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 2, Autumn 2001 article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 2, Autumn 2001 Private Properties, Public Nuisance: Arthur Mervyn and The Rise and Fall of a Republican Machine Sarah Wood © Sarah Wood. All Rights Reserved An amalgam of gothic tale, historical romance and picaresque adventure, Charles Brockden Brown’s Arthur Mervyn; Or Memoirs of the Year 1793, was published…

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Issue 2, Autumn 2001 contents

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 2, Autumn 2001 Contents “Private Properties, Public Nuisance: Arthur Mervyn and The Rise and Fall of a Republican Machine” SARAH WOOD, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON “Parody, Sincerity and the Martial Ideal in the Literary Impressionism of Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage“ JOHN FAGG, UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM “Jail-no-Bail Comes of Age:…

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Issue 1, Spring 2001, article1

A Biographical Pursuit of ‘Peggy Guggenheim’ Lisa Rull © Lisa Rull. All Rights Reserved This article on American art collector and dealer, Marguerite—known as Peggy—Guggenheim (1898-1979) explores the inherent difficulties of researching her work and life within the constraints of the dominant models of art history and popular biography. Born in New York, she was…

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Issue 1, Spring 2001, article2

Finding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson, Republicanism and the Politics of Patrimony in Gore Vidal’s Burr Anthony Hutchinson © Anthony Hutchinson. All Rights Reserved Gore Vidal’s novel Burr is narrated by Charles Schuyler, a young journalist in 1830s New York who has been assigned the task of procuring politically sensitive information from an ageing Aaron Burr. Like…

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