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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.*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 Details

ISBN: 9780631235668
ISBN-10: 0631235663
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 184mm x 30mm)
Pages: 480
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

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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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