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31-40 of 73 results in 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 11th 2011 by Routledge
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 3rd 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 8th 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 19th 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 29th 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 9th 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 31st 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 7th 2008 by Routledge
Changing Perceptions of Childhood
First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
Published January 10th 2005 by Routledge
Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne
This work examines the dramatic changes in America women's comedy performance in the years 1955-1995.The study focuses on the standup of Phyllis Diller and Roseanne andon the character comedy of Lily Tomlin. As the historical arc of women's comedy unfolds, it outlines a change from the traditional...
Published April 8th 2004 by Routledge
Women and Comedy in Solo Performance: Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne
To Be Published October 31st 2014