Fall 2008


Fall 2008


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Rick Roszell steers his Century Resorter for an evening ride on the Illinois River near Peoria, in Life along the Illinois River

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link to catalog page, The Selected Papers of Jane Addams

The Selected Papers of Jane Addams

vol. 2: Venturing into Usefulness, 1881-88

Author: Jane Addams Edited by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, Barbara Bair, and Maree de Angury
Pub Date: January 2009

Documenting a transitional period in the life of the preeminent American social activist and writer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Moving Subjects

Moving Subjects

Gender, Mobility, and Intimacy in an Age of Global Empire

Author: Edited by Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton
Pub Date: November 2008

Investigating how intimacy is constructed across the restless world of empire   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Star

Black Star

African American Activism in the International Political Economy

Author: Ramla M. Bandele
Pub Date: September 2008

How activists in the African diaspora formed a black merchant marine, building the foundation for a black nation-state   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wartime Diary Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: December 2008

Provocative insights into Beauvoir's philosophical and personal development during wartime   learn more...

link to catalog page, Health Culture in the Heartland, 1880-1980 Author: Lucinda McCray Beier
Pub Date: October 2008

A century of developing health culture in McLean County, Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Hayloft Gang

The Hayloft Gang

The Story of the National Barn Dance

Author: Edited by Chad Berry
Pub Date: July 2008

An astute collection of inquiries into the rich history and impact of the National Barn Dance   learn more...

link to catalog page, Nietzsche

Nietzsche

Attempt at a Mythology

Author: Ernst Bertram
Pub Date: February 2009

The only English translation of a crucial interpretation of Nietzsche   learn more...

link to catalog page, Record Makers and Breakers

Record Makers and Breakers

Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers

Author: John Broven
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: 2010

A widely acclaimed history of the creative trailblazers of the independent rock 'n' roll record industry   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making Truth

Making Truth

Metaphor in Science

Author: Theodore L. Brown
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2008

A stimulating perspective on how scientists interpret the world and communicate among themselves and with others   learn more...

link to catalog page, Spring Author: Oni Buchanan
Pub Date: September 2008

A fierce collection of innovative, emotive poetry   learn more...

link to catalog page, William Maxwell

William Maxwell

A Literary Life

Author: Barbara Burkhardt
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

The illustrious life and works of the famous New Yorker editor   learn more...

link to catalog page, Place Names of Illinois Author: Edward Callary
Pub Date: October 2009

A comprehensive compendium of Illinois place names and their unique history   learn more...

link to catalog page, If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

Music, Community, Culture

Author: Robert Cantwell
Pub Date: October 2008

A dazzling, expansive exploration of the culture-making activities and artifacts of everyday life   learn more...

link to catalog page, Migration, Class, and Transnational Identities

Migration, Class, and Transnational Identities

Croatians in Australia and America

Author: Val Colic-Peisker
Pub Date: December 2008

A sophisticated study of transnational migration from the Balkans to Western Australia   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

The Lincoln Studies Center Edition

Author: Edited by Rodney O. Davis and Douglas L. Wilson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: August 2014

The most complete record ever assembled of the landmark Lincoln-Douglas debates, published on their 150th anniversary   learn more...

link to catalog page, My Sense of Silence

My Sense of Silence

Memoirs of a Childhood with Deafness

Author: Lennard J. Davis
Pub Date: 2008

A beautifully told and unique recollection of life as the child of immigrant Jews in the Bronx and as the child of deaf parents   learn more...

link to catalog page, More Wives Than One

More Wives Than One

Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System, 1840-1910

Author: Kathryn M. Daynes
Pub Date: 2008

An in-depth examination of the Mormon marriage system in its early days   learn more...

link to catalog page, Letters to Women

Letters to Women

New Letters, Volume 2

Author: Theodore Dreiser
Pub Date: May 2008

An intimate view of Theodore Dreiser's exchanges with women   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Lincoln Assassination Author: Edited by William C. Edwards and Edward Steers Jr.
Pub Date: April 2009

The authoritative published record of the Lincoln assassination investigation   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rudolf Friml Author: William Everett
Pub Date: November 2008

The first book-length study devoted to Rudolf Friml's multifaceted musical legacy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Female Gladiators

Female Gladiators

Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America

Author: Sarah K. Fields
Pub Date: June 2008

How school-aged girls used the legal system to gain access to contact sports   learn more...

link to catalog page, Spectres of 1919

Spectres of 1919

Class and Nation in the Making of the New Negro

Author: Barbara Foley
Pub Date: April 2008

A look at the violent “Red Summer of 1919” and its intersection with the highly politicized New Negro movement and the Harlem Renaissance   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sally Potter Author: Catherine Fowler
Pub Date: November 2008

Analyzing an influential film director's vivid deconstructions of gender and narrative   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sasanian Jewry and Its Culture

Sasanian Jewry and Its Culture

A Lexicon of Jewish and Related Seals

Author: Daniel M. Friedenberg
Pub Date: April 2008

An impressive collection of Jewish seals from the Sasanian Empire   learn more...

link to catalog page, Queer Episodes in Music and Modern Identity Author: Edited by Sophie Fuller and Lloyd Whitesell
Pub Date: August 2008

Exploring the relationship between queer sexuality and music in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century   learn more...

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...

link to catalog page, The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 11

The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 11

The Postwar Years, 1918-21

Author: Samuel Gompers
Pub Date: July 2008

Fighting to preserve labor's place in America after World War I   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dime Novel Desperadoes

Dime Novel Desperadoes

The Notorious Maxwell Brothers

Author: John E. Hallwas
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2011

The exhilarating true tale of two major American desperadoes who once captivated the nation   learn more...

link to catalog page, Use Trouble Author: Michael S. Harper
Pub Date: May 2009

Powerful new poems from one of America's most revered poets   learn more...

link to catalog page, Made-from-Bone

Made-from-Bone

Trickster Myths, Music, and History from the Amazon

Author: Jonathan D. Hill
Pub Date: December 2008

Primordial, mythic narratives from the indigenous Wakuénai of South America, available in English for the first time ever   learn more...

link to catalog page, Postmodern American Literature and Its Other Author: W. Lawrence Hogue
Pub Date: November 2008

Redefining postmodern American literature to include the voices of women and nonwhite writers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Longfellow Redux Author: Christoph Irmscher
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2008

In defense of America’s first “pop” poet   learn more...

link to catalog page, Unbound Spirit

Unbound Spirit

Letters of Flora Belle Jan

Author: Flora Belle Jan
Pub Date: January 2009

The inner life of a sensitive and ambitious woman--an exceptional Chinese American flapper, writer, and journalist   learn more...

link to catalog page, Country Music Humorists and Comedians Author: Loyal Jones
Pub Date: October 2008

An exhaustive reference detailing the mirth and music of country music humorists and comedians   learn more...

link to catalog page, On Firm Ground Author: Photographs by Larry Kanfer
Pub Date: October 2008

A stunning photographic journey through the landscapes of the Midwest   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, Ancient Rome in Early Opera Author: Robert C. Ketterer
Pub Date: December 2008

A grand portrait of early opera's use of Roman history, from the perspectives of classical literature and musical history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Culture Makers

Culture Makers

Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s

Author: Amy Koritz
Pub Date: December 2008

A wide-ranging study of the cultural, social, and technological developments of the 1920s and their effect on the performing arts and literature   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fanti Kinship and the Analysis of Kinship Terminologies Author: David B. Kronenfeld
Pub Date: April 2008

An authoritative analysis of kinship terminologies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Outside the Box

Outside the Box

Corporate Media, Globalization, and the UPS Strike

Author: Deepa Kumar
Pub Date: 2008

A provocative analysis of the media's role in the 1997 United Parcel Service workers' strike   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Familiar and the Unfamiliar in Twentieth-Century Architecture Author: Jean La Marche
Pub Date: August 2008

Re-examining some of the most important western architecture of the twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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...

link to catalog page, The Era of Education

The Era of Education

The Presidents and the Schools, 1965-2001

Author: Lawrence J. McAndrews
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2008

The first comprehensive study of the politics and policies of public and nonpublic school aid and desegregation at the end of the twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Devil You Dance With

The Devil You Dance With

Film Culture in the New South Africa

Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Audrey Thomas McCluskey
Pub Date: March 2009

Invaluable, illuminating interviews with South African filmmakers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Poetry and Violence

Poetry and Violence

The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica

Author: John H. McDowell
Pub Date: February 2008

An in-depth examination of the Mexican ballad tradition of the corrido and its complex relationship with violence   learn more...

link to catalog page, Complete Poems Author: Claude McKay
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2008

The complete poetry--published and unpublished--of a pioneer of black modernism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Terrence Malick Author: Lloyd Michaels
Pub Date: November 2008

A critical analysis of an exceptional American director   learn more...

link to catalog page, How to Live/What to Do

How to Live/What to Do

H.D.'s Cultural Poetics

Author: Adalaide Morris
Pub Date: August 2008

A unique approach to the work of H.D., attuned to the culture-generating processes of writing and reading   learn more...

link to catalog page, Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power

Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power

Salt Lake City, 1847-1918

Author: Jeffrey Nichols
Pub Date: August 2008

The history of prostitution in early Salt Lake City and its role in the long political and economic struggle between Mormons and gentiles   learn more...

link to catalog page, Engaging Humor Author: Elliott Oring
Pub Date: August 2008

Exploring the structure, motives, and meanings of humor in everyday life   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, African Women Playwrights Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Kathy A. Perkins
Pub Date: December 2008

For the first time, a distinctive collection of plays by African women published in English   learn more...

link to catalog page, An American in Hitler's  Berlin

An American in Hitler's Berlin

Abraham Plotkin's Diary, 1932-33

Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Catherine Collomp and Bruno Groppo
Pub Date: February 2009

An American labor leader's eyewitness perspective on the rise of Nazi power in Weimar-era Berlin   learn more...

link to catalog page, Been a Heavy Life

Been a Heavy Life

Stories of Violent Men

Author: Lois Presser
Pub Date: September 2008

A groundbreaking look at how violent men tell their life stories   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Political Use of Racial Narratives

The Political Use of Racial Narratives

School Desegregation in Mobile, Alabama, 1954-97

Author: Richard A. Pride
Pub Date: Cloth: 2002; Paper: 2008

Exploring who benefits and who pays when different narratives of race compete for acceptance   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lives in Chinese Music Author: Edited by Helen Rees
Pub Date: February 2009

The unique lives and careers of contemporary Chinese musicians   learn more...

link to catalog page, Laboring to Learn

Laboring to Learn

Women's Literacy and Poverty in the Post-Welfare Era

Author: Lorna Rivera
Pub Date: September 2008

The struggle for literacy, education, and employment for women during welfare reform   learn more...

link to catalog page, Global TV

Global TV

New Media and the Cold War, 1946-69

Author: James Schwoch
Pub Date: January 2009

Exploring the relationship between the growth of global media and Cold War tensions and resolutions   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reforming Medical Education

Reforming Medical Education

The University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1880-1920

Author: Winton U. Solberg
Pub Date: April 2009

An extensive history of the founding and early days of the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Legacy of Edward W. Said Author: William V. Spanos
Pub Date: January 2009

Preserving and honoring the intellectual voice that spoke with the urgency, generosity, and grace of the best of humanity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Immortal Sofa Author: Maura Stanton
Pub Date: July 2008

A poetic exploration of the power of human imagination   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sufficiency of the Actual Author: Kevin Stein
Pub Date: December 2009

Poems reflecting the rich panoply of personal and public life in modern America, from the Poet Laureate of Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bound for America

Bound for America

Three British Composers

Author: Nicholas Temperley
Pub Date: August 2008

Shedding light on three immigrant composers in an overlooked period of American music   learn more...

link to catalog page, From Yahweh to Yahoo!

From Yahweh to Yahoo!

The Religious Roots of the Secular Press

Author: Doug Underwood
Pub Date: 2008

A comprehensive historical examination of the relationship between the journalistic and religious traditions in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Map of the Night Author: David Wagoner
Pub Date: June 2008

Perceptive verses infused with vitality and wry wit   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Noble Fight

A Noble Fight

African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America

Author: Corey D. B. Walker
Pub Date: November 2008

A critical investigation into the associational culture of African American freemasonry   learn more...

link to catalog page, Eve's Daughter/Modern Woman

Eve's Daughter/Modern Woman

A Mural by Mary Cassatt

Author: Sally Webster
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2008

The first in-depth study of Mary Cassatt's lost mural Modern Woman   learn more...

link to catalog page, Policing and the Poetics of Everyday Life Author: Jonathan M. Wender
Pub Date: October 2008

A former police sergeant draws on philosophy, literature, and art to reveal the profound--indeed poetic--significance of police-citizen encounters   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women in American Journalism Author: Jan Whitt
Pub Date: August 2008

The previously untold stories of women throughout the history of journalism   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Political Geographies of Pregnancy Author: Laura R. Woliver
Pub Date: August 2008

A searing study of how modern reproductive politics shapes women's bodily agency   learn more...

link to catalog page, Embodying American Slavery in Contemporary Culture Author: Lisa Woolfork
Pub Date: December 2008

A unique study of slavery reenactments and performances in African American literature and culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Life along the Illinois River Author: Photographs and Introduction by David Zalaznik
Pub Date: November 2008

A panoramic odyssey down the Illinois River   learn more...