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 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 10, Spring 2007: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 10, Spring 2007 ‘Sloughing off the Old Skin’: Ideology, Folklore and the Invention of Tradition in the Tales of Washington Irving Michael Collins © Michael Collins. All Rights Reserved A culture is in decline when it submits to intellectual martial law, and a fresh understanding is denied…

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Issue 10, Spring 2007: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 10, Spring 2007 ‘Ya Basta! – That’s enough!’ [1] – Gangbanging and Protesting; an analysis of the Political Subculture of Luis J. Rodriguez’s Always Running Josephine Metcalf © Josephine Metcalf. All Rights Reserved And for a time, for a most productive and wonderful time, gang violence stood…

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Issue 10, Spring 2007: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 10, Spring 2007 Natural Disasters in America: The Northridge Earthquake (1994), Hurricane Katrina (2005) and the Relationships between Human Societies and the ‘Natural Environment’ Clare Russell © Clare Russell. All Rights Reserved On September 10th 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and on the eve of…

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