In 2010 the American Studies advanced seminar, "The Globalization of American Culture," launched a new book review project aimed to keep students, faculty and alumni up to date with new works in the field of American Studies.
Each student reads a recently published book in American Studies or a related discipline and writes an essay commenting on its overall contribution to the field, its use of interdisciplinary methodology, and its potential use in other courses at Connecticut College.
In some cases, students contact the author and include the author's insights in their reviews.
In particular, the 2013 seminar students highly recommend reading "Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire" by Andrea Stuart. This work was reviewed by Rasheed Mitchell, and he notes the striking analysis of race and gendered issues, both of which are significantly salient to the past, present, and future of American Studies and the globalizing world.
Select from the listed below the books and the authors from 2010-2013. Enjoy them! We encourage reader feedback. Write to Professor Stock at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or suggestions.
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