Issue 102 Spring 2010

Editorial The dramatic events in Massachusetts in late January, when Scott Brown recaptured a Senate seat for the Republicans after more than half a century, reminded me that it is exactly twenty years since I moved to Massachusetts and became an interested observer of America. In late 1990 the USA was deeply embroiled in the…

Issue 101 Autumn 2009

Editorial The cover picture on this issue of American Studies in Britain looks back forty years to July 1969 and the first manned lunar landing. It shows US astronaut Buzz Aldrin posing beside the stars and stripes in the shadow of the lunar module ‘Eagle’ – immortalised in the phrase ‘The Eagle has landed’. The…

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…