Hypertext Scholarship in American Studies




Rosenzweig, Roy
Castonguay, James
Krasniewicz, Louise
Blitz, Michael
Thurston, Thomas
Westbrook, David

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Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media


In order to encourage experimentation in hypertext and scholarship, American Quarterly in collaboration with the American Studies Crossroads Project at Georgetown University and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University launched this experiment in hypertext publishing. Rather than invite more theoretical statements about the possibilities of online publishing, they wanted to see what electronic publication might mean concretely for American studies scholarship. They also wanted to offer some of the conventional validation and peer review that scholarly publication in a journal generally offers. They solicited proposals and approved four projects, which then went through a peer review and revision process before being made available to the public through this website. In addition, the June 1999 issue of American Quarterly included comments on the experiment from the authors and from other scholars.


“The WARC file must be opened using a program like Webrecorder.io. The ZIP contains a static version of the website.


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