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 10, Spring 2007: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 10, Spring 2007 Natural Disasters in America: The Northridge Earthquake (1994), Hurricane Katrina (2005) and the Relationships between Human Societies and the ‘Natural Environment’ Clare Russell © Clare Russell. All Rights Reserved On September 10th 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and on the eve of…

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Issue 13, Autumn 2008: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 13, Autumn 2008 The Prophet in Detroit: Fard Muhammad and the Origins of the Nation of Islam Dawn-Marie Gibson © Dawn-Marie Gibson. All Rights Reserved   The Nation of Islam (NOI) has been the subject of few scholarly critiques. Published works on the NOI rely heavily on secondary source…

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Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition Norman Mailer and Pop: Totalitarianism and mass culture in The Naked and the Dead Scott Duguid © Scott Duguid. All Rights Reserved When Norman Mailer went to serve as a rifleman in the Pacific theatre during World War II, he went with the…

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Issue 10, Spring 2007: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 10, Spring 2007 ‘Ya Basta! – That’s enough!’ [1] – Gangbanging and Protesting; an analysis of the Political Subculture of Luis J. Rodriguez’s Always Running Josephine Metcalf © Josephine Metcalf. All Rights Reserved And for a time, for a most productive and wonderful time, gang violence stood…

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Issue 13, Autumn 2008: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 13, Autumn 2008 ‘Producing the Highest Standard of Manhood’: Masculinity and the City Beautiful Movement in Progressive Era Denver, 1893-1920 Brendon G. George © Brendon G. George. All Rights Reserved Eager to establish Denver as one of the United States’ most beautiful cities at the turn of the twentieth…

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