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Citizen Indians
Native American Intellectuals, Race, and Reform
Lucy Maddox
By the 1890s, white Americans were avid consumers of American Indian cultures. At heavily scripted Wild West shows, Chautauquas, civic pageants, expositions, and fairs, American Indians were most often cast as victims, noble remnants of a vanishing...



Working Construction
Why White Working-Class Men Put Themselves—and the Labor Movement—in Harm's Way
Kris Paap
Kris Paap worked for nearly three years as a carpenter's apprentice on a variety of jobsites, closely observing her colleagues' habits, expressions, and attitudes. As a woman in an overwhelmingly male—and stereotypically "macho"—profession, Paap uses...



Trailing Clouds
Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America
David Cowart
"We stand to learn much about the durability of or changes in the American way of life from writers such as Bharati Mukherjee (born in India), Ursula Hegi (born in Germany), Jerzy Kosinski (born in Poland), Jamaica Kincaid (born in Antigua), Cristina...



Red, White, and Blue Letter Days
An American Calendar
Matthew Dennis
The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, and other celebrations matter to Americans and reflect the state of American local and national politics. Commemorations of...



Claiming the Pen
Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South
Catherine Kerrison
The first intellectual history of early southern women, situating their reading and writing within the literary culture of the wider Anglo-Atlantic world.



Ethics Along the Color Line
Anna Stubblefield
What is "race"? What role, if any, should race play in our moral obligations to others and to ourselves? Ethics along the Color Line addresses the question of whether black Americans should think of each other as members of an extended racial family...



How Early America Sounded
Richard Cullen Rath
"My hope is that by attending to sound I have been able to open up parts of these worlds, not to get a glimpse of them but to listen in. These were worlds much more alive with sound than our own, worlds not yet disenchanted, worlds perhaps even...



Negotiating the Constitution
The Earliest Debates over Original Intent
Joseph M. Lynch
No concept sparks more controversy in constitutional debate than "original intent." Offering a legal historian's approach to the subject, this book demonstrates that the framers deliberately obscured one of their more important decisions. Joseph M...



Habits of Devotion
Catholic Religious Practice in Twentieth-Century America
In Habits of Devotion, four senior scholars take the measure of the central religious practices and devotions that by the middle of the twentieth century defined the "ordinary, week-to-week religion" of the majority of American Catholics.



New Working-Class Studies
This book brings together historians, economists, geographers, sociologists, and scholars of literature and cultural studies to explore the emerging discipline of working-class studies and identify its key themes and issues.



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