Issue 100 Spring 2009

Editorial ‘It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.’ President-Elect Barack Obama, 4 November 2008 By the time this edition of American Studies in Britain is published, Barack Obama’s victory speech will have been supplanted…

Issue 99 Autumn 2008

Editorial Anniversaries have been very much a theme of 2008, particularly in France, which remembered the 1968 student riots and general strike, and the USA, where 1968 was a tumultuous year of assassinations and civil unrest. At this year’s EAAS conference in Oslo I got talking about May 1968 to a senior French Americanist who…