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 13, Autumn 2008: Article 3

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 13, Autumn 2008 The Prophet in Detroit: Fard Muhammad and the Origins of the Nation of Islam Dawn-Marie Gibson © Dawn-Marie Gibson. All Rights Reserved   The Nation of Islam (NOI) has been the subject of few scholarly critiques. Published works on the NOI rely heavily on secondary source…

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Issue 13, Autumn 2008: Article 2

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 13, Autumn 2008 ‘Producing the Highest Standard of Manhood’: Masculinity and the City Beautiful Movement in Progressive Era Denver, 1893-1920 Brendon G. George © Brendon G. George. All Rights Reserved Eager to establish Denver as one of the United States’ most beautiful cities at the turn of the twentieth…

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Issue 13, Autumn 2008: Article 1

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 13, Autumn 2008 Gender Representation in U.S. Contemporary Science Fiction Films: The Cyborg Hero Rocío Carrasco Carrasco © Rocío Carrasco Carrasco. All Rights Reserved The figure of the cyborg encloses many different and contradictory aspects and, therefore, its analysis becomes a difficult task. The cyborg was introduced to the…

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Issue 14, Spring 2009: Article 6

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 14, Spring 2009 ‘Rambo America’ Resisted: Intertextual Politics in Oliver Stone’s Salvador (1986) and Platoon (1986) Nicholas Witham © Nicholas Witham. All Rights Reserved During the 1980s, the films of the Rambo trilogy told the incredible story of John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), a heroic yet hard-done-by Vietnam…

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Issue 14, Spring 2009: Article 5

U.S. Studies Online: The BAAS Postgraduate Journal Issue 14, Spring 2009 A Nation Prepares for Change: Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam at a Crossroads Dawn-Marie Gibson © Dawn-Marie Gibson. All Rights Reserved In popular histories of Black America, Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam (NOI) have often been positioned as agents of racial divisiveness and anti-Semitism.…

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