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 Fagette
Reviewer: 
Charles C. Kolb

Kolb on Fagette, 'Digging for Dollars: American Archaeology and the New Deal'


Paul Fagette. Digging for Dollars: American Archaeology and the New Deal. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996. xxvii + 228 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-1721-6.

Reviewed by Charles C. Kolb (National Endowment for the Humanities)
Published on H-PCAACA (November, 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: 
Edward Countryman
Reviewer: 
Patrick Riordan

Riordan on Countryman, 'Americans: A Collision of Histories'


Edward Countryman. Americans: A Collision of Histories. New York: Hill & Wang, 1996. xxiii + 285 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-2593-0.

Reviewed by Patrick Riordan (Tallahassee)
Published on H-PCAACA (October, 1996)

New Overview of U.S. History, 1763-1876

Author: 
Steven C. Bullock
Reviewer: 
Craig Hanyan

Hanyan on Bullock, 'Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840'


Steven C. Bullock. Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. xviii + 421 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2282-1.

Reviewed by Craig Hanyan (Brock University)
Published on H-PCAACA (October, 1996)

Author: 
Daniel A. Stout, Judith M. Buddenbaum, eds.
Reviewer: 
Harold Hatt

Hatt on Stout and Buddenbaum, 'Religion and Mass Media: Audiences and Adaptations'


Daniel A. Stout, Judith M. Buddenbaum, eds. Religion and Mass Media: Audiences and Adaptations. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications Inc., 1996. 294 pp. $62.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8039-7174-5; $63.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8039-7173-8.

Reviewed by Harold Hatt (Phillips Theological Seminary, Enid, Oklahoma)
Published on H-PCAACA (October, 1996)

Author: 
Fergus Bordewich
Reviewer: 
Robert C. Doyle

Doyle on Bordewich, 'Killing the White Man's Indian: Reinventing Native Americans at the End of the Twentieth Century'


Fergus Bordewich. Killing the White Man's Indian: Reinventing Native Americans at the End of the Twentieth Century. New York: Doubleday, 1996. 400 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-385-42035-8.

Reviewed by Robert C. Doyle (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-PCAACA (October, 1996)

Author: 
Leigh Eric Schmidt
Reviewer: 
Joanne Fritz

Fritz on Schmidt, 'Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of American Holidays'


Leigh Eric Schmidt. Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of American Holidays. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1995. xvi + 363 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-02980-1.

Reviewed by Joanne Fritz (University of Iowa)
Published on H-PCAACA (October, 1996)

American Holidays as Popular Culture

Author: 
Mary Corbin Sies, Christopher Silver, eds.
Reviewer: 
Roger Biles

Biles on Sies and Silver, 'Planning the Twentieth-Century American City'


Mary Corbin Sies, Christopher Silver, eds. Planning the Twentieth-Century American City. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. xiv + 594 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8018-5164-3; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-5163-6.

Reviewed by Roger Biles (East Carolina State University)
Published on H-PCAACA (October, 1996)

City Planning--American Style

Author: 
Sheryl Tynes
Reviewer: 
Scott A. Merriman

Merriman on Tynes, 'Turning Points in Social Security: From "Cruel Hoax" to "Sacred Entitlement"'


Sheryl Tynes. Turning Points in Social Security: From "Cruel Hoax" to "Sacred Entitlement". Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1996. x + 253 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-2579-8.

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

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