Reviews

Author: 
Peter C. Rollins
Reviewer: 
Robert Fyne

Fyne on Rollins, 'Hollywood as Historian: American Film in a Cultural Context'


Peter C. Rollins. Hollywood as Historian: American Film in a Cultural Context. Lexington Ky: University Press of Kentucky, 1998. 288 pp. $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8131-0951-0.

Reviewed by Robert Fyne (Kean University)
Published on H-PCAACA (July, 2000)

Truths and Distortions: Hollywood as Historian?

Author: 
David Savran
Reviewer: 
Sara Martin

Martin on Savran, 'Taking It Like a Man: White Masculinity, Masochism, and Contemporary American Culture'


David Savran. Taking It Like a Man: White Masculinity, Masochism, and Contemporary American Culture. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1998. x + 382 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-01637-5.

Reviewed by Sara Martin (Departament de Filologia Anglesa i de Germanistica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Published on H-PCAACA (June, 2000)

Author: 
Patricia West
Reviewer: 
Millie Jackson

Jackson on West, 'Domesticating History: The Political Origins of America's House Museums'


Patricia West. Domesticating History: The Political Origins of America's House Museums. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999. 241 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56098-836-6; $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56098-811-3.

Reviewed by Millie Jackson (Grand Valley State University)
Published on H-PCAACA (June, 2000)

Author: 
Thomas Doherty
Reviewer: 
Robert C. Sickels

Sickels on Doherty, 'Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934'


Thomas Doherty. Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. xi + 430 pp. $83.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-11094-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-11095-2.

Reviewed by Robert C. Sickels (Whitman College (Washington))
Published on H-PCAACA (May, 2000)

Author: 
Eric Zolov
Reviewer: 
Mark D. Van Ells

Van Ells on Zolov, 'Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture'


Eric Zolov. Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1999. vii + 349 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-21514-6; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-20866-7.

Reviewed by Mark D. Van Ells (CUNY-Queensborough)
Published on H-PCAACA (May, 2000)

Author: 
Daniel Horowitz
Reviewer: 
Robert E. Weir

Weir on Horowitz, 'Betty Friedan and the Making of The Feminine Mystique: The American Left, The Cold War, and Modern Feminism'


Daniel Horowitz. Betty Friedan and the Making of The Feminine Mystique: The American Left, The Cold War, and Modern Feminism. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998. 354 pp. $30.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-168-7.

Reviewed by Robert E. Weir (Bay Path College)
Published on H-PCAACA (May, 2000)

Author: 
Herbert Applebaum
Reviewer: 
John Enyeart

Enyeart on Applebaum, 'The American Work Ethic and the Changing Work Force: An Historical Perspective'


Herbert Applebaum. The American Work Ethic and the Changing Work Force: An Historical Perspective. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1998. xvii + 228 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-30677-8.

Reviewed by John Enyeart (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Published on H-PCAACA (May, 2000)

Author: 
Lori Landay
Reviewer: 
ViBrina Coronado

Coronado on Landay, 'Madcaps, Screwballs and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture'


Lori Landay. Madcaps, Screwballs and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998. 272 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8122-1651-6; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3435-0.

Reviewed by ViBrina Coronado (The Union Institute Graduate School)
Published on H-PCAACA (May, 2000)

Author: 
Roger Rosenblatt, ed.
Reviewer: 
W. M. Hagen

Hagen on Rosenblatt, 'Consuming Desires: Consumption, Culture, and the Pursuit of Happiness'


Roger Rosenblatt, ed. Consuming Desires: Consumption, Culture, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Washington D.C. and Coverlo, California: Island Press, 1999. viii + 230 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55963-535-6.

Reviewed by W. M. Hagen (Oklahoma Baptist University)
Published on H-PCAACA (May, 2000)

Author: 
Stanley Weintraub
Reviewer: 
Robert C. Doyle

Doyle on Weintraub, 'MacArthur's War: Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero'


Stanley Weintraub. MacArthur's War: Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero. New York: The Free Press, 2000. 385 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-684-83419-1.

Reviewed by Robert C. Doyle (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-PCAACA (May, 2000)

Author: 
Janet Walker, Diane Waldeman
Reviewer: 
Patrick H. Griffin

Griffin on Walker and Waldeman, 'Feminism and Documentary'


Janet Walker, Diane Waldeman. Feminism and Documentary. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999. 365 pp. $23.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-3007-3; $68.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-3006-6.

Reviewed by Patrick H. Griffin (College of the Canyons and El Camino College)
Published on H-PCAACA (May, 2000)

Author: 
Eric C. Schneider
Reviewer: 
Martin A. Jackson

Jackson on Schneider, 'Vampires, Dragons and Egyptian Kings: Youth Gangs in Postwar New York'


Eric C. Schneider. Vampires, Dragons and Egyptian Kings: Youth Gangs in Postwar New York. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. 318 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00141-8.

Reviewed by Martin A. Jackson (Pratt Institute)
Published on H-PCAACA (May, 2000)

Author: 
Karen Brodkin
Reviewer: 
Denise D. Meringolo

Meringolo on Brodkin, 'How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America' and Karen Brodkin, 'How Jews Became White Folks and What that Says About Race in America'


Karen Brodkin. How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America. New Brunswick, N.J and London: Rutgers University Press, 1998. xi + 243 pp. $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-2590-7; $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-2589-1.Karen Brodkin. How Jews Became White Folks and What that Says About Race in America. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998. xi + 243 pp.

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