- Subjects /
- American Studies
Examines the liberating power of speech and its influence on generations of Italian American writers.
Philosophers and social theorists of color examine how racism can creep into defensive forms of nationalism.
Explores the arrested development of American culture.
Traces a lineage of pro-feminist black men to two early radical proponents of female equality.
Genealogy of the formation of race and gender hierarchies in the U.S.
The classic autobiography of the famous Indigenous writer and critic Gerald Vizenor
A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.
An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author's dreams of a Mohawk "woman of power" who lived three centuries ago.
Argues in favor of a different model of voting behavior.
Looks at the connections between Thoreau’s Walden and the work that influenced it, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.
Argues that Herman Melville’s later work anticipates the resurgence of an American exceptionalist ethos underpinning the U. S.-led global “war on terror. ”
Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.
Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.
Brings a strikingly original perspective to Johnson’s life, and suggests new ways of thinking about Johnson’s part in creating a nation he did not live to see.
New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.
Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.
More than one hundred voices recall the "Borscht Belt" in its heyday.
Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.
Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.
The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.
A history of Dutch Schenectady.
Pinpoints the limits of many current globalization theories in challenging racial oppression, and argues instead for local and situated strategies for resisting racism and imperialism.
The paradoxes of the American decadent movement in the 1890s and 1920s.