Shannon King: Shaking It in the Morning

"Shaking It in the Morning": Contestation and Congregation in Harlem during the New Negro Era During Prohibition era New York, slumming whites flooded Harlem nightspots, where they lived out their desire for the exotic and the "uninhibited" souls of black folk. Exploring intraracial contestation over Harlem's geography of vice and leisure, this lecture explores how black Harlemites responded to th...

An Evening of Gospel Choirs

An Evening of Gospel Choirs  

Don McPherson "You Throw Like A Girl"

Don McPherson "You Throw Like A Girl"  

Amy Offner: "The American Dream Comes Home"

Amy Offner: "The American Dream Comes Home" Please join the Rutgers-New Brunswick Department of American Studies for a discussion of "The American Dream Comes Home" with AMY OFFNER (Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania). Professor Offner will discuss the career of "aided self-help housing"--that is, government policies designed to help lower-income people become homeowners--d...

Nicole Fleetwood Discusses Racial Icons

Nicole Fleetwood Discusses Racial Icons

AMS Alumnus Featured in Rutgers Today

AMS Alumnus Featured in Rutgers Today

Angus Gillespie on the Jersey Devil

Angus Gillespie on the Jersey Devil "It’s a story Rutgers American Studies professor Angus Kress Gillespie has told hundreds of times: the legend of Mrs. Leeds, her family in the Pine Barrens, and the Jersey Devil. It’s said that in 1735, Mother Leeds was pregnant with her 13th child. Her husband Daniel, though a good provider, was an uninvolved father." ...(Read More)