American Studies

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By the Breath of Their Mouths

Examines the liberating power of speech and its influence on generations of Italian American writers.

Constructing the Nation

Philosophers and social theorists of color examine how racism can creep into defensive forms of nationalism.

Perpetual Adolescence

Explores the arrested development of American culture.

Womanist Forefathers

Traces a lineage of pro-feminist black men to two early radical proponents of female equality.

The Specter of Sex

Genealogy of the formation of race and gender hierarchies in the U.S.

Interior Landscapes, Second Edition

The classic autobiography of the famous Indigenous writer and critic Gerald Vizenor

Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End

A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.

The Firekeeper

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.

Do Voters Look to the Future?

Argues in favor of a different model of voting behavior.

The Gita within Walden

Looks at the connections between Thoreau’s Walden and the work that influenced it, the Bhagavad-Gita.

City of Rhetoric

Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.

Herman Melville and the American Calling

Argues that Herman Melville’s later work anticipates the resurgence of an American exceptionalist ethos underpinning the U. S.-led global “war on terror. ”

College Life through the Eyes of Students

By Mary Grigsby
Subjects: Sociology

Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.

Main Street to Mainframes

Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.

White Savage

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 Sings

New York's fascinating history as presented in song.

Three Documentary Filmmakers

Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.

It Happened in Brooklyn

Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.

It Happened in the Catskills

More than one hundred voices recall the "Borscht Belt" in its heyday.

Digital Diaspora

Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.

Latino Voices in New England

Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.

The Reason for Crows

The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.

Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition

A history of Dutch Schenectady.

Locating Race

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.

Decadent Culture in the United States

The paradoxes of the American decadent movement in the 1890s and 1920s.