Fall 2012


Fall 2012


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ON THE COVER:
A sampling of more than two hundred color images from Picturing Illinois: Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo by John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle.

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link to catalog page, A Renegade Union

A Renegade Union

Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism

Author: Lisa Phillips
Pub Date: 2013

Organizing the "unorganizable"   learn more...

link to catalog page, Advertising at War

Advertising at War

Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Author: Inger L. Stole
Pub Date: November 2012

The advertising industry's rise to power, in war and peace   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beyond the Black Lady

Beyond the Black Lady

Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class

Author: Lisa B. Thompson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: August 2012

Representing the sexuality of black middle-class women in contemporary popular culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bluegrass Bluesman Author: Josh Graves
Pub Date: September 2012

The life and music of a bluegrass pioneer, in his own words   learn more...

link to catalog page, Brazilian Women's Filmmaking

Brazilian Women's Filmmaking

From Dictatorship to Democracy

Author: Leslie L. Marsh
Pub Date: November 2012

How gender and politics intersect in Brazilian women's cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cheating the Spread

Cheating the Spread

Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Author: Albert J. Figone
Pub Date: December 2012

College sports' ignominious history of game fixing   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, Christian Wolff Author: Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund
Pub Date: August 2012

Inside an original modern musical mind   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cold War Progressives

Cold War Progressives

Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom

Author: Jacqueline Castledine
Pub Date: December 2012

Reconfiguring women's activism in the Cold War era   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dario Argento Author: L. Andrew Cooper
Pub Date: December 2012

Inside the shocking cinema of Dario Argento   learn more...

link to catalog page, Denise Levertov

Denise Levertov

A Poet's Life

Author: Dana Greene
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: November 2014

The powerful interconnections of poet Denise Levertov's life and work   learn more...

link to catalog page, Detroit's Cold War

Detroit's Cold War

The Origins of Postwar Conservatism

Author: Colleen Doody
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: September 2017

An essential contribution to the history of anticommunism and postwar conservatism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Five Lives in Music

Five Lives in Music

Women Performers, Composers, and Impresarios from the Baroque to the Present

Author: Cecelia Hopkins Porter
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: January 2014

Richly historical portraits of five exceptional women musicians   learn more...

link to catalog page, Globetrotting

Globetrotting

African American Athletes and Cold War Politics

Author: Damion L. Thomas
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2017

Deploying African American sports stars in the Cold War   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hands on the Freedom Plow

Hands on the Freedom Plow

Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC

Author: Edited by Faith S. Holsaert, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, and Dorothy M. Zellner
Pub Date: Cloth: 2010; Paper: August 2012

An unprecedented women's history of the Civil Rights Movement, from sit-ins to Black Power   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, Indigenous Women and Work

Indigenous Women and Work

From Labor to Activism

Author: Edited by Carol Williams
Pub Date: November 2012

The working lives of Indigenous women   learn more...

link to catalog page, John Brunner Author: Jad Smith
Pub Date: February 2013

The parallel worlds of a prolific science fiction master   learn more...

link to catalog page, Justice Provocateur

Justice Provocateur

Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Author: Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik
Pub Date: August 2012

An insightful character-study of one of television's most compelling detectives   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, Marga Richter Author: Sharon Mirchandani
Pub Date: November 2012

Beyond Blackberry Vines and Winter Fruit--the life and works of an important woman composer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case

Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case

A Documentary History

Author: Jason Emerson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

A comprehensive look at Mary Lincoln's mental state   learn more...

link to catalog page, Media Capital

Media Capital

Architecture and Communications in New York City

Author: Aurora Wallace
Pub Date: November 2012

The buildings and spaces of New York City's mass media landscape   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mojo Workin'

Mojo Workin'

The Old African American Hoodoo System

Author: Katrina Hazzard-Donald
Pub Date: January 2013

A bold new reconsideration of Hoodoo belief and practice   learn more...

link to catalog page, Nikkei Baseball

Nikkei Baseball

Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Author: Samuel O. Regalado
Pub Date: March 2013

How Japanese immigrants embraced America's pastime   learn more...

link to catalog page, On the Condition of Anonymity

On the Condition of Anonymity

Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism

Author: Matt Carlson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2012

The use of confidential sources during a tumultuous period in American history and journalism   learn more...

link to catalog page, One Woman in a Hundred

One Woman in a Hundred

Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Author: Mary Sue Welsh
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: January 2014

Breaking the gender barrier inside a world-class orchestra   learn more...

link to catalog page, Oral Tradition and the Internet

Oral Tradition and the Internet

Pathways of the Mind

Author: John Miles Foley
Pub Date: August 2012

Beyond the page, a rich nexus of human thought   learn more...

link to catalog page, Organized Crime in Chicago

Organized Crime in Chicago

Beyond the Mafia

Author: Robert M. Lombardo
Pub Date: January 2013

Explaining Chicago's mix of crime, corruption, and politics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Picturing Illinois

Picturing Illinois

Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo

Author: John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2014

Reading the messages on postcards from Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page, Quaker Brotherhood

Quaker Brotherhood

Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950

Author: Allan W. Austin
Pub Date: October 2012

The links among religion, race relations, and peace activism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Robert Ashley Author: Kyle Gann
Pub Date: December 2012

A bold innovator who redefined contemporary opera   learn more...

link to catalog page, SynergiCity

SynergiCity

Reinventing the Postindustrial City

Author: Edited by Paul Hardin Kapp and Paul J. Armstrong
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

Revitalizing Rust Belt cities into vibrant urban centers   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Accordion in the Americas

The Accordion in the Americas

Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Author: Edited by Helena Simonett
Pub Date: October 2012

The accordion in the new world   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Beautiful Music All Around Us

The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Field Recordings and the American Experience

Author: Stephen Wade
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: 2015

Uncovering the hidden histories of iconic American folksongs   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág Author: William Kinderman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2017

Tracing the genesis of great musical works   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions

The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions

Volume 1: A-L; Volume 2: M-Z

Author: Patrick Taylor and Frederick I. Case, Editors
Pub Date: September 2013

The essential resource for religions of the Caribbean   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Haymarket Conspiracy

The Haymarket Conspiracy

Transatlantic Anarchist Networks

Author: Timothy Messer-Kruse
Pub Date: August 2012

A bold reconsideration of the roots and realities of American anarchism   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, The Rise of the National Basketball Association Author: David George Surdam
Pub Date: November 2012

How the NBA went from nothing . . . to "nothing but net"   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Story Within Us

The Story Within Us

Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading

Author: Edited by Megan Sweeney
Pub Date: October 2012

Exploring the reading experiences of incarcerated women   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression Author: Robert M. Lichtman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: 2015

A meticulous history of McCarthyism and the Supreme Court   learn more...

link to catalog page, The War of 1812

The War of 1812

A Short History

Author: Donald R. Hickey
Pub Date: December 2012

The essential history of the War of 1812, newly abridged and ideal for students and history buffs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Too Much Free Speech? Author: Randall P. Bezanson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

Expanding the freedom of speech beyond strictly speaking   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women Singers in Global Contexts

Women Singers in Global Contexts

Music, Biography, Identity

Author: Edited by Ruth Hellier
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: 2016

Ten women, ten voices, and the lives they sing   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women Writers of the American West, 1833-1927 Author: Nina Baym
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: September 2012

Uncovering a century of women's writing about the diverse West   learn more...