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 9, Autumn 2006: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 9, Autumn 2006 ‘I live to be their protector and friend, and not their tyrant and foe’: Gender and Household Authority in Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland (1798) Tara Deshpande © Tara Deshpande. All Rights Reserved Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland begins with an advertisement in which Brown declares…

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Issue 15, Autumn 2009: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 15, Autumn 2009 A Philadelphia Story: Regional Patrimony in The Barnes Foundation and The Gross Clinic Sagas Jayme Yahr © Jayme Yahr. All Rights Reserved Does America ever acknowledge its own cultural patrimony? Or is America always willing to concede that its cultural heritage could be sold to the…

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Issue 10, Spring 2007: Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 10, Spring 2007 Reading Gender in Amy Bloom Alison Kelly © Alison Kelly. All Rights Reserved A scene in Duncan Tucker’s 2005 film Transamerica shows the panicked reaction of pre-operative male-to-female transsexual Bree Osbourne when a child in a diner asks whether she is a boy or…

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Issue 13, Autumn 2008: Article 5

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 13, Autumn 2008 Working through the Double-Bind: Frederick Douglass’s Intellectual and Literary Legacy, 1841-1855 Calvin Schermerhorn © Calvin Schermerhorn. All Rights Reserved In his struggles to articulate credible and authentic arguments against African American slavery and the supposed racial inferiority of people of African descent, Frederick Douglass confronted theories…

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Issue 15, Autumn 2009: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 15, Autumn 2009 A Better Lie of the West: E.L. Doctorow’s Welcome to Hard Times Nicholas Murgatroyd © Nicholas Murgatroyd. All Rights Reserved In his work Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Fredric Jameson discusses E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime and argues that: This historical novel can no longer…

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