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'A better half to American Studies' is a vital quantity that brings jointly voices and scholarship from around the spectrum of yank experience.
• a set of twenty-two unique essays which gives an unheard of creation to the "new" American reviews: a comparative, transnational, postcolonial and polylingual discipline
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• Explores the connection among American experiences and allied fields similar to Ethnic reports, Feminist, Queer and Latin American Studies
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Indeed, as recently as 1994, Janice Knight, one of Heimert’s last students, still worked in Miller’s paradigm. In her Orthodoxies in Massachusetts: Rereading American Puritanism, whose title, as a revision of that of Miller’s first book, promised something new, she merely parsed the Puritans’ theology more precisely, arguing for a long-standing conflict between a rational and a mystical side to Puritanism from the days of Thomas Hooker and John Cotton on. ” “Rather than discovering the embryonic voice of American imperialism or the prefiguration of bourgeois subjectivity,” she concluded (obviously with Sacvan Bercovitch in mind), “an appreciative reading of the Brethren might uncover a utopian alternative within Puritanism itself,” one, of course, that was available to later generations (1994: 199).
Madsen shows how scholarship on the new West has reinhabited it with the real people who contributed to this important aspect of the American modernization process: women, Chinese Americans, African Americans, poor white workers (often recent immigrants, like Irish Americans), Native Americans, and gays. 13 Introduction Alyssa MacLean’s “Canadian Studies and American Studies” (chapter 20) addresses directly a problem often treated in passing or only nominal ways. ” But actually fitting Canada, with its long history of multicultural and poly-lingual laws, into the broader projects of hemispheric or transnational American Studies is more difficult at the conceptual and practical levels.
The group included not only such scholars of early New England life and thought as Morison and Murdock but F. O. Matthiessen, whose American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman (1941) quickly became a landmark in the emergent field. George Washington University started a comparable program the same year, and by 1947 more than 60 institutions had undergraduate concentrations in the field and 15 offered advanced degrees as well (Wise 1999: 179). The stage was set for the establishment of the American Studies Association, chartered in 1951.