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Chicago's Grand Midway

A Walk around the World at the Columbian Exposition

Norman Bolotin with Christine Laing

English Pastoral Music

From Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955

Eric Saylor

Serbia under the Swastika

A World War II Occupation

Alexander Prusin

Cemeteries of Illinois

A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifs

Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb

Baking Powder Wars

The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Linda Civitello

Beyond Respectability

The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Brittney C. Cooper

Curious Encounters with the Natural World

From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers

Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post

Women against Abortion

Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

Karissa Haugeberg

Charles Ives's Concord

Essays after a Sonata

Kyle Gann

Somalis Abroad

Clan and Everyday Life in Finland

Stephanie R. Bjork

Iain M. Banks

Paul Kincaid

Black Post-Blackness

The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics

Margo Natalie Crawford

Beyond Bach

Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Andrew Talle

The Media Commons

Globalization and Environmental Discourses

Patrick D. Murphy

Colored No More

Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Treva B. Lindsey

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Smithsonian Magazine delves into the history of “Baking Powder Wars” Smithsonian Magazine recently delved into the fascinating history behind baking powder. Linda Civitello, the author of Baking Powder Wars, was consulted as an expert. Read all about the cutthroat fight that revolutionized cooking here.

200 Years of Illinois: Eads and elephants The Eads Bridge, named for its designer/builder James B. Eads, materialized  in 1874 amidst a blizzard of superlatives. At 6,442 feet, it was the largest arch bridge on earth, and the world’s first major bridge project of entirely steel construction. The … Continue reading

Authors on Issues: Valerie Francisco on “My Family’s Slave” This is the inaugural post of our new series, Authors on Issues, in which UIP authors weigh in on current events. Valerie Francisco, author of the forthcoming book Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in a Global Digital Age, responded … Continue reading

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