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American studies : an annotated bibliography, 1984-1988
Salzman, Jack.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
xi, 1085 pages ; 25 cm
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Includes indexes.
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E169.1 .S238 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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This volume supplements the acclaimed three-volume set published in 1986 and consists of an annotated listing of American Studies monographs published between 1984 and 1988. There are more than 6,000 descriptive entries in a wide range of categories: anthropology and folklore, art and architecture, history, literature, music, political science, popular culture, psychology, religion, science and technology, and sociology.

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Updates Salzman's 1986 American Studies: An Annotated Bibliography (CH, Feb'87), which covers the period 1900-1983. Like its predecessor, it is divided into 11 areas of American cultural studies; however, the psychology and sociology sections have been dropped. Folklore has been separated from anthropology and combined with folklife to create one new area; autobiographies and memoirs also form a new section. Literature, music, political science, religion, science, technology and medicine, along with art and architecture, history, and popular culture (the last three subdivided), remain unchanged. Salzman and his colleagues at the Center for American Studies at Columbia University have produced a thoroughly commendable compilation of 3,872 descriptively annotated entries for books published during the half decade under consideration. Not surprisingly the scope ranges widely, from studies of Italian Harlem and the Marshall Plan to Little League baseball and the water-cure movement. Unfortunately, the reader will have difficulty identifying works on specific subjects since even the brief subject index that appeared in the basic set has been dropped. Although there are author and title indexes, the reader, if interested in a subject, is expected to "look through a section to see what has been written in the field." Any future supplements should address this shortcoming. -J. D. Haskell Jr., College of William and Mary

Table of Contents

1 Anthropology
2 Art and architecture
3 Autobiographies and memoirs
4 Folklore and folklife
5 history
6 Literature
7 Music
8 Political science
9 Popular culture
10 Religion
11 Science, technology, and medicine
Index of authors
Index of titles