Published   semiannually
Language(s)   English
ISSN   0705-7113
Editorial Board


CLARE CORBOULD, School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies, Monash University
MICHAEL ONDAATJE, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Newcastle
HEATHER NEILSON, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW@ADFA


TIMOTHY VERHOEVEN (History and related disciplines), School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies, Monash University
MELISSA HARDIE (Literature and related disciplines), Department of English, University of Sydney


JENNIFER FROST, University of Auckland
PAUL GILES, University of Sydney
IAN GORDON, Department of History, National University of Singapore, Singapore
MARILYN LAKE, University of Melbourne
JANE PARK, University of Sydney
STEPHEN ROBERTSON, University of Sydney
PAUL TAILLON, University of Auckland
IAN TYRRELL, University of New South Wales
SHANE WHITE, University of Sydney

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Editorial correspondence should be addressed to:
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Michael L. Ondaatje (email:; or
Heather Neilson (email:

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically. Font should be Times New Roman 12 for the text and Times New Roman 10 for the endnotes. Submissions should follow the conventions of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, 2010. All articles are peer reviewed, and should not normally exceed 6,000 words in length. Endnotes should be grouped at the end of the article. Contributors are requested to include institutional affiliation, biographical details and an abstract.

The Editorial Board is responsible for the selection and acceptance of all contributions, but the opinions expressed and the accuracy of statements made therein remain the responsibility of individual authors. Papers are considered with the understanding that they have not been published and are not under consideration elsewhere.

Articles appearing in this journal are indexed in Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life and the MLA. The journal is part of JSTOR, where issues appear three years after publication. The journal is also part of the EBSCO Australian/New Zealand Reference Centre database. All material published in AJAS becomes the property of the Editors on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association. AJAS is sent free to all members of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association.


Australasian Journal of American Studies

Published by the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association

AJAS (ISSN 0705-7113) is the official journal of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association.  It is published twice a year, in July and December.


The purpose of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association (ANZASA) is to encourage study and research in all aspects of U.S. culture and society.  In addition to publishing this Journal, the Association holds scholarly biennial conferences, supports postgraduate seminars, publishes occasional papers, supports research travel to the United States for postgraduate research candidates and encourages scholarly exchanges between Australia, New Zealand and the United States.


December 2007, Vol. 26 No. 2

Censorship in the Korean War: Press-Military Relations, June 1950-January 1951

Mother-Love for Plant-Children: Sentimental Pastoralism and Nineteenth-Century Parlour Gardening

‘Go Ask Alice’: Remembering the Summer of Love Forty Years On

‘Regardless of History’?: Re-Assessing the Navajo Codetalkers of World War II

Hedda Hopper, Hollywood Gossip, and the Campaign Against Charlie Chaplin, 1940-1952

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy: A Tribute to the Legacy of William Appleman Williams

The Politics of War: Race, Class, and Conflict in Revolutionary Virginia by Michael A. McDonnell

American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting by Steven Biel; The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing by T. J. Clark

Melville: His World and Work by Andrew Delbanco

Woodrow Wilson’s Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House by Godfrey Hodgson

Kaiso!: Writings by and about Katherine Dunham by Vèvè A. Clark; Sara E. Johnson

The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation and U.S. Nationalism by Leigh Anne Duck

A Nation of Realtors(r) A Cultural History of the Twentieth-Century American Middle Class by Jeffrey M. Hornstein

My brother is getting arrested again by Daisy Fried; Astoria by Malena Mörling

Troubled Commemoration: The American Civil War Centennial 1961-1965 by Robert Cook

Braided Relations, Entwined Lives: The Women of Charleston’s Urban Slave Society by Cynthia M. Kenne

Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West by Ned Blackhawk

Buffalo Bill in Bologna: The Americanization of the World, 1869-1922 by Robert W. Rydell; Rob Kroes

Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollection, and Film History by Amelie Hastie

Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot



Other Issues

July 2015, Vol. 34 No. 1
December 2014, Vol. 33 No. 2
July 2014, Vol. 33 No. 1
December 2013, Vol. 32 No. 2
July 2013, Vol. 32 No. 1
December 2012, Vol. 31 No. 2
July 2012, Vol. 31 No. 1
December 2011, Vol. 30 No. 2
July 2011, Vol. 30 No. 1
December 2010, Vol. 29 No. 2
July 2010, Vol. 29 No. 1
December 2009, Vol. 28 No. 2
July 2009, Vol. 28 No. 1
December 2008, Vol. 27 No. 2
July 2008, Vol. 27 No. 1
July 2007, Vol. 26, No. 1
December 2006, Vol. 25 No. 2
July 2006, Vol. 25 No. 1
December 2005, Vol. 24 No. 2
July 2005, Vol. 24, No. 1
December 2005, Vol. 24, No. 2