American Studies

Arms Makers of Massachusetts, 1610 - 1900

Author: 

Whisker, James B. and Spiker, Kevin

Credentials: 

Ph. Ds, History; Dr. Whisker is emeritus professor of history West Virginia University, Dr Spiker is a professor of history at Ohio University

This study is a major reference work dealing in a thorough and complete fashion with every known gunsmith, inventor and manufacturer of firearms in Massachusetts from the earliest colonial smith to the industrial entities that flourished in Massachusetts and New England by the 1900s. Original sources including but not limited to ,town,county and local histories, Commonwealth and National Archives, directories, memoirs, U.S.Patent office materials and military procurement memoranda have been utilized to create a complete biographical record.

Market: 
REFERENCE, New England history 1610 – 1900, arms and arms makers, Industrial development in New England, Massachusetts Industrial, Cultural and Social history ,American weaponry
Release Date: 
February 5th, 2013
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-56-1
Price: 
$124.00
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
294
Illustrations: 
Yes - B/W photographs/graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

From the Way to Wealth to the Gospel of Wealth: The Transformation of the Concept of Success in American Literature from Benjamin Franklin to Theodore Dreiser

Author: 

Koseman, Zennure

Credentials: 

Professor of English, Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Inonu University, Ph.D, Hacettepe University, American Culture and Literature

This research monograph based on an extensive and original investigation of American literary sources and literary history and it discusses the extraordinary change that occurred in American literature and life based due to the shifting definition and framework of the concept of success from Franklin's ethically framed view of the citizen as a progressive member of an evolving exciting late colonial-early republican society through the redefinition of success and wealth into merciless individualism , mon

Market: 
American literature 1770 - 1918, the concept of Success in American Literature, Ethics and Marginalization, The Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, Horatio Alger and the concept of luck and pluck, H.L.Mencken and literary criticism, Theodore Dreiser, The Civil War in American Literary Imagination and the Remaking of the South, Self Reliance and Moral Demise of fictional protagonists, Women and Wealth as means of social acceptance
Release Date: 
8/15/2012
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-52-3
Price: 
$64.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
174
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Latin American Studies: Critiques of Contemporary Cinema, Literatures, Politics and Revolution

Author: 

Gallagher, David

Credentials: 

Ph.D Royal Holloway College; Cambridge University; winner of the Farnworth Prize, Author of Comedy in Contemporary Literature, 2009

“...a well chosen and absolutely fascinating discussion of Latin American literary and cultural life today emphasizing the region's dialogue with the world as an equal and not as a magical realist , protean revolutionary, or Bolanian construct . Virtually all contributors are Latin American or Caribbean scholars with first class credentials. Recommended for library collections.”

Professor Helga Gates,UNE

Market: 
Latin American Studies, the role of the artist in contemporary Latin American poetry, prose and criticism, Translation, Politics and social criticism, American writers (Faulkner, William Carlos Williams, Waldo Frank etc), Columbia, Peru, Argentina, Cuba and Haiti in contemporary fiction, poetry, drama and film, revolution and homosexuality in Cuban literature.
Release Date: 
10/15/2011
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-20-2
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
358
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

American Historians in War and Peace: Patriotism, Diplomacy and the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919

Author: 

Nielson, Jonathan M.

Credentials: 

Ph.D, University of California, Santa Barbara; D/History University of Alaska

In this study of the American historians who accompanied President Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 Professor Nielson focuses on a development unique in its time (and now taken for granted): for the first time a president used the expertise of professional scholars as the basis for far reaching decisions on the immediate issues of war and peace and European reconstruction as well as reconciliation.

Market: 
Historiography, American foreign policy 1917-1919, Woodrow Wilson, American war aims 1918-1919, World War One, Intellectual History, the Department of State foreign policy implementation, League of Nations, Propaganda, American diplomacy/diplomats 1918-1919
Release Date: 
11/05/2011
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-14-1 / 193632014-2
Price: 
$86.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
464
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Shaping A Nation: Twenty-Five Supreme Court Cases That Changed the United States

Author: 

Rose, Gary L.

Credentials: 

Ph.D, Chair and Senior Professor of Government and Politics, Sacred Heart University

For over 30 years Professor Rose has been researching,writing and interpreting the Supreme Court cases that have played a unique role in changing American law, politics and history. Each of the twenty-five cases selected for review is preceded by a treatment of the historical, political and economic context during which the case is decided. The “shaping”elements of each decision is discussed in situ with its time and place.

Market: 
Constitutional Law, American Political Institutions , Legal Theory, Supreme Court History, Appeal Process -Civil and Criminal
Release Date: 
3/2010
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1-933146-87-4 / 1933146-87-7
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
234
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Part-Time Exiles: Contemporary Irish Poets and Their American Migrations

Author: 

Tell, Carol

Credentials: 

Ph.D. University College, Dublin

Four months in America, six months in Ireland, two months, perhaps, on tour around the world: such are the dislocations of contemporary Irish poets. This monograph explores how images of America---its culture, myths, dialects and history—translate into and transform the work of key contemporary Irish poets and their sense of identity. Economic considerations aside, this continuous peregrination often decades long has reshaped the very core of Irish poet expression.

Market: 
Irish Studies, Poetry, Ireland, 20thc, American writing
Release Date: 
Fall 2001
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-22-4
Price: 
$64.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
268
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Anna Parnell’s Political Journalism: A Critical Edition

Author: 

Schneller, Beverly

Credentials: 

Ph.D CUA; Professor, D/English, Millersville University

Anna Parnell, sister of the great Irish leader Charles Stuart Parnell, was a major political force in her own right and a pioneer radical journalist and feminist. This critical edition of her political essays discusses her, her writings for Irish, British and American newspapers. In 1880, the Parnell sisters, Anna and Fanny, founded two branches of the Ladies Land League, one in New York and one in Dublin. While C.S.Parnell was confined to Kilmainham prison, his two sisters aimed to keep up the agitation for Irish Home Rule as well as but pressure on the British government to permit it.

Market: 
Irish Studies, Irish History 19thc, Journalism (political); Irish-American Studies, Women’s Studies
Release Date: 
5/2005
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-29-1
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
312
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

A Bird for a Bonnet: Gender, Class and Culture in American Birdkeeping 1776 – 2000

Author: 

Scee, Trudy Irene, D/History, UMaine-Orono

Credentials: 

Ph.D., University of Maine

This is the first serious historical study of birdkeeping in America from colonial times to the present. It documents and discusses the various forms of commercial birdkeeping and the opportunities it offered to women and some minorities. Research into state and national political activities of birdkeepers and their sometimes strained relations with each other (hobbyists vs professionals, preservation of environment vs. commercial exploitation) are discussed.

Market: 
American Studies; Social and Cultural Studies; Feminist Studies; Business
Release Date: 
2006
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-93-3
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The Call of the Road: Visions of the Land in the Geographical Journey of Vachel Lindsay

Author: 

Rogal, Samuel J.

Credentials: 

Chair (Emeritus) Illinois Valley College, Author of “Education of the British Literati”, “For Whom the Dinner Bell Tolls”,etc.

Vachel Lindsay introduced a genuinely new rhythm into American poetry and was America’s first real folk poet—superior to Sandburg and articulating a sense of awe, loss and resentment at the passing of the older freedoms and dignities of pre industrial America. His topics (Negro revivals, Salvation Army meetings, Chautauqua gatherings) would seem to be utterly dated---yet Lindsay was a modernist in spite of himself and influenced greatly later poets and writers as dis separate as Hart Crane, Edgar Lee Masters, Robert Frost ,James T Farrell and William Faulkner as well as Jack Kerouac.

Market: 
American Poetry, 19th-20th century, Literary Studies (US); Transcendental Tradition in American Writing, Midwest Regionalism, Modernism.
Release Date: 
02/2006
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-933146-17-6
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

“To Go and Serve the Desolate Sheep in America”: The Diary/Journal of Bishop Richard Whatcoat 1789 - 1800

Author: 

Rogal, Professor Samuel J. (editor)

Credentials: 

Scholar and researcher

This hitherto unpublished diary, edited and with notes by Dr. Rogal, provides a valuable research tool for understanding the place of religion in immediate post Revolutionary America specifically amongst the American Methodist Episcopal Church members Bishop Whatcoat had as his flock.

Market: 
U.S. Religious History (post colonial era): Methodism, history of U.S. History (Federal period); Methodism, United Kingdom; John Wesley
Release Date: 
12/2001
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-41-0
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
664
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

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