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The Media Commons

Globalization and Environmental Discourses

Patrick D. Murphy

New Italian Migrations to the United States

Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945

Edited by Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra

Teacher Strike!

Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order

Jon Shelton

An Illini Place

Building the University of Illinois Campus

Lex Tate and John Franch

Women against Abortion

Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

Karissa Haugeberg

Asianfail

Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Eleanor Ty

Chino

Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940

Jason Oliver Chang

Global Perspectives on the United States

Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Discourses Between

Edited by Virginia R. Dominguez and Jane C. Desmond

Against Labor

How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Edited by Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson

Football and Manliness

An Unauthorized Feminist Account of the NFL

Thomas P. Oates

Colored No More

Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Treva B. Lindsey

Peggy Seeger

A Life of Music, Love, and Politics

Jean R. Freedman

Zombies, Migrants, and Queers

Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Camilla Fojas

Local Vino

The Winery Boom in the Heartland

James R. Pennell

Bloomer Girls

Women Baseball Pioneers

Debra A. Shattuck

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200 Years of Illinois: Sorry, Charlie On April 19, 1928, Illinois held its last public hanging as bootlegger Charlie Birger went up the rope in Benton on a spring morning. (We’ve published a book that tells his story.) For years, he had fought it out with his violent rivals … Continue reading

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