Fall 2009


Fall 2009


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A weathered corn crib in southeast Tazewell Country, Illinois, owner unknown. One of the dozens of full-color images by Larry Kanfer in Barnes of Illinois

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link to catalog page, Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes

Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes

The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom

Author: Mary C. BELTRÁN
Pub Date: September 2009

Analyzing the construction of Latina/o stardom in U.S. film, television, and celebrity culture since the 1920s   learn more...

link to catalog page, Art and Freedom of Speech Author: Randall P. Bezanson
Pub Date: September 2009

Art on trial: exploring the Supreme Court's rulings on free expression   learn more...

link to catalog page, Harlem vs. Columbia University

Harlem vs. Columbia University

Black Student Power in the Late 1960s

Author: Stefan M. Bradley
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: August 2012

A vigorous study of the black activism and civil disobedience that rocked the Ivy League in the 1960s   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bridging Divides

Bridging Divides

The Origins of the Beckman Institute at Illinois

Author: Theodore L. Brown
Pub Date: September 2009

Celebrating the Beckman Institute's first twenty years as a world leader in interdisciplinary science and technology   learn more...

link to catalog page, Remembering Brown at Fifty

Remembering Brown at Fifty

The University of Illinois Commemorates Brown v. Board of Education

Author: Edited by Orville Vernon Burton and David O’Brien
Pub Date: December 2009

Original interpretations of Brown v. Board of Education's impact, fifty years later   learn more...

link to catalog page, Barrelhouse Words

Barrelhouse Words

A Blues Dialect Dictionary

Author: Stephen Calt
Pub Date: October 2009

An exhaustive, engrossing lexicon of blues idioms   learn more...

link to catalog page, NAFTA and Labor in North America Author: Norman Caulfield
Pub Date: February 2010

A cogent analysis of North American trade unions' precipitous decline in recent decades   learn more...

link to catalog page, Normative Theories of the Media

Normative Theories of the Media

Journalism in Democratic Societies

Author: Clifford G. Christians, Theodore L. Glasser, Denis McQuail, Kaarle Nordenstreng, and Robert A. White
Pub Date: July 2009

A contemporary analysis of mass media and modern democracy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ubiquitous Learning Author: Edited by Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis
Pub Date: February 2009

Exploring the anywhere/anytime possibilities for learning in the age of digital media   learn more...

link to catalog page, Extending the Diaspora

Extending the Diaspora

New Histories of Black People

Author: Edited by Dawne Y. Curry, Eric D. Duke, and Marshanda A. Smith
Pub Date: August 2009

Exciting perspectives on the black diaspora's global histories   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reading Ronell Author: Edited by Diane Davis
Pub Date: July 2009

A scintillating exploration of the responsibility of reading in Avital Ronell's work   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Task of Cultural Critique Author: Teresa L. Ebert
Pub Date: September 2009

A bold and compelling remapping of contemporary cultural critique   learn more...

link to catalog page, Camp Harmony

Camp Harmony

Seattle's Japanese Americans and the Puyallup Assembly Center

Author: Louis Fiset
Pub Date: December 2009

A detailed portrait of one assembly center for Japanese American internees   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Taste for Civilization

The Taste for Civilization

Food, Politics, and Civil Society

Author: Janet A. Flammang
Pub Date: November 2009

From table talk to farmers' markets, analyzing the cultural politics of what and how we eat   learn more...

link to catalog page, Activist Sentiments

Activist Sentiments

Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century

Author: P. Gabrielle Foreman
Pub Date: October 2009

Examining how nineteenth-century Black women writers engaged radical reform, sentiment and their various readerships   learn more...

link to catalog page, King of the Queen City

King of the Queen City

The Story of King Records

Author: Jon Hartley Fox
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: August 2014

From James Brown to the Stanley Brothers, the glory years of a pioneering independent American record company   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Red Family

A Red Family

Junius, Gladys, and Barbara Scales

Author: Mickey Friedman
Pub Date: February 2009

The searing memoir of an American communist family   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jerry Lewis Author: Chris Fujiwara
Pub Date: December 2009

The premier study of an incomparable American director   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Social Philosophy of Jane Addams Author: Maurice Hamington
Pub Date: November 2009

A sustained analysis of how Addams gave American pragmatism a radical, revolutionary edge   learn more...

link to catalog page, Written in Red

Written in Red

The Communist Memoir in Spain

Author: Gina Herrmann
Pub Date: January 2010

The first major study of the profound impact of international communist politics and culture on Spanish letters   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Europe and the African Diaspora Author: Edited by Darlene Clark Hine, Trica Danielle Keaton, and Stephen Small
Pub Date: October 2009

Multifaceted analyses of the African diaspora in Europe   learn more...

link to catalog page, Christian America and the Kingdom of God Author: Richard T. Hughes
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: August 2012

A provocative indictment of the fundamentalist myth of Christian America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Foot Soldiers for Democracy

Foot Soldiers for Democracy

The Men, Women, and Children of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement

Author: Edited by Horace Huntley and John W. McKerley
Pub Date: January 2009

Firsthand accounts from the Civil Rights Movement's frontlines   learn more...

link to catalog page, Science on the Home Front

Science on the Home Front

American Women Scientists in World War II

Author: Jordynn Jack
Pub Date: November 2009

A critical assay of the rhetorical and cultural obstacles faced by women scientists   learn more...

link to catalog page, Down by the Riverside

Down by the Riverside

A South Carolina Slave Community

Author: Charles Joyner
Pub Date: October 2009

A new edition of the classic study of slave life in the American South   learn more...

link to catalog page, Barns of Illinois Author: Photographs by Larry Kanfer
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: August 2016

An endearing tribute to the well-grounded majesty of Illinois barns   learn more...

link to catalog page, College Football and American Culture in the Cold War Era Author: Kurt Edward Kemper
Pub Date: August 2009

Waging the Cold War's ideological battles on the gridiron   learn more...

link to catalog page, Race Struggles Author: Edited by Theodore Koditschek, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, and Helen A. Neville
Pub Date: September 2009

Examining the material conditions of race and its relation to class and gender   learn more...

link to catalog page, Race and Radicalism in the Union Army Author: Mark A. Lause
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: February 2013

The untold story of the common efforts of whites, blacks, and Indians on the Civil War's western front   learn more...

link to catalog page, Echoes of Chongqing

Echoes of Chongqing

Women in Wartime China

Author: Danke Li
Pub Date: January 2010

The voices of ordinary women in China's War of Resistance against Japan   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Black Hand

The Black Hand

Terror by Letter in Chicago

Author: Robert M. Lombardo
Pub Date: February 2010

Unraveling the truth about the sinister extortion scheme that preyed on innocent Chicagoans   learn more...

link to catalog page, I Hear a Voice Calling

I Hear a Voice Calling

A Bluegrass Memoir

Author: Gene Lowinger
Pub Date: September 2009

A sensitive remembrance of bluegrass dreams and lessons   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Only True God

The Only True God

Early Christian Monotheism in Its Jewish Context

Author: James F. McGrath
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: August 2012

Reexamining the shared monotheistic views of Jews and Christians in New Testament times   learn more...

link to catalog page, Flawed Light

Flawed Light

American Women Poets and Alcohol

Author: Brett C. Millier
Pub Date: September 2009

Women poets who found both inspiration and isolation at the bottom of the glass   learn more...

link to catalog page, Burn, Baby! BURN!

Burn, Baby! BURN!

The Autobiography of Magnificent Montague

Author: Magnificent Montague with Bob Baker
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2009

Reflections from the legendary R & B deejay whose signature sound seared the airwaves   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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...

link to catalog page, The Edge of Change

The Edge of Change

Women in the Twenty-First-Century Press

Author: Edited by June O. Nicholson, Pamela J. Creedon, Wanda S. Lloyd, and Pamela J. Johnson
Pub Date: October 2009

A powerful and complex assessment of how women are transforming the news industry   learn more...

link to catalog page, East African Hip Hop

East African Hip Hop

Youth Culture and Globalization

Author: Mwenda Ntarangwi
Pub Date: November 2009

Hip hop music that empowers and engages youth in East Africa   learn more...

link to catalog page, The End of Autumn

The End of Autumn

Reflections on My Life in Football

Author: Michael Oriard
Pub Date: August 2009

A classic recollection of college and pro football, from a player's inside perspective   learn more...

link to catalog page, Creative Life

Creative Life

Music, Politics, People, and Machines

Author: Bob Ostertag
Pub Date: August 2009

Luminous essays on the nexus of music, politics, and technology   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jewish Feminists

Jewish Feminists

Complex Identities and Activist Lives

Author: Dina Pinsky
Pub Date: January 2010

How Jewishness and feminism converged in the life histories of twentieth-century activists   learn more...

link to catalog page, Moving Beyond Borders

Moving Beyond Borders

Julian Samora and the Establishment of Latino Studies

Author: Edited by Alberto López Pulido, Barbara Driscoll de Alvarado, and Carmen Samora
Pub Date: October 2009

The lifework of a pioneering scholar and leader in Latino studies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Paradoxes of Prosperity

Paradoxes of Prosperity

Wealth-Seeking Versus Christian Values in Pre-Civil War America

Author: Lorman A. Ratner, Paula T. Kaufman, and Dwight L. Teeter Jr.
Pub Date: August 2009

Examining the intense conflict between financial success and moral righteousness in nineteenth-century America   learn more...

link to catalog page, George Gershwin

George Gershwin

An Intimate Portrait

Author: Walter Rimler
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: August 2015

The dramatic story of a legendary American composer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making Capitalism Safe

Making Capitalism Safe

Work Safety and Health Regulation in America, 1880-1940

Author: Donald W. Rogers
Pub Date: January 2010

A broad, historical appraisal of the evolution of work safety and health regulation in the U.S.   learn more...

link to catalog page, C. P. Cavafy

C. P. Cavafy

The Economics of Metonymy

Author: Panagiotis Roilos
Pub Date: February 2009

A new look at the unique poetics of C. P. Cavafy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Latin American Melodrama

Latin American Melodrama

Passion, Pathos, and Entertainment

Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Darlene J. Sadlier
Pub Date: September 2009

The first book to consider cinematic and televisual melodrama in a broad Latin American and U.S. Latino context   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Invention of Hebrew Author: Seth L. Sanders
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: 2011

How choosing a language created a people   learn more...

link to catalog page, Muting Israeli Democracy

Muting Israeli Democracy

How Media and Cultural Policy Undermine Free Expression

Author: Amit M. Schejter
Pub Date: 2009

A trenchant analysis of free speech in Israeli media   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Uncanny Gaze

The Uncanny Gaze

The Drama of Early German Cinema

Author: Heide Schlüpmann
Pub Date: January 2010

The first English translation of a preeminent analysis of early German film   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Baltimore Bank Riot

The Baltimore Bank Riot

Political Upheaval in Antebellum Maryland

Author: Robert E. Shalhope
Pub Date: November 2009

Examining the causes and consequences of a scorching chapter in Maryland's history   learn more...

link to catalog page, I Feel a Song Coming On

I Feel a Song Coming On

The Life of Jimmy McHugh

Author: Alyn Shipton
Pub Date: September 2009

From ragtime to rock 'n' roll, the definitive biography of a great, unsung American composer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Radio's Hidden Voice

Radio's Hidden Voice

The Origins of Public Broadcasting in the United States

Author: Hugh Richard Slotten
Pub Date: July 2009

A detailed study of American public radio's early history   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Turkey

The Turkey

An American Story

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Pub Date: October 2009

"Talking turkey" about the bird you thought you knew   learn more...

link to catalog page, Musical Improvisation

Musical Improvisation

Art, Education, and Society

Author: Edited by Gabriel Solis and Bruno Nettl
Pub Date: August 2009

Diverse perspectives and alternate takes on musical improvisation   learn more...

link to catalog page, Good, Reliable, White Men

Good, Reliable, White Men

Railroad Brotherhoods, 1877-1917

Author: Paul Michel Taillon
Pub Date: January 2009

Railroad brotherhoods' dynamic impact on American labor relations and national politics   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Making of a Mystic

The Making of a Mystic

New and Selected Letters of Evelyn Underhill

Author: Evelyn Underhill
Pub Date: February 2010

Substantial correspondence from an exceptional writer, poet, pacifist, and mystic   learn more...

link to catalog page, Breadwinners

Breadwinners

Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920

Author: Lara Vapnek
Pub Date: December 2009

Recasting the meaning of women's work in the early fight for gender equality   learn more...

link to catalog page, Music and Cultural Rights Author: Edited by Andrew N. Weintraub and Bell Yung
Pub Date: October 2009

Global and local perspectives on the meaning and significance of cultural rights through music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Life Flows On in Endless Song

Life Flows On in Endless Song

Folk Songs and American History

Author: Robert V. Wells
Pub Date: August 2009

An engaging survey of what folk songs tell us about the American past   learn more...

link to catalog page, Oscar Wilde in America

Oscar Wilde in America

The Interviews

Author: Oscar Wilde
Pub Date: Cloth: 2010; Paper: July 2013

Oscar Wilde's grand U.S. tour, captured in dozens of newspaper interviews   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lincoln's Political Generals Author: David Work
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: February 2012

Boldly reassessing the contested legacy of Lincoln's military appointments   learn more...