American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn
Reading The Familiar Made Strange feels like taking a walk through a well-signposted museum with halls that twist through different eras, types of archives and source material, and analytic approaches.... Students and scholars alike will be inspired by its lively prose, experimental tone, and frequent reminder that there remain 'different paths to blaze and more icons to reimagine from other angles and scales' (p. 8). -- Shanon Fitzpatrick * Journal of American History * Warmly recommended to both skeptics and avid practitioners of transnational American Studies who will inevitably catch themselves pondering which other American icons and artifacts might lend themselves for a rereading in a transnational framework. * Amerikastudien *
Brooke L. Blower is Associate Professor of History at Boston University. She is the author of Becoming Americans in Paris: Transatlantic Politics and Culture between the World Wars. Mark Philip Bradley is Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Vietnam at War and Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam, 19191950 and coeditor of Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars: Transnational and International Perspectives and Truth Claims: Representations and Human Rights.
Introduction by Brooke L. Blower and Mark Philip Bradley1. Watson and the Shark by Brian DeLay2. "Oh! Susanna" by Brian Rouleau3. "Mary Lyon, Massachusetts" by Mary A. Renda4. William Howard Taft's Drawers by Andrew J. Rotter5. Josephine Baker's Banana Skirt by Matthew Pratt Guterl6. V-J Day, 1945, Times Square by Brooke L. Blower7. The Kinsey Reports by Naoko Shibusawa8. The Quiet American by Fredrik Logevall9. That Touch of Mink by Nick Cullather10. The Immigration Reform Act of 1965 by Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof11. President Jimmy Carters Inaugural Address by Mark Philip BradleyConclusion by Daniel T. RodgersNotes Contributors Index