From the Back Cover
is an unprecedented anthology that charts the evolution of American Studies from the end of World War II to the present day, showcasing dozens of essays that represent the best in American scholarship. Through this set of carefully selected key essays by an editorial board of expert scholars, the book demonstrates how changes in the field have produced new genealogies that tell different histories of both America and the study of America. The volume also includes writings from earlier eras to show how changing perspectives have enabled older concepts and debates to emerge in different contexts, casting new light on their significance and impact.
About the Author
Janice A. Radway
is Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature at Duke University
Kevin Gaines is Professor of History and Director of the Center for African American and African Studies at the University of Michigan
Barry Shank is Professor of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University
Penny M. Von Eschen is Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Michigan