating Motherhood in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

    By Mary McCartin Wearn

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Returning to a foundational moment in the history of the American family, Negotiating Motherhood in Nineteenth-Century American Literature explores how various authors of the period represented the maternal role – an office that came to a new, social prominence at the end of the eighteenth century....

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Marketing of Edgar Allan Poe

    By Jonathan Hartmann

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Edgar Allan Poe is today considered one of the greatest masters and most fascinating figures of the American literary world. However, an examination of Poe's essays and criticism throughout his prose publishing career (1831-1849) reveals that the author himself played a vital role in the creation...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Struggle for Free Speech in the United States, 1872-1915

    Edward Bliss Foote, Edward Bond Foote, and Anti-Comstock Operations

    By Janice Ruth Wood

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Passed in 1873, the Comstock Act banned 'obscene' materials from the mail without defining obscenity, leaving it open to interpretation by courts that were hostile to free speech. Literature that reflected changing attitudes toward sexuality, religion, and social institutions fell victim to the...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Gender and the American Temperance Movement of the Nineteenth Century

    By Holly Berkley Fletcher

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    During the nineteenth century, the American temperance movement underwent a visible, gendered shift in its leadership as it evolved from a male-led movement to one dominated by the women. However, this transition of leadership masked the complexity and diversity of the temperance movement. Through...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

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