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  Volume 52, Number 1, 2012

Table of Contents


Electric Moms and Quad Drivers: People with Disabilities Buying, Making, and Using Technology in Postwar America

pp. 5-30

From “Sea of Grass” to “Wire and Rail”: Melville’s Evolving Perspective on the Prairies

pp. 31-47

The Roots and Routes of “Imperium in Imperio”: St. Clair Drake, The Formative Years

pp. 49-75

Politics and the 1920s Writings of Dashiell Hammett

pp. 77-98

When Readers Become Fans: Nineteenth-Century American Poetry as a Fan Activity

pp. 99-122

The Identity Joke: Race, Rap, Performance in CB4

pp. 123-142

Review Essays

The Influence of Past Racism on Criminal Injustice: A Review of The New Jim Crow and The Condemnation of Blackness

pp. 143-152

Oriental Style and Asian Chic: The Politics of Racial Visibility in Film and Fashion

pp. 153-162

Everything Was Better in America: Print Culture in the Great Depression by David Welky (review)

pp. 165-166

Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street by Karen Ho (review)

pp. 166-167

Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon by Michael Ezra (review)

pp. 167-168

Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Ante-bellum America by Hilary J. Moss (review)

pp. 168-170

Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity by Monica L. Miller (review)

pp. 171-172

Tabloid Valley: Supermarket News and American Culture by Paula E. Morton, and: Tabloid, Inc.: Crimes, Newspapers, Narratives by V. Penelope Pelizzon and Nancy M. West (review)

pp. 172-174

Ben Shahn’s American Scene: Photographs, 1938 by John Raeburn (review)

pp. 175-176

Beyond Preservation: Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities by Andrew Hurley (review)

pp. 176-178

Black Venus 2010: They Called Her “Hottentot.” ed. by Deborah Willis (review)

pp. 178-179

Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture by Jim Collins (review)

pp. 179-180

Building A Housewife’s Paradise: Gender, Politics, and American Grocery Stores in the Twentieth Century by Tracey Deutsch (review)

pp. 181-182

Champagne Charlie & Pretty Jemima: Variety Theater in the Nineteenth Century by Gillian M. Rodger (review)

pp. 182-183

Droppers: America’s First Hippie Commune, Drop City by Mark Matthews (review)

pp. 183-184

Fight for Your Long Day by Alex Kudera (review)

pp. 184-185

Heretical Fictions: Religion in the Literature of Mark Twain by Lawrence I. Berkove and Joseph Csicsila (review)

pp. 185-186

The Improbable First Century of Cosmopolitan Magazine by James Landers (review)

pp. 186-187

Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America by Erika Doss (review)

pp. 187-189

Otherness in Hollywood Cinema by Michael Richardson (review)

pp. 188-190

Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow by Karl Hagstrom Miller (review)

pp. 190-191

Urban Bush Women: Twenty Years of Working It Out by Nadine George-Graves (review)

pp. 191-192

Wanted Women: An American Obsession in the Reign of J. Edgar Hoover by Mary Elizabeth Strunk, and: The FBI and the Catholic Church by Steve Rosswurm (review)

pp. 192-194

Well-Read Lives: How Books Inspired A Generation of American Women by Barbara Sicherman (review)

pp. 194-195

Photography and the USA by Mick Gidley (review)

pp. 195-196

Mulan’s Legend and Legacy in China and the United States by Lan Dong (review)

pp. 196-197

Why America Failed by Morris Berman (review)

p. 198

Notes on Contributors

pp. 4-5

Research Areas


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