Volume 53, Number 1, 2014

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

p. 1
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Notes on Contributors

pp. 4-255
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Essays

Boy Scouts, the National Rifle Association, and the Domestication of Rifle Shooting

pp. 5-25
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Ethnography as Ethics and Epistemology: Why American Studies Should Embrace Fieldwork, and Why it Hasn’t

pp. 27-56
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Journey to a Land of Cotton: A Slave Plantation in Brooklyn, 1895

pp. 57-78
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Robert S. Duncanson, Race, and Auguste Comte’s Positivism in Cincinnati

pp. 79-115
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Claiming Panama: Genre and Gender in Antebellum U.S. Isthmiana

pp. 117-147
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Tulip Time and the Invention of a New Dutch American Ethnic Identity

pp. 149-167
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Review Esssys

American Yoga: The Shaping of Modern Body Culture in the United States

pp. 169-181
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Utopias West: Or the Trouble with Perfection

pp. 183-193
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Book Reviews

Protesting Affirmative Action: The Struggle over Equality after the Civil Rights Revolution by Dennis Deslippe, and: Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash against Affirmative Action by Jennifer L. Pierce (review)

pp. 199-201
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Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song by Edward P. Comentale (review)

pp. 201-202
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The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ’n’ Roll by Preston Lauderbach (review)

pp. 202-204
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Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse by Kimberly Snyder Manganelli (review)

pp. 204-205
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Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus by Susan Nance (review)

pp. 205-206
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Beginning to see the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll by Ellen Willis (review)

pp. 206-207
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Heart and Soul of Florida: Sacred Sites and Historic Architecture by Elsbeth Gordon (review)

pp. 207-208
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Hollywood and Hitler, 1933–1939 by Thomas Doherty (review)

pp. 208-209
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The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler by Ben Urwand (review)

pp. 209-210
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Fevered Measures: Public Health and Race at the Texas-Mexico Border, 1848–1942 by John Mckiernan-González (review)

pp. 210-211
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The Sentimental Touch: The Language of Feeling in the Age of Managerialism by Aaron Ritzenberg (review)

pp. 211-213
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Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy by Carrie Pitzulo (review)

pp. 213-214
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From America to Norway: Norwegian-American Immigrant Letters 1838–1914, Volume I: 1838–1870 Edited and translated by Orm Øverland (review)

pp. 214-215
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The University and the People: Envisioning American Higher Education in an Era of Populist Protest by Scott M. Gelber (review)

pp. 215-216
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Artistic Ambassadors: Literary and International Representation of the New Negro Era by Brian Russell Roberts (review)

pp. 216-217
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All Men Free and Brethren: Essays on the History of African American Freemasonry Edited by Peter P. Hinks and Stephen Kantrowitz (review)

pp. 217-218
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Native Apostles: Black and Indian Missionaries in the British Atlantic World by Edward E. Andrews (review)

pp. 218-219
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You’ll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band by Bob Gluck (review)

pp. 219-220
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The New Mind of the South by Tracy Thompson (review)

p. 221
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Pluralist Universalism: An Asian Americanist Critique of U.S. and Chinese Multiculturalisms by Wen Jin (review)

pp. 222-223
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Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions by Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. Emerson (review)

pp. 223-224
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The Iconic Obama, 2007–2009: Essays on Media Representations of the Candidate and New President Edited by Nicholas A. Yanes and Derrais Carter (review)

pp. 224-225
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Electric Dreamland: Amusement Parks, Movies, and American Modernity by Lauren Rabinovitz (review)

pp. 225-226
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New Worlds: A Religious History of Latin America by John Lynch (review)

pp. 226-227
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Main Street and Empire: The Fictional Small Town in the Age of Globalization by Ryan Poll (review)

pp. 227-228
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Faith and Race in American Political Life Edited by Robin Dale Jacobson and Nancy D. Wadsworth (review)

pp. 228-229
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Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps by Aaron B. O’Connell (review)

pp. 229-230
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President of the Other America: Robert Kennedy and the Politics of Poverty by Edward R. Schmitt (review)

pp. 230-231
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Bending Toword Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy by Gary May (review)

pp. 231-232
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Science, Democracy, and the American University: From the Civil War to the Cold War by Andrew Jewett (review)

pp. 233-234
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Truth’s Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel by Philip F. Gura (review)

pp. 234-235
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The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture by Jared Gardner (review)

pp. 235-236
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The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic by Patrick Weil (review)

pp. 236-237
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Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America by Diane Harris (review)

pp. 237-238
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The Rise of American High School Sports and the Search for Control, 1880–1930 by Robert Prouter (review)

pp. 238-239
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Empowering Words: Outsiders and Authorship in Early America by Karen Weyler (review)

pp. 239-240
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Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology by Rebecca Cawood McIntyre (review)

pp. 240-241
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Julia Child’s The French Chef by Dana Polan (review)

pp. 241-242
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Imaginary Citizens: Child Readers and the Limits of American Independence, 1640–1868 by Courtney Weikle-Mills (review)

pp. 242-243
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America’s Assembly Line by David Nye (review)

pp. 243-244
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Fluid New York: Cosmopolitan Urbanism and the Green Imagination by May Joseph (review)

pp. 244-245
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The New Death: American Modernism and World War I by Pearl James (review)

pp. 245-246
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Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture by R. A. R. Edwards (review)

pp. 246-247
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Seizing the Means of Reproduction: Entanglements of Feminism, Health, and Technoscience by Michelle Murphy (review)

pp. 248-249
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Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early American Narrative by Cristobal Silva (review)

pp. 249-250
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Making Art Panamerican: Cultural Policy and the Cold War by Claire F. Fox (review)

pp. 250-251
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Voodoo Priests, Noble Savages, and Ozark Gypsies: The Life of Folklorist Mary Alicia Owen by Greg Olson (review)

pp. 251-252
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Taken for Grantedness: The Embedding of Mobile Communication into Society by Rich Ling (review)

pp. 252-253
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Gay Rights at the Ballot Box by Amy L. Stone (review)

pp. 253-254
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