U.S. Studies Online showcases and promotes the exciting and emerging research produced by postgraduate and early career researchers in the American studies academic community.

Here are the first 18 issues, published between 2001 and 2011. For the latest USSO issues, click here.

Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition Coast to Coast: An Aerial Introduction Rachel van Duyvenbode and Colin Howley © Rachel van Duyvenbode and Colin Howley. All Rights Reserved On Saturday 23, November 2002 over fifty postgraduates from the United Kingdom and overseas congregated in Sheffield for the annual British…

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Issue 10, Spring 2007: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 10, Spring 2007 ‘Sloughing off the Old Skin’: Ideology, Folklore and the Invention of Tradition in the Tales of Washington Irving Michael Collins © Michael Collins. All Rights Reserved A culture is in decline when it submits to intellectual martial law, and a fresh understanding is denied…

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Issue 13, Autumn 2008: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 13, Autumn 2008 Inter-ethnic Encounters in Late-Twentieth Century Urban America: Portrayals of Italian American Ethnicity in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing Francesca De Lucia © Francesca De Lucia. All Rights Reserved The aim of this article is to investigate how Spike Lee, as an African American film director,…

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Issue 15, Autumn 2009: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 15, Autumn 2009 The ‘Baby-Mother’ and American Women Writers of Colour Charlotte Rhodes © Charlotte Rhodes. All Rights Reserved Over the past thirty years, feminist scholars have continually stressed the importance of revising, re-evaluating and re-printing women’s literature. Too much of it gets ‘lost;’ too much of it falls…

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Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition African American Responses to Crime in Antebellum Richmond, Virginia James Campbell © James Campbell. All Rights Reserved In August 1852, a slave named Isaac Simms appeared before the mayor of Richmond charged with throwing stones at the house of Joseph Signiardo, a white…

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