Fall 2011


Fall 2011


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ON THE COVER:
Archival images from Simine Short's biography of aviation pioneer Octave Chanute, Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution.
Upper right: The biplane in flight, September 1896. Chanute Photo Album, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress WB039P-005-16.
Lower: Inzua Viaduct, in progress of erection, July 22 1882. Clark, Reeves and Co, Album of the Designs of the Phoenix Bridge Company, 1888. From the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago

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link to catalog page, Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: November 2011

A landmark collection of Beauvoir's literary writings   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Secret Society History of the Civil War Author: Mark A. Lause
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: September 2014

Unraveling the influence and power of antebellum secret societies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Archie Green

Archie Green

The Making of a Working-Class Hero

Author: Sean Burns
Pub Date: October 2011

Remembering a life devoted to preserving working-class traditions   learn more...

link to catalog page, Becoming Mapuche

Becoming Mapuche

Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Author: Magnus Course
Pub Date: December 2011

A nuanced exploration of one of the largest and least understood indigenous peoples   learn more...

link to catalog page, Becoming Ray Bradbury Author: Jonathan R. Eller
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: March 2013

The authoritative biography of Ray Bradbury's early years   learn more...

link to catalog page, Before the Curse

Before the Curse

The Chicago Cubs' Glory Years, 1870-1945

Author: Edited by Randy Roberts and Carson Cunningham
Pub Date: January 2012

The early days and glory days of the Chicago Cubs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Internationalist Feminism

Black Internationalist Feminism

Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Author: Cheryl Higashida
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

Radicalism and Black feminism in postwar women's writing   learn more...

link to catalog page, Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance Author: Yvonne Daniel
Pub Date: December 2011

A vital resource for historical and contemporary Caribbean dance practices   learn more...

link to catalog page, Carla Bley Author: Amy C. Beal
Pub Date: November 2011

The first in-depth look at a highly innovative jazz icon   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chronicling Trauma

Chronicling Trauma

Journalists and Writers on Violence and Loss

Author: Doug Underwood
Pub Date: October 2011

A searing study of the intersection of journalism, fiction, and traumatic violence   learn more...

link to catalog page, Combating Mountaintop Removal

Combating Mountaintop Removal

New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Author: Bryan T. McNeil
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: January 2013

Grassroots environmental activism in West Virginia coal country   learn more...

link to catalog page, Compañeros

Compañeros

Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS

Author: Jesus Ramirez-Valles
Pub Date: November 2011

Exploring Latino GBT involvement in the fight against AIDS   learn more...

link to catalog page, Crowe on the Banjo

Crowe on the Banjo

The Music Life of J. D. Crowe

Author: Marty Godbey
Pub Date: September 2011

A musical biography of one of bluegrass's true pioneers   learn more...

link to catalog page, D.A. Pennebaker Author: Keith Beattie
Pub Date: October 2011

"Performing the real" through the lens of a renowned innovator of documentary filmmaking   learn more...

link to catalog page, Daughter of the Empire State

Daughter of the Empire State

The Life of Judge Jane Bolin

Author: Jacqueline A. McLeod
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2016

The trailblazing work of the first African American woman judge   learn more...

link to catalog page, Defending Their Own in the Cold

Defending Their Own in the Cold

The Cultural Turns of U.S. Puerto Ricans

Author: Marc Zimmerman
Pub Date: November 2011

A visual and textual journey through the cultural contributions of Puerto Rican artists in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, Demanding Child Care

Demanding Child Care

Women’s Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Author: Natalie M. Fousekis
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: February 2013

A revealing study of early child care political action and advocates in California   learn more...

link to catalog page, Eugene Kinckle Jones

Eugene Kinckle Jones

The National Urban League and Black Social Work, 1910-1940

Author: Felix L. Armfield
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2014

The biography of an important agent for black social change in the early twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, From Jim Crow to Jay-Z

From Jim Crow to Jay-Z

Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Author: Miles White
Pub Date: November 2011

Negotiating identity in hip-hop culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas Author: Edited by Christine Gledhill
Pub Date: February 2012

A provocative collection that spans the globe to explore the always fascinating links between two areas of film theory   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gleanings of Freedom

Gleanings of Freedom

Free and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860

Author: Max Grivno
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: November 2014

The transformation of slavery and free labor in the Upper South   learn more...

link to catalog page, Global Masculinities and Manhood Author: Edited by Ronald L. Jackson II and Murali Balaji
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

What makes a man, within his own culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism Author: Immanuel Ness
Pub Date: October 2011

Exposing the corporate structures behind exploitative migrant labor programs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle

Imagining an American School of Art

Author: Jill P. May and Robert E. May
Pub Date: August 2011

A portrait of the artist and his influence on American popular culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, In Pursuit of Gold

In Pursuit of Gold

Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West

Author: Sue Fawn Chung
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: October 2014

A fresh assessment of Chinese immigrant participation in small-town America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Living with Lynching

Living with Lynching

African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Author: Koritha Mitchell
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2012

The first full-length critical study of lynching plays in American culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Locomotive to Aeromotive

Locomotive to Aeromotive

Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Author: Simine Short
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2014

The first in-depth look at an influential engineer and aviation pioneer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mike Leigh Author: Sean O’Sullivan
Pub Date: September 2011

A new look at a well-loved director's critical engagement with cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Novel Bondage

Novel Bondage

Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Tess Chakkalakal
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: May 2013

Reworking classic literary texts to explore the unconventional union of slave-marriage   learn more...

link to catalog page, Obama, Clinton, Palin

Obama, Clinton, Palin

Making History in Election 2008

Author: Edited by Liette Gidlow
Pub Date: January 2012

Taking the long view on a groundbreaking election   learn more...

link to catalog page, Races of Mankind

Races of Mankind

The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman

Author: Marianne Kinkel
Pub Date: November 2011

How one set of anthropological sculptures deeply influenced modern racial perceptions   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reading Machines

Reading Machines

Toward an Algorithmic Criticism

Author: Stephen Ramsay
Pub Date: December 2011

Rethinking digital literary criticism by situating computational work within the broader context of the humanities   learn more...

link to catalog page, Scripting Hitchcock

Scripting Hitchcock

Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie

Author: Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick
Pub Date: October 2011

Creative collaborations that gave Hitchcock his finest films   learn more...

link to catalog page, Taking French Feminism to the Streets

Taking French Feminism to the Streets

Fadela Amara and the Rise of Ni Putes Ni Soumises

Author: Edited and Translated by Brittany Murray and Diane Perpich
Pub Date: October 2011

A groundbreaking overview of the French civil rights movement Ni Putes Ni Soumises   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 Ecology of the Spoken Word

The Ecology of the Spoken Word

Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Author: Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Beyond words, exploring Quichua aesthetic expression   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Gospel of Sustainability

The Gospel of Sustainability

Media, Market, and LOHAS

Author: Monica M. Emerich
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: 2014

The interlocking roles of media, marketplace, and sustainability   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Gospel of the Working Class

The Gospel of the Working Class

Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America

Author: Erik S. Gellman and Jarod Roll
Pub Date: July 2011

How two southern ministers preached and practiced a vision of a more democratic America   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, The Obama Phenomenon

The Obama Phenomenon

Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Author: Edited by Charles P. Henry, Robert L. Allen, and Robert Chrisman
Pub Date: October 2011

Perspectives on the Obama campaign and early administration   learn more...

link to catalog page, We <i>Are</i> the Union

We Are the Union

Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Author: Dana L. Cloud
Pub Date: December 2011

A timely account of workers taking back their union   learn more...

link to catalog page, Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance Author: Edited by Steven C. Tracy
Pub Date: December 2012

An expansive introduction to Chicago's great cultural explosion   learn more...