A Companion to American Cultural History

A Companion to American Cultural History

Editor(s): Karen Halttunen

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631235668

Online ISBN: 9780470691762

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691762

About this Book

A Companion to American Cultural History offers a historiographic overview of the scholarship, with special attention to the major studies and debates that have shaped the field, and an assessment of where it is currently headed.

  • 30 essays explore the history of American culture at all analytic levels
  • Written by scholarly experts well-versed in the questions and controversies that have activated interest in this burgeoning field
  • Part of the authoritative Blackwell Companions to American History series
  • Provides both a chronological and thematic approach: topics range from British America in the Eighteenth Century to the modern day globalization of American Culture; thematic approaches include gender and sexuality and popular culture

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Early America

  2. Part II: The Nineteenth Century

  3. Part III: The Twentieth Century

  4. Part IV: Thematic and Methodological Approaches

  5. Part V: The Cultural Turn in Other Fields

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