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Cybersonic Arts

Adventures in American New Music

Gordon Mumma Edited with Commentary by Michelle Fillion

Blues Unlimited

Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine

Edited by Bill Greensmith, Mike Rowe, and Mark Camarigg

The Man That Got Away

The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen

Walter Rimler


The Making of a Sports Media Empire

Travis Vogan

Frederik Pohl

Michael R. Page

From Scratch

Writings in Music Theory

James Tenney Edited by Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter

Chinese in the Woods

Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Sue Fawn Chung

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939

Roger Daniels

Street Life under a Roof

Youth Homelessness in South Africa

Emily Margaretten

Seeing Sarah Bernhardt

Performance and Silent Film

Victoria Duckett

Doing Women's Film History

Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Edited by Christine Gledhill and Julia Knight

Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn

Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century

Edited by Elana Levine

Funk the Erotic

Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

L. H. Stallings

Spatializing Blackness

Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Rashad Shabazz

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Adam Mack at Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, IL Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:00:00 CDT — Lecture/Signing
Sonja Williams at Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Chicago, IL Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:00:00 CDT — Reading/Signing
American Folklore Society Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:00:00 CDT
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Sonja Williams at Bronzeville Historical Society Salon, Chicago, IL Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:00:00 CDT — Reading/Signing
Jane Beck at the American Folklore Society Conference, Long Beach, CA Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:00:00 CDT — Book Signing
Phil Jamison at American Folklore Society Conference, Long Beach, CA Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:00:00 CDT — Book Signing
American Folklore Society Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:00:00 CDT
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