Skip to main content

American Studies: Home

Cotton Mather

Anne Hutchinson

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

James Fenimore Cooper

The American Jeremiad

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

Abraham Lincoln

Mark Twain

Frederick Douglass

Sitting Bull

Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The Souls of Black Folk

Thomas Edison

Coney Island

McSorley's Wonderful Saloon

World of Our Fathers

Woody Guthrie

Hard Times

Billie Holiday

Eleanor Roosevelt

Josh Gibson

An Unlikely Union

Frank Sinatra

Beyond the Melting Pot

Alfred E. Neuman

Rita Moreno

Campbell's Soup Can - Andy Warhol

Muhammad Ali

Cesar Chavez

Allen Ginsberg

Shirley Chisholm

Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool


Gay Pride

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature

The Imperial Self


  Library Hours

  Library Hours


American studies is an interdisciplinary field that views the American experience through the study of history, literature, and the arts. Drawing on faculty members from various departments who are versed in the theories and methods of literary criticism, historiography, anthropology, folklore, musicology, art history, and ethnic and gender studies, the Brooklyn College American studies program explores the history and culture of the United States through the lenses of a variety of disciplines. Courses vary from those probing such crucial historical periods as the Frontier era, the Depression, and the 1960s, to those focusing on the study of such expressive genres as immigrant literature, folklore, popular culture, and musical performance. The program’s diverse, interdisciplinary approach is based on the assumption that the American studies student is interested not simply in the literature of the United States, but in how that literature relates to American music, art, film, history, and religion and in how these influences collectively reflect and shape national attitudes and values. Additional information on the American Studies program can be found by linking here.




Helen Georgas's picture
Helen Georgas
Brooklyn College Library
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Reference Desk: 718-951-5628

Office: 718-758-8207

How to Get Help

  • Ask in person: visit the Brooklyn College Library during open hours
  • Ask by phone: call us during open hours at (718) 951-5628
  • Ask by chat: librarians are available online 24/6
  • Ask by email: get a response within 2 business days