Hypertext Scholarship in American Studies

How will hypertext and new media change the nature of scholarly argument, communication, and publication? In order to encourage experimentation in this arena, American Quarterly in collaboration with the American Studies Crossroads Project and the Center for History and New Media organized this experiment in hypertext publishing. Four essays—overing such diverse topics as photos as legal evidence, the Spanish-American War in film, early comic strips, and Arnold Schwarzenegger—offer contrasting approaches to using digital media for scholarly presentations.