Books of Note

Books of Note: Shaky Foundations: The Politics-Patronage-Social Science Nexus in Cold War America

Shaky Foundations: The Politics-Patronage-Social Science Nexus in Cold War America Mark Solovey Rutgers UP, 2013 Numerous popular and scholarly accounts have exposed the deep impact of patrons on the production of scientific knowledge and its applications. Shaky Foundations provides the first extensive examination of a new patronage system for the social sciences that emerged in the early Cold War years… Read more →

Books of Note: Cold War Social Science: Knowledge Production, Liberal Democracy, and Human Nature

Cold War Social Science: Knowledge Production, Liberal Democracy, and Human Nature Mark Solovey and Hamilton Cravens, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 From World War II to the early 1970s, American social science research expanded in dramatic and unprecedented fashion. This volume offers fascinating perspectives on the rise of U.S. practitioners as global leaders in the field, exploring how, why, and with… Read more →

Books of Note: Treacherous Texts: US Suffrage Literature, 1846-1946

Treacherous Texts: U.S. Suffrage Literature, 1846-1946 Mary Chapman and Angela Mills, eds. Rutgers UP, 2011 Treacherous Texts collects more than sixty literary texts written by smart, savvy writers who experimented with genre, aesthetics, humor, and sex appeal in an effort to persuade American readers to support woman suffrage. Although the suffrage campaign is often associated in popular memory with oratory,… Read more →

Publication notice: American Culture Transformed: Dialling 9/11

Congratulations to Canadian Review of American Studies editor Priscilla Walton and former CAAS president Bruce Tucker on the publication of their book, American Culture Transformed: Dialing 9/11. From the publisher: The bombing of the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001, marked a major turning point in modern American culture. Priscilla Walton and Bruce Tucker examine critical moments… Read more →