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: 
Penne L. Restad
Reviewer: 
Julie Longo

Longo on Restad, 'Christmas in America: A History'

Penne L. Restad. Christmas in America: A History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. x + 219 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-509300-1.

Reviewed by Julie Longo (Wayne State University) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Christmas in America: Origins and Evolution of Santa

Author: 
Kerry A. Trask
Reviewer: 
Mark D. Van Ells

Van Ells on Trask, 'The Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin'

Kerry A. Trask. The Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1995. xiii + 279 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87338-519-0.

Reviewed by Mark D. Van Ells (CUNY-Queensborough) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Civil War at the Grass Roots

Author: 
J. P. Telotte
Reviewer: 
Anne Collins Smith

Smith on Telotte, 'Replications: A Robotic History of the Science Fiction Film'

J. P. Telotte. Replications: A Robotic History of the Science Fiction Film. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995. 222 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-02177-0; $19.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-06466-1.

Reviewed by Anne Collins Smith (Austin Community College, Austin, Texas) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Robots as Other in Science Fiction Films

Author: 
Diane Vaughan
Reviewer: 
Judith E. Funston

Funston on Vaughan, 'The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture and Deviance at NASA'

Diane Vaughan. The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture and Deviance at NASA. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 1996. xv + 575 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-85175-4.

Reviewed by Judith E. Funston (State University of New York at Potsdam) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Critique of the Challenger Disaster

Author: 
Robert A. Latham, Robert A. Collins, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jo Ann Coleman

Coleman on Latham and Collins, 'Modes of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts'

Robert A. Latham, Robert A. Collins, eds. Modes of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995. xxi + 233 pp. $69.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-29085-5.

Reviewed by Jo Ann Coleman (East Texas State University) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Author: 
Amritjit Singh, Joseph Skerrett, Robert E. Hogan, eds.
Reviewer: 
Peter Powers

Powers on Singh and Skerrett and Hogan, 'Memory, Narrative and Identity: New Essays in Ethnic American Literatures'

Amritjit Singh, Joseph Skerrett, Robert E. Hogan, eds. Memory, Narrative and Identity: New Essays in Ethnic American Literatures. Boston, Mass.: Northeastern University Press, 1994. ix + 349 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55553-267-3; $50.00 (library), ISBN 978-1-55553-203-1.

Reviewed by Peter Powers (George Mason University) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Author: 
Richard K. Showman, Dennis M. Conrad, eds.
Reviewer: 
Eileen Moore

Moore on Showman and Conrad, 'The Papers of General Nathanael Greene: Vol. 7: December 1780-March 1781'

Richard K. Showman, Dennis M. Conrad, eds. The Papers of General Nathanael Greene: Vol. 7: December 1780-March 1781. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1995. xlii + 544 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2094-0.

Reviewed by Eileen Moore (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Published on H-PCAACA (March, 1996)

General Greene and His Army in the American Revolution

Author: 
Alan Nadel
Reviewer: 
Steve Schroeder

Schroeder on Nadel, 'Containment Culture: American Narratives, Postmodernism, and the Atomic Age (New Americanists)'

Alan Nadel. Containment Culture: American Narratives, Postmodernism, and the Atomic Age (New Americanists). Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995. xii + 332 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-1701-2; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-1699-2.

Reviewed by Steve Schroeder (Roosevelt University) Published on H-PCAACA (March, 1996)

Author: 
Jack Sutin, Rochelle Sutin
Reviewer: 
Robert C. Doyle

Doyle on Sutin and Sutin, 'Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance'

Jack Sutin, Rochelle Sutin. Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance. Minneapolis, Minn.: Greywolf Press, 1995. 225 pp. $13.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55597-224-0.

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

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