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 11, Autumn 2007: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 11, Autumn 2007 The Horrors of Maine: Space, Place and Regionalism in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary Rebecca Janicker © Rebecca Janicker. All Rights Reserved ‘Honey, it’s just a pet cemetery’, he said. Stephen King, Pet Sematary (1988)[1] Work on regionalist writers such as Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins…

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Issue 14, Spring 2009: Article 5

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 14, Spring 2009 A Nation Prepares for Change: Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam at a Crossroads Dawn-Marie Gibson © Dawn-Marie Gibson. All Rights Reserved In popular histories of Black America, Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam (NOI) have often been positioned as agents of racial divisiveness and anti-Semitism.…

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Issue 8, Spring 2006: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 8, Spring 2006 Tyranny of the Majority and Judicial Power: Using Tocqueville to Evaluate the Activism of Justice William Brennan John McKiernan © John McKiernan. All Rights Reserved I. Introduction Both Alexis de Tocqueville and former Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr. feared the marginalization of the individual…

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Issue 11, Autumn 2007: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 11, Autumn 2007 ‘Speaking of Survival and of Ordinary Things’: The Emergence of an Urban Philosophy in the 1960s New York Writing of Jane Jacobs and Maeve Brennan Madeleine Lyes © Madeleine Lyes. All Rights Reserved It must have seemed like they came out of nowhere. Jane Jacobs and…

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Issue 14, Spring 2009: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 14, Spring 2009 The Illustrated Press: Richard Watson Gilder and the American Frontier Jayme Yahr © Jayme Yahr. All Rights Reserved Deemed the little sister to European artwork and the ‘unwanted stepchild of art history’, American art has long suffered as an inferior Other in the traditional eyes of…

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