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Free Spirits

Spiritualism, Republicanism, and Radicalism in the Civil War Era

Mark A. Lause

Indians Illustrated

The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press

John M. Coward

Mister Pulitzer and the Spider

Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Kevin G. Barnhurst

Media in New Turkey

The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State

Bilge Yesil

Table Talk

Building Democracy One Meal at a Time

Janet A. Flammang

A Cole Porter Companion

Edited by Don M. Randel, Matthew Shaftel, and Susan Forscher Weiss

Exploring the World of J. S. Bach

A Traveler’s Guide

Robert L. Marshall and Traute M. Marshall

Slapstick Modernism

Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

William Solomon

Making the News Popular

Mobilizing U.S. News Audiences

Anthony M. Nadler

The British Army of the Rhine

Turning Nazi Enemies into Cold War Partners

Peter Speiser

Cold War Games

Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Toby C. Rider

The Street Is My Pulpit

Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya

Mwenda Ntarangwi

Taste of the Nation

The New Deal Search for America's Food

Camille Bégin

Game Faces

Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Sarah K. Fields

Sex Testing

Gender Policing in Women's Sports

Lindsay Parks Pieper

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Q&A with Game Faces author Sarah K. Fields Sarah K. Fields is an associate professor in communication at the University of Colorado—Denver. She answered some questions about her book Game Faces: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation. Q:  How are cases involving sports figures different than those involving other … Continue reading

200 Years of Illinois: The Other Airship Disaster Yesterday marked an unusual 97th anniversary. On July 21, 1919, an airship owned by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber cruised over Chicago, a pair of training runs that interested and delighted the people on the ground and in the city’s … Continue reading

Me and My Monkey Trial In the summer of 1925, a timeless battle raged in a courtroom. On one side stood Salem, Illinois native John T. Scopes and his lawyer Clarence Darrow. On the other: the people of Tennessee, as represented by Salem-born politician-prosecutor William … Continue reading

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