American Studies Research Works
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The Careers of Two Ritas: Latinas, Hollywood, and the Dilemmas of Anglicization (2014)This project is focused on the career of two Latina actresses, Rita Hayworth and Rita Moreno, and how their roles and success in film were contingent upon their race and identity. What this work will explore is how Hayworth’s ...
The Vietnam Veteran: A Victim of the War's Rhetorical Failure (1988-02-22)Argues that from defense and media coverage of the Vietnam War, an image of the character and activities of those fighting the war emerged. Within the defense of the war two justifications fought for dominance: a romantic ...
Richard Nixon's Anti-Impeachment Campaign: America's Paradise Lost (Fred McMahon, 1974-05-01)Analysis of Richard Nixon's April 29, 1974, speech during the Nixon impeachment crisis. Interprets the speech as a quest narrative.
Book Review of Carmen Lomas Garza by Constance Cortez (Latino Studies, 2011)This article reviews Constance Cortez's 2010 monograph on the Texas-based artist Carmen Lomas Garza. It appears in Volume 9, Issue 4 of the journal Latino Studies.
America the Charity Case (2005-10-21)The U.S. government has inappropriately relied on private philanthropy to provide relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Charities are not up to the task, and corporations have taken advantage of the situation to promote ...