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 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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Issue 12, Spring 2008: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 12, Spring 2008 ‘Heartless Exhibitionist or Brave New Chronicler of the Age of Terror’? Don DeLillo’s Mao II, Falling Man, and Making Art from Terror Robin Whear © Robin Whear. All Rights Reserved There is a book within DeLillo’s Falling Man (2007) that is everything the novel itself is…

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Issue 12, Spring 2008: Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 12, Spring 2008 ‘Identities and Encounters’: A Report of the British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference, University of Manchester 2007 Jennie Chapman and Josephine Metcalf © Jennie Chapman and Josephine Metcalf. All Rights Reserved On the 17th of November 2007, the University of Manchester welcomed delegates from Bangor…

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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 13, Autumn 2008: Article 4

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 13, Autumn 2008 Inter-ethnic Encounters in Late-Twentieth Century Urban America: Portrayals of Italian American Ethnicity in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing Francesca De Lucia © Francesca De Lucia. All Rights Reserved The aim of this article is to investigate how Spike Lee, as an African American film director,…

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