Welcome to H-PCAACA, a member of the H-NET Humanities Online initiative. H-PCAACA encourages scholarly collaboration and discussion about popular, American and world cultures. This network, affiliated with The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, also serves as an invitation for scholars and graduate students to join the activities of these internationally recognized organizations.

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Recent Content

Author: 
Paul M. Dombrowski, ed.
Reviewer: 
John Gooch

Gooch on Dombrowski, 'Humanistic Aspects of Technical Communication'


Paul M. Dombrowski, ed. Humanistic Aspects of Technical Communication. Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing Company, 1994. viii + 239 pp. $51.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89503-160-0; $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89503-159-4.

Reviewed by John Gooch (Texas Tech University)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1996)

Author: 
Kathleen Pyne
Reviewer: 
Gary Daynes

Daynes on Pyne, 'Art and the Higher Life: Painting and Evolutionary Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century America'


Kathleen Pyne. Art and the Higher Life: Painting and Evolutionary Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century America. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996. xvi + 416 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-292-76571-9.

Reviewed by Gary Daynes (Brigham Young University)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1996)

Author: 
Moskin Robert, J.
Reviewer: 
Oscar Patterson

Patterson on Robert and J., 'Mr. Truman's War: The Final Victories of World War II and the Birth of the Postwar World'


Moskin Robert, J. Mr. Truman's War: The Final Victories of World War II and the Birth of the Postwar World. New York: Random House, 1996. xvii + 411 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-679-40936-6.

Reviewed by Oscar Patterson (The University of North Carolina at Pembroke)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1996)

Author: 
Paul Hendrickson
Reviewer: 
Oscar Patterson

Patterson on Hendrickson, 'The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War'


Paul Hendrickson. The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. ix + 427 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-679-42761-2.

Reviewed by Oscar Patterson (University of North Carolina at Pembroke)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1996)

McNamara According to Hendrickson--Power Corrupts

Author: 
Dora Beale Polk
Reviewer: 
Kenneth R. Dvorak

Dvorak on Polk, 'The Island of California: A History of the Myth'


Dora Beale Polk. The Island of California: A History of the Myth. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995. 398 pp. $15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-8741-9.

Reviewed by Kenneth R. Dvorak (Bowling Green State University)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1996)

California Dreams Started Early

Author: 
Paul N. Edwards
Reviewer: 
Scott A. Merriman

Merriman on Edwards, 'The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America'


Paul N. Edwards. The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1996. xx + 440 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-05051-7; $36.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-262-55028-4.

Reviewed by Scott A. Merriman (Northern Kentucky University)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1996)

Computers and America: Whither We Goeth?

Author: 
Curtis C. Roseman, Hans Dieter Laux, Gunther Thieme, eds.
Reviewer: 
Howard Lune

Lune on Roseman and Laux and Thieme, 'EthniCity: Geographic Perspectives on Ethnic Change in Modern Cities'


Curtis C. Roseman, Hans Dieter Laux, Gunther Thieme, eds. EthniCity: Geographic Perspectives on Ethnic Change in Modern Cities. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1996. xxviii + 309 pp. $30.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8476-8033-7; $84.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-8032-0.

Reviewed by Howard Lune (New York University)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1996)

Author: 
Robert Cantwell
Reviewer: 
John G. Stevenson

Stevenson on Cantwell, 'When We Were Good: The Folk Revival'


Robert Cantwell. When We Were Good: The Folk Revival. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996. xii +413 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-95132-7.

Reviewed by John G. Stevenson (Columbia College, Chicago, and Roosevelt University)
Published on H-PCAACA (November, 1996)

Author: 
Carl G. Herndl, Stuart C. Brown, eds.
Reviewer: 
Mark Meister

Meister on Herndl and Brown, 'Green Culture: Environmental Rhetoric in Contemporary America'


Carl G. Herndl, Stuart C. Brown, eds. Green Culture: Environmental Rhetoric in Contemporary America. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996. xii + 315 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-14994-9; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-14990-1.

Reviewed by Mark Meister (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
Published on H-PCAACA (November, 1996)

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