American Studies International

American Studies International is a magazine specializing in History topics.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2-3, June-October

Announcements
Conferences The program committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for panels and papers on the theme, "Class, Work and Revolution," for our twenty-fifth annual meeting to be held October 21-23, 2004. Since the seventeenth...
Apologies for Atrocities: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of World War II's End in the United States and Japan
The aftermath of the recent terrorist attack on Washington, D.C. and New York demonstrated the heroism of fire fighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel as well as volunteer workers. The tragedy also revealed how the imagery of World War...
Capturing the Public Imagination: The Social and Professional Place of Public History
The purpose of history is to find one's place in the region of which you are a part. (1) Where We Live: Professionalism and Identity Public history is a neglected and often denigrated region. Its borders are mobile and permeable. Its population...
Exhibition as Dance: An Exercise in Creative Partnering
I have often described our work, especially the exhibitions on historical themes, as a cross between a scholarly book and a Broadway show, two creative realms that combine my love of history with my love of theatre. The "scholarly book" part is...
Heritage Tourism: Where Public and History Don't Always Meet
Recently I visited a Caribbean island. It is an island-state much like many others in this region of the world: Its beaches are white, its people are black, its skies and waters are blue, its mountains are green, and its birds and fishes and flowers...
Historians as Managers of the Nation's Cultural Heritage
How the United States manages its cultural heritage is unique in the world. The preservation "system" developed initially from studies of approaches and methodologies from abroad. During the 1960s, American preservationists studied preservation systems...
History in New Worlds: Surveys and Results in the United States and Australia
The most significant news of this study is that we have interested, active, and thoughtful audiences for what we want to talk about. The deeper challenge is finding out how we can talk to--and especially with--those audiences. History professionals...
Playing to Strength: Teaching Public History at the Turn of the 21st-Century
Historians in the United States are at present deeply engaged in a conversation about the nature and future of graduate education, and the place of public history in it. Over the past several years, sustained institutional energies have been directed...
Redefining American Spaces: The City, the Lland, the Body, and History: The Fulbright American Studies Institute, Northern Illinois University, July 1-August 12, 2002
By considering the work of such critics as Edward W. Said, Gloria Anzaldua, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Doreen Massey, Edward W. Soja, and Michel Foucault, one can perceive that the concepts of space and geography, alongside history, have increasingly become...
Senior Editor's Note
This is the last issue of American Studies International to be published under my supervision. George Washington University will cease to publish American Studies International with Volume 42. Negotiations are underway with the Mid-America American...
Slavery and the Contest for National Heritage in the United States and the Netherlands
In the past few years, important history projects on slavery in the United States and the Netherlands have focused public attention on what is for each society a difficult and painful past. This article, by two scholars, one American and one Dutch,...
The American Moving Image Diaspora: The Archeology of US Movies in International Archives
In February 2004 the program of the "Pelikula at Lipunan" film festival in Manila, Philippines included the premiere of the restored 35mm version of Zamboanga, an American independent feature film originally produced on location in Mindanao in 1936...
The Kokopelli Conundrum: Lessons Learned from Teaching Native American Students
Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is a public liberal arts college with moderate admissions standards whose goal is to help students achieve academic success. Our students come from all over the United States including urban areas like Denver...
The New Americanist Intervention into the Canon
Influenced by contemporary critical theory, criticism of nineteenth-century American literature has undergone a profound change in recent years. Few topics have been as great a subject of debate as the nature and construction of the canon. The term...