Hitchhiking on the Proud Highway: Hunter S. Thompson and an American Past-time

By Jack Reid In 1963, a young Hunter S. Thompson published a thoughtful eulogy to a beloved pastime of his titled, “The Extinct Hitchhiker.”  Thompson had taken a keen interest in hitchhiking five years earlier after reading On the Road as a twenty-one-year-old living in New York City. Although Thompson would come to be knownContinue reading “Hitchhiking on the Proud Highway: Hunter S. Thompson and an American Past-time”

Welcome to American Studies at Kennesaw State University!

We here at the Master of Arts in American Studies are venturing into the blogosphere to keep you updated on what’s going on in our department and in the broader field of American Studies. We’ll bring you Student and Faculty Spotlights, Guest Bloggers, Reading lists for your breaks, and Alumni Updates in addition to generalContinue reading “Welcome to American Studies at Kennesaw State University!”