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 3, Spring 2003: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition African American Responses to Crime in Antebellum Richmond, Virginia James Campbell © James Campbell. All Rights Reserved In August 1852, a slave named Isaac Simms appeared before the mayor of Richmond charged with throwing stones at the house of Joseph Signiardo, a white…

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Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition Norman Mailer and Pop: Totalitarianism and mass culture in The Naked and the Dead Scott Duguid © Scott Duguid. All Rights Reserved When Norman Mailer went to serve as a rifleman in the Pacific theatre during World War II, he went with the…

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Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition Epic Aspirations for the Great American Novel: John Updike’s Song of America Catherine Morley © Catherine Morley. All Rights Reserved It’s a certain burden, this American-ness. If you come from a small nation you don’t have that. I feel sometimes that an American…

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Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 5

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition The American West through an Apocalyptic Lens: Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian Elizabeth Rosen © Elizabeth Rosen. All Rights Reserved Let [no one] suppose that an Indian campaign is a picnic. If he goes out on such business he must go prepared to ride…

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Issue 3, Spring 2003: Article 6

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 3, Spring 2003: Special Conference Edition Toni Morrison and the Magical Re-Visioning of Space Sara Upstone © Sara Upstone. All Rights Reserved This paper aims to engage with the work of Toni Morrison from within the critical context of what may loosely be termed postcolonial studies. This in itself…

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