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 5, Spring 2004, Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 5, Spring 2004: Special Conference Edition Editing the Great Literary Comeback: Ralph Ellison’s Juneteenth and Henry Roth’s Mercy of a Rude Stream Alan Gibbs © Alan Gibbs. All Rights Reserved Even hibernations can be overdone, come to think of it. Perhaps that’s my greatest social crime, I’ve…

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Issue 6, Autumn 2004 Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 6, Autumn 2004 Building Up America: Architecture, Autobiography and the Precarious Construction of Urban Identity in Anzia Yezierska’s Bread Givers Elizabeth Boyle © Elizabeth Boyle. All Rights Reserved All night long I walked the streets, drunk with my dreams. I didn’t know how the hours flew, how or where…

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Issue 6, Autumn 2004 Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 6, Autumn 2004 Time of transition: Is it fair to discard Gilded Age expansionism as the ‘worst chapter in any book’? Oliver Brown © Oliver Brown. All Rights Reserved William Henry Seward, the secretary of state who did so much to develop abstract conceptions of the United States’ ‘manifest…

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Issue 7, Spring 2005 Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 7, Spring 2005 ‘In Sight of the New World’: Wilkie Collins and the USA Paul Woolf © Paul Woolf. All Rights Reserved “In Sight of the New World”: Wilkie Collins and the USA I. Introduction Over the last twenty years there has been what Tamar Heller calls…

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Issue 7, Spring 2005 Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 7, Spring 2005 Reimagining the Shopping Mall: European Invention of the “American” Consumer Space Paul Edwards © Paul Edwards. All Rights Reserved Little tables all over those marble streets, people sitting at them eating, drinking or smoking – crowds of other people strolling by – such is…

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