Subject Area: American Studies
A definitive study of one of the most influential and controversial men in the United States at the time of Jefferson and Jackson. Discusses various episodes in Swartwout's career, including his first appearance on the national stage as a participant in Aaron Burr's "Western Conspiracy," his support of Andrew Jackson for the presidency and the position as customs collector of New York City to which the successful candidate appointed him after the election, the accusation that he stole a million dollars and his reputation as the "Prince of Thieves," and the legal proceedings against him.2001 0-7734-7391-2
This book does an important service to scholarship by rescuing the hitherto scattered and unpublished talks that Allen Walker Read, considered the dean of onomastics, gave to The American Name Society and other learned societies. Each of these papers bears the mark of an inquiring, industrious, and insightful scholar whom Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes Scholar) eventually honored with a doctorate of letters.
“Professor Read is the dean of American place name scholars, and this book is a collection of (mainly short) fugitive pieces by him, never before published. It is carefully annotated. It is clearly authoritative work which deserves to be in print and which many others working in the field will want to possess. Besides that, it is engagingly written.” – Charles A. Huttar
“Allen Walker Read is the most scholarly person to have addressed historical questions of onomastics in America, and these papers are a significant contribution that will be valued by others in the field. What makes his work so important is his unequalled ability to use historical materials to illuminate naming practices. For seventy years, he has patiently explored archival materials: old newspapers, diaries, letters, and all sorts of conventionally published work. . . . Allen Read’s work shows where truth is to be found: in the historical record. And the stories to be found there are as fascinating as any of those thrown up by folklore.” – Richard W. Bailey1989 0-88946-095-7
Thematically organized around the American Constitution, this collection of essays focuses on: (1) Italian influences on American thinkers during the Revolutionary years; and (2) Italian reactions to the Constitution and its republican order.1991 0-7734-9795-1
These essays represent a selection of those originally presented at the Third International Social Philosophy Conference, "Social Philosophy and the U.S. Constitution," co-sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy and the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The goals of the society are to encourage dialogue in and about social philosophy and to unite an assortment of distinct approaches to social philosophy in an attempt to break down the isolation which increasing specialization has created in contemporary academics. The essays gathered here are part of a critical celebration of the United States constitution, appropriately appearing in the bicentennial year of the U.S. Bill of Rights.
Social Philosophy Today No. 51986 0-88946-101-5
The only work to deal with the study of the meaning of freedom during the period in question. Describes the beliefs of 20-plus political philosophers, clergymen and theologians, collectivists, individualists, anarchists, and pro- and anti-slavery polemicists in a series of intellectual sketches held together by a common theme: what did the literate and articulate antebellum American mean when he used the words liberty and freedom?2014 0-7734-4275-8
The first anthology of typical tent theatre repertoire from the late nineteenth-century to the early twentieth-century. This collection of seven of the most important plays of that era includes not only the scripts but also contains informative headnotes, commentary and an outstanding bibliography. An illuminating study of twentieth-century rural America and its cultural mores and values.2002 0-7734-7100-62008 0-7734-5106-4
This oral history complements earlier works conducted during the Great Depression through the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP). The work covers not only covers the depression-era but also sentiments on World War II and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and is unique in its in that the oral histories portray a long-isolated region of the South – Appalachia and its unique racial subcultures, Cherokee Indians, Mountain Whites and Local Blacks.
In doing field work and observing Tea Party rallies, Eger discovered that the majority of its members were fiscally conservative, but socially liberal. This caused many divisions and splintering amongst its members, because its agenda was divided between social conservatives and progressives. This explains the rapid decline of its prominence since 2010. Even though the mainstream media (especially Fox News) wants to depict it as socially conservative, the biggest factions tend to be more liberal in the ‘culture war’ areas. This also shows just how out of touch the media usually is with grassroots organizers.1991 0-88946-092-21991 0-88946-690-4
A bibliography of gunsmiths of Virginia with name, date, and location indicated.1991 0-7734-9786-2
A bibliography of gunsmiths of Maryland with name, date, and location indicated.2012 0-7734-3951-X
This work is a historical analysis and examination of the reasons that cause politicians switch parties and how parties handle or punish apostasy.1997 0-7734-8630-5
Using mainly original sources (U.S. Census, tax lists, advertisements, family records, etc.) this volume details the clock- and watchmakers in Maryland between 1660 and 1900. This volume covers, by a large margin, more on the tradesmen than anything else yet published on the subject.2002 0-7734-7299-1
This study determined that there are significant differences in subject content, visual style, and expression of cultural values in the photo collections, and that these are most strongly linked to differences in the parent culture, class, and gender. The effect of immigration is a dominant factor.
“. . . until this book by Geoffrey Poister no one has done a systematic cross-cultural study of family photography. Poister not only looks at the private pictures of kin in their everyday worlds but also analyzes how family photography constructs family life. The author does not rely on methods that might distance him or us from his subjects, he gets close and personal using long interviews and participant observation on location, in homes. Poister reveals how photograph albums capture an idealized romantic version of the nuclear family. . . . By integrating the study of visual culture and family life, Poister’s innovative scholarship makes a contribution to many fields including sociology, anthropology, communications, and human development. This is both an insightful and richly descriptive book, one that will keep you reflecting about your own life and how you picture it.” – Robert Bogdan2005 0-7734-6219-8
This study explores the abiding fascination and provocation of the American frontier West in the contemporary period, in contexts which both ground it historically and extrapolate from it, refracting it through contemporary film, literature, science fiction and the rhetoric of information technology. A historical, geopolitical specificity in granted by chapters on D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico, contemporary Montana literature, and two popular movies set there and in Oregon respectively. The American West is more generally considered strategically in its connections to Europe, as in Wim Wenders’s classic Paris, Texas, the Beach Boys’ work in the Netherlands and the consideration of the European vision of the internet as a new frontier. Comparable connections to East Asia are granted in a chapter on the presentation of Japan in seminal works by Richard Brautigan. Close textual analysis of abiding works is given, against a background of seminal, related critical works not only in historical and cultural studies, but also in film analysis and information technology. Such extrapolations in turn reflect on the self-conception of the region, and therefore yield a pertinent and timely contribution of that reassessment of the nation as it enters the new millennium.2010 0-7734-1444-42004 0-7734-6402-6
This work covers the development of modern police and their history in the United Kingdom and the United States; the nationalization or centralization of the police function in the UK, the localization of police in the US and the police strikes in both countries in 1918-19 and their effects on the developing institutions. This work examines and explains the effects of the police strikes of 1918-1919 on the development and emergence of policing in both of these countries.
This book is based on field research in agricultural communities in Chiapas, Quebec, and Iowa. It is both an academic and a warmhearted study of the social and human factors embedded within the three agricultural communities making up the North American Free Trade Agreement. It will inform scholars and general readers interested in ecology, environment, international relations, agriculture and technology, rural sociology, and technology and social transition. It will also inform those who are interested in the food they eat, who ask questions about how that food was processed, taking the reader into the banana grove, cornfield, and dairy barn as well as into the banana packing plant, grain processing factory and cheese factory.2006 0-7734-5678-3
Over twenty years of research and publication of articles dealing with the Finnish ethnic group of North America is compiled here for the first time in a collection of ten chapters dealing with various topics of interest. The chapters include reprints of articles that have appeared in refereed scholarly journals as well as popular magazines in Finland, Canada and the United States. The topics range from the Finnish immigrants of Atlantic Canada and runaway sailors, to prairie farmers, commercial fishermen of Lake Superior, the Finland-Swedish ethnolinguistic minority of Canada, the Finns of Virginia and Central Appalachia, and the popularization of the Finnish sauna in the American hospitality industry. This work complements and adds to our growing knowledge and appreciation of ethnic groups within North America.1987 0-88946-042-6
Essays and reminiscences of the historic Niagara Frontier town of Lewiston, New York, as it was before World War II.2001 0-7734-7423-4
This book is a contribution to the area of Modern Greek and ethnic studies in general. It is an original and important piece of research relating to the early twentieth century Greek experience in Kentucky, the South, and the United States as a whole. Only a very few ethnic publications have been published locally, mostly on the Germans and Jews. The south as a whole has been ignored in research due to the small number of immigrants, and their assumed total assimilation.2006 0-7734-5628-7
This book examines the manner in which the national media in the United States treated lynching and vigilante activity between 1850 and 1940. A social constructionist perspective, developed by Gamson and Modigliani, is utilized to determine media orientation toward lynching. The perspective emphasizes the importance of media framing, sponsor and opponent activity, and media balance. Since not all lynching incidents can be studied, critical discourse moments are selected.
Four broad time periods in different regions of the nation are defined, and lynching is examined in these areas. In the 19th century, the media in all areas of the nation were relatively favorable toward lynching, and used it as a means of mass entertainment. By World War I, there was a significant change in media treatment of the behavior, with the activities of opponents, as well as its social consequences, increasing media opposition to it. Lynching atrocities, including burning the lynch victim alive, turned the media and public against it, as did the causal connection between lynching and race riots. Opponents of the activity, as well as public celebrities, became more outspoken against it, as did political cartoonists, who showed its consequences. In general, media opposition to lynching followed public opinion changes, rather than creating these changes.2010 0-7734-3715-0
This work is the first full-length study to focus solely on W.E.B. DuBois’s efforts to introduce Black Studies into the university curriculum. The book argues that Du Bois's Atlanta University Studies constitute the earliest, most comprehensive examples of Black Studies in American higher education.1997 0-7734-8671-2
A variety of approaches are included in this study of the nature, extent, and beliefs about crime in rural Iowa. Each presents a different facet of either criminal activity itself or responses made to real or imagined criminal activity within the state. Chapter headings include: Urban Bias and Rural Research; Iowa's Rural Crime; Rural Policing; Police Professionalization; State Involvement; Vigilantism; Subduing the Cornbelt Rebellion; and Conclusions1991 0-7734-9955-5
This work analyzes the ethnic revival of the 60's and 70's, socioeconomic changes which occurred in Italy and the USA and how they affected the Italian community. Combines "macro" analysis of the social structure and "micro" analysis of personal attitudes with chapters on the community, labor market, the family. Also describes the strategies used to succeed in the United States.2001 0-7734-7602-4
Through research into the ethnic roots of his home town of Rochester, NY, Dr. Salamone’s study enables the reader to understand the interplay of social, cultural, and historical forces in shaping a particular variate of Italian-American identity.1996 0-7734-8876-6
Jesse Hill Ford's novel Liberation of Lord Byron Jones (1965) was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, translated into eleven languages, and made into a major motion picture. Then, in 1970, Ford accidentally killed a black GI. The jury acquitted him, but the press did not. This is a fully annotated edition of 140 letters chosen from a collection of 2000 pages. Ford wrote all these letters to his editor, Edward A. Weeks of the Atlantic Monthly. The magazine published most of Ford's thirty stories written during the 1960s, and the Atlantic Monthly Press published all of his longer works of fiction. These letters trace aspects of his career; creative development; recurring themes and motifs, including his love of the outdoors and sensitive portrayals of black characters; and Ford's response to contemporary events and figures, including the death of President Kennedy. They detail his life as a craftsman in Humboldt, Tennessee in the 1960s, his travels from the Caribbean to California and back to Nashville in the 1970s, his difficulties with money, wives, weight, and alcohol. It is also the story of a friendship between a writer who has frequently been compared to Faulkner, and an editor, whom she compares to Maxwell Perkins. This letter collection ends in 1980, but the time spanning 1980-1995 is covered in an Afterword. During this time, he was a screenwriter in Hollywood, a columnist for USA Today, and a creative writing professor. Tragically, he committed suicide shortly after this volume went to print. The book contains a preface by one of his "star" graduates, best-selling writer Richard North Patterson. Author Anne Cheney knew Ford for more than twenty years, and the footnotes and introductions detail their thorough interviews during the ten-year creation of the volume.1995 0-7734-9014-0
Mary O'Hara has received limited attention as a writer of children's books, but this is the first volume to regard her as a serious writer of adult fiction. Her works are subtle and sensitive studies of human emotions and family dynamics. Her most ambitious novel, The Son of Adam Wyngate, dramatizes the personal, intellectual and spiritual life of a turn-of-the-century Episcopal mystic and priest. She also published non-fiction books based on her writer's journals and personal diaries. This study also examines her extremely diverse careers in other fields (Hollywood scriptwriting, dairy-farming in Wyoming, writing/composing/orchestrating a musical play); her personal life (marriages and moves from East to West to East and the Rocky Mountain Divide); and her spiritual life, from Episcopalian origins through Christian Science to theosophical cults of California in the twenties and thirties, to her final home in the Roman Catholic Church.2004 0-7734-6396-8
Annie Trumbull Slosson (1832-1926) was an important short story writer who epitomized the American local color movement that flourished after the Civil War and ended at the beginning of the twentieth century. Along with writers like Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Wilkins Freeman and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, she helped establish the popular and critical model of the short story in which location and idiosyncratic characterization identified a particular region of the United States. In New England women dominated the genre, for the isolated farms and desolate villages were often places where women and old men lived—the young men had died in the war or had gone west in search of gold.
Slosson’s first work, The China Hunter’s Club (1878), helped establish the viability of local dialect, building on the tradition established by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Catherine Sedgwick. But in her two most important volumes, Seven Dreamers (1890) and Dumb Foxglove and Other Stories (1898) she reached full maturity, with stories that developed the mystical/psychological ramifications of her characters, mostly older women who abandoned the old-style Congregational/Calvinist puritanism of their forebears and embraced the new revisionist Protestantism—salvation by good deeds and decent behavior, a philosophy Slosson acquired in her schoolgirl days at Catherine Beecher’s Hartford Female Seminary. Slosson’s eclipse as a writer occurred in the new century, as other styles of prose fiction emerged, and local colorists were relegated to secondary “women’s” popular writing. As well, she began writing for the Sunday-school press, sentimental homilies that guaranteed her removal from the halls of serious literature. At the same time she became an entomologist, and her studies of the insect world, documented in important articles in entomological journals, became the central focus of her later life. Over one hundred newly-discovered insects bear the suffix slossonii.
When she died in 1926, she was remembered by the scientific world but she was totally forgotten by the literary world. Slosson is a writer who needs to be rediscovered, for her stories are often works of considerable literary worth. This is the first full-length study of this pioneering woman, a book that looks at her rich and varied life, as well as her significant contributions to the worlds of literature and entomology.
Arthel “Doc” Watson, an 82-year-old musician from North Carolina, is one of the two or three most important acoustic guitarists in American musical history. The story of Watson’s music is a rich and complex narrative which involves the listener in an exploration of the music of the Scottish settlers in the Appalachian Mountains and the changes in that music as the mountaineers were influenced by the African American music of itinerant laborers in the nineteenth century and by sounds from records and radio early in the twentieth century. Despite Watson’s importance to American acoustic music and despite the richness of the story of his music, a full study of his music has not been realized until now. This book explores the musical culture of Watson’s immediate family (the hymns of Watson’s church, the ballads and fiddle tunes of his immediate family, and the music of his mountain home) as well as the extended aural world that came to the mountains through records and radio when Watson was a young boy. Finally this study explores Watson’s important contributions to the folk revival of the 1960s when he helped change the role of the acoustic guitar in American music. This work will be important to students of American music and folk culture.
This work evaluates of the efforts of George Henry Evans to improve the social, political and economic prospects of working-class Americans in a time dominated by what he called ‘law-created privilege’. Evans labored over his press, on meeting hall rostrums and street corner stages for two decades, fighting the privileges favoring (and enacted by) lawyers, bankers, brokers, and clergy. Under the motto ‘principles, not party’ he brought a series of issues, including banking reform and land for actual settlers, to the attention of the electorate and the two-party system. By tracing his career as a whole rather than in the context of discrete issues, and by examining the entire body of his work as part of the times in which he lived, this work presents the man and his ideas in a balanced perspective.2005 0-7734-6198-1
This study explores the importance of the literary “reservation of the mind” in twentieth century native American literature. The book examines the contradictory nature of what the literary reservation space means primarily in the works of Sherman Alexie, but also includes discussions of works by N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Louise Erdrich. Authors often recreate reservation space in positive ways, so their characters are able to survive colonial imposition and administration. The book deals with how Native authors reconcile fragmented identities with the landscape, and how damaging perceptions and policies regarding Native peoples have contributed to the “reservation of the mind.”1990 0-88946-576-2
Carefully constructed biography of Horatio Alger's more talented but much less widely known cousin.2012 0-7734-3045-8
The works of Medora Field Perkerson have been historically neglected by scholars. This book aims to examine her works through the lens of their regional importance as touchstones of early to mid-twentieth-century Southern literature. She was friends with Margaret Mitchell, the author of the famous Gone with the Wind, which helped Perkerson’s career because she helped to promote the book. While her career spanned from the 1920’s until the 50’s, her heyday was in the late 1930’s and 40’s.
Today many may know about Margaret Mitchell but this book shows that her friend Medora Field Perkerson is also worthy of scholarly attention.2001 0-7734-7628-2
This is the first study on Edward Newhouse, who wrote proletarian novels in the 1930s, short stories about life during the Great Depression, and went on to a thirty-year career with the New Yorker. He has been a friend of many of the literary giants of the 20th century. His writings from 1929 to 1965 (when he retired from a literary career) are instructive for both an understanding of the radical mindset and as an example of the late manifestation of American literary realism. The author interviewed Edward Newhouse in his home in 1996, and includes these insights as a basis for his analysis of the literary work.2016 1-4955-0479-4
The literary relationship of physicians Robert Coles and Walker Percy may be one of the most important connections in the history of modern American letters. This book not only captures a friendship or union of like minds, but it synthesizes approaches pointing to a new science of “thirdness,” one accounting for the triadic nature of human beings as sign maker-receivers. The book advances both man’s quest to locate a science capable of uniting fields of knowledge and reconciling Cartesian dualism. And understanding how their orientations toward language and being combined to provide the blueprint for constructing a science of semiotic, or sign making, subsuming all science.2006 0-7734-5788-7
This study of Anne Tyler’s sixteen novels engages in the debate over whether her literary reputation is a lasting one and whether her view of contemporary American society is ultimately a conservative or liberal one. This work suggests that her novels will continue to be read not just because they are so well written, but because they offer readers an alternative view of American life.1998 0-7734-8503-1
This biography uses archives at The Ohio State University, records in Mansfield, Ohio, as well as Bromfield's letters to reconstruct his life and career.1990 0-88946-094-9
Details the life and times of Lucia Ames Mead, a writer, literature teacher, leading female pacifist, and transitional figure whose thinking foreshadowed later ideas on propaganda. Fills a lacuna in the scant historical coverage of the American peace movement, especially of female participants therein.2008 0-7734-4963-9
This work analyzes the interplay between the American political system and criminal justice policy, providing a comprehensive examination of the vital role politics plays in defining key elements of the criminal justice system.2007 0-7734-5571-X
This book examines the way in which major male characters, through their violent, abusive, sadistic or reformed behavior, contribute to either the destruction of development of female protagonists in four of Alice Walker’s early novels: The Third life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Color Purple, and The Temple of My Familiar. These men are capable of both good and evil, and in all four novels the major male characters experience enlightenment and eventually contribute to the development of the female protagonists in the novels. Further, the book examines some reasons why African-American men may be abusive to women of similar racial descent, also showing how African-American men, like those in these novels, may be able to transcend these negative causes and contribute to wholesome and profitable relationships with both women and other males.1997 0-7734-8456-6
Through the eyes of fictional narrator Sieur Louis de Conte, we learn about Joan of Arc, seeing the actions and events of an earlier time that did not necessarily seem significant at the moment, but from the vantage point of time and maturity, now seem meaningful. Twain's use of a female as the cetnral character separates and distinguishes this book from his others, and he considered it his best work. An introduction sets it into Twain's personal and historical perspective. The original edition was published by Harper & Brothers in 1896.2005 0-7734-6233-3
This study uses nonprofit community organizations in the Union Miles, University Circle and Midtown Corridor neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio to reflect “from the-bottom-up” community organizing practiced not simply by grassroots property owners, but by the leadership of resource-rich private institutions, and business owners in a major North American city. These organizations illustrate the “private government” of civil society and the promise and possibilities of private action affecting the public good that we have come to associate with the nonprofit sector. Through this study, we observe a process that assigns to nonprofits the nurturing of civil society by intertwining public and private players in decision-making, in allocating resources outside the bounds of government, as a continuum of actions of individuals or organizations, as the outcome of the aggregate of customs that comprise American culture and freedoms. Describing the nature of these organizations and their ceaseless role in helping Cleveland preserve its wealth and civil society offers us insights as we labor to educate our legislators into adopting ways to utilize nonprofits; reform the nonprofit sector to meet the needs of changing society; educate nonprofit leaders and managers; duplicate the system of checks and balances the private sector has with government and business in other countries in the aftermath of September 11, 2001
This is a succinct comparative study of civilian militias, covering a vast amount of material frequently overlooked in conventional military history. Not only examines American, European, Asian, and Middle East militias, but also discusses the traditions of political thinking about the role of citizen soldiers as distinct from professional or mercenary military class.2007 0-7734-5758-5
This book builds on previous research to scrutinize the poetry of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot through the lens of Imagism. While Pound eventually disassociated himself from the Imagist movement and Eliot never belonged to it, it was still an influence on the development of these two poets. Therefore, Imagism is essential to a proper understanding of certain elements in the works of these twentieth-century poets.
2002 0-7734-7235-52002 0-7734-7166-91990 0-88946-083-31998 0-7734-8262-8
Describes how the failure of racial integration led to new alternative demands for increased parental powers over schooling and ultimately for ‘community control’. The story of the school reform movement citywide and especially that which grew up on three officially-sanctioned demonstration districts in East Harlem, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, and the Lower East Side is told in detail. The clash between parent and community activists on the one hand and majority factions within the teaching and supervisory organizations on the other constitutes the bulk of this work. Matters relating to racial, class and gender configurations are assessed. Broad issues of white racism and black racism come under scrutiny, not least in the context of charges and counter-charges which surfaced at the height of the conflict about black anti-Semitism and Jewish anti-black behavior.2009 0-7734-3893-9
Through an analysis of culturally specific constructions of gender and spirituality in the verbal and visual texts, this study reveals syncretic presences and a new paradigm for reading. Furthermore, this project argues that these women create and install cultural citizenship, which proposes alternatives to postcolonial and global feminist paradigms.1996 0-7734-8879-0
Although blacks have lived in the Rocky Mountain West since the first black slaves accompanied Spanish conquistadores to New Mexico c. 1535, their accomplishments have long been overlooked. However, in the past 25 years, historians have made efforts to research this topic and publicize their contributions. This book brings together in one reference source the information on this topic, from over fifty books and 150 articles, categorized in groupings such as cowboys, soldiers, women, businesspeople, blacks and Mormons, discriminatory laws, etc.. Each chapter begins with a brief narrative summary of the topic gleaned from reading the appropriate sources and then lists each relevant book and article in an annotated bibliography for each chapter. It will serve as valuable research and reference tool on the subject for historian, students, and librarians.1993 0-7734-9350-6
This is the first account of the Black experience of the migration into Kansas drawn from the offspring of Black settlers. Some of their ancestors came as slaves during the time of the "Bleeding Kansas" struggle to determine if Kansas would be free or slave. Others came during the Civil War and afterwards when "Exodusters" streamed to Kansas by the thousands to establish such settlements as Nicodemus and Dunlap, to serve as "Buffalo Soldiers" at Fort Riley and Fort Larned and to expand the sub-communities of Kansas City and Topeka through the 20th century. This primary source volume addresses the historical and contemporary lives of African Americans in Kansas and the impact of the African American presence on Kansas history.1982 0-88946-550-9
". . . isolates and analyzes literary devices to show how O'Connor depicts `various concepts of grace' and how central these were to the structure of her stories." - Modern Fiction Studies2004 0-7734-6346-1
The New American Magazine contained installment features, stories, essays, poems, news, chronicles and lists, the conventional kinds of offering of the established British magazines. The contents of the New American Magazine have been recorded here in a month-by-month Register, with all the articles separately listed by title and initial wording.
This study investigates both the medieval Provençal troubadours particularly studied by Pound (after Dante), with reference both to their canzon and to the medieval biographies; and the nineteenth and earlier twentieth century use of these, in romantic popularizing works, in the works of serious essayists and scholars, and by poets, especially Browning.These investigations elucidate Pound's own use of Provençal materials in developing his concept of poetry as the lost art of combining words with music, the technical études of Arnaut Daniel, etc. culminating in "Langue d'Oc", and the development of his persona method. This latter development is traced from early poetic sequences, through the major Provençal personae, to "Near Perigord", "Provincia Deserta", and "Three Cantos" (1917), which discuss the problem of writing a "poem including history". Pound's transition to the ideogrammic method of The Cantos is demonstrated by a detailed reading of the first seven cantos. Finally, a discussion of The Pisan Cantos shows how Pound's early studies of Provençal techniques, and of its cult of emotions which linked it to pagan rites of renaissance, led to his recreation of the troubadour ethos of Amor as Poesis.1995 0-7734-9047-7
This comprehensive comparative approach to the folklore, fantasy, and horror literature of New England stretches from the earliest European exploration to Stephen King, John Updike, and Shirley Jackson. Along the way it examines the Puritan witch trials as examined by Hawthorne, Arthur Miller, H.P. Lovecraft, and others; folk tales of the Windham Frogs and ghost ships; Hawthorne in Salem, Poe in Providence; the flowering of spiritualism and mysticism from 1848-1900; the New England Vampire Belief in reality and fiction from Mary Wilkins Freeman and H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King; to the present day - King, Charles Grant, Peter Straub, Rich Hautala, Richard Matheson, Shirley Jackson. Includes interviews with Les Daniels, Grant, and other horror writers who reside or set their stories in New England.1992 0-7734-9829-X
This study is a departure point for new discussion about Fox's meaning of the inner light. It argues that Fox's inner light was the celestial Christ who inhabited and divinized the believer. Fox argued for a celestial inhabitation of the believer that was almost corporeal. This helps explain Fox's thaumaturgical powers, the exalted language used among early Quakers and, especially toward Fox, the blasphemy trials and the Nayler incident. These belong at the very center of early Quakerism, and are the logical result of the core elements of Fox's teaching. His notion of celestial flesh was one of the greatest challenges to Christian orthodoxy to appear in Christian history and it may be compared to Jesus' own challenge to Orthodox Judaism or the appearance of the high heresies of the second and third centuries after Jesus. Early Quakerism, as a result, was the most charismatic sect to appear since the days of the early Church, or at least since the era of Montanism.2000 0-7734-7840-X
The New York Weekly began May 17, 1788, as The Impartial Gazetteer and Saturday Evening Post, published by John Harrisson and Stephen Purdy. Both profitable and popular, it culled works from such magazines as Westminster, Town and Country, European, London, Universal, and Lady’s. This catalog is designed to assist those who have learned the value of studying the lesser literature of this period. In addition to the main alphabetical listings, several special-interest headings have been used in a selective ‘subject index’.2006 0-7734-5603-1
The three volumes that make up this work are the records of the contents of The New-York Magazine
from the years 1790 to 1797. This study contributes to ordering the data and easing the ongoing work of assessing the worth of this magazine. Its intention is to make further examination of The New-York Magazine
easier and to parade facts useful to students of the history of magazines or of popular culture.2006 0-7734-5605-8
The three volumes that make up this work are the records of the contents of The New-York Magazine
from the years 1790 to 1797. This study contributes to ordering the data and easing the ongoing work of assessing the worth of this magazine. Its intention is to make further examination of The New-York Magazine
easier and to parade facts useful to students of the history of magazines or of popular culture.2005 0-7734-6135-3The Nightingale; or, A Melange de Littérature … A Periodical publication
(Boston, 10 May – 30 July, 1796) is one of several early American periodicals which were experimental blends of the conventional magazine and the miscellany.
Some weeks after The Nightingale began, it was recognized by a young Bostonian writing in the Farmer’s Weekly Museum 4 No. 171 (July 12, 1796) as being of necessity an abbreviated magazine: “Several numbers of a periodical work intitled [sic]The Nightingale have appeared in Boston … The inhabitants of that mercantile place are so constantly engaged in gazing at the rates of insurance, or the manifest of a ship’s cargo, that they have few reading hours, and prefer a crowd on ‘Change to a lounge in the library … [thus] a Belknap, Minot, Clarke, Gardiner, Elliot, and Philenia will not write, because there are none to read … [reprinted in whole in The Nightingale No. 33 (July, 1796): 387-90].”
The implication was that a periodical
that more frequently placed a small cluster of short articles in the hands of the public might have a greater success; at the same time, because The Nightingale’s twelve pages appeared three times a week, the miscellaneous materials were greater in aggregate than those supplied by many contemporary monthly magazines, and were largely reprinted materials acquired at little or no cost. Original contributions from local authors were not discouraged but they were inessential, partly because John Lathrop and John Russell were able contributing editors, and they recruited young writers to assist in their project. For example, Isaac Story contributed familiar essays in Nos. 12, 20 and 28, using the pseudonym “Beri Hesdin” [which, after the Nightingale closed down, he used for a series of contributions to the Massachusetts Magazine, and then following the failure of that periodical in December 1796, he used in the Farmer’s Weekly Museum].
This annotated catalogue demonstrates, however, that when original materials were too few, the editors turned to established writers, reprinting, for example several of Joseph Lathrop’s essays without comment on their prior periodical appearances, or availability in Lathrop’s Miscellaneous Collection of original Pieces (Springfield: Russell 1786). Too often (judging by the failure of subscribers to commit to a continuation of the periodical), the editors turned clandestinely to uninspiring selections from British periodicals, or to miscellanies published much earlier in the century.
This comparative analysis demonstrates how state fragmentation results from a causal chain of geopolitical strains, resource shortfalls, intra-elite conflict, and the deficiency of a central government’s coercive capability to hold the society together. The emergence process of new sovereign states is also discussed.2005 0-7734-6177-9
Critics have generally categorized Frederick Barthelme as a minimalist, meaning for some a writer who caught the tide of a reaction to the metafiction that dominated literary production in the sixties and much of the seventies, and for others a writer who had nothing to say beyond the surface of the prose. The minimalism that is the hallmark of Barthelme’s style, in fact, invites a reading of the stories and novels beyond just the accuracy of description, the precision of imagery, and the economy of language. Barthelme is best read as a contemporary moralist, not of the prescriptive type, but of the descriptive type. Not interrogating and establishing “codes” of behavior by which people might live (as Hemingway did), Barthelme demonstrates how people do live in the postmodern age, an age which no longer enjoys a grand narrative or a religious underpinning. Particularly, he shows how people negotiate sexual relationships and marriage following the sexual revolution of the sixties and the women’s movement of the seventies. The purpose of this study is to review the criticism surrounding Barthelme’s fiction and to engage in a closer reading of Barthelme’s texts in order to see beyond the highly engaging surface of the prose to the interrogation of contemporary morality in which Barthelme is engaged.
This text reconstructs the premiere of what some critics consider to be O'Neill's most controversial play -- it marked his return to the theater after more than a decade, and was also the last stage production he'd oversee. The reconstruction incorporates the playwright's own set drawings; scene plans designed by the Guild's production manager, Karl Nielsen; set renditions designed by Robert Edmond Jones; interpretations of original lighting designs; and photographs of the original cast. Facilitated by Theatre Guild promptbooks and an actor's rehearsal text, the reconstruction provides a detailed story of the play and a step-by-step analysis of director Eddie Dowling's final achievement. Comments contributed through personal interviews with selected cast members and Guild personnel further illuminate the event. Carefully detailed textual modifications between the published play and the Guild's rehearsal script appear in the first appendix. Extracts from more than fifty theatre reviews appear in the second. With bibliography and index.1996 0-7734-2741-41989 0-88946-031-0
Capsule biographies and illustrations from the "golden age of American military portraiture" place the lives of a remarkable generation of military officers in proper historical perspective.2015 1-4955-0372-0
“Lowenthal’s monograph on the rivalry between Mabel Lee and Louise Pound at the University of Nebraska, fills an important void in the current scholarship on the history of women in intercollegiate athletics and physical education. In many ways, these two women, though they took a decidedly different approach to women’s athletics, were pioneers in the area of women’s physical education.”
-Dr. Jeanne T. Heidler,
Professor of History, Chief American History Division,
United States Air Force Academy2008 0-7734-4944-2
The first study of orality as a possibly deterministic factor in the shaping of the region’s literary and cultural identity.2008 0-7734-5106-4
This oral history complements earlier works conducted during the Great Depression through the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP). The work covers not only covers the depression-era but also sentiments on World War II and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and is unique in its in that the oral histories portray a long-isolated region of the South – Appalachia and its unique racial subcultures, Cherokee Indians, Mountain Whites and Local Blacks.2004 0-7734-6571-5
This study examines the U.S. response to Palestinian terror in the late 1960s-early 1970s in an effort to offer insights into why governments respond as they do to transnational terror, an issue of particular relevance in the wake of September 11, 2001. This study examines the factors affecting government policy, and particularly the relationship among terrorists’ strategy and tactics, elite decisionmakers’ international strategic perspective, critical features of the domestic political landscape, and policymakers’ efforts to manipulate counter-terror policies to pursue non-terror related objectives. Detailed examination of the archival record surrounding such key terrorist events as Black September, Munich, Khartoum, Ma’alot, and Entebbe, analysis of critical negotiations involving Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S., and consideration of significant domestic developments involving Watergate, the Vietnam War, and Ford’s pardon of Nixon shed light on the interplay among terrorist actions, strategic interests, and political concerns during the Nixon and Ford administrations and point to more general conclusions about the impact of transnational terrorism on government policy.2002 0-7734-7176-6
In the summer of 1949, the Cold War came to Peekskill, NY, as two proposed Paul Robeson concerts were marred by the protests of local veterans’ organizations. The protests exploded into violence as area residents joined the protest. This even provides important insights into the nature of American anti-communism in the early Cold War. The riots, and anti-communism in general, have long been portrayed as the result of political manipulation. This work suggest that it is more a rational response to local, national, and international events than it is a product of political conspiracy. This work rectifies the usual overly-simplified view by examining the cause-and-effect relationships that led to the events, within the larger context of the Cold War.1997 0-7734-8663-1
Through the use of public documents and other primary sources, this volume offers a comprehensive review of the history and experiences of penitentiaries in the Far Southwest. While it is overall a chronological and topical examination of adult, male prisons in a specific region of the country, this study in particular addresses issues related to education and labor practices for inmates that changed over time in both format and intent. The study contributes to an understanding of penology in the present and provides a basis for informed decisions in the future. It reveals that policy for penal institutions in the Far Southwest represents reaction rather than action. It also introduces the reader to some of the harsh realities of prison life: inactivity, boredom, and frustration, culminating in devastating riots. It explores the issues of purpose and overcrowding as constant themes in penology. The situation in the Far Southwest, in most cases, reflects the national experience where politics, practices, and the question of rehabilitation versus punishment remain debated and unresolved concerns. It will be interest to scholars in sociology, criminal justice, and history, particularly in the area of the twentieth century and the American West.1995 0-7734-8966-5
Using mainly original sources (U.S. Census, tax lists, advertisements, family records, etc.) this volume details the clock- and watchmakers in the Province of and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania between 1660 and 1900. This volume covers, by a large margin, more on the tradesmen than anything else yet published on the subject.2001 0-7734-7326-2
Cottage industry pottery making was an important trade in the Province of Pennsylvania from the earliest years onward. Potters produced table ware, storage jars, porcelain ware, lamps, pitchers, and other useful and decorative art. Using mainly original sources (U.S. Census, tax lists, advertisements, family records, etc.) this is a book about the men and women who made pottery in the Province of and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania between 1660 and 1900.1993 0-7734-9260-7
This treatise provides a checklist of the tradesmen who worked in the mediums of gold, silver and pewter from the earliest days through 1900 in Pennsylvania. Also offers an overview of the general relationship between established tradesmen and their apprentices and servants. Utilizes original source materials.1993 0-7734-9258-5
This treatise provides a checklist of the tradesmen who worked in the mediums of brass, copper and tin from the earliest days through 1900 in Pennsylvania. Also offers an overview of the general relationship between established tradesmen and their apprentices and servants. Utilizes original source materials.2013 0-7734-4324-X
This volume is a translation from Latin into English of some of the most important shorter philosophical and theological treatises of the English Puritan, William Ames (1575-1633), better known in Europe by his Latin name, Guilielmus Amesius and justifiably called “the spiritual father of the New England churches.”1989 0-88946-104-X
A search for the roots of the United States' failures and successes, accenting the American philosophers of the Golden Age - Peirce, Holmes, Dewey - while taking note of classics from Plato to Hegel.2000 0-7734-7723-3
The Midwest is unique because of the particular patterns of exploration and settlement history of the region. The volume explores the geographical place names which form layers covering the landscape. The original layer, made up of aboriginal names, is widespread. A second layer is provided by the earliest European explorers, particularly the French missionaries and voyageurs who entered the Midwest from Canada in the 17th century. Americans followed, and much of the Midwest was settled and named shortly after the War of 1812.
This is the first volume in a new Mellen series Studies in Onomastics, under the general editorship of Dr. Leonard Ashley.1991 0-88946-162-72003 0-7734-6630-4
This is the first book to appear on the poetic career of Jonathan Holden, the recipient of numerous prizes, including two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, the Devins Award, the AWP Award Series for Poetry, two Hugh Lake Awards, the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, the Juniper Prize, and others. This study contains close readings of his eight volumes of poetry.
This first edition of Gissing's poems is based upon a transcription of the MS notebook Verses 1869 to , held by the Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Yale University, and a variety of other sources, printed or autograph. The volume consists of over 50 titles, ranging from youthful experiment to the achievement of maturer years. An introduction points out the intimate and revealing links between Gissing's life and letters, particularly during the fateful spring and summer of 1876 and his subsequent journey to America. This volume provides a unique insight into the heart and mind of a most talented late-Victorian young man, determined to chart for himself a career as a poet/man of letters. With index, biographical, and bibliographical notes.2009 0-7734-4812-8
This book examines the experiences and social conflicts facing Muslim Americans in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, providing insight on how the highly politicized and tense atmosphere which followed the events of 9/11 impacted the relationship between law enforcement agencies and Muslim American communities. This work also provides several polyvalent themes for improving domestic counterterrorism strategies, including the need for law enforcement agencies to make a concerted effort to educate themselves on the basic tenets of Islam, along with its diverse customs and culture; to establish an open and honest active dialogue with Muslim community members; and to create and sustain a relationship with the Muslim American community based on the foundational concepts of mutual participation, respect, dignity, honor, and social justice.
Using 1960-1988 cumulative survey data from the National Election Study, this study identifies four basic dimensions of political alienation; uses regression and algebraic decomposition methods to examine the increases in alienation and decline in voter turnout; probes the relationship between the two; examines the sources for the decline in turnout.2015 1-4955-0309-7
This collection of essays is an exceptional introduction to the political philosophy of Dr. Seuss through analysis of some of his most beloved work. This inquiry presents a way of understanding our society, our government, its policies and how we have evolved and progressed as a nation as seen through the eyes of one of America’s most superb cartoonists and one of its greatest writers of contemporary children’s literature.2003 0-7734-6614-2
This book is an historical study about the convening and subsequent failures of naval disarmament treaty conferences during the 1920s and 1930s. It shows the pre-existing unwillingness of major naval powers to relinquish their large navies – no matter the cost – because of their mutual distrust. The monograph examines the roles of the politicians, diplomats, and naval hierarchies, weaving the human element into the study of naval doctrine and technology, world events, and the influence of these factors upon the treaties. The book examines why naval disarmament failed, alluding to issues such as isolationism, failure of diplomacy, old grudges, lack of substantive communication, and non-existence of supervision mechanisms necessary to safeguard disarmament treaties. It concludes by briefly looking at what has happened to naval disarmament since World War II.1992 0-7734-9496-0
This book takes a close look at the relationship between popular and serious fiction, with some surprising results. There are comparisons, for instance, between Norwegian Immigrant and Emigrant novels, or novels dealing extensively with mental retardation; examination on how a novel can spin out of formula to become truly serious (The Great Gatsby), or not always successfully become serious (The Sun Also Rises). Deals with a number of theoretical issues, Westerns, major figures such as William Faulkner, and Richard Brautigan, a post-modern writer who deconstructs the ability to differentiate between the popular and the serious.1992 0-7734-9482-0
This is the first comprehensive political history of the major third-party movement in the nine states of the Mountain West and Pacific Coast. The highly detailed and heavily documented narrative is based on letter collections and other documents, and synthesizes all secondary materials. Treats interpretative and thematic questions and the historiography of the Populist movement.1992 0-7734-9482-1
This is the first comprehensive political history of the major third-party movement in the nine states of the Mountain West and Pacific Coast. The highly detailed and heavily documented narrative is based on letter collections and other documents, and synthesizes all secondary materials. Treats interpretative and thematic questions and the historiography of the Populist movement.2012 0-7734-3914-5
In a narrative that covers these women who shaped history from the colonial era down to the present day, the author focuses on those who were influential among the Native Americans as well as among the immigrants, including those of French, Irish, Italian, and other backgrounds who helped shape business, education, health care, and even religion itself. Of particular relevance were the Sisters of Mercy who did so much to develop hospitals, orphanages, and schools in the Pine Tree State.2000 0-7734-7753-5
Little has been published on this subject to date, so this work provides scholars and teachers of children’s literature with useful information on the children’s books that discuss Southeast Asians, including Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Lao, Hmong, and Mien. The works fall into three categories with most overlapping to some extent: historical fiction or non-fiction portraying the lives of a specific ethnic group before the advent of the war that is to disrupt the culture; the transition from traditional life to refugee status, usually told from the child’s perspective; life as a refugee in the US (or elsewhere), concentrating on the need to adjust to a strange culture, various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and the often bittersweet nostalgia for home.2007 0-7734-5438-1
This work seeks to rediscover the fiction of Mary Jane Holmes (1825-1907) and examine contrasting factors which made her work popular in the nineteenth century but virtually unknown in the twentieth century. The emphasis of the study is on cultural poetics and feminism, establishing a critique of how late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century critics decontextualized Holme’s work which resulted in their inability to recognize the cultural work that her fiction performed for both the middle-class and mass readership of her day. In contrast to such readings, this study constitutes an argument for the relational value of Holmes’s narratives. By focusing on the work of such critics as Jane Tompkins, Nancy Chodorow, Stephan Greenblatt, Mary Louise Kete, Joanne Dobson and Carol Gilligan, a new and much needed theory is established for examining the texts that appeal to Holmes’s audience, while uncovering the cultural value of popular sentimental works such as those that Holmes creates. The theory developed is then utilized to examine various aspects of relational capacity that women writers present and that their works are based on, enabling them to relate to their culture and readers. The theory provides a means of analyzing popular women writers who have been undervalued by the academy, which has been founded on masculine doctrine.1996 0-7734-8936-3
This volume analyses some of the most important and influential Native American novels published between 1969 and 1992 (Momaday's House Made of Dawn
; Silko's Ceremony
and Almanac of the Dead
; Welch's Winter in the Blood
and The Death of Jim Loney
; Vizenor's Bearheart
; etc.), examining them as post-tribal epics. It frames current discussions of the importance and originality of Native American literature, and especially of the American Indian Novel, within the context of classical debate over distinction between epic and novel, conducted early in the century by Lukacs, Baktin, and Benjamin.1992 0-88946-694-7
A detailed examination of riots in Washington, D.C., and Omaha, Nebraska, in 1919 and in Athens, Alabama, and Athens, Tennessee, in 1946, including assessment of the reasons why local police were unable to quell the riots without assistance from outside authorities in all four cases.1997 0-7734-8564-3
Gripping first-person account of an 11-day takeover behind the walls of the Texas state prison in Huntsville in summer, 1974. Three inmates seized control of the school-library complex and took eleven prison employees hostage. It was the longest recorded instance of prison inmates holding hostages, and ended in death for several of the hostages and two of the inmates. At the time, the author was a correctional educator, and in his final year of education and training as a criminologist, and at the time was aware that few, if any, professional students of crime had the opportunity to observe a criminal event from within, from start to finish. He tried at every opportunity to study what they said, did, and how they did it. Includes illustrations.1990 0-88946-096-5
A comprehensive examination of the artist's papers which sheds light on Vanderlyn's works and their contribution to the cultural development of the United States, and on the man himself.2004 0-7734-6454-9
This book covers both public and private martial arms contracting in the Commonwealth of Virginia, c. 1660 to 1865. The book focuses on the manufacture of arms by cottage industry gunsmiths who provided arms during the War for Independence; attempts to manufacture and repair arms during the Revolution in state-operated and private armories; attempts at the purchase of arms after the Revolution; private contract arms; and the operation of the state-owned Virginia Manufactory of Amrs.
A new look at presenting the psycho-social complexes that drive the fictional characters’ sense of selfhood in the works of Banks, Johnson and Crews. These contemporary American writers seek to restore a humanistic viewpoint to such figures in an age of “post-human” devolution of identity.
This work establishes the intent and application of the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Its traces the amendment’s historic origins to the Federalist—Anti-Federalist debates. It links the provenance of the Ninth Amendment back to the state constitutions, bills of rights and positive laws of the Constitution’s Framing period. It discusses James Madison’s introduction of the Bill of Rights during the first Congress. It reviews each recommendatory amendment submitted by the states during the ratification process along with each state constitution and bill of rights contemporaneous with the Framing. It examines each Supreme Court decision referencing the Ninth Amendment. It also summarizes main Ninth Amendment theories described in the literature.
The author presents a case for finding Ninth Amendment unenumerated rights within the positive law of the framing period as expressed in the state bills of rights and constitutions and within the penumbras formed by specifically enumerated rights.1992 0-7734-9565-7
Based on extensive research in both original documents and secondary sources, this history begins with the origins of the family in late Medieval, Tudor, and Georgian England, then follows the lives of the American immigrant Passmores for the next five generations. Covers the Passmores who followed the frontier seeking homesteads as well as those who remained close to the original settlement in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland and Delaware. Of particular interest are the ways in which individuals related to their Quaker backgrounds, some standing within it, some rejecting or adapting it to the changing cultural context in America.1983 0-88946-957-1
An analysis committed to an essentially Jungian "depth method" as it searches for the "central poem" in Stevens' oeuvre.2012 0-7734-1601-3
This book examines significant aspects of President Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father
both in relation to the African American literary tradition and to the context of the relevant historical and cultural productions that inform it.
The authors view the book a work of literature and compare it to other works by black authors such as Toni Morrison, Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison among others. Some authors contest the idea that the book was written during a pre-political stage in President Obama's life because it was released to coincide with his first political campaign in Chicago, Illinois in the mid-1990's. For autobiographical reasons the book is important because it shows various aspects of President Obama's upbringing, and put in his own words his experience of being black in America. There is also a discussion of why he chose the less Americanized Barack when he went into college, rather than the homogeneous, whitened name Barry, which was the name he preferred in grammar school (out of being teased by other children) - and how he chose this name precisely because it constructed his identity as anti-thetical to the dominant paradigms of whiteness that he had been confined to while growing up in Hawaii. One article even describes President Obama's father being ostracized from Kenyan politics after a coup d'etat forced a leader out of power who he had publically supported, which lead the family to America. It also tells the story of a turgid paternal influence on the young Barack Obama, where caught in a vicious cycle of perpetually working for his father's approval, he spiraled into low self-esteem, which may have fueled his political ambitions later in life (as overcompensation for a lack of fatherly approval).1989 0-88946-683-1
Examines certain ethicists' commitment to solving the problems of slavery and racism by shipping the American-born black population back to Africa2016 1-4955-0393-3
This book describes an important moment in America’s struggle to create a new kind of society. History tells us that battle started with the American Revolution in 1775, however, Dr. Gillespie’s book describes this continuing American battle for this new interracial community as described in the events and aftermath of the 2015 massacre of nine persons at the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina.2011 0-7734-1516-5
For those who’ve lost sight of Raintree County
, this study serves as a valuable reminder that the novel, as a uniquely crafted work of literature, is still able to bowl readers over with the power and grace of Lockridge’s prose. More important, Waage provides abundant and convincing evidence to support his assertion that it is, in fact the “foremost ‘environmental novel’” of the last century.2007 0-7734-5301-6
This study examines how sexual violence, specifically rape, is used as a trope to understand the complex and dysfunctional makeup of the South. Southern writers from William Faulkner to Dorothy Allison use rape as a means of figuring individual and collective disenfranchisement and perpetuate a vision of the South immersed in violence and melancholic nature. Sexual violence, then, is situated as a reaction to historical and cultural changes, tenuous race relations, deeply imbedded mores, social taboos, and rigid class distinctions. The study is informed by the trauma theories of Freud and Caruth, the abjection theory of Julia Kristeva, and Jessica Benjamin’s theory of mutuality.
This study explores the concept of every man and every woman as hero. Using three models of the heroic journey, this book identifies and delineates female and male heroes in a variety of works and genres of postmodern American culture. Joseph Campbell’s thesis as set forth in The Hero With a Thousand Faces
(1949) maintains that regardless of manifestation, the heroic journey is one core myth describing venturing human beings as they progress through levels of consciousness to individuation, self-actualization, and enlightenment. Exploring that assertion, the study also uses two post-Campbell models, Carol S. Pearson’s archetypal model The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By
(1986) and Susan A. Lichtman’s gender specific model, Life Stages of Woman’s Heroic Journey: A Study of the Origins of the Great Goddess Archetype
(1991). These theories are applied to twentieth-century works from various cultures – Latin American, African American, and Anglo-American – and various genres – literature, film and drama. This work will appeal to scholars in a variety of areas including those researching identity, psychological development, and consciousness evolution in literary characters and how that development is influenced by the cultures and systems within which those characters live.
The study moves through a close, careful reading of each poem, utilizing linguistic, tabular, and literary historical approaches to build an overall assessment of the collection as a series of experimental transformations, fused experiences, and poetic chronicles. Paying detailed attention to the relationship between formal experimentation and biographical experience, the study presents a poet dedicated to the search for appropriate techniques with which to encapsulate the fleeting experiences of life, a worthy continuer of the tradition of Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Pound, and T. S. Eliot.2006 0-7734-5601-5
This book is a study of popular children’s series books of the past century. It examines many facets of the field including prominent authors, sociological attitudes in popular children’s literature and recent research into the publishing patterns of early series books. It looks at two early story papers edited and published by Edward Stratemeyer, the publishing history of his early books and his attitude towards youthful heroism and villainy. It also includes recent research on such writers as Annie Fellows Johnston, Howard Garis and Percy Keese Fitzhugh. The study also explores the true origins of Boys Life, official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. The research is a culmination of over forty years’ investigation into popular juvenile literature.2009 0-7734-4662-1
This study examines the educational, professional and social similarities in the backgrounds of John Steinbeck and James Dean. Both men struggled with the intellectual limits of small towns, and difficult relations with their parents.2007 0-7734-5463-2
Charles Weidman (1901-1975), a distinguished dancer and choreographer, is recognized as an originator of twentieth-century American dance. This study traces Weidman’s life from his early years in the Midwest, including his training at the Denishawn School, his friendship with Martha Graham and José Limón, his partnership with Doris Humphrey and Pauline Lawrence, in establishing their Humphrey-Weidman School and Company, to the formation of the Expression of Two Arts Theatre with visual artist Mikhail Santaro. This work examines Weidman’s concert works, Broadway shows, and opera productions, where his modern dance ideas revitalized these theatrical forms. Weidman’s training system is analyzed by stressing its lineage, his men’s group, rebound principle, floor work, use of drums and rhythm, and his kinetic pantomime
. The study follows global influences on early modern dance, of which Weidman was a part, and which were motivating factors in his artistic development. This work investigates how Weidman’s aesthetic values are related to modernism; his interest in preserving his works for future generations; it also contains recollections from dancers who have performed with Weidman. Now, thirty years after his death, evidence is beginning to shed new light on Charles Weidman’s enormous influence upon and legacy for modern American dance. This book contains 39 photos.1989 0-88946-169-4
Nine original, persuasive, and cogently argued essays, revisionist throughout, that challenge the notion that the Nobel Prize winner was a realist/mystic and reveal him as a humanitarian/intellectual.2005 0-7734-6150-7
This book seeks to revive the career of an all but forgotten poet through close readings of all his major works. Its tone is deliberately enthusiastic because it seeks to serve as an antidote to the harsh criticism that the work has been subjected to over the years. The examination of Delmore’s later poetry is particularly important because it disproves the myth that he lost his talent when he became mentally ill. Delmore’s writing evolved from highly praised T.S. Eliot-style poems to wonderfully musical symphonies of sound so that by the end of his life he had truly created a unique style which he liked to term “Delmorean”. Delmore’s seminal short story “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities” as well as the lon poems “Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon Along the Seine”. “All Night, All Night”, and “Twilight Like Intuition Pierced the Twelve” are walked through paragraph by paragraph to reveal the poet’s subtle meanings and deft artistry. It is hoped that this book will spark new interest in this major voice of the twentieth century.
Because this novel is not drawn from Twain's real life, and because it is his only work to focus on a female, Joan of Arc is atypical within the Twain oeuvre, yet contains seminal ideas - sympathy for the oppressed, rebellion against tyranny, scorn for the divine right, and belief in the common person - central to all Twain's best fiction. This reexamination of Twain's Joan also argues that he used her as an opportunity to espouse his unconventional ideas regarding women, which were evolving in the direction of what we would today call reform-minded feminism. In it he confronts another significant issue - how historical events may be at odds with how they are recorded.2002 0-7734-6930-3
This collection provides a text that examines the views and parameters of peace activism by both famous and little-known African-American leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Paul Robeson, E. Franklin Frazier, Gloria Richardson, Septima P. Clark, and Ella Baker. These documents, most of which are reprinted in full, outline the wide range of approaches, ideas, and philosophies various Black Americans used to generate an antiwar campaign, question the use of violence around the world, and call attention to the emergence of international racism and social intolerance during the late 19th through the 20th centuries.2003 0-7734-6763-7
This study is an effort to explain the nature of Cherokee writers’ expression and the readers’ responses to Cherokee literary works. The first part illustrates a sense of Western literary theory and examples of established forms. The second part outlines the nature of Cherokee literary assessment. It examines works in Cherokee written in the Sequoyan syllabary, in Cherokee written in the Roman alphabet, and in English written in the Roman alphabet. With illustrations.2002 0-7734-6903-62001 0-7734-7499-4
This collection examines the meaning, construction and deconstruction of the
murdering woman. These essays suggest that the ways in which gender, race, class and sexuality play into representations of women murderers is key to understanding the patriarchal underpinnings of our judicial system as they apply to women criminals.2002 0-7734-7179-0
This unique local history has a broad application to a number of historical types: institutional history, community history, regional history, period history, social history, and medical history. The Wadley Regional Medical Center history gives a complete chronological history of all the major departments within a regional medical center over the course of a century. It also describes the interaction of hospital employees in times of acute stress, as well as times of major accomplishment. It is based on extensive hospital records, Board of Directors minutes, in-house publications, newspaper articles, trade publication articles, and seventy-five oral histories.2004 0-7734-6418-2With Introduction and Annotations by Carol Bonomo Albright and Elvira Di Fabio.
Citations translated by Elvira Di Fabio
This work offers scholars of immigration history an enriched understanding of Italian immigration prior to the mass migrations of 1880-1920, allowing revision regarding this earlier Italian-American culture. It is also of importance to scholars of 19th century American literature, to scholars of the Italian novel, and to those interested in the influence of Italian writing on other national literatures, given Rocchietti’s interesting imitation of the important novel by Foscolo, Le ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis, and other writers of the Romantic period. Finally it provides useful information about the early 19th century to scholars of literature, history and cultural studies.2007 0-7734-5459-4
It has long been assumed that F. Scott Fitzgerald was inspired by American and British sources, however, this study takes the first look at continental literature as a possible source of Fitzgerald’s writing and finds that there was massive borrowing. Most saliently, the vast the influence of Alain-Fornier’s Le grand Meaulnes
on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
is demonstrated in detail for the first time, while other chapters consider the influence of Tolstoy, Ibsen and Strindberg on Fitzgerald’s fiction. Though largely focused on The Great Gatsby
, this study does cover the full life and work of this important American author who continues to draw in new readers every year with his Roaring Twenties version of the American Dream.2001 0-7734-7554-0
This study focuses on a movement called ‘constructive postmodernism’ which, in the work of such theorists as Frederick Turner, has helped to chart new directions for literary theory past the fragmentary impasses of deconstruction, identity politics, and cultural studies. It develops alternative readings of such poets as Wallace Stevens, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E. E. Cummings, James Wright, Hayden Carruth, Rita Dove, John Haines, Judson Jerome, and Sam Hamill. The book also raises questions about the status of poetry in contemporary American culture, particularly its relationship with the university.
Of particular concern in this study is the transition in values in the late 1800s as manifested in the relations between labor and management. Discusses the context within which the Pullman Strike of 1894 took place, the predominant values to which it was reacting, the activities of Carwardine, and the rationale for his defense of labor when it was extremely unpopular to do so. This book is based upon primary source material, much of which has never before been presented. The book is a valuable contribution to labor, church and U.S. social history, and also sheds light on contemporary American dynamics.1997 0-7734-8547-3
The review begins in 1642, when the first juvenile was executed by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and culminates in 1957, with the last (to date) execution. A total of 331 juveniles are included in the study. A socio-historical analysis of specific periods in history provides an explanation for the type of juvenile that was executed during the period. Characteristics of interests are the juvenile's age, race, and gender, in addition to the total number of juveniles executed during the given period. The social, political, and legal atmospheres of the era are reviewed to determine what, if any, effect these had on influencing the administration of capital punishment. Particular attention is given to the fifty years immediately following the Civil War, as juvenile executions reached unprecedented high numbers. This text is of interest to scholars of law, criminal justice, sociology, political science, philosophy, and history.2002 0-7734-7105-7
Calvin Coolidge participated in 15 inaugurals, ran for over 30 elective offices. His speaking contributed to his success and mirrored the conservative mind of his age. Although more flexible than strong, Coolidge was able to impress many as a man of action and conviction. Although he seldom used humor, he knew how to prepare a speech with clearly defined divisions, balanced sentences, and flowing phrases. He usually talked in soothing generalities on the virtues of the Republican Party, the principles of constitutional government, and love of God and country. He organized his material chronologically and often supported his propositions with historical examples. His was primarily a ceremonial rhetoric, never a rhetoric of reform.1997 0-7734-8519-8
This bibliography will make available to Frost scholars and others a list of the books Frost kept in his personal library, and gathers in one place unpublished information about his reading, gleaned from letters in the archives of American universities. This work provides solid support for previous speculations on Frost's influences, and provides a clearer portrait of Frost the man and poet. It is an alphabetical listing by surname, or magazine/newspaper title of books and articles read, with dates of the reading where possible, and, most importantly, Frost's recorded opinion.1984 0-88946-026-4
Written in celebration of Rochester's sesquicentennial, covering its story from its origins, its subsequent status as America's first boom town, its development into "George Eastman's town," to its evolution into the "grass-roots metropolis" it is today.1982 0-88946-150-3
The story of the Rochester Institute of Technology, whose history goes back to 1829. The study is set in the context of the development of technological education in the USA.2000 0-7734-7893-0
Examines the dynamics of abusive relationships and the role of firearms in violent acts, in an attempt to assist policy-makers and NCHIP in facilitating the most effective response to domestic violence. The research was conducted by faculty in the Criminal Justice Department at Marshall University as part of a continuing commitment to education, training, and research about domestic violence. Included are a literature review, analyses of primary and secondary data collected, and recommendations for policy and training.2007 0-7734-5872-7
This monograph examines the role of the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger
in the adoption of the landmark 1982 Education Reform Act by the Mississippi State Legislature. The Ledger
was awarded the 1983 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for public service for its massive coverage of a special legislative session that enacted significant educational reforms in Mississippi.1991 0-7734-9713-7
The chapters in part one re-examine the impact of the mythic west on a selection of 19th century texts in the light of the latest literary-critical approaches to Western writing. Works include Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, Melville, Whitman, Twain, et al. The selection has been guided by the fact that all these works deal explicitly with the frontier West. Part two contains chapters on the modern Western. First, the literary Western from Owen Wister's The Virginian through E.L. Doctorow's Welcome to Hard Times. The second chapter discusses the popular or formula Western, concentrating on what links it to the literary Western: violence and the love story. Addresses such writers as Zane Grey and Max Brand. The third chapter is devoted entirely to Larry McMurtry's novels Lonesome Dove and Anything for Billy, examining in what sense and to what extent he succeeds in revitalizing the conventions and stereotypes on which the traditional popular Western is based.2006 0-7734-5843-3
This study examines the irreconcilable demands of American contradicting political mythology and how this dynamic is played out in the arena of constitutional law and the U.S. Supreme Court. Unlike those who argue that America suffers from the paradoxical contradictions in its ideas (see, for example, H. Mark Roelofs, The Poverty of American Politics
), this book suggests that the very strength of American political idealism lies in its contradictions, and that the Supreme Court’s essential role is the preservation of those contradicting ideals. In early chapters, classic liberal demands and contradictions as well as republican ideals are examined. The author argues that healthy liberalism is dependent upon a healthy republican ideal. The author further demonstrates that dominant judicial philosophies from the right and left are all inadequate due to their failure to comprehend the Court’s mythical responsibilities. In the final chapter, Roe v. Wade
and Bush v. Gore
are shown as examples where the Court failed. By refusing to take their mythological responsibilities seriously, the Court’s opinions in these cases appear to rest on blatant power politics. It is as if the members of the Court blatantly replaced their mythical priestly robes with the hats of highly suspect politicians. A brief examination of Brown v. Board of Education
reveals a Court meeting its obligation by carefully staying in the realm of myth as it cautiously resolved the case. The author further argues that the nation would be well served if justices on the Court would pursue this most important political responsibility when exercising judicial review and that conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, all have a vital interest in encouraging justices on the Court to accept this responsibility. The author suggests that conflicting idealism is essential to freedom as it checks powerful political agendas from the right and the left, and demonstrates that the Supreme Court is uniquely positioned to promote this idealism. History has shown that a single unifying political philosophy, which makes it easy to run rough-shod over all who stand in its way, it not always desirable. The strength of American idealism is that it refuses to grant full legitimacy to virtually any government initiative.2004 0-7734-6452-2
Critical discourse on Romanticism is grounded in an idiom of subject and object that avoids the literature’s drive to establish an alternative to the self-other dualism at the base of Western culture in general. This study offers an alternative way of reading Romantic texts, one predicated not on the assumption of a self to be affirmed, negated, or transcended but on the Zen Buddhist understanding that “The true Self is no-self” and that “Self-nature is no-nature”. The functional ethos of much Romantic writing, like the meditative dynamics of Zen Buddhist practice, entails the retrieval of a unitive, originary ground prior to all notions of selfhood. Accessing this ground follows patterns of meditative emptying by which individuals relinquish the compulsion either to assert independence through radical emphases on difference or to establish unity through variant modes of bridged togetherness. The result is neither subjective nor objective. It is, rather, an opening process that reveals how each thing in nature is both an autonomous unit of codependent activity and a holistic manifestation of ultimate reality. Reading selected British Romantic poems in the mode of self-emptying offered by Zen Buddhist meditative practice illuminates an alternative spiritual potential in Western literary engagement, moving individuals from a realm of understanding expressed in terms of a systematic grasping for intellectual and emotional straws to a process of awakening based in patterns of continual opening upon the grounds of a shared preconceptual nature.1988 0-88946-098-1
Covers Reagan's early years in radio, films, and television and his formative role as President of the Screen Actors Guild. Also features complete cast lists for the films of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and lists of books and articles on Reagan and his family.2010 2010 0-7734-4776-8
This study gives a novel-by-novel analysis of Wurlitzer's works, relating his fiction to the writings of the Beats, Beckett, and other influences. Each of his novels centers around a literal or metaphorical West where the cultural bearings of the protagonists are brought under pressure, returning again and again to issues of cultural breakdown and isolation. A separate chapter is devoted to his work for the cinema and the strong continuity between his `road movies' and his fiction. This is the first critical study of Wurlitzer's work and has been prepared with the help of the novelist himself.2005 0-7734-6209-0
After the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11,2001 on New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania which resulted in the unprecedented destruction of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the murder of several thousand people from eighty-seven countries, President George W. Bush proclaimed a national emergency and issued an executive order which for the first time in United States history permits the government to hold and prosecute by military commission stateless members of a terrorist organization in an undeclared war.
The study examines the nature and purpose of military commissions in American history that provides the context for their role as anticipated by the Bush Administration. It further examines the role of the President as Commander-in-Chief under Article II of the United States Constitution to issue his military orders on military commissions in an age of international terrorism, and the principal substantive procedures issued by the Pentagon to make the commissions fully operational. The study addresses the pivotal role of the United States Supreme Court in deciding landmark national security cases that could well test the very foundation of the balance of power in American government and considers the Administration's authority to declare American citizens as "enemy combatants" and detain them indefinitely without trial; and to hold non-citizen enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba without the opportunity to challenge the basis for their detention in any court of the United States. Finally the study considers whether the war on terror is of such a nature as to warrant expansion of the exercise of war power by the political branches of government. Critical long-term issues that impact on balancing civil liberties with national security interests are identified that must be addressed by the Congress and the Executive in confronting the continuing war on terrorism post-September 11.2005 0-7734-6115-9
This collection was, the title page avowed, “devoted to Literary, Moral, Historical, and Political Improvement,” and editor Samuel Williams set out in particular to address the interests of the citizens of Vermont by “collecting and preserving such papers and proceedings” and such original “historical and political documents, literary, civil or ecclesiastical” as would “exhibit to the public a general account and view of the state and progress of society, in this part of the Federal Union (Preface to Number One, Volume One). The analysis of the magazine by Pitcher shows that Williams seems to have set out to model his magazine after Mathew Carey’s American Museum
(Philadelphia 1787-92), especially in its divisions into several departments and interest in history and politics, and he used it as a source when he needed to fill his own columns. Williams gave substantial attention to American subjects, important archival materials of Vermont in particular, and, as befitted a “Rural Magazine,” he paid due regard to agricultural, medical, botanical and zoological matters (and subjects touching material culture in other areas).
This two-volume set constitutes an edition of the sale catalogue of the private library of Rushton M. Dorman of Chicago, Illinois, a collection numbering 1,842 separate items. It casts an interesting and important light upon book-collecting and reading habits and interests among affluent late 19th-century Americans. In addition, the substance and tone of the comments set down by the original compiler of the catalogue allow one to view the marketing methods employed by a major late 19th-century book auction firm. The volumes will be of interest to students of literary history, librarians, bibliophiles, historians of the book and book trade.
This multi-sited, transnational dissent from the widely acclaimed book, Alabama in Africa
by Andrew Zimmerman challenges Zimmerman’s argument, evidence, and conclusions about the details and import of the Tuskegee Institute’s impact on the history of West Africa.
No study of transnational work has gained more attention than Andrew Zimmerman’s Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South.
It instantly rose to broad influence in 2011, but Robert J. Norrell contends that Zimmerman is wrong on virtually all his major claims. Norrell insists that Alabama in Africa
often relies on shallow or tendentious argument. An American black man, Zimmerman claims, is in large part responsible for the maltreatment of Africans in a German colony and therefore bears guilt for the brutality that Germans showed throughout Africa and that carried over to all their international relations afterward. The leading social scientists brought into Zimmerman’s story – Gustav von Schmoller, Max Weber, and Robert Park – are also extracted from their real circumstances and cast into contexts more of Zimmerman’s making than reflections of reality.2004 0-7734-6372-0
The scientific validity of race has always been assumed. In the Historical aftermath of the Atlantic slave trade race is in fact a complex and divisive fallacy profoundly woven into the fabric of American society. Subject to political directives, scholars have subsequently made assumptions about people based upon their racial heritage to realize political aspirations. Thus, the fallacy of race has been fundamental to political exploitation and racism in the 21st century. This book exposes this function of race as little more than a political tool to insure power and wealth remain the bastions of post-colonial power structures.1995 0-7734-9137-6
Anne Dick, married to science fiction writer Philip K. Dick from 1959-1965, researched and completed this, the first biography of his life, in the mid '80s. Since then, two biographies of Dick have been published, both depending heavily on Anne's original research and manuscript. This makes available for the first time the original manuscript from which so much information was taken. She gives a wonderfully vivid and sensitive account, portraying him as person and artist, giving insights into his work habits as well as the sources and inspirations of many of his stories. The author provides many important facts about the circumstances in which the novels were written. In her account, Philip Dick emerges as neither saint nor madman, but a flawed human being capable of great error but possessed of even greater passions.2007 0-7734-5397-0
This study considers the goals which people from different cultures set for themselves and the strategies they employ in order to attain these objectives. Thirty-six American undergraduates and thirty-six undergraduates from the People’s Republic of China set for themselves individual professional goals. These students then elaborated what they associated with attaining their chosen objectives. The American group tended to imagine career advancement as the outcome of their self-set goal; in contrast, the Chinese group imagined acquisition of knowledge as their main objective. Concerning the attainment of their goals, the American students did not specify which strategies they would use to attain their goals, but thought that the existence of abilities and resources, such as money, determined whether or not they would be successful; in contrast, the Asian students imagined hard work, diligence and personal effort to be necessary. This book provides crucial insights into cross-cultural differences in people’s self-guided goal striving behavior, knowledge which is important to those who support individuals across the world in their goal setting and goal attainment behavior.
1991 0-7734-9957-12001 0-7734-7572-9
Previous samplers have not swept together the variety that the present editors have gathered, not invited readers to study this literature as part of a reassessment of ‘taste’ within the general populace of the early American republic, especially in the years 1780-1810.2007
This work makes available for the first time a full collection of all the short stories written by novelist, playwright and author, Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). While Lewis’s novels are generally accessible, his short stories have existed only in bound and unbound pieces scattered throughout the book collections of university and public libraries, along with historical societies and private owners. Now they are together in one set, allowing individuals to read the entire corpus and chart the development of the author across the pages of his works. This volume contains the complete short stories of Sinclair Lewis written between August 1916 and October 1917.
This work makes available for the first time a full collection of all the short stories written by novelist, playwright and author, Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). While Lewis’s novels are generally accessible, his short stories have existed only in bound and unbound pieces scattered throughout the book collections of university and public libraries, along with historical societies and private owners. Now they are together in one set, allowing individuals to read the entire corpus and chart the development of the author across the pages of his works. This volume contains the complete short stories of Sinclair Lewis written between January 1918 and February 1919.
This work makes available for the first time a full collection of all the short stories written by novelist, playwright and author, Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). While Lewis’s novels are generally accessible, his short stories have existed only in bound and unbound pieces scattered throughout the book collections of university and public libraries, along with historical societies and private owners. Now they are together in one set, allowing individuals to read the entire corpus and chart the development of the author across the pages of his works. This volume contains the complete short stories of Sinclair Lewis written between February 1919 and May 1921.
This work makes available for the first time a full collection of all the short stories written by novelist, playwright and author, Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). While Lewis’s novels are generally accessible, his short stories have existed only in bound and unbound pieces scattered throughout the book collections of university and public libraries, along with historical societies and private owners. Now they are together in one set, allowing individuals to read the entire corpus and chart the development of the author across the pages of his works. This volume contains the complete short stories of Sinclair Lewis written between August 1923 and April 1931.
This work makes available for the first time a full collection of all the short stories written by novelist, playwright and author, Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). While Lewis’s novels are generally accessible, his short stories have existed only in bound and unbound pieces scattered throughout the book collections of university and public libraries, along with historical societies and private owners. Now they are together in one set, allowing individuals to read the entire corpus and chart the development of the author across the pages of his works. This volume contains the complete short stories of Sinclair Lewis written between June 1931 and March 1941.
This work makes available for the first time a full collection of all the short stories written by novelist, playwright and author, Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). While Lewis’s novels are generally accessible, his short stories have existed only in bound and unbound pieces scattered throughout the book collections of university and public libraries, along with historical societies and private owners. Now they are together in one set, allowing individuals to read the entire corpus and chart the development of the author across the pages of his works. This volume contains the complete short stories of Sinclair Lewis written between September 1941 and May 1949.
This work makes available for the first time a full collection of all the short stories written by novelist, playwright and author, Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). While Lewis’s novels are generally accessible, his short stories have existed only in bound and unbound pieces scattered throughout the book collections of university and public libraries, along with historical societies and private owners. Now they are together in one set, allowing individuals to read the entire corpus and chart the development of the author across the pages of his works. This volume contains the complete short stories of Sinclair Lewis written between January 1904 and January 1916.2002 0-7734-7056-52004 0-7734-6482-4
This study provides readers with a comprehensive view of novelist Sinclair Lewis as an avid reader and literary critic. The colorful allusions and satiric pronouncements of America’s first winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature on books and writers prompted many readers during the first half of the 20th century to take up more and better reading. The study offers a biographical overview of the literary Lewis; insights into the novelist’s ideas on and images of readers and reading; details of Lewis’s sweeping references to everyone from Homer to Norman Mailer; discussion of the author’s reflections on the problems of writers and writing; and, finally, clarity on Lewis’s attitudes toward literary critics and literary criticism – not excluding the novelist’s conclusions about his own criticism and role as literary reviewer. In addition to a general index, the book includes a character index.
This study takes six interwar commentators – Aldous Huxley, Dennis Brogan, J. M. Keynes, Harold Laski, Bertrand Russell, and D. H. Lawrence – and deploys a variety of methodologies (political science, law, philosophy, economics, fiction and literary criticism). It seeks both to shed light on the intellectual ambience of the period while, simultaneously, depicting America itself as it was interpreted by these six visitors.
With the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Congress opened the door for an industry that was once heavily regulated to take bold steps in the directions of competition. Through an examination of nine major Federal Communications Commission rulemakings, more than fifteen years of legislative activity in Congress, and several other policy decisions undertaken during the 20th century, this study argues that the Telecommunications Act was part of a process of social learning in which federal regulators entered an enduring mindset of competition beginning in the late 1970s. Scholars interested in telecommunications issues and developmental theories of policy change will find this book particularly engaging.2002 0-7734-7007-71993 0-7734-9161-9
Illustrates that an appreciation of Odum and his theory of regionalism is crucial to a comprehensive understanding of the intellectual life of the early 20th-century South. Odum's vision for the region's future actively challenged the sectionalist constraints of the southern past in a way never before attempted.2015 1-4955-0319-4
The Sociology of the American Indian is a study of the survival of culture in the face of destruction, genocide, and pillaging. This book is designed to be a supplemental resource book rather than a textbook for courses in Native American Studies.1996 0-7734-2257-9
This mammoth study includes sections discussing Wright's early life; Wright's early encounters with the work of Rilke, Heine, Storm, German poetry from 1200-1930, Trakl. The appendices include his translations of early and later Rilke, Heine, Storm, Trakl, and other German poems.1991 0-7734-9439-12008 0-7734-5154-4
This study explores the work of Frederic Will, over a period of fifty years. It introduces the reader to the wide range of genres undertaken by this versatile author: poetry, prose fiction, travel essays, labor ethnography, translation, international grammar, memoir, and philosophical rumination.1987 0-88946-560-6
An interpretation, based on the assumption that liberation is a central motif in the faith of Afro-Americans, of selected literary works in the Afro-American tradition.2008 0-7734-4965-5
Examines the political party and balance of power and policy considerations behind each state’s admission to the Union.
This assembly of essays probes the enslavement of African people from an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines Europe, the Caribbean, the United States, and indentured servitude in Africa itself.
“In sum, Dr. Conyers’ research in this manuscript is groundbreakin, seeking to provide a greater breadth and depth of insight on enslavement from the standpoint of the Africa. . . . he has simultaneously set a high standards for scholarly research in both the academy and the discipline of Africana Studies while offering a thoughtful view of the Africana experience from the standpoint of African people’s plight in enslavement worldwide.” – Andrew P. Smallwood1997 0-7734-4208-1
Based on original research and a series of interviews carried through from 1959 to 1965, this study, divided into four volumes, gives the first in-depth study of Rio Grande Valley Folklore in Texas, combining Hispanic and American elements. Lore 1 contains studies on the evil eye, shock, recetas and curanderos (healers and healing), ghosts, owl-lore, and weather. Many extracts from interviews are reproduced in detail, and full commentary, notes and bibliography are provided. Volume 2 will contain further studies of specific customs, while Vols. 3 and 4 will study the culture of the area in depth.2008 0-7734-4911-6
The fifteen essays gathered in this volume, written by leading scholars of Native American literature, explore Native American and German-American Louis Erdrich’s fiction from multiple perspectives, offering creative and cultural contexts, thematic considerations and close reading of some of her recent novels.1993 0-7734-9838-9
This is the only comprehensive literary study of Traven's work. It concentrates on Traven's major works of fiction published in English, which various critics have compared to those of Melville, Conrad, Hemingway and other great writers. Treats The Death Ship, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Bridge in the Jungle, The Cotton-Pickers, The White Rose, and the "Jungle Novels", along with the short stories "The Night Visitor" and "Macario".2003 0-7734-6823-42015 1-4955-0296-1
This qualitative case study explores leadership dynamics and typologies of campus cultural orientations toward diversity at a single California community college. The study was guided by Bass and Avolio’s (1997) full range leadership model, which is a paradigm of transformational leadership. Additionally, the study was framed by Jayakumar and Museus’s (2012) taxonomy of campus cultural orientations.2006 0-7734-5544-2
This is a collection of essays selected with the purpose of presenting a picture of the concerns and state of onomastics in America in the closing decades of the 20th Century. Onomastics is the serious study of names and naming. Names are used in all cultures to designate particular persons, places, events, and ideas. This study helps show both universal aspects of human culture and differences between cultures over time and space. The study of names as used in America is relevant for investigating universal patterns and tendencies, as most places in America were named more recently than the older, earlier-settled parts of the world.
Discusses various theories of the White Whale, presenting symbolic meaning and interpretation. Suitable for text use.2006 0-7734-5641-4
The book responds to literary and composition theorists who have called for reinventing English studies, uniting the study of literature and the study of writing in liberatory rhetoric. The first chapter situates this response in the Department of English and American Studies (EAS) at the University of Shkoder, Albania, a place where liberty has long been denied. The second chapter narrates efforts to teach American literature by using writing-centered strategies focused on theme of liberty; the third chapter does likewise, focusing on the teaching of Research Strategies to students previously trained not to ask questions. The fourth chapter explores collaborative work with the EAS faculty, who exchanged scholarship, developed interactive pedagogies, and shaped democratic principles for departmental governance and curricular change. Finally, the fifth chapter describes the partnership between the EAS Department in Shkoder and the University of Graz, the Austrian institution that has supported its Albanian partner for over a decade and provided a powerful model for rhetoricizing English studies, a concept explored in the last two sections of the chapter, which relate this microcosm to departments of English studies.1989 0-7734-9497-9
This work shares the perspective that travel and study can add to experiencing a German environment in America. It includes a brief history of Germany's origin, early pioneers to America, and sections on German celebrations, dress, education, and the effects of inter-cultural transitions. Also contains a Selected Tree for Early (German) Families in Effingham County, and a Name Your Relative Chart.2001 0-7734-7412-9
While ostensibly a study of the development of the prorationing system in Texas in the 1930s, this book develops the concept of “Populist Corruption” to describe the utilization of populist symbols and ideology to support the pursuit of private self-interest, especially in the development of American economic policy. It examines the conflict between the greatest industry of 20th-century American capitalism and how populist symbolism was used to subvert populist goals.2004 0-7734-6232-5
This critical analysis of director Oliver Stone's Nixon argues that the screenplay and film are early attempts in American cinema to put the life of Richard Nixon in proper historical perspective. Although known for his provocative and controversial approach in his films toward people and events of the 1960s and '70s in America, Stone has delivered an evenhanded account of the impact of Nixon on American history. This book is appropriate for anyone interested in the Cold War, American film, or popular art and politics and adds to the study of the media's depiction of history and historical figures.2009 0-7734-3876-9
This anthology covers new ground in the field of adaptation studies, specifically, as a branch of American Studies that not only encompasses literature and visual media, but also a wide-range of subject areas including, but not limited to, history, political science and cultural/ethnic studies. By looking at adaptation specifically in relation to the United States, the book investigates a variety of culturally and historically transformative strategies, as well showing how the process of adaptation has been influenced by social, ideological and political factors both inside and outside the United States.2007 0-7734-5375-X
This work consists of an edited collection of twenty essays originally presented at the Conflict in Southern Writing Conference in 2004 seeking to explore the various permutations of conflict as depicted in two centuries of literature by authors from the American South. Also included in this volume are five original interviews with contemporary Southern authors (Wade Hall, Sena Jeter Naslund, Sue Walker, Stephen Cushman, and Betty Bayé) which bring the collection into the twenty-first century and present the same conflicts addressed in the essays from the viewpoints of the creative writers themselves.
This volume explores the eschatological and millennial dimension in the Puritan mind, to show that out of a unique apocalyptic interpretation of history Puritans were not only able to justify their migration to America with sacred, providential history, but also able to define the meaning of their holy experiment in the course of salvation history. As the Puritan emigrants themselves perceived it, their errand into the wilderness was not simply a utopian search for religious reformation but an earthly stand against the power of Satan and Antichrist.1985 0-88946-555-X
Analyzes Roethke's religious ideas and spiritual practice. Uses his notebooks to view his poetry as structured by his mystical reading.1983 0-88946-761-7
A re-presentation of the Catholic doctrine of grace for the contemporary American mind. First examines the meaning of grace as fashioned by Karl Rahner in his transcendental anthropology, then integrates this with American criteria of judgment (Carl Rogers and C. S. Peirce) to develop a uniquely American theology of grace.1991 0-88946-170-8
Deals extensively with Thoreau's Indian themes as they are revealed in his "Indian books." Always for Thoreau the Indian is a being of consciousness; and Thoreau the white man, through the figure of the imagined Indian, comes to an understanding of himself as well as of the Indian. In this study Thoreau's varying but interrelated ideas of the Indian are seen, as they must be, in relation to his vision of discovery of the redeemed self within the context of the natural world.1998 0-7734-8329-2
This study examines the story of the success of three outstanding economists - William Z. Ripley, Frank A. Fetter, and John R. Commons - in convincing legislatures, courts, and the public of the need for and value of progressive ideology and action in the fight against monopoly and pricing practices, in particular against United States Steel Corporation.2016 1-4955-0459-X
This monograph focuses on the poetic output of Edgar Allan Poe offering a new approach to his verse, whereby his poems are treated as unique phono-semantic structures, requiring specific interpretative procedures that bring to light the close correspondence between the phonetic orchestration and the semantic dimension in Poe’s poetry.1997 0-7734-8641-0
This study examines the contents, themes, and publishing histories of juvenile literature. Subjects range from Louisa May Alcott to Nancy Drew's home town, including Tom Swift (and his girlfriend), Dave Fearless, the Bobbsey Twins, Howard R. Garis, the Louisa May Alcott/Oliver Optic feud, Leo Edwards, Harry Collingwood, Edward Stratemeyer, the Rover Boys, Franklin Mathiews and Boy Scout Censorship, and Percy Keese Fitzhugh. This factual but humorous approach leans on the best scholarship in the field. It includes many illustrations to detail the publishing histories of these individual books and series, which often read like sophisticated pieces of detective work. With color illustrations.1999 0-7734-8198-2
This study traces the history of the Confederate veteran pension system in Virginia, tracing all relevant state laws that had an impact on Confederate servicemen and their families. Another of the main goals was the development of information on all Confederate veterans and their widows who have received Virginia pension payments. This study will interest state regimental historians, American historians, policy-analysts examining state benefit programs, genealogists, individuals interested in the Civil War, librarians and archivists seeking access to the original veteran pension applications in the Virginia State Library's Archival Department in Richmond, state and Federal-level decision–makers examining the strengths and weaknesses of state-designed, -administered, and –implemented social programs, those interested in the policy process, and researchers interested in the destiny of the military loser. Includes photographs.2002 0-7734-7206-1
This study covers Arizona’s homefront history during WWII, encompassing themes that are both institutional and social. It examines government, private industry and their economic programs, official policies of state and federal agencies. It examines the way Native Americans, Japanese aliens, and Japanese-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals, African-Americans, foreigners, international and local prisoners, children, and whites worked together – voluntarily or not – in the war effort.
This book is a study of the current debates about identitarian thought in relation to contexts of postcolonial resistance and reconstruction. How is identity theorized, constructed and claimed in the context of postcolonial political and cultural struggles against imperial hegemony? How is our understanding of identity inflected by the strengthening alliance between postcolonial theory, on the one hand, and the postmodern pull towards ‘de-hegemonization’ on the other? This study assesses different postcolonial ‘relocations’ in cultural and political discourse and highlights the political uncertainties and theoretical fractures that the persistent appeal to Western frameworks of knowledge engenders. This book aligns three white settler nations, namely, Canada, Australia and South Africa, from a socio-political and cultural point of view. It proposes a study of their twin positions as distinctive avatars of postcolonial experience and as illustrative models of a general postcolonial condition. Furthermore, it raises issues of identity and identity politics on the level of literary discourse as well as in terms of national context. The novels of Canadian Michael Ondaatje, Australian David Malouf, and South African Nadine Gordimer present rich thematic parallels; they engage with particular white settler national issues as well as more general postcolonial questions.2003 0-7734-6627-4
Dwelling House is a savings-and-loan bank located in the inner city of Pittsburgh, called the Hill. This study chronicles its forty-year fight on behalf of Hill residents and others to increase home ownership and reverse urban decay and crime. Dwelling House shows how the marriage of ethical principles with a more holistic social philosophy can deeply transform urban America.1996 0-7734-8902-9
This work profiles 14 important writers who live in and write about the state of Florida. The five novelists, four historians, three environmentalists, and two folklorists have made important contributions to twentieth-century literature and have written extensively about the state. This book of profiles was based on extensive interviews with each writer, with a careful analysis of their written work, and with professional reviews by others in their fields. The result is the first in-depth analysis of this complete group, an important contribution to regional literature. Writers examined: E.W. Carswell, Harry Crews, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Hampton Dunn, David Kaufelt, Stetson Kennedy, Eugene Lyon, Richard Powell, Jack Rudloe, Marjory Bartlett Sanger, Herrell Shofner, Frank Slaughter, Patrick Smith, Charlton Tebeau.2010 0-7734-3707-X
This work takes a new and decisive look at Herman Melville’s final work of prose fiction, Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative)
. While exploring the novel’s textual, scholarly and critical history, Garner argues that Melville created two Billy Budds and that they exist as co-extensive narratives—one superimposed on the other, both tales occupying the same textual space, using the same words. These narratives operate in a shell-kernel relationship with the outside narrative providing cover for the nestled inside narrative.1993 0-7734-2308-7
This study examines the highlights of annexationism in the 1850s when Cuban Annexationists found strong support from some American groups after the Texas annexation and the Mexican American war. Cuban annexationists and American expansionists both feared social disorder, racial strife, and political and economical instability. The significance of annexation lies in three areas: it represented one step beyond early Creole reformism; it introduced the idea of the acceptability of armed struggle; and finally, it added to a sense of separate Cuban community and identity.2002 0-7734-7121-9
2002 0-7734-7119-72003 0-7734-6810-2
This volume brings together everything published by Jean Toomer, known as the Herald of the Harlem Renaissance, after the publication of Cane in 1923, plus several poems he had published prior to ’23. It includes short stories, poems, essays, and a play. The play, Balo, published in 1927, grew out of his experiences as headmaster of a black school in Sparta, Georgia in 1922, and takes an interesting look at race relations and black religion in the rural South in the early part of the century. The volumes also contains a brief biography of Toomer.2011 0-7734-1435-5
This book asserts that American literature is a postcolonial literature and that the values inherent in American literature reflect the mother culture, England. The author constructs an all-encompassing theory to support her assertion.2003 0-7734-6558-8
This monograph provides a readable exposition of Lewis Mumford’s views on dozens of issues with continuous, selective reference to his published works. Mumford produced more than 30 books and 3000 articles from 1914 to 1982. Added to this vast corpus are the many books and articles about him in multiple languages. This study elucidates his thoughts about history and its meaning, human nature and its development, science and technology, cities and their culture, art and architecture, and more. It highlights his ideas while integrating Mumford’s words into the exposition, providing an intellectual map. An Appendix includes a personal memoir of the author’s meetings with Mumford.
A synthesis of existing literature and interpretation of information on American foreign policy in East Asia since 1945, covering the last three major wars: World War II, the Korean conflict, and Vietnam.1997 0-7734-8603-8
Examines the establishment of the Armory, early civilian superintendancy, the temporary takeover by Ordnance, the influence of the Hall rifle, annual manufacture and procurement, conversions, and includes a list of armorers there.1997 0-7734-8620-81997 0-7734-8679-8
In a long career, Upton Sinclair made himself one of the principal spokesmen of American socialism. With the decline of socialism in the United States as a viable social and political force, Sinclair's reputation as a reformer declined also, although his literary reputation remained constant. His lasting influence was to effect the transfer of socialist ideas from the moribund socialist party to a rejuvenated Democratic Party, which after 1932 adopted many of them. Today he is remembered as a socialist by very few.2015 1-4955-0340-22014 0-7734-3517-4
“…a noteworthy contribution to scholarship on late nineteenth-century American women writers…Hausmann describes how female characters in literary environments operate literally and symbolically to reveal conceptual complexities that challenge traditional notions about women and space.”
-Dr. Geraldine Smith-Wright,
Drew University1999 0-7734-8154-0
Lists those who made ore repaired clocks and watches in Virginia from the earliest days to the Civil War and shortly thereafter using US Census data, court records tax lists, newspaper ads, and county histories.
There were many paradoxes Virginia Woolf had to resolve in her fiction writing: how to bring readers into close touch with life and yet keep them at a distance by means of the special life in fiction; how to follow the details of real life and yet symbolize meaning; how to write prose and yet discharge some of the functions of poetry. Consciousness was her way of contending with the paradoxes – consciousness by the characters of their unique selves, of the influence and interaction of other characters, a flow of inner consciousness. The consciousnesses are not abstract; they are always connected to a phenomenal world of action, environment, and time.1996 0-7734-8793-X
This biography describes the career of a key figure during the years of the Territory of Hawaii, adding significantly to the incomplete history of Hawaii in the first half of the 20th century. Dillingham's accomplishments had a profound effect upon the development and growth of the territory. He and his Hawaiian Dredging Company changed greatly the shoreline of Honolulu, and helped shape the character of the city. Dillingham played a key role in the creation of Pearl Harbor as the Navy's major mid-Pacific naval base. His company was in integral factor in building naval airbases throughout the Pacific prior to and during WWII. He inherited the presidency of the Oahu Railway and Land Company from his father, and the railroad remained central to the island's transportation system for 30 years, furthering the expansion of sugar and pineapple plantations on Oahu. Given their major position in island society, he was able to entertain key national figures, helping influence mainland decisions affecting the future of the islands. Both Honolulu and Washington political leaders listened to him regarding important policy matters. In his later years, he stood against communism, the growing influence of labor unions in the islands, and opposed the idea of statehood. This biography depicts in particular his leading role in island and national affairs over a span of forty years.2006 0-7734-5778-X
This book covers the wide scope of Charles A. Brady’s talent, from his early poetry, through his fiction, journalism, and criticism. The author’s extensive reading in English and American literature allows him to comment on the extraordinary range of Brady’s reviews, critical essays, lectures, and interviews. The book provides a valuable introduction to the work of Charles Brady and engages the reader with its own critical judgments.
Dr. Brady wrote four novels, all with strong historical foundation, ranging from the England of Henry VIII and Thomas More; the voyages of Leif Erickson in America; the last phase of the life of Rene Chateaubriand, French ambassador to the Vatican of Pope Leo XII, as well as a novel depicting life in Buffalo in the post-WW II era.
His critical interest in the interplanetary trilogy of C.S. Lewis brought him significant praise from Lewis himself. Dr. Brady wrote two essays on these novels, which caused Lewis to write to Dr. Brady indicating that he had not received such understanding of his work before. Lewis invited Dr. Brady to come to England and share the hospitality of the ‘Inklings.’ Dr. Brady’s critical interests ranged quite widely both in English literature as well as other countries.
This book unveils the historical development of skin color based racism in U.S. society from its origin in the sexual and reproductive relations between the South’s white slave owners and their black female slaves to the bold and startling conclusion that through a better understanding of these early kinship histories and ancestral lineages legacies we can actually envision the elimination of skin color bias by rejecting the false color based identities we have established for ourselves.2009 0-7734-4698-2
The study examines in-depth the “work first” Welfare-to-Work Grants program as it was implemented in a state that provided relatively generous subsides to low-income workers. The analysis engages in scholarly debates regarding persistent poverty, social welfare policies, and the efficacy of traditional theories of political economy.2014 0-7734-4487-4
Contrary to prior scientific and popular belief over slavery, this book explicitly and unequivocally demonstrates that the majority of Black Americans of the 20th and 21st Centuries do not have African slave heritage history. These descendants are neither Black Americans nor African Americans, but White because of their paternal ancestry as a result of the selective breeding practices of White slave owners with their Black female slaves.2015 1-4955-0434-4
This study is an urgent call to action to address the problems of environmental racism that manifests itself in the gradual eradication of quality of life in predominantly minority neighborhoods. This book heightens awareness of this environmentally racist connection by focusing on the policies and the intentional actions of corporate polluters and suggests potential solutions to combat the negative impact these dangerous corporations levy against minority communities.