American Studies

Action Research for Higher Educators

Author: 

Schmuck, Richard A. and Stevenson, Joseph Martin

Credentials: 

A social psychologist of education, Richard Schmuck is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon. He has a Ph.D from University of Michigan and is the author of 22 books and 194 articles. Joseph Stevenson is Senior Vice-President and University Provost at Mississippi Valley State University and is a graduate of the University of Oregon (he was the first African-American male Ph.D in Educational Policy & Management at Oregon) and Harvard University (Institute for Educational Management). He is the author of several monographs including the well received Modernizing the College Curriculum (Academica Press).

This work is a scholarly monograph for practical use for higher education faculties. Specifically the monograph is aimed at faculties in historically Black and minority colleges and universities but its scope also includes the hundreds of state and private institutions that are trying to raise the level of research engagement among their core faculty.

Market: 
Educational Policy & Management, Minority faculty development, Research management and development,Educational Achievement ,Faculty development, Historically under served college populations,Reference
Release Date: 
12/2009
ISBN: 
Paper: 978-1-933146-85-0/1933146-85-0
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
124
Illustrations: 
Yes - Statistical and informational armature: tables and graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Going Down Hill: Legacies of the American Revolutionary War

Author: 

Ward, Harry M.

Credentials: 

PhD, William Binford Vest Professor of History, University of Richmond. Author of The American Revolution: Nationhood Achieved 1763 – 1788. New York:St.Martin’s Press,1995 (CHOICE Outstanding Book of the Year) and The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society. London: University of London Press/Routledge,1999

This research monograph by a senior distinguished historian of the American Revolutionary War and its aftermath discusses the legacies of that conflict in a newer, darker context. That context being one of growing American imperial hubris, overreach and permanent war abroad as well as economic and social decay of American homeland.

Market: 
American History: Colonial, Revolutionary and the New Republic, Intellectual History, Historiography(US), American Institutions, Military History(US)
Release Date: 
11/25/2008
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-57-7/ 193314657-5
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
366
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Beyond the Page: Latin American Poetry from the Calligramme to the Virtual

Author: 

Huizar, Angelica J.

Credentials: 

Ph.D; Professor of Spanish and the Latin American Studies Program, Old Dominion University,VA.

This scholarly monograph offers a fresh look at modern experimental poetry in Spanish, Portuguese and French produced in Latin America. The work uses a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to examine how these experimental poetic forms can be best interpreted and understood through a performative lens. Examined structures and textures inherent in these performed works vary: they include paintings, typographical art, optophonetic (visual representations of sounds) techniques, and music, to name only a few examples.

Market: 
Latin American [Spanish-language] poetry, theories of performance, contemporary poetics and aesthetics, literary theory and cultural studies, Brazilian poetry, Antillean (Francophone)poetry
Release Date: 
06/2009
ISBN: 
978-1-933146-41-6 / 1933146-41-9
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
228
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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

The Irish American Myth of the Frontier West

Author: 

Quintelli-Neary, Marguerite

Credentials: 

Ph.D University of Delaware; D/English Winthrop University

This is the first research monograph to study the interstices between native Irish folklore and the emerging myth of the American West during the last frontier period (1860 – 1890). It begins with by tracing the role of Irish pioneers and their contributions to the westward migration and then examines the many parallel developments between the myths of Ireland and those that would come to define the American West.

Market: 
Western American History, Irish American Studies, American Folklore Studies, 19th C America, Irish Studies
Release Date: 
02/2008
ISBN: 
Cloth: 193314646-X; EAN 978-1-933146-1
Price: 
$72.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
184
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Becoming Gauchos Ingleses: Diasporic Models in Irish – Argentine Literature

Author: 

Murray, Jorge Edmundo

Credentials: 

MA, University of Geneva, author of Irlandes: Private Narratives of the Irish Emigration to Argentina,1844 – 1912; Co-editor, Irish Migration Studies in Latin America

“In presenting this literature, Murray demonstrates both its specificity as Irish-Argentine, and its character as representative of immigrant literatures in general. In doing so, he reminds us of the crucial issues at stake both in the phenomenon of migration and in the cultural constructs to which migration gives rise.

Market: 
Irish Studies, Irish Literature, Argentine Literature 19th-20th c, Irish in Latin America,Latin American Studies/ literature; Irish-Argentine Literature
Release Date: 
06/19/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-67-6 / 1933146-67-2
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
156
Illustrations: 
Yes - B/W photographs/graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

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

Voting in American Elections: The Shaping of the American Political Universe since 1788

Author: 

Burnham, Walter Dean with Thomas Ferguson and Louis Ferleger

Credentials: 

Ph.D Burnham is the Dean of American historians working in the field of elections and is the author of many books; Thomas Ferguson is Professor of History, UMass, Boston and Louis Ferleger is Professor of History at Boston University

Walter Dean Burnham is widely regarded as the greatest living student of American voting behavior. He pioneered the collection and publication of historical American election statistics and his many essays and books on them are read around the world. His compilation of voting statistics for the famous 1975 Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970 was a landmark in the field.

Market: 
American elections, Politics, American History 1788 +, Voting Rights and Franchises, Constitutional History, Presidential History, American States and their voting practices and procedures, REFERENCE
Release Date: 
10/2009
ISBN: 
PAPERBACK 978-1-93314669-0/ 1933146-69-9
Price: 
$44.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
464
Illustrations: 
Yes - Statistical and informational armature: tables and graphs
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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