ENAM 483: Suggestions for Further Reading
Edward Ayers, The Promise of the New South.
Houston Baker, Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature : A Vernacular Theory.
Houston Baker, Long Black Song. Essays in Black American Literature and Culture.
John Bodnar, Remaking America : Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century.
Daniel Boorstin, The Americans: The National Experience.
Daniel Boorstin, The Image.
Lawrence, Buell, New England Literary Culture from Revolution Through Renaissance.
W.J. Cash, The Mind of the South.
Cathy Davidson, Revolution and the Word : The Rise of the Novel in America.
James Deetz, In Small Things Forgotten: The Archeology of Early American Life.
Michael Denning, Mechanic Accents : Dime Novels and Working-class Culture in America.
Ann Douglas, The Feminization of American Culture.
Stephen M. Fjellman,Vinyl leaves : Walt Disney World and America
Philip Fisher, ed., The New American Studies.
Henry Louis Gates, The Signifying Monkey: A Therory of Afro-American Lliterary Ccriticism.
Robert A Feguson, Law and Letters in American Culture.
Paul Fussell, Class.
Oscar Handlin, The Uprooted.
William Hedges, Washington Irving.
Kenneth T. Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier: The suburbanization of the United States.
Myra Jehlen, American Incarnation : The Individual, the Nation, and the Continent.
Howard Mumford Jones, O Strange New World.
Phyllis Leffler, Public and Academic History : A Philosophy and Paradigm.
Michael Kammen, A Machine that would Go of Itself : The Constitution in American Culture.
Michael Kammen,Mystic Chords of Memory : The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture.
Michael Kammen, People of Paradox; An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization.
Joseph Kett, Rites of Passage : Adolescence in America, 1790 to the Present.
Annette Kolodny,The Lay of the Land : Metaphor as Experience and History in American Life and Letters.
John Kouwenhoven, Made in America: The Arts in Modern Civilization.
John Kouwenhoven, The Beer Can by the Highway.
Wendy Kozol, Life's America : Family and Nation in Postwar Photojournalism.
David Levin, History as Romantic Art.
R.W.B.Lewis, The American Adam.
Lawrence W. Levine, Highbrow/Lowbrow : The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America.
Eric Lott, Love and Theft : Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class.
Kenneth Lynn, The Dream of Success.
Kenneth Lynn, The Air-line to Seattle : Studies in Literary and Historical Writing about America.
Greil Marcus Mystery Train : Images of America in Rock'n'Roll Music.
Leo Marx, The Machine in the Garden
F.O.Matthiessen, American Renaissance.
John W. McCoubrey, American Tradition in Painting.
Lewis Mumford, The Brown Decades: A Study of the Arts in America, 1865-1895.
Perry Miller, Errand into the Wilderness.
Perry Miller, The New England Mind.
Paul Nathanson, Over the Rainbow : The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America.
Barbara Novak, Nature and Culture : American Landscape and Painting, 1825- 1875.
Miles Orvell, The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940.
Vernon L. Parrington, Main Currents in American Thought.
Donald Pease, T American Renaissance Reconsidered.
Charles Perdue, Weevils in the Wheat : Interviews with Virginia Ex-slaves.
David Potter, People of Plenty.
Stephen Railton, Authorship and Audience: Literary Performance in the American Renaissance.
Constance Rourke, American Humor.
Edward W. Said, Culture and Imperialism.
Arthur Schlesinger, jr., The Age of Jackson.
Timothy E. Scheurer, Born in the U.S.A. : The Myth of America in Popular Music from Colonial Times to the Present.
Kenneth Silverman, A Cultural History of the American Revolution.
Daniel Singal, The War Within: From Victorian to Modernist Thought in the South, 1919-1945.
Richard Slotkin, Regeneration Through Violence; The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1860.
Henry Nash Smith, Virgin Land: The West in the American Imagination.
Roger B. Stein, Americans and the Sea.
Eric Sundquist, To Wake the Nations : Race in the Making of American Literature.
Warren I. Susman, Culture as History: he Transformation of American Society in the Twentieth Century.
Cecelia Tichi. Shifting Gears : Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America.
Jane Tompkins, Sensational Designs : The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860.
Richard Guy Wilson, The Making of Virginia Architecture.
Richard Guy Wilson, The Machine Age in America 1918-1941.
Richard Guy Wilson, Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village.
Larzer Ziff, The American 1890s: Life and Times of a Lost Generation.
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