Fall 2013


Fall 2013


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One of the many images in Patrick T. McBriarty's Chicago River Bridges. Looking west at the Michigan Avenue Bridge in 2009. © Kevin Keeley

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link to catalog page, A Brief History of American Sports Author: Elliott J. Gorn and Warren Goldstein
Pub Date: December 2013

A provocative look at the centrality of sports to 400 years of American society and culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Contest of Ideas

A Contest of Ideas

Capital, Politics, and Labor

Author: Nelson Lichtenstein
Pub Date: October 2013

Collected essays and provocations from the preeminent labor historian   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Foreign Kingdom

A Foreign Kingdom

Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Author: Christine Talbot
Pub Date: December 2013

The vexing nineteenth-century debate over Mormonism, polygamy, and what it means to be American   learn more...

link to catalog page, Against Dogmatism

Against Dogmatism

Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Author: Madhuri M. Yadlapati
Pub Date: January 2014

The shortcomings of skepticism and dogma, the enrichment of faith through doubt, and a "middle way" to hope   learn more...

link to catalog page, Along the Streets of Bronzeville

Along the Streets of Bronzeville

Black Chicago's Literary Landscape

Author: Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: February 2017

A street-level panorama of the Black Chicago Renaissance   learn more...

link to catalog page, Asian Americans in Dixie

Asian Americans in Dixie

Race and Migration in the South

Author: Edited by Khyati Y. Joshi and Jigna Desai
Pub Date: November 2013

Asian Americans infuse the American South with a new racial dynamic   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bach Perspectives, Volume 9

Bach Perspectives, Volume 9

J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Author: Edited by Andrew Talle
Pub Date: December 2013

A fresh look at Bach and his peers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bird

Bird

The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

Author: Chuck Haddix
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: February 2015

An in-depth portrait of the troubled jazz genius   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, Black Power on Campus

Black Power on Campus

The University of Illinois, 1965-75

Author: Joy Ann Williamson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: August 2013

A compelling case study of a black student movement at a predominantly white campus   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Revolutionary

Black Revolutionary

William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Author: Gerald Horne
Pub Date: October 2013

An African American Communist's global activism for racial equality   learn more...

link to catalog page, Caribbean Spaces

Caribbean Spaces

Escapes from Twilight Zones

Author: Carole Boyce Davies
Pub Date: November 2013

Internationalizing Caribbean culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicago River Bridges Author: Patrick T. McBriarty
Pub Date: October 2013

A photographic guidebook to Chicago's amazing moveable bridges   learn more...

link to catalog page, Child Care in Black and White

Child Care in Black and White

Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Author: Jessie B. Ramey
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: July 2013

Reconceptualizing the orphanage as day care   learn more...

link to catalog page, Christian Petzold Author: Jaimey Fisher
Pub Date: December 2013

Analyzing the German filmmaker's unique negotiation of art and popular genre cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Demilitarization in the Contemporary World Author: Edited by Peter N. Stearns
Pub Date: December 2013

Twentieth-century military reduction, its causes and effects, and a potential way forward   learn more...

link to catalog page, Doing Emotions History Author: Edited by Susan J. Matt and Peter N. Stearns
Pub Date: January 2014

More than a feeling--studying the emotional life of the past   learn more...

link to catalog page, Eating Her Curries and Kway

Eating Her Curries and Kway

A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Author: Nicole Tarulevicz
Pub Date: December 2013

Discovering Singaporean identity through cooking and cuisine   learn more...

link to catalog page, Equal Time

Equal Time

Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Aniko Bodroghkozy
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

Televising the revolution in American civil rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fannie Barrier Williams

Fannie Barrier Williams

Crossing the Borders of Region and Race

Author: Wanda A. Hendricks
Pub Date: January 2014

The biography of a key activist of the Progressive Era   learn more...

link to catalog page, Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad Author: Cheryl Janifer LaRoche
Pub Date: January 2014

Uncovering the landscape of the Underground Railroad   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gendered Resistance

Gendered Resistance

Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Author: Edited by Mary E. Frederickson and Delores M. Walters
Pub Date: November 2013

Global and transhistorical perspectives on women's resistance to slavery   learn more...

link to catalog page, Global Homophobia

Global Homophobia

States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression

Author: Edited by Meredith L. Weiss and Michael J. Bosia
Pub Date: November 2013

Causes and implications of the transnational diffusion of homophobia   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, Hear Our Truths

Hear Our Truths

The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Author: Ruth Nicole Brown
Pub Date: January 2014

A creative space for the performance of radically new interpretations of Black girls' lived experiences   learn more...

link to catalog page, How Did Poetry Survive?

How Did Poetry Survive?

The Making of Modern American Verse

Author: John Timberman Newcomb
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

How a handful of little magazines reshaped the landscape of American poetry   learn more...

link to catalog page, In Defense of Justice

In Defense of Justice

Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American Struggle for Equality

Author: Eileen H. Tamura
Pub Date: October 2013

A bold leader of the resistance during the incarceration of Japanese Americans   learn more...

link to catalog page, Intelligently Designed

Intelligently Designed

How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Author: Edward Caudill
Pub Date: November 2013

Creationists' tactics in the culture wars, from the Scopes trial to today   learn more...

link to catalog page, International Women Stage Directors Author: Edited by Anne Fliotsos and Wendy Vierow
Pub Date: November 2013

A pioneering reference of women theatre directors worldwide   learn more...

link to catalog page, Loser Sons

Loser Sons

Politics and Authority

Author: Avital Ronell
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: September 2013

A chip off the old block, and a disastrous chip on the shoulder   learn more...

link to catalog page, Loyalty and Liberty

Loyalty and Liberty

American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era

Author: Alex Goodall
Pub Date: December 2013

The turbulent history of American political repression   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making the March King

Making the March King

John Philip Sousa's Washington Years, 1854-1893

Author: Patrick Warfield
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: February 2016

The legendary bandleader's early career and rise to fame   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making the World Safe for Workers

Making the World Safe for Workers

Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Author: Elizabeth McKillen
Pub Date: November 2013

Labor's contentious response to Woodrow Wilson's international agenda   learn more...

link to catalog page, Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess Author: Nanno Marinatos
Pub Date: Cloth: 2010; Paper: September 2013

An illustrated guide to Minoan images and symbols   learn more...

link to catalog page, Nazi Film Melodrama Author: Laura Heins
Pub Date: October 2013

A new perspective on popular cinema during the Third Reich   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, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed

Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed

Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice

Author: Shannon Elizabeth Bell
Pub Date: November 2013

Personal stories of women's environmental activism in Central Appalachia   learn more...

link to catalog page, Queer Migration Politics

Queer Migration Politics

Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities

Author: Karma R. Chávez
Pub Date: November 2013

Linking activism in queer politics and immigration   learn more...

link to catalog page, Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity Author: Lindon Barrett
Pub Date: January 2014

A stunning delineation of the roots of racial blackness   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rebels and Runaways

Rebels and Runaways

Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Author: Larry Eugene Rivers
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2013

A comprehensive investigation of slave escape in antebellum Florida   learn more...

link to catalog page, Remake, Remodel

Remake, Remodel

Women's Magazines in the Digital Age

Author: Brooke Erin Duffy
Pub Date: January 2014

The evolution of the women's magazine in an era of media convergence   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sex Tourism in Bahia

Sex Tourism in Bahia

Ambiguous Entanglements

Author: Erica Lorraine Williams
Pub Date: December 2013

How sexism, racism, and socio-economic inequality interact in the Brazilian sex industry   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

The World of Patsy Cline

Author: Edited by Warren R. Hofstra
Pub Date: September 2013

A cultural history of the first female legend of country music   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Battle over Marriage

The Battle over Marriage

Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Author: Leigh Moscowitz
Pub Date: November 2013

The impact of news coverage on gay rights activists' aims and messages   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Creolization of American Culture

The Creolization of American Culture

William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy

Author: Christopher J. Smith
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: November 2014

Illustrating the multiethnic performance practices that led to minstrelsy   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Italian American Table

The Italian American Table

Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Author: Simone Cinotto
Pub Date: December 2013

The invention of Italian food culture in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise of the Chicago Police Department

The Rise of the Chicago Police Department

Class and Conflict, 1850-1894

Author: Sam Mitrani
Pub Date: January 2014

Class turmoil, labor, and law and order in Chicago   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Sons of Westwood

The Sons of Westwood

John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball

Author: John Matthew Smith
Pub Date: October 2013

College basketball's most dynamic dynasty, on and off the hardwood   learn more...

link to catalog page, Transformation Now!

Transformation Now!

Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of Change

Author: AnaLouise Keating
Pub Date: December 2013

The transformative power of inclusion and interconnection   learn more...

link to catalog page, Triple Entendre

Triple Entendre

Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Author: Hervé Vanel
Pub Date: November 2013

Listening to music that isn't there   learn more...

link to catalog page, Undercover Asian

Undercover Asian

Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture

Author: Leilani Nishime
Pub Date: January 2014

Representations of mixed race Asian Americans in popular culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, William Gibson Author: Gary Westfahl
Pub Date: August 2013

A pioneering full-length study of the creator of cyberpunk   learn more...

link to catalog page, World Flutelore

World Flutelore

Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Author: Dale A. Olsen
Pub Date: January 2014

A global exploration of the magic of the flute   learn more...