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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Deconstructing Post-WWII New York City

    The Literature, Art, Jazz, and Architecture of an Emerging Global Capital

    By Robert Bennett

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Situating post-WWII New York literature within the material context of American urban history, this work analyzes how literary movements such as the Beat Generation, the New York poets and Black Arts Moment criticized the spatial restructuring of post-WWII New York City....

    Published June 19th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Lotteries in Colonial America

    By Neal Millikan

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Lotteries in Colonial America explores lotteries in England and the American colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. From the founding of Jamestown to the financing of the American Revolution, lotteries played an important role in the economic life of the colonies. Lotteries provided...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

    African American Reform Rhetoric and the Rise of a Modern Nation State

    By Michael Stancliff

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    A prominent early feminist, abolitionist, and civil rights advocate, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper wrote and spoke across genres and reform platforms during the turbulent second half of the nineteenth century. Her invention of a new commonplace language of moral character drew on the persuasive and...

    Published August 2nd 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Lyrics of Civility: Biblical Images & Popular Music Lyrics in American Culture
    By Kenneth Bielen
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  2. Hollywood and the Rise of Physical Culture
    By Heather Addison
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  3. Women and Comedy in Solo Performance: Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne
    By Suzanne Lavin
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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