American Studies Series

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  1. Archaism, Modernism, and the Art of Paul Manship
    Archaism, an international artistic phenomenon from early in the twentieth century through the 1930s, receives its first sustained analysis in this book. The distinctive formal and technical conventions of archaic art, especially... Learn More
    Published: 19th December 2014
    Paperback | £22.99
  2. James M. Cain and the American Authors' Authority
    The 1940s offered ever-increasing outlets for writers in book publishing, magazines, radio, film, and the nascent television industry, but the standard rights arrangements often prevented writers from collecting a fair share of... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2013
    Paperback | £24.99
  3. Structures in the Stream
    As the Mississippi and other midwestern rivers inundated town after town during the summer of 1993, concerned and angry citizens questioned whether the very technologies and structures intended to "tame" the rivers did not, in... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2013
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. Ruth Benedict
    Poet, anthropologist, feminist—Ruth Fulton Benedict was all of these and much more. Born into the last years of the Victorian era, she came of age during the Progressive years and participated in inaugurating the modern era... Learn More
    Published: 16th January 2013
    Paperback | £37.00
  5. Henry J. Kaiser
    In the 1940s Henry J. Kaiser was a household name, as familiar then as Warren Buffett and Donald Trump are now. Like a Horatio Alger hero, Kaiser rose from lower-middle-class origins to become an enormously wealthy entrepreneur,... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2012
    Paperback | £33.00
  6. Irene Rice Pereira
    Artist Irene Rice Pereira was a significant figure in the New York art world of the 1930s and 1940s, who shared an interest in Jungianism with the better-known Abstract Expressionists and with various women artists and writers... Learn More
    Published: 6th July 2011
    Paperback | £26.99
  7. Francis Parkman, Historian as Hero
    A historian who lived the kind of history he wrote, Francis Parkman is a major—and controversial—figure in American historiography. His narrative style, while popular with readers wanting a "good story," has raised many questions... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2011
    Paperback | £20.99
  8. Heretics and Hellraisers
    The Masses was the most dynamic and influential left-wing magazine of the early twentieth century, a touchstone for understanding radical thought and social movements in the United States during that era. As a magazine that supported... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1993
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience
    First published in 1968, The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience has become a classic in the field of American studies. G. Edward White traces the origins of "the West of the imagination" to the adolescent experiences... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 1989
    Paperback | £20.99
  10. Ben Shahn
    In the first, most intense years of the Cold War (1947–1954), New Deal liberals often found themselves in great disfavor. Ben Shahn's experience presents something of a paradox, however, since his paintings appealed in different... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1989
    Paperback | £20.99