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Lost in the USA

American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Deborah Gray White

Global Lynching and Collective Violence

Volume 1: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

Edited by Michael J. Pfeifer

Zombies, Migrants, and Queers

Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Camilla Fojas

The University of Illinois

Engine of Innovation

Edited by Frederick E. Hoxie

Peggy Seeger

A Life of Music, Love, and Politics

Jean R. Freedman

Local Vino

The Winery Boom in the Heartland

James R. Pennell

Of G-Men and Eggheads

The FBI and the New York Intellectuals

John Rodden

Bloomer Girls

Women Baseball Pioneers

Debra A. Shattuck

Cristi Puiu

Monica Filimon

Media Localism

The Policies of Place

Christopher Ali

Framing the Black Panthers

The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon

Jane Rhodes

The Red and the Black

American Film Noir in the 1950s

Robert Miklitsch

Networking China

The Digital Transformation of the Chinese Economy

Yu Hong

Six Minutes in Berlin

Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics

Michael J. Socolow

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200 Years of Illinois: Archaea, the third kind of life on earth Today we turn over the 200 Years of Illinois feature to Steven Lenz and Nicholas Hopkins, authors of an essay (reprinted below) in the new UIP book The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation. Lenz and Hopkins look into the life and … Continue reading

200 Years of Illinois: Three state twister This weekend marks the anniversary of the Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest tornado disaster in U.S. history. On March 18, 1925, an F5 twister formed near Ellington, Missouri in the early afternoon. The storm packed 300 MPH winds and stayed on … Continue reading

Backlist Bop: Women in film Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and passionate filmmakers working in France today, Claire Denis has continued to make beautiful and challenging films since the 1988 release of her first feature, Chocolat. Judith Mayne‘s comprehensive study of these … Continue reading

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