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American Cultural History



link to catalog page, Intelligently Designed

Intelligently Designed

How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Author: Edward Caudill
Pub Date: November 2013

Creationists' tactics in the culture wars, from the Scopes trial to today   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The 1933 Chicago World's Fair

The 1933 Chicago World's Fair

A Century of Progress

Author: Cheryl R. Ganz
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: February 2012

From fan dancers to fan belts--the compelling, untold stories of Chicago's 1933 world fair   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Black Chicago Renaissance Author: Edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr.
Pub Date: July 2012

Presenting early twentieth-century Chicago as a vital centerpiece of Black thought and expression   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Spirits of Just Men

Spirits of Just Men

Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World

Author: Charles D. Thompson Jr.
Pub Date: May 2011

A rousing tale of moonshine and conspiracy in Depression-era rural Virginia   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Screening Cuba

Screening Cuba

Film Criticism as Political Performance during the Cold War

Author: Hector Amaya
Pub Date: October 2010

A sophisticated comparison of U.S. and Cuban reactions to Cuban revolutionary films   learn more...
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link to catalog page ANDERSON, Perspectives on Milwaukee's Past Author: Edited by Margo Anderson and Victor Greene
Pub Date: 2009

A stimulating variety of approaches to the history of a distinctive Midwestern city   learn more...
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link to catalog page WARREN, The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870 Author: Stephen Warren
Pub Date: January 2009

Looking past the rhetoric to expose the forces that shaped Shawnee nationalism   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 MALNIG, Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake

Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake

A Social and Popular Dance Reader

Author: Edited by Julie Malnig
Pub Date: November 2008

Examining social and popular dance forms from a variety of critical and cultural perspectives   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Beyond the Gibson Girl

Beyond the Gibson Girl

Reimagining the American New Woman, 1895-1915

Author: Martha H. Patterson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

The social, ethnic, literary, and iconographic history of the contested American New Woman   learn more...
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