A Companion to American Cultural History
Edited by Karen Halttunen
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Companion to American Cultural History by Karen Halttunen
Book DescriptionA Companion to American Cultural History offers a historiographic overview of the scholarship, with special attention to the major studies and debates that have shaped the field, and an assessment of where it is currently headed.*30 essays explore the history of American culture at all analytic levels* Written by scholarly experts well-versed in the questions and controversies that have activated interest in this burgeoning field* Part of the authoritative Blackwell Companions to American History series* Provides both a chronological and thematic approach: topics range from British America in the Eighteenth Century to the modern day globalization of American Culture; thematic approaches include gender and sexuality and popular culture
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631235668
(255mm x 184mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Karen Halttunen
Companion to American Cultural History, Paperback (December 2013)
A Companion to American Cultural History offers a historiographic overview of the scholarship, with special attention to the major studies and debates that have shaped the field, and an assessment of where it is currently headed.
Murder Most Foul, Paperback (September 2000)
In this text, Karen Halttunen explores the changing view of murder from early New England sermons read at the public executions, through the 19th century, when secular and sensational accounts replaced the sacred, to the true crime literature and tabloid reporting of the late 1990s.
Moral Problems in American Life, Paperback (December 1998)View all books by Karen Halttunen
American history is filled with moments of grave moral doubt and institutional crisis, with conflicts over fundamental values, with ethical dilemmas and paradoxes. This volume surveys the moral landscape of the American past from slavery to the...
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Author Biography - Karen Halttunen
Karen Halttunen is Professor of History and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, and former president of the American Studies Association. She is the author of Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-Class Culture in America, 1830-1870 (1986) and Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination (2000).
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