American Studies

The Piper of Cloone: Father James Keegan and the Early Gaelic Revival

Author: 

Ramsey, Jarold & Dorothy

Credentials: 

Ph.D, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Rochester (JR)

Biography with writings, poems and translations of James Keegan(1859-1894). Keegan was a supporter(along with Douglas Hyde) of the Irish Gaelic League and was part of the early Irish Renaissance in creative writing and national consciousness. Keegan, whilst a priest, also wrote for national journals under a variety of pseudonyms and with an uncanny ability to favete linguis as far as his superiors were concerned. Little is known of Keegan and this is the first full study of his brief but active career and his literary production. Keegan worked as an parish priest in Ireland and in the U.S.

Market: 
Irish studies, Irish Language and literature, 19th c Irish History, Irish America
Release Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-98-4
Price: 
$64.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
124
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

American Literary Naturalism

Author: 

Pizer, Donald

Credentials: 

Pierce Butler Professor of English, Tulane University. Professor Pizer is a leading scholar in this field of late nineteenth-early twentieth century studies

This research work deals with subjects of great interest in current criticism---the impact of the New Historicist studies on the interpretation of American literary naturalism, and the issue of the possible persistence of the movement in contemporary fiction. Other essays deal with Norris, Crane and Dreiser who have up to now been considered canonical figures within literary naturalism while Wharton and Chopin are discussed as recent and welcome additions to the discussion of this movement and American literature in general.

Market: 
American Literary Movements 19th-20th C; Literary Naturalism, Literary Criticism-20th C
Release Date: 
11/2002
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-49-6; 9781930901490
Price: 
$64.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Reading America: Text as Cultural Force

Author: 

Guillen, Matthew

Credentials: 

Ph.D, LL.D, Professor Anglo-American Law, University of Paris (Paris XII)

Is there a unique visual infrastructure that keeps and defines a culture? Professor Guillen discusses a culture built entirely on the visual modality and, most significantly, on that province of the visual we negotiate through the written word.

Market: 
American Cultural Studies, Language and Literature, Literacy Studies, American legal history, linguistic theory
Release Date: 
10/2006
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-933146-29-X
Price: 
$84.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
680
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Desolation's March: The Rise of Personalism and The Reign of Amusement in 21st Century America

Author: 

Foster, Stephen Paul

Credentials: 

Ph.D., University of St Louis (Philosophy), Dean, Wright State University

Dr.Foster(author of MELANCHOLY DUTY,Kluwer,1997)has undertaken a critique of American decadence and moral squalor. He argues that three basic cultural phenomena have conjoined to warp and degrade the moral and cultural landscape of the country. Treated together for purposes of critique these phenomena have intertwined: in the national pysche: They are the impact of personalism(via J.J.Rosseau) and the leveraged individual, the growth of the theraputic state and the overwhelming preoccupation with entertainment.

Market: 
Philosophy, Mass Media(U.S.), Cultural studies, U.S.History 1945-
Release Date: 
9/2003
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-77-1
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
334
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

An Idler: John Hay’s Social and Aesthetic Commentaries for the Press During the Civil War, 1861 - 1865

Author: 

Hill, Douglas Warren

Credentials: 

Ph.D; Professor of History, University of Maryland; Foreword: Professor Helmut Relsig

John Hay’s distinguished national service began when he was Lincohn’s private secretary and continued until up to his death as Secretary of State for two presidents. For a public man under scrutiny (including numerous biographies and Henry Adam’s insightful portrait in THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS) little is known about Hay and his anonymous commentaries, reviews and critiques written during the Civil War. Dr. Hill’s new monograph remedies that situation.

Market: 
American History; American Civil War, 1861-1865; Victorian Studies; Foreign Relations, U.S. 1860s, American Literary history, Journalism 19thc.
Release Date: 
9/2005
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-93314611-7; 978-1933146119
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
284
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Evolutionary Mythology in the Writings of Kurt Vonnegut: Darwin, Vonnegut and the Construction of an American Culture

Author: 

McInnis, Gilbert

Credentials: 

Ph.D Laval University; D/English Acadia University, Nova Scotia

This research monograph is an important contribution to the study of the author, Kurt Vonnegut and the great evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin. The book examines Darwin’s influence on the American culture that were Vonnegut's major focus and interest and the source of his importance as a major American writer of the later half of the 20th century.

Market: 
Literary Studies/American Literature, , Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Theory in Literature, American Studies, Science Fiction
Release Date: 
September 15, 2010
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-99-7; 193314699-0
Price: 
$79.95USD
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

La Donna è Mobile: Portraits of Suburban Women in 1970s American Cinema

Author: 

Francescato, Simone

Credentials: 

Ph.D, Ca'Foscari /University of Venice (American Culture); MA University of Birmingham; Faculty,Ca'Foscari

This book examines the relationship between suburban lifestyle and gender construction in the American cinema of the 1970s. Inspired by the work of scholars such as historian Bruce Schulman, and film critics Peter Lev and Thomas Elsaesser, this book argues for a reassessment of two classic films that perfectly conveyed the anti-suburban stance characterizing what is now considered a pivotal decade in American cinema.

Market: 
American Studies, Film, Women/Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Film History
Release Date: 
07/15/2010
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-97-3
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes - B/W photographs/graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

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

The Great Red Scare in World War One Alaska: Elite Panic, Government Hysteria, Suppression of Civil Liberties, Union-Breaking, and Germanophobia, 1915 – 1920

Author: 

Levi, Steven C.

Credentials: 

Educator/researcher. Specialist in pre 1917 and W1 US labor and corporate history

This new study interprets on of the least known fronts of the First World War---the Alaska Territory. Because of its vast size and small population Alaska was governed and ruled by overlapping military (mostly naval)and civilian authorities all of whom waged a successful bloody war against---mostly US citizens. Levi describes the unions, German workers and merchants and socialist associations that were suppressed and demonized between 1915 and 1920.

Market: 
World War One(USA),Alaska History, Union history, Civil Liberties,Law
Release Date: 
5/2010
ISBN: 
Paper: 978193314696-6/ 1933146-96-6
Price: 
$44.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Creating Political Equality: American Elections as a Public Good

Author: 

Mandle, Jay R.

Credentials: 

W. Bradford Wiley Professor of Economics, Colgate University. Author of DEMOCRACY, AMERICA and the AGE OF GLOBALIZATION(Cambridge University Press, 2008), GLOBALIZATION and the POOR(Cambridge University Press, 2003)

This study uniquely and systematically makes the argument that the electoral process in America should be considered as a public good. This argument is placed in the context of an examination of campaign funding and historical attempts at reform. It furthermore is more analytic than anything in the field in tracing the connections between our system of private funding of electoral campaigns and specific difficulties that the country has encountered with regard to the environment, health care, and the financial crisis.

Market: 
American Elections/Voting, Economics of Political Campaigns, Funding of American Elections, Economics of Political Reform, National Electoral Reform, Popular Movements, Social Change in America
Release Date: 
6/2010
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-90-4/ 1933146-90-7
Price: 
$69.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
204
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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

The Committee of Vigilance: The Law and Order Committee of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and Its War Against the Left, 1916 - 1919

Author: 

Levi, Steven C.

Credentials: 

Independent Scholar/Author specializing in California and Alaskan History; Boom and Bust in the Alaska Goldfields, Greenwood, 2007

In THE COMMITTEE OF VIGILANCE Steven Levi discusses and analyzes the rise and fall of the last of the old western vigilance committees---and the rise of the first modern American committee devoted to ferreting out “Un- American activities”among the laboring poor,union leaders, progressive politicians and social activists. The Preparedness Day bombing of 1916 was the catalyst(along with the Los Angeles Times bombing several years earlier) for full scale civic strife and class violence in San Francisco.

Market: 
Labor History,U.S.,California History,20th c, San Francisco,World War 1,the Progressive Movement, American Anarchism,American Penal/Corrections history, Origins of Terrorism, Socialism,20th c.
Release Date: 
12/2009
ISBN: 
Paper: 978-1-933146799/ 1933146-79-6
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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