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Cinderella in America

Edited by William Bernard McCarthy
Categories: Folklore

For years many folklorists have denied the possibility of a truly American folk or fairy tale. They have argued that the tales found in the United States are watered-down derivatives of European fare. ...

Whitewashing America

Even before mass marketing, American consumers bought products that gentrified their households and broadcast their sense of "the good things in life. "

Bridging literary scholarship, archaeology, history, ...

Haiti and the Americas

Haiti has long played an important role in global perception of the western hemisphere, but ideas about Haiti often appear paradoxical. Is it a land of tyranny and oppression or a beacon of freedom as ...

Faulkner in America

With essays by Richard Godden, Catherine Gunther Kodat, Kathryn B. McKee, Peter Nicolaison, Charles A. Peek, Noel Polk, Hortense J. Spillers, Joseph R. Urgo, Linda Wagner-Martin, and Charles Reagan Wilson ...

The Guitar in America

The Guitar in America offers a history of the instrument from America's late Victorian period to the Jazz Age. The narrative traces America's BMG (banjo, mandolin, and guitar) community, a late-nineteenth-century ...

America's Great Storm

By Haley Barbour
With Jere Nash
Foreword by Ricky Mathews
Categories: Mississippi

When Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi on August 29, 2005, it unleashed the costliest natural disaster in American history, and the third deadliest. Haley Barbour had been Mississippi's governor for only ...

The Struggle for America's Promise

By Claire Goldstene
Categories: History

In The Struggle for America's Promise, Claire Goldstene seeks to untangle one of the enduring ideals in American history, that of economic opportunity. She explores the varied discourses about its meaning ...

Cultural Orphans in America

Images of orphanhood have pervaded American fiction since the colonial period. Common in British literature, the orphan figure in American texts serves a unique cultural purpose, representing marginalized ...

Prejudice Across America

By James Waller
Categories: History

The experiences of a teacher and his white students on a nationwide trek toward racial understanding

In 1998 James Waller took twenty-one white college students from Washington state on a month-long journey. ...

Ms. Marvel's America

Contributions by José Alaniz, Jessica Baldanzi, Eric Berlatsky, Peter E. Carlson, Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins, Antero Garcia, Aaron Kashtan, Winona Landis, A. David Lewis, Martin Lund, Shabana Mir, Kristin ...