Fall 2005


Fall 2005


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Zane Grey in Monument Valley, ca 1920. Reprinted with permission from Loren Grey

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link to catalog page, Advertising on Trial

Advertising on Trial

Consumer Activism and Corporate Public Relations in the 1930s

Author: Inger L. Stole
Pub Date: June 2006

The dynamic relationship between Depression-era consumer rights groups and advertisers   learn more...

link to catalog page, African Americans in the Furniture City

African Americans in the Furniture City

The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapids

Author: Randal Maurice Jelks
Pub Date: March 2005

The formation of a northern African American community and its struggle for civil rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, American Dreaming, Global Realities

American Dreaming, Global Realities

Rethinking U.S. Immigration History

Author: Edited by Donna R. Gabaccia and Vicki L. Ruiz
Pub Date: November 2006

An introduction to the best from the new directions in U.S. immigration history   learn more...

link to catalog page, American Opera Author: Elise K. Kirk
Pub Date: 2005

A unique and invaluable resource for opera fans, new and old   learn more...

link to catalog page, American Paper Son

American Paper Son

A Chinese Immigrant in the Midwest

Author: Wayne Hung Wong
Pub Date: December 2006

A captivating look at a hidden chapter in Chinese American history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bach Perspectives, Volume 6

Bach Perspectives, Volume 6

J. S. Bach's Concerted Ensemble Music, The Ouverture

Author: Edited by Gregory Butler
Pub Date: December 2007

New issues at the heart of Bach studies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beyond Cannery Row

Beyond Cannery Row

Sicilian Women, Immigration, and Community in Monterey, California, 1915-99

Author: Carol Lynn McKibben
Pub Date: January 2006

The unique role of Sicilian women in maintaining community through change   learn more...

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...

link to catalog page, Bluegrass

Bluegrass

A History

Author: Neil V. Rosenberg
Pub Date: June 2005

The twentieth anniversary paperback edition, updated with a new preface   learn more...

link to catalog page, Choreographies of African Identities

Choreographies of African Identities

Négritude, Dance, and the National Ballet of Senegal

Author: Francesca Castaldi
Pub Date: February 2006

A rich portrait of the National Ballet of Senegal's work and of the urban dance world of Dakar   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dark Horses

Dark Horses

Poets on Overlooked Poems

Author: Edited by Joy Katz and Kevin Prufer
Pub Date: January 2007

Poets discuss forgotten favorites   learn more...

link to catalog page, Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters

A Biography

Author: Herbert K. Russell
Pub Date: 2005

The definitive story of a troubled poet's struggles and triumphs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Eight Women Philosophers

Eight Women Philosophers

Theory, Politics, and Feminism

Author: Jane Duran
Pub Date: November 2006

A unique examination of women philosophers in the Western tradition, from the medieval period to the twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, Figure Skating

Figure Skating

A History

Author: James R. Hines
Pub Date: February 2006

The only comprehensive history of figure skating in over forty years   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fragments of Bone

Fragments of Bone

Neo-African Religions in a New World

Author: Edited by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
Pub Date: July 2005

African religions as adapted and recontextualized in various New World environments   learn more...

link to catalog page, God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land

God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land

Faith and Conflict in the American West

Author: Todd M. Kerstetter
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2008

How and why three emerging religious groups failed to find a peaceful home in a purportedly tolerant region   learn more...

link to catalog page, Going Indian Author: James Hamill
Pub Date: April 2006

Learning from the Oklahoma Indians' own stories about the forces shaping their ethnic identity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Good Hearts

Good Hearts

Catholic Sisters in Chicago's Past

Author: Suellen Hoy
Pub Date: May 2006

The critical roles of Catholic nuns in Chicago's development   learn more...

link to catalog page, Habits of Compassion

Habits of Compassion

Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920

Author: Maureen Fitzgerald
Pub Date: February 2006

The Sisters' critical contributions to charitable care in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hardy Cross

Hardy Cross

American Engineer

Author: Leonard K. Eaton
Pub Date: November 2006

The first biography of one of America's most brilliant civil engineers   learn more...

link to catalog page, In Defense of Asian American Studies

In Defense of Asian American Studies

The Politics of Teaching and Program Building

Author: Sucheng Chan
Pub Date: July 2005

Insights from the vanguard of academic program building   learn more...

link to catalog page, Indian Metropolis

Indian Metropolis

Native Americans in Chicago, 1945-75

Author: James B. LaGrand
Pub Date: October 2005

The inside story of American Indian life in Chicago   learn more...

link to catalog page, Into the Vortex

Into the Vortex

Female Voice and Paradox in Film

Author: Britta Sjogren
Pub Date: April 2005

A pathbreaking feminist analysis of sound's shifting relation to image in film   learn more...

link to catalog page, Israel in Exile

Israel in Exile

Jewish Writing and the Desert

Author: Ranen Omer-Sherman
Pub Date: February 2006

The idea of the desert as catalyst for compelling questions about justice and community in Jewish writing   learn more...

link to catalog page, Killing Animals Author: The Animal Studies Group
Pub Date: April 2006

A spectrum of scholarship on humans' deadly relationship with animals   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lost Sounds

Lost Sounds

Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919

Author: Tim Brooks
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2005

Biographies of the first African-American recording stars, and how they succeeded against tremendous odds   learn more...

link to catalog page, Marian McPartland's Jazz World Author: Marian McPartland
Pub Date: 2005

Updated edition of jazz pianist and radio host Marian McPartland’s tribute to legendary musicians   learn more...

link to catalog page, Merchants, Midwives, and Laboring Women

Merchants, Midwives, and Laboring Women

Italian Migrants in Urban America

Author: Diane C. Vecchio
Pub Date: January 2006

Challenging long-held patriarchal assumptions about Italian women's work in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, Newer Ideals of Peace Author: Jane Addams
Pub Date: February 2007

A paradigm for peace discovered in the cosmopolitan neighborhoods of poor urban immigrants   learn more...

link to catalog page, Next to Godliness

Next to Godliness

Confronting Dirt and Despair in Progressive Era New York City

Author: Daniel Eli Burnstein
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2010

A window into Progressive Era social reform   learn more...

link to catalog page, Palace-Burner

Palace-Burner

The Selected Poetry of Sarah Piatt

Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Paula Bernat Bennett
Pub Date: 2005

With a powerful and unique voice Piatt refracts the social and artisitic conerns of over fifty years of American history and literary culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Philosophy, Crime, and Criminology Author: Edited by Bruce A. Arrigo and Christopher R. Williams
Pub Date: April 2006

Revealing the values implicit in today's crime and public policy agenda   learn more...

link to catalog page, Private Prisons in America

Private Prisons in America

A Critical Race Perspective

Author: Michael A. Hallett
Pub Date: March 2006

The role of for-profit prisons in the history of oppression and legal discrimination aimed primarily at African American men   learn more...

link to catalog page, Queering Gay and Lesbian Studies Author: Thomas Piontek
Pub Date: January 2006

How gay and lesbian studies and politics must change to thrive in the twenty-first century   learn more...

Race and the Foundations of Knowledge

Cultural Amnesia in the Academy

Author: Edited by Joseph Young and Jana Evans Braziel
Pub Date: June 2006

The hidden impact of race on modern ideals   learn more...

link to catalog page, Redesigning Women

Redesigning Women

Television after the Network Era

Author: Amanda D. Lotz
Pub Date: July 2006

The complex causes and effects of television's changing portrayal of women   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reinventing “The People”

Reinventing “The People”

The Progressive Movement, the Class Problem, and the Origins of Modern Liberalism

Author: Shelton Stromquist
Pub Date: January 2006

On the Progressive myth of a classless society   learn more...

link to catalog page, Science and Social Inequality

Science and Social Inequality

Feminist and Postcolonial Issues

Author: Sandra Harding
Pub Date: March 2006

Rethinking the ways modern science encodes destructive political philosophies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sovereign Selves

Sovereign Selves

American Indian Autobiography and the Law

Author: David J. Carlson
Pub Date: December 2006

The surprising engagements of American Indian autobiographers with colonial discourses   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women's Activism Author: Anne Meis Knupfer
Pub Date: March 2006

The untold story of the prodigious activism of African American women on Chicago's south side   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader

The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader

Nothing Else Like It in the Universe

Author: Phineas T. Barnum
Pub Date: January 2005

An encyclopedic treasure trove from the mastermind behind "The Greatest Show on Earth"   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Flowers of Tarbes

The Flowers of Tarbes

or, Terror in Literature

Author: Jean Paulhan
Pub Date: January 2006

Paulhan's seminal work in English for the first time   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Immigrant Threat

The Immigrant Threat

The Integration of Old and New Migrants in Western Europe since 1850

Author: Leo Lucassen
Pub Date: November 2005

Common threads in the long-term integration experience of migrants, past and present   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Lincoln Image

The Lincoln Image

Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print

Author: Harold Holzer, Gabor S. Boritt, and Mark E . Neely Jr.
Pub Date: 2005

How printmakers chronicled and influenced Lincoln's transfiguration into an American icon   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador Author: Michael Uzendoski
Pub Date: August 2005

An indigenous Amazonian group's enlightening perspectives on value, reproduction, and exchange   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Origins of the Welfare State

The Origins of the Welfare State

Women, Work, and the French Revolution

Author: Lisa DiCaprio
Pub Date: June 2007

Women workers and the revolutionary origins of the modern welfare state   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Plays of Georgia Douglas Johnson

The Plays of Georgia Douglas Johnson

From the New Negro Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Judith L. Stephens
Pub Date: March 2006

Recovering the stage work of one of America's finest black female writers   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Prime-Time Presidency

The Prime-Time Presidency

The West Wing and U.S. Nationalism

Author: Trevor Parry-Giles and Shawn J. Parry-Giles
Pub Date: February 2006

Television drama and the rhetoric of U.S. cultural identity   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 10

The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 10

The American Federation of Labor and the Great War, 1917-18

Author: Samuel Gompers
Pub Date: July 2007

Important shifts in labor history before, during, and after wartime   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Soul of Abraham Lincoln Author: William E. Barton
Pub Date: 2005

A wonderfully dispassionate look at Lincoln's religious passions   learn more...

link to catalog page, The String Quartets of Beethoven Author: Edited by William Kinderman
Pub Date: February 2006

A fresh exploration of perhaps the most important single body of classical chamber music in existence   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Welcome Author: David Joel Friedman
Pub Date: February 2006

Fables for the modern age   learn more...

link to catalog page, Weavings from Roman, Byzantine and Islamic Egypt Author: Eunice Dauterman Maguire
Pub Date: August 2005

An ancient time brought to life by textiles   learn more...

link to catalog page, White Slave Crusades

White Slave Crusades

Race, Gender, and Anti-vice Activism, 1887-1917

Author: Brian Donovan
Pub Date: December 2006

Forced prostitution, moralism, and the narratives of prejudice   learn more...

link to catalog page, Widows and Orphans First

Widows and Orphans First

The Family Economy and Social Welfare Policy, 1880-1939

Author: S. J. Kleinberg
Pub Date: December 2006

The impact of surprisingly varied local attitudes towards widows and their children   learn more...

link to catalog page, Writing for Their Lives Author: Edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts
Pub Date: January 2007

A powerful anthology documenting the thoughts and experiences of those waiting to die   learn more...

link to catalog page, Zane Grey

Zane Grey

His Life, His Adventures, His Women

Author: Thomas H. Pauly
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2007

The first accurate and thorough biography of the man behind the myths of the Old West   learn more...