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Hollywood's Last Golden Age
Politics, Society, and the Seventies Film in America
Jonathan Kirshner
From Chinatown to Night Moves, how key "seventies" films important works of art in continuous dialogue with the political, social, personal, and philosophical issues of their times.



The Worlds of Langston Hughes
Modernism and Translation in the Americas
Vera M. Kutzinski
Kutzinski shows that translating and being translated (and often mistranslated) are as vital to Hughes's own poetics as they are to understanding the historical network of cultural relations known as literary modernism.



Memories of War
Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic
Thomas A. Chambers
Chambers charts the development of the public memory and historical understanding of the wars of the Colonial and Early National periods through the practice of battlefield tourism in the Early American Republic.



Queen of Vaudeville
The Story of Eva Tanguay
Andrew L. Erdman
Queen of Vaudeville is the first-ever biography of Eva Tanguay, the most famous star of the American vaudeville theater and perhaps the most popular live entertainer in the United States from about 1910 to 1920.



Race, Rights, and Recognition
Jewish American Literature since 1969
Dean J. Franco
Dean J. Franco explores the work of recent Jewish American writers, many of whom have taken unpopular stances on social issues, distancing themselves from the politics and public practice of multiculturalism.



She Hath Been Reading
Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America
Katherine West Scheil
In the late nineteenth century hundreds of clubs formed across the United States devoted to the reading of Shakespeare. Katherine West Scheil uncovers this hidden layer of intellectual activity that flourished in American society.



Serling
The Rise and Twilight of TV's Last Angry Man
Gordon F. Sander
Gordon F. Sander's acclaimed biography of Rod Serling is at once a portrait of a prodigiously talented writer and a history of the first-quarter century of television.



The Working Class Majority
America's Best Kept Secret
Michael Zweig
In the second edition of his essential book Michael Zweig warns that by allowing the working class to disappear into categories of "middle class" or "consumers," we also allow those with the dominant power, capitalists, to vanish among the rich.



Welcome to the Suck
Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq
Stacey Peebles
A thoughtful and timely discussion contemporary war literature and films.



Melting-Pot Modernism
Sarah Wilson
"An intelligent and beautifully written examination of the 'melting pot' as taken up in the work of four modernist writers: Henry James, James Weldon Johnson, Willa Cather, and Gertrude Stein."—Christopher Douglas, University of Victoria



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