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: 
Allen Forte
Reviewer: 
Harvey Cohen

Cohen on Forte, 'The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era, 1924-1950'

Allen Forte. The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era, 1924-1950. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1995. ix + 366 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-04399-9.

Reviewed by Harvey Cohen (University of Maryland) Published on H-PCAACA (May, 1996)

Author: 
Carol Easton
Reviewer: 
Julia Foulkes

Foulkes on Easton, 'No Intermissions: The Life of Agnes de Mille'

Carol Easton. No Intermissions: The Life of Agnes de Mille. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. 548 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-316-19970-4.

Reviewed by Julia Foulkes (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Published on H-PCAACA (May, 1996)

Dance in America: Agnes DeMille

Author: 
Col. Lawrence R. Bailey
Reviewer: 
Robert C. Doyle

Doyle on Bailey, 'Solitary Survivor: The First POW in Southeast Asia'

Col. Lawrence R. Bailey. Solitary Survivor: The First POW in Southeast Asia. Washington, D.C., and London: Brassey's, 1995. xxi + 214 pp. $23.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57488-004-5.

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

POW Experience and the Dark Night of the Soul

Author: 
David Skidmore
Reviewer: 
Joe Rich

Rich on Skidmore, 'Reversing Course: Carter's Foreign Policy and the Failure of Reform'

David Skidmore. Reversing Course: Carter's Foreign Policy and the Failure of Reform. Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt University Press, 1996. xxii + 234 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8265-1273-4.

Reviewed by Joe Rich (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) Published on H-PCAACA (May, 1996)

The Carter Administration and Soviet Affairs

Author: 
Marina Warner
Reviewer: 
Richard Howells

Howells on Warner, 'From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers'

Marina Warner. From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. xxv + 463 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-15901-6.

Reviewed by Richard Howells (Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, England) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Fairy Tales and Cultural Values/Change

Author: 
Daniel Nelson
Reviewer: 
Phillip G. Payne

Payne on Nelson, 'Farm and Factory: Workers in the Midwest, 1880-1990'

Daniel Nelson. Farm and Factory: Workers in the Midwest, 1880-1990. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. ix + 258 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-32883-0.

Reviewed by Phillip G. Payne (Institute of Industrial Technology, Newark, Ohio) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Midwest as Agricultural or Industrial Heartland?

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

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