Much of the most exciting contemporary work in American Studies refuses the distinction between politics and culture—focusing on historical cultures of power and protest on the one hand, or the political importance of cultural practices on the other. The titles in American Studies Now cover these political and cultural intersections while such teachable moments are at the center of public conversation.
"This series fills an important need. Students can read these short books in their entirety and absorb them. They are timely, picking up on emerging, and rapidly changing topics, our 'moments of danger' in or at least near their actual moment."—David Roediger, past President of the American Studies Association
Lisa Duggan, New York University
Curtis Marez, University of California, San Diego