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Volume 53, Number 1, 2014

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

p. 1 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0006

Notes on Contributors

pp. 4-255 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0016


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

pp. 5-25 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0025

Ethnography as Ethics and Epistemology: Why American Studies Should Embrace Fieldwork, and Why it Hasn’t

pp. 27-56 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0034

Journey to a Land of Cotton: A Slave Plantation in Brooklyn, 1895

pp. 57-78 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0043

Robert S. Duncanson, Race, and Auguste Comte’s Positivism in Cincinnati

pp. 79-115 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0052

Claiming Panama: Genre and Gender in Antebellum U.S. Isthmiana

pp. 117-147 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0002

Tulip Time and the Invention of a New Dutch American Ethnic Identity

pp. 149-167 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0012

Review Esssys

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

pp. 169-181 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0021

Utopias West: Or the Trouble with Perfection

pp. 183-193 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0030

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 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0039

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

pp. 201-202 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0048

The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ’n’ Roll by Preston Lauderbach (review)

pp. 202-204 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0057

Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse by Kimberly Snyder Manganelli (review)

pp. 204-205 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0008

Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus by Susan Nance (review)

pp. 205-206 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0018

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

pp. 206-207 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0027

Heart and Soul of Florida: Sacred Sites and Historic Architecture by Elsbeth Gordon (review)

pp. 207-208 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0036

Hollywood and Hitler, 1933–1939 by Thomas Doherty (review)

pp. 208-209 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0045

The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler by Ben Urwand (review)

pp. 209-210 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0054

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

pp. 210-211 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0004

The Sentimental Touch: The Language of Feeling in the Age of Managerialism by Aaron Ritzenberg (review)

pp. 211-213 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0014

Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy by Carrie Pitzulo (review)

pp. 213-214 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0023

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

pp. 214-215 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0032

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

pp. 215-216 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0041

Artistic Ambassadors: Literary and International Representation of the New Negro Era by Brian Russell Roberts (review)

pp. 216-217 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0050

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 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0000

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

pp. 218-219 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0010

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

pp. 219-220 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0020

The New Mind of the South by Tracy Thompson (review)

p. 221 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0029

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

pp. 222-223 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0038

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

pp. 223-224 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0047

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 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0056

Electric Dreamland: Amusement Parks, Movies, and American Modernity by Lauren Rabinovitz (review)

pp. 225-226 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0007

New Worlds: A Religious History of Latin America by John Lynch (review)

pp. 226-227 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0017

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

pp. 227-228 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0026

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

pp. 228-229 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0035

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

pp. 229-230 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0044

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

pp. 230-231 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0053

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

pp. 231-232 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0003

Science, Democracy, and the American University: From the Civil War to the Cold War by Andrew Jewett (review)

pp. 233-234 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0013

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

pp. 234-235 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0022

The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture by Jared Gardner (review)

pp. 235-236 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0031

The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic by Patrick Weil (review)

pp. 236-237 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0040

Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America by Diane Harris (review)

pp. 237-238 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0049

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

pp. 238-239 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0058

Empowering Words: Outsiders and Authorship in Early America by Karen Weyler (review)

pp. 239-240 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0009

Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology by Rebecca Cawood McIntyre (review)

pp. 240-241 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0019

Julia Child’s The French Chef by Dana Polan (review)

pp. 241-242 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0028

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

pp. 242-243 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0037

America’s Assembly Line by David Nye (review)

pp. 243-244 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0046

Fluid New York: Cosmopolitan Urbanism and the Green Imagination by May Joseph (review)

pp. 244-245 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0055

The New Death: American Modernism and World War I by Pearl James (review)

pp. 245-246 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0005

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

pp. 246-247 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0015

Seizing the Means of Reproduction: Entanglements of Feminism, Health, and Technoscience by Michelle Murphy (review)

pp. 248-249 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0024

Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early American Narrative by Cristobal Silva (review)

pp. 249-250 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0033

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

pp. 250-251 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0042

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

pp. 251-252 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0051

Taken for Grantedness: The Embedding of Mobile Communication into Society by Rich Ling (review)

pp. 252-253 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0001

Gay Rights at the Ballot Box by Amy L. Stone (review)

pp. 253-254 | DOI: 10.1353/ams.2014.0011

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