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31-40 of 73 results in Studies in American Popular History and Culture
African American Reform Rhetoric and the Rise of a Modern Nation State
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
Women's Bookstores in the United States
This book examines the history of women's bookstores in the US from the 1970s to the 1990s. It establishes that women's bookstores played an important role in feminism by enabling the dissemination of women's voices and thereby helping to sustain and enrich the women's movement. They improved...
Published April 7th 2010 by Routledge
Marriage and Free Love in the Late 1800s
This study of the Free Love Movement in the mid-to-late 1800s examines the situated knowledge of women and men who participated in the movement, how they articulated the platform, and contributed to its exposure by writing and publishing their ideas, arguments and concerns. While all Free Love...
Published October 18th 2009 by Routledge
HUAC and the Evolution of the Red Menace, 1935-1950
This work concentrates on tracing the evolution of the so-called "red menace" phenomenon as a means of demonstrating the correlation between growing American paranoia and the success of the anticommunist campaign (1935-1955). The House Committee on Un-American Activities 1947 investigation of...
Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge
'An Army of Lovers Cannot Fail'
Between 1966 and 1975 North American youth activists established over 35 school- and community-based gay liberation youth groups whose members sought control over their own bodies, education, and sexual and social relations. This book focuses on three groundbreaking New York City groups -- Gay...
Published April 8th 2009 by Routledge
This book is an examination of the image of Chicago in American popular culture between the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and Chicago's 1968 Democratic National Convention....
Published December 30th 2008 by Routledge
Thomas Paine and the American Revolution
The first true intellectual biography of Thomas Paine, this book establishes the origins of his beliefs and their influence on his activism. For the past century, scholars have been studying Paine in piecemeal fashion; studies of limited scope focused on the minutiae of Paine's life and career, but...
Published July 6th 2008 by Routledge
Changing Perceptions of Childhood
First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
Published January 9th 2005 by Routledge
Crime, Urban Legends and the Internet
Examining "old media" treatment of crime legends: news reports, fictional film and television depictions, and "new media" interactive discussions: versions and discussions circulating in Internet newsgroups and via electronic mail lists, this text examines a social context vastly changed from the...
Published November 11th 2003 by Routledge
Romanticism, Realism and Testimony
This book analyzes the theme of homelessness in American literature from the Civil War through the depression. Drawing on the work of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horatio Alger, Stephen Crane, Jacob Riis, Jack London, Meridel Le Sueur and many others, it reveals how homelessness has been either...
Published October 30th 2003 by Routledge
Lolita in Peyton Place: Highbrow, Middlebrow, and LowBrow Novels of the 1950s
To Be Published January 21st 2014
Reading Comics: Language, Culture, and the Concept of the Superhero in Comic Books
To Be Published January 29th 2014
The Clubwomen's Daughters: Collectivist Impulses in Progressive-era Girl's Fiction, 1890-1940
To Be Published February 6th 2014
The Lyrics of Civility: Biblical Images & Popular Music Lyrics in American Culture
To Be Published August 14th 2014
Hollywood and the Rise of Physical Culture
To Be Published August 14th 2014