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Popular Culture



link to catalog page, The Accordion in the Americas

The Accordion in the Americas

Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Author: Edited by Helena Simonett
Pub Date: October 2012

The accordion in the new world   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Justice Provocateur

Justice Provocateur

Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Author: Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik
Pub Date: August 2012

An insightful character-study of one of television's most compelling detectives   learn more...
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link to catalog page MUIR, Long Lost Blues

Long Lost Blues

Popular Blues in America, 1850-1920

Author: Peter C. Muir
Pub Date: February 2010

The first comprehensive examination of the early blues industry and the music it produced   learn more...
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link to catalog page BOWER, African American Foodways

African American Foodways

Explorations of History and Culture

Author: Edited by Anne L. Bower
Pub Date: January 2009

Moving beyond catfish and collard greens to the soul of African American cooking   learn more...
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"Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas

Black Power Action Films

Author: Stephane Dunn
Pub Date: August 2008

An incisive analysis of gender and race in classic blaxploitation films   learn more...
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link to catalog page, California Polyphony

California Polyphony

Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads

Author: Mina Yang
Pub Date: March 2008

Probing the intersection of music and racial politics in California   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Mouse Machine

The Mouse Machine

Disney and Technology

Author: J. P. Telotte
Pub Date: July 2008

How Disney used the latest technology to become an entertainment powerhouse   learn more...
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link to catalog page FLEISCHHAUER, Bluegrass Odyssey

Bluegrass Odyssey

A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86

Author: Carl Fleischhauer and Neil V. Rosenberg
Pub Date: 2007

The music and culture of bluegrass as revealed through striking photographs and commentary   learn more...
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link to catalog page WARE, Cajun Women and Mardi Gras

Cajun Women and Mardi Gras

Reading the Rules Backward

Author: Carolyn E. Ware
Pub Date: March 2007

How Cajun women have creatively refashioned the tradition of rural Mardi Gras runs   learn more...
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link to catalog page DUIS, Challenging Chicago

Challenging Chicago

Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920

Author: Perry R. Duis
Pub Date: 2007

Hard lives and how they were lived in old Chicago   learn more...
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