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Invented Lives, Imagined Communities
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities (June 2016)
The Biopic and American National Identity
William H. Epstein - Editor
R. Barton Palmer - Editor

How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
Biopics—biographical films that focus on the lives of famous and notorious figures from our national history—have long been one of Hollywood’s most popular and important genres, offering viewers various understandings of American national identity. Invented Lives, Imagined Communities offers the first ...(Read More)
 
 
Dead Reckoning
Dead Reckoning (May 2016)
Transatlantic Passages on Europe and America
Andrei Guruianu - Author
Anthony Di Renzo - Author

 
 
The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775-1776
The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775-1776 (April 2016)
As Told through Jean-Baptiste Badeaux's Three Rivers Journal and New York Captain William Goforth's Letters
Mark R. Anderson - Editor
Teresa L. Meadows - Translator

Presents never before published and translated Canadian Loyalist and American Patriot first-hand accounts of the Quebec Campaign of the Revolutionary War.
The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775–1776 offers two significant, insightful, and intriguing first-hand accounts of the Revolutionary War. These previously untranslated and unpublished primary sources provide contrasting viewpoints from a Loyalist French...(Read More)
 
 
Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century
Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century (December 2015)
Douglas D. Roscoe - Author
Shannon Jenkins - Author

Demonstrates how local political parties have retained a role of critical importance in American politics.
While the media pay the most attention to the actions of the national political committees, political scientists have long emphasized the key role of local party organizations. Despite sweeping changes in the political environment, remarkably little research has sought to understand precisely how these local parties are st...(Read More)
 
 
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives (December 2015)
Researching Sexual Histories
Amy L. Stone - Editor
Jaime Cantrell - Editor

The first book to focus on the experience of LGBT archival research.
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives takes readers inside the experience of how it feels to do queer archival research and queer research in the archive. The archive, much like the closet, exposes various levels of public and privateness—recognition, awareness, refusal, impulse, disclosure, framing, silence, cultural intelligibility—each med...(Read More)
 
 
Schoolhouse Activists
Schoolhouse Activists (December 2015)
African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement
Tondra L. Loder-Jackson - Author

Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.
Schoolhouse Activists examines the role that African American educators played in the Birmingham, Alabama, civil rights movement from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Drawing on multiple perspectives from education, history, and sociology, Tondra L. Loder-Jackson revisits longstanding debates about whether these educator...(Read More)
 
 
From Loyalists to Loyal Citizens
From Loyalists to Loyal Citizens (November 2015)
The DePeyster Family of New York
Valerie H. McKito - Author

Challenges the traditional perception that Loyalists were ostracized as traitors to the United States, after the American Revolution.
The DePeyster family of New York was one of the first families of New Amsterdam, ranking among the wealthiest of New York during the early days of the American Republic. The DePeysters were also unapologetic Loyalists, serving in the King’s forces during the American Revolution. After the w...(Read More)
 
 
Green Voices
Green Voices (November 2015)
Defending Nature and the Environment in American Civic Discourse
Richard D. Besel - Editor
Bernard K. Duffy - Editor

Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.
The written works of nature’s leading advocates—from Charles Sumner and John Muir to Rachel Carson and President Jimmy Carter, to name a few—have been the subject of many texts, but their speeches remain relatively unknown or unexamined. Green Voices aims to redress this situation. After...(Read More)
 
 
Selling War, Selling Hope
Selling War, Selling Hope (October 2015)
Presidential Rhetoric, the News Media, and U.S. Foreign Policy since 9/11
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.
Modern presidents have considerable power in selling U.S. foreign policy objectives to the public. In Selling War, Selling Hope, Anthony R. DiMaggio documents how presidents often make use of the media to create a positive informational environment that, at least in the short term, successfully builds public support fo...(Read More)
 
 
Oklahomo
Oklahomo (August 2015)
Lessons in Unqueering America
Carol Mason - Author

Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950s.
By exploring the scandal-filled lives of four Oklahomans, this book demonstrates how unqueering operates in a conservative American context. Carol Mason weaves a story about how homogenizing, antigay ideas evolve from generation to generation so that they achieve particular economic, imperial, racial, and gendere...(Read More)
 
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