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: 
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)

Author: 
Christopher Hitchens
Reviewer: 
Peter S. Fosl

Fosl on Hitchens, 'The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice'

Christopher Hitchens. The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice. London: Verso Books, 1995. xiii + 98 pp. $15.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-85984-929-3.

Reviewed by Peter S. Fosl (Hollins College) Published on H-PCAACA (October, 1996)

Author: 
Donald C. Jackson
Reviewer: 
Dennis C. Williams

Williams on Jackson, 'Building the Ultimate Dam: John S. Eastwood and the Control of Water in the West'

Donald C. Jackson. Building the Ultimate Dam: John S. Eastwood and the Control of Water in the West. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995. xii + 336 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0716-7.

Reviewed by Dennis C. Williams (Southern Nazarene University) Published on H-PCAACA (September, 1996)

Waterpower, Power, Dams, and the West

Author: 
Mary Beth Norton
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Putzi

Putzi on Norton, 'Founding Mothers and Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society'

Mary Beth Norton. Founding Mothers and Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. x + 496 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-679-42965-4.

Reviewed by Jennifer Putzi (University of Nebraska at Lincoln) Published on H-PCAACA (September, 1996)

Women in U.S. Colonial Society: Locke vs. Filmer

Author: 
Margaret R. Miles
Reviewer: 
Harold Hatt

Hatt on Miles, 'Seeing and Believing: Religion and Values in the Movies'

Margaret R. Miles. Seeing and Believing: Religion and Values in the Movies. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, 1996. xvi + 254 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8070-1030-3.

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

Relgion and Movies: Seeing is Believing?

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