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Corrupt Illinois

Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson

Ray Bradbury

David Seed

Sounds of the New Deal

The Federal Music Project in the West

Peter Gough

Midwest Maize

How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland

Cynthia Clampitt

Before the Ivy

The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago

Laurent Pernot

Covering Bin Laden

Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man

Edited by Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait

Stunning Males and Powerful Females

Gender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance

Christina Sunardi


Larry Kanfer with Alaina Kanfer

Lorado Taft

The Chicago Years

Allen Stuart Weller Edited by Robert G. La France and Henry Adams with Stephen P. Thomas

African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy

From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

Edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz

Disability Histories

Edited by Susan Burch and Michael Rembis

Building Filipino Hawai‘i

Roderick N. Labrador

Scripts of Blackness

Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico

Isar P. Godreau

Digital Rebellion

The Birth of the Cyber Left

Todd Wolfson

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Simine Short at National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:15:00 CST — Lecture
Stephen Wade at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:30:00 CST — Presentation
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Tami Williams at New York University, New York, NY Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:15:00 CST — Lecture
Judy Richardson at the Durham County Library, Durham, NC Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:00:00 CST — Panel
Stephen Wade at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:30:00 CST — Presentation
Society for American Music Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:00:00 CST
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