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 5

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 11, Autumn 2007 The Problem of Liverpool in the Nineteenth-Century American Literary Imagination Thomas Fitzpatrick Wright © Thomas Fitzpatrick Wright. All Rights Reserved The problem of the traveller landing at Liverpool is, why England is England? Ralph Waldo Emerson, English Traits (1856)[1] This article outlines what can be called…

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Issue 14, Spring 2009: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 14, Spring 2009 Occidental Odysseys to Niagara, the Prairies and the Mississippi River: British and American Views on the Three Landscapes of the West Adam Hallett © Adam Hallett. All Rights Reserved This article will look at the American landscape in various frontier settings between 1825—the opening of the…

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Issue 12, Spring 2008: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 12, Spring 2008 Political Party Machines, Corrupt Elections in the 1930s and the Press: A Cautionary Tale of Kansas City John Matlin © John Matlin. All Rights Reserved According to David Colburn and George Pozzetta, the best evidence of the manifest power of an American 1930s political party machine…

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Issue 14, Spring 2009: Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 14, Spring 2009 ‘America: Real and Imagined’: A Report on the British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference, University of Exeter 2008 Gareth James © Gareth James. All Rights Reserved On Saturday 15th November 2008, Exeter University’s School of Arts, Language and Literature (SALL) hosted ‘America: Real and Imagined’,…

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Issue 12, Spring 2008: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 12, Spring 2008 Savage Desert, American Garden: Citrus Labels and the Selling of California, 1877-1929 Henry Knight © Henry Knight. All Rights Reserved In 1877, a year after the railroad reached Southern California, the first shipment of California oranges left the Los Angeles groves of William Wolfskill, bound for…

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