The Ohio State University Press

American Studies Catalog 2007

The Academic Self: An Owner’s Manual
Donald E. Hall
The Academic Community: A Manual for Change
Donal E. Hall
Mutha’ Is Half a Word: Intersections of Folklore, Vernacular, Myth, and Queerness in Black Female Culture
L. H. Stallings
Middle Passages and the Healing Place of History: Migration and Identity in Black Women’s Literature
Edited by Elizabeth Brown-Guillory
Textual Contraception: Birth Control and Modern American Fiction
Beth Widmaier Capo
Making the “America of Art”: Cultural Nationalism and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
Naomi Z. Sofer
Traveling Economies: American Women’s Travel Writing
Jennifer Bernhardt Steadman
The Reverend Mark Twain: Theological Burlesque, Form, and Content
Joe B. Fulton
America’s Gothic Fiction: The Legacy of Magnalia Christi Americana
Dorothy Z. Baker
Spirits of Defiance: National Prohibition and Jazz Age Literature, 1920–1933
Kathleen Drowne
A Fatal Drifting Apart: Democratic Social Knowledge and Chicago Reform
Laura M. Westhoff
African Americans and the Color Line in Ohio, 1915–1930
William W. Giffin


For All White-Collar Workers: The Possibilities of Radicalism in New York City’s Department Store Unions, 1934–1953
Daniel J. Opler
Kotex, Kleenex, Huggies: Kimberly-Clark and the Consumer Revolution in American Business
Thomas Heinrich and Bob Batchelor
J. Edgar Hoover and the Anti-interventionists: FBI Political Surveillance and the Rise of the Domestic Security State, 1939–1945
Douglas M. Charles
Manhood, Citizenship, and the National Guard: Illinois, 1870–1917
Eleanor L. Hannah
Nursing and the Privilege of Prescription 1893–2000
Arlene Keeling
Unlikely Entrepreneurs: Catholic Sisters and the Hospital Marketplace, 1865–1925
Barbra Mann Wall
Soft in the Middle: The Contemporary Softcore Feature in Its Contexts
David Andrews
Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Modernism: From Spatial Narrative to Jazz Haiku
Yoshinobu Hakutani 
Nurse-Midwifery: The Birth of a New American Profession
Laura E. Ettinger
The Best Transportation System in the World: Railroads, Trucks, Airlines, and American Public Policy in the Twentieth Century
Mark H. Rose, Bruce E. Seely, and Paul F. Barrett


Re-Forming the Past: History, The Fantastic, and the Postmodern Slave Narrative
A. Timothy Spaulding
“In the Light of Likeness—Transformed”: The Literary Art of Leon Forrest
Dana A. Williams
Kinds of Blue: The Jazz Aesthetic in African American Narrative
Jürgen E. Grandt
Executing Race: Early American Women’s Narratives of Race, Society, and the Law
Sharon M. Harris
The Difference Place Makes: Gender, Sexuality, and Diaspora Identity
Angeletta KM Gourdine
Dying to Be Beautiful: The Fight for Safe Cosmetics
Gwen Kay
Advertising to the American Woman: 1900–1999
Daniel Delis Hill
At Home, At War: Domesticity and World War I in American Fiction
Jennifer Haytock
Would Poetry Disappear? American Verse and the Crisis of Modernity
John Timberman Newcomb
White Liberal Identity, Literary Pedagogy, and Classic American Realism
Phillip Barrish
Cultural Secrets as Narrative Form: Storytelling in Nineteenth-Century America
Margaret Reid
In Cold Fear: The Catcher in the Rye Censorship Controversies and Postwar American Character
Pamela Hunt Steinle
A Thousand Words: Portraiture, Style, and Queer Modernism
Jaime Hovey
Roman Fever: Domesticity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing
Annamaria Formichella Elsden
Listen to Me Good: The Life Story of an Alabama Midwife
Margaret Charles Smith and Linda Janet Holmes
Sexual Borderlands: Constructing an American Sexual Past
Edited by Kathleen Kennedy and Sharon Ullman
Journal of a Voyage around the World: A Year on the Ship Helena (18411842)
Thomas Worthington King
Muse in the Machine: American Fiction and Mass Publicity
Mark Conroy