Recent (since the 1990s) books that were first American Studies dissertations at Iowa are listed below:
Blues Music in the Sixties: A Story in Black and White.
Rutgers University Press, May 2010.
An Economy of Abundant Beauty: Fortune Magazine and Depression America
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.
Female Gladiators: Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005.
An American Bible: a History of the Good Book in the United States
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.
Mercy, Mercy Me: African American Culture and the American Sixties
New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Hannickel Terry, Erica
Empire of Vines: Wine Culture in America
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013
Rank Ladies: Gender and Cultural Hierarchy in American Vaudeville
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
The Changing Face of Public History: the Chicago Historical Society and the Transformation of an American Museum
DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2005.
Inventing Global Ecology: Tracking the Biodiversity Ideal in India, 1945-1997
Athens: Ohio University Press, 2004.
Saying It’s So: a Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
The Black Image in the New Deal: the Politics of FSA Photography
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1992.
Nelson, Megan Kate
Trembling Earth: a Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp
Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005.
Strange Bedfellows: How Late-Night Comedy Turns Democracy into a Joke
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2008.
Voices from the Back Stairs: Interpreting the Lives of Domestic Servants at Historic House Museums
Northern Illinois University Press, 2009.
Comic Book Culture: Fanboys and True Believers
Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1999.
Redefining Black Film
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1996.
The World’s Best Books: Taste, Culture, and the Modern Library
Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.
Nature Writing: the Pastoral Impulse in America
New York: Twayne, 1996.
The Habit of Surviving: Black Women’s Strategies for Life
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1991.
Making Home Work: Domesticity and Native American Assimilation in the American West
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
Brabbling Women: Disorderly Speech and the Law in Early Virginia
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.
Sequoia: the Heralded Tree in American Art and Culture
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2003.
The Freedom of the Streets: Work, Citizenship, and Sexuality in a Gilded Age City
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Dissertation titles and abstracts may also be accessed at the American Studies Association website.