Fall 2006


Fall 2006


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link to catalog page, Hull-House Maps and Papers

Hull-House Maps and Papers

A Presentation of Nationalities and Wages in a Congested District of Chicago, Together with Comments and Essays on Problems Growing Out of the Social Conditions

Author: By Residents of Hull-House
Pub Date: February 2007

Jane Addams’s early attempt to empower the people with information.   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Banquet

The Banquet

Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe

Author: Ken Albala
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2017

A history of cooking and fine dining in Western Europe from 1520 to 1660   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wartime Shipyard

Wartime Shipyard

A Study in Social Disunity

Author: Katherine Archibald
Pub Date: October 2006

An eye-opening first-hand account of life in a WWII shipyard from a woman's perspective   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Black Worker

The Black Worker

Race, Labor, and Civil Rights since Emancipation

Author: Edited by Eric Arnesen
Pub Date: July 2007

A multidimensional reader that explores the African American worker’s experience since the Civil War   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

An American Life

Author: William J. Baker
Pub Date: June 2006

The rise and fall of one of sport’s most enduring icons   learn more...

link to catalog page, Visiting Picasso Author: Jim Barnes
Pub Date: July 2007

Poems that draw you into them and make their experience your own.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Diary of a Philosophy Student Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: November 2006

Revelatory insights into the early life and thought of the preeminent French feminist philosopher   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise of the Centennial State

The Rise of the Centennial State

Colorado Territory, 1861-76

Author: Eugene H. Berwanger
Pub Date: April 2007

A vivid description of Colorado’s beginnings   learn more...

link to catalog page, In the Sierra Madre Author: Jeff Biggers
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2007

The stunning history of legendary Copper Canyon treasure seekers and enigmatic natives   learn more...

link to catalog page, Process

Process

A Novel

Author: Kay Boyle
Pub Date: 2007

A lost literary masterpiece rediscovered.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Abel Ferrara Author: Nicole Brenez
Pub Date: January 2007

Understanding Abel Ferrara as one of the most important and overlooked filmmakers of our time.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Proust's Deadline Author: Christine M. Cano
Pub Date: 2006

Understanding writing as a race against time--and a defiance of it   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Making of a Lynching Culture

The Making of a Lynching Culture

Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916

Author: William D. Carrigan
Pub Date: 2006

How a culture of violence legitimized lynching among ordinary people   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Brief, Liberal, Catholic Defense of Abortion Author: Daniel A. Dombrowski and Robert Deltete
Pub Date: 2007

Embracing and evaluating the complexities of historical Catholic positions on abortion.   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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...

link to catalog page, John Dygon's Proportiones practicabiles secundum Gaffurium Author: New Critical Text, Translation, Annotations, and Indices by Theodor Dumitrescu
Pub Date: September 2006

A rare example of musical scholarship from the Tudor period, in translation and fully annotated   learn more...

link to catalog page, Journalism in the Movies Author: Matthew C. Ehrlich
Pub Date: July 2006

Exploring the myths of a free press and people in movies since the 1920s   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection Author: Randolph Feezell
Pub Date: 2006

A philosophical analysis of the nature, attraction, and limits of sport   learn more...

link to catalog page, Catholics and Jews in Twentieth-Century America Author: Egal Feldman
Pub Date: 2007

A lively account of the hard path away from mutual suspicion toward reconciliation.   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Moral Menagerie

The Moral Menagerie

Philosophy and Animal Rights

Author: Marc R. Fellenz
Pub Date: February 2007

A look at the limitations of the philosophy behind animal rights and why it matters   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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...

link to catalog page, Glass Towns

Glass Towns

Industry, Labor, and Political Economy in Appalachia, 1890-1930s

Author: Ken Fones-Wolf
Pub Date: January 2007

Exploring a path not taken in Appalachian economic development--one that might have led away from underdevelopment   learn more...

link to catalog page, The American Discovery of Europe Author: Jack D. Forbes
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2011

An independent and indigenous revision of established history   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Bluegrass Reader Author: Edited by Thomas Goldsmith
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2006

The complete history of this dynamic genre as told through the best of bluegrass writing   learn more...

link to catalog page, Citizenship and Those Who Leave

Citizenship and Those Who Leave

The Politics of Emigration and Expatriation

Author: Edited by Nancy L. Green and François Weil
Pub Date: April 2007

Exodus and national identity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Tin Men Author: Archie Green
Pub Date: 2007

The art, craft, and social history behind tin men   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rooms of Our Own Author: Susan Gubar
Pub Date: September 2006

The once and future history of sex and gender   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Women and Music

Black Women and Music

More than the Blues

Author: Edited by Eileen M. Hayes and Linda F. Williams
Pub Date: April 2007

Analyzing black women's contributions to hip-hop, gospel, classical music, jazz, electric blues, and more   learn more...

link to catalog page, Play Reconsidered

Play Reconsidered

Sociological Perspectives on Human Expression

Author: Thomas S. Henricks
Pub Date: August 2006

Understanding the significance of adult play in the life of modern societies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Herndon's Lincoln Author: William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik. Edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: August 2016

The foundational Lincoln biography, with essential updates and a wealth of added material   learn more...

link to catalog page, Don't Give Up the Ship!

Don't Give Up the Ship!

Myths of the War of 1812

Author: Donald R. Hickey
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2007

Clearing the fog from the War of 1812   learn more...

link to catalog page, Comparative Arawakan Histories

Comparative Arawakan Histories

Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia

Author: Edited by Jonathan D. Hill and Fernando Santos-Granero
Pub Date: 2007

The first synthesis of the writings of ethnologists, historians, and anthropologists on contemporary Arawakan cultures   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration

Author: Karen L. Ishizuka
Pub Date: October 2006

Recovering--and recovering from--a dark chapter in American history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rails across the Mississippi

Rails across the Mississippi

A History of the St. Louis Bridge

Author: Robert W. Jackson
Pub Date: 2007

The story of the visionary drive that created an engineering marvel   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Power in the Belly of the Beast Author: Edited by Judson L. Jeffries
Pub Date: November 2006

The first serious study of the diverse organizations associated with the resurgence of Black nationalism in the 1960s   learn more...

link to catalog page, Forms of Constraint

Forms of Constraint

A History of Prison Architecture

Author: Norman Johnston
Pub Date: 2007

How social pressures have shaped prisons through history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Josephine Baker in Art and Life

Josephine Baker in Art and Life

The Icon and the Image

Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette
Pub Date: March 2007

Beyond biography: a legendary performer’s legacy of imagery and symbolism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gendering Labor History Author: Alice Kessler-Harris
Pub Date: January 2007

The role of gender in the history of the working class world   learn more...

link to catalog page, Henryk Grossman and the Recovery of Marxism Author: Rick Kuhn
Pub Date: December 2007

The first comprehensive English-language Grossman biography   learn more...

link to catalog page, Heidegger and the Politics of Poetry Author: Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe
Pub Date: April 2007

Heidegger’s politically motivated use of poetry and its relation to currents of modern thought   learn more...

link to catalog page, To Save a Life

To Save a Life

Stories of Holocaust Rescue

Author: Ellen Land-Weber
Pub Date: 2007

Life-saving acts of heroism by ordinary people in the face of Nazi tyranny.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Everyday Harm

Everyday Harm

Domestic Violence, Court Rites, and Cultures of Reconciliation

Author: Mindie Lazarus-Black
Pub Date: May 2007

Exposing the powerful contradictions between empowering rights and legal rites.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Homegrown Music

Homegrown Music

Discovering Bluegrass

Author: Stephanie P. Ledgin
Pub Date: September 2006

The perfect starting place for bluegrass beginners   learn more...

link to catalog page, Workers and the Wild

Workers and the Wild

Conservation, Consumerism, and Labor in Oregon, 1910-30

Author: Lawrence M. Lipin
Pub Date: March 2007

Exploring the tight ties between wilderness use and class.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Prologue to a Farce

Prologue to a Farce

Communication and Democracy in America

Author: Mark Lloyd
Pub Date: February 2006

The cure for an American media where market interests have usurped democratic participation   learn more...

link to catalog page, Diaspora in the Countryside

Diaspora in the Countryside

Two Mennonite Communities and Mid-Twentieth-Century Rural Disjuncture

Author: Royden Loewen
Pub Date: November 2006

Rural families’ strategies for coping with a world in transition.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 Author: Edited by Barbara J. Love
Pub Date: October 2006

Documenting key feminists who ignited the second wave women’s movement   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Nightinghouls of Paris Author: Robert McAlmon
Pub Date: February 2007

A wild, firsthand account of expatriate life in France during the close of the twenties.   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Pre-Platonic Philosophers Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Pub Date: 2006

The first English translation of Nietzsche’s vital thinking on the pre-Platonics   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky Author: Edited by Joan Acocella
Pub Date: September 2006

A uniquely personal record of a great artist’s descent into madness   learn more...

link to catalog page, Communities of Journalism

Communities of Journalism

A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers

Author: David Paul Nord
Pub Date: 2007

The significance of news and the institutions that produce it to American history   learn more...

link to catalog page, James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928 Author: Bryan D. Palmer
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2010

The American revolutionary tradition reconsidered   learn more...

link to catalog page, History of a Tragedy

History of a Tragedy

The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain

Author: Joseph Pérez
Pub Date: March 2007

A concise retelling of the Sephardic Jews’ grim story   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947

Author: Michael J. Pfeifer
Pub Date: 2006

The history of lynching’s transformation from collective, popular violence to state-sanctioned, sanitized execution   learn more...

link to catalog page, Critical Theory

Critical Theory

The Major Documents

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Pub Date: December 2008

Understanding the impact of context on Poe’s literary criticism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making Space on the Western Frontier

Making Space on the Western Frontier

Mormons, Miners, and Southern Paiutes

Author: W. Paul Reeve
Pub Date: April 2007

Exploring the cultural interactions on the southern rim of the Great Basin in the last half of the nineteenth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, Defending Animal Rights Author: Tom Regan
Pub Date: 2007

A multifaceted response to the question “Do animals have rights?” from an intellectual leader in the animal rights movement.   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Disappearing Trick Author: Len Roberts
Pub Date: July 2007

Sex, saints, loss of loved ones, and acceptance   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Scalawag in Georgia

A Scalawag in Georgia

Richard Whiteley and the Politics of Reconstruction

Author: William Warren Rogers Jr.
Pub Date: May 2007

A controversial period in American history as revealed through one man’s personal and political experiences.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dictations

Dictations

On Haunted Writing

Author: Avital Ronell
Pub Date: July 2006

Channeling Goethe with one of literary criticism’s most imaginative and inimitable mediums.   learn more...

link to catalog page, The ÜberReader

The ÜberReader

Selected Works of Avital Ronell

Author: Edited by Diane Davis
Pub Date: December 2007

A sampling of “the best of Ronell,” focusing on her current essays and talks   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Music of Bill Monroe Author: Neil V. Rosenberg and Charles K. Wolfe
Pub Date: June 2007

The definitive study of Bill Monroe’s contributions to American and world music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Philosophical Instruments

Philosophical Instruments

Minds and Tools at Work

Author: Daniel Rothbart
Pub Date: July 2007

The surprising roles of instruments and experimentation in acquiring knowledge.   learn more...

link to catalog page, New Philosophy of Human Nature

New Philosophy of Human Nature

Neither Known to nor Attained by the Great Ancient Philosophers, Which Will Improve Human Life and Health

Author: Oliva Sabuco de Nantes Barrera
Pub Date: May 2007

Innovative and prescient philosophy of medicine by an overlooked Spanish woman philosopher.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Faith and the Historian

Faith and the Historian

Catholic Perspectives

Author: Edited by Nick Salvatore
Pub Date: February 2007

Catholicism’s impact on the lives and work of professional historians.   learn more...

link to catalog page, We All Got History

We All Got History

The Memory Books of Amos Webber

Author: Nick Salvatore
Pub Date: December 2007

An amazingly rich window onto a lost world of African American history   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger

The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger

Volume 2: Birth Control Comes of Age, 1928-1939

Author: Margaret Sanger Edited by Esther Katz
Pub Date: March 2007

Promoting birth control as reform rather than revolution   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gender in Modernism

Gender in Modernism

New Geographies, Complex Intersections

Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Bonnie Kime Scott
Pub Date: June 2007

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link to catalog page, Sojourner in the Promised Land

Sojourner in the Promised Land

Forty Years among the Mormons

Author: Jan Shipps
Pub Date: 2007

An intimate and eloquent history of America’s fastest-growing religion from its leading “outsider” scholar   learn more...

link to catalog page, Spoils of the Kingdom

Spoils of the Kingdom

Clergy Misconduct and Religious Community

Author: Anson Shupe
Pub Date: June 2007

A multi-faith examination of abuse by church leadership   learn more...

link to catalog page, Peanuts

Peanuts

The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Pub Date: 2007

The peanut’s rise from a lowly bean to national favorite   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pop Modernism

Pop Modernism

Noise and the Reinvention of the Everyday

Author: Juan A. Suárez
Pub Date: March 2007

Understanding the artistic bounty of modernist tensions over everyday life.   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Chicago Marathon Author: Andrew Suozzo
Pub Date: September 2006

The first book-length study of the city’s great annual contest   learn more...

link to catalog page, On the Picket Line

On the Picket Line

Strategies of Working-Class Women during the Depression

Author: Mary E. Triece
Pub Date: February 2007

Working-class women’s creative challenges to oppressive gender norms and workplace discrimination.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Milwaukee

Black Milwaukee

The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915-45

Author: Joe William Trotter, Jr.
Pub Date: November 2007

An updated version of a fiery classic   learn more...

link to catalog page, Treatise on Love of God Author: Miguel de Unamuno
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2011

A newly discovered treatise by a major European writer   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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...