American Studies Book Reviews 2012



Each student in the 2012 American Studies advanced seminar, "The Globalization of American Culture," read a recently published book in American Studies or a related discipline and wrote 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 contacted the author and included the author's insights in their reviews.

Special thanks to Annie Anderson '12 and Nick Sizer '12 for their editorial assistance.

The American Way of Eating, by Tracie McMillan, reviewed by Audrey MacLean '12.

Banding Together, by Jennifer C Lena, reviewed by Jeff Baird '12.

Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism, by Andrew G. Kirk, reviewed by Annie Kravet '12.

Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality, by Regina Kunzel, reviewed by Catherine Monahon '12.

God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, by Christopher Hitchens, reviewed by Lisa DonDiego '12.

Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America, by Robert E. Brenneman, reviewed by Jennifer Hyslip '12.

Just Kids, by Patti Smith, reviewed by Oceane Hooks-Camilleri '12.

The Price of Civilization, by Jeffery Sachs, reviewed by Vincent Fichera '12.

The Rise of Gridiron University: Higher Education’s Uneasy Alliance with Big-­Time Football, by Brian Ingrassia, reviewed by J. J. McGregor '12.

The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republic Conservatism, by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson, reviewed by Margaret Frattaroli '12.

Those Girls: Single Women in Sixties and Seventies Popular Culture, by Katherine J. Lehman, reviewed by Rebecca Litt '12.

War Time, by Mary L. Dudziak, reviewed by Andrew Lee '12.

What Really Happened to the 1960s, by Edward P. Morgan, reviewed by Eliza Bryant '12.

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