Fall 2014


Fall 2014


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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, Aaron Jay Kernis Author: Leta E. Miller
Pub Date: September 2014

The first full-length biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer   learn more...

link to catalog page, African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy

African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy

From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

Author: Edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz
Pub Date: February 2015

Exploring the many facets of African American participation in the U.S. foreign policy apparatus   learn more...

link to catalog page, An Illinois Sampler

An Illinois Sampler

Teaching and Research on the Prairie

Author: Edited by Mary-Ann Winkelmes and Antoinette Burton with Kyle Mays
Pub Date: September 2014

How world-class research makes its way into lecture halls and seminar rooms   learn more...

link to catalog page, Appalachian Dance

Appalachian Dance

Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities

Author: Susan Eike Spalding
Pub Date: November 2014

An engaging look at how clogging and flatfooting evolved into vital parts of Appalachia's dance culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Becoming Julia de Burgos

Becoming Julia de Burgos

The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Author: Vanessa Pérez Rosario
Pub Date: November 2014

The poet's life and her place in Puerto Rican culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beer and Revolution

Beer and Revolution

The German Anarchist Movement in New York City, 1880-1914

Author: Tom Goyens
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: November 2014

Understanding an infamous political movement’s grounding in festivity and defiance   learn more...

link to catalog page, Before the Ivy

Before the Ivy

The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago

Author: Laurent Pernot
Pub Date: February 2015

The indomitable Cubs of baseball's early years   learn more...

link to catalog page, Behind the Gas Mask

Behind the Gas Mask

The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Author: Thomas I. Faith
Pub Date: October 2014

A timely history of the conflict over the American use of chemical weapons during and after WWI   learn more...

link to catalog page, Beyond Partition

Beyond Partition

Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India

Author: Deepti Misri
Pub Date: November 2014

Representations of violence and the competing ideas of what "India" means   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Women and Politics in New York City Author: Julie A. Gallagher
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: September 2014

Black women in liberal reform, from suffrage to civil rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blackness in Opera Author: Edited by Naomi André, Karen M. Bryan, and Eric Saylor
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: November 2014

How race and blackness play out in opera   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blues All Day Long

Blues All Day Long

The Jimmy Rogers Story

Author: Wayne Everett Goins
Pub Date: September 2014

The life and music of one of the most influential Chicago blues figures   learn more...

link to catalog page, Building Filipino Hawai‘i Author: Roderick N. Labrador
Pub Date: February 2015

Filipino identity in transition in contemporary Hawai'i   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cannibal Writes

Cannibal Writes

Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Author: Njeri Githire
Pub Date: November 2014

Mediating historical and sociopolitical issues with metaphors of consumption   learn more...

link to catalog page, Charles Ives in the Mirror

Charles Ives in the Mirror

American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Author: David C. Paul
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: November 2014

Locating representations of Ives within American cultural history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicagoscapes Author: Larry Kanfer with Alaina Kanfer
Pub Date: September 2014

Illuminating the heart and hidden views of Chicago   learn more...

link to catalog page, Classic Hollywood

Classic Hollywood

Lifestyles and Film Styles of American Cinema, 1930-1960

Author: Veronica Pravadelli
Pub Date: January 2015

An ambitious reinterpretation of the most storied era in movie history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Contested Terrain

Contested Terrain

Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders

Author: Sally L. Kitch
Pub Date: November 2014

A provocative exploration of women's lives in today's Afghanistan   learn more...

link to catalog page, Covering Bin Laden

Covering Bin Laden

Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man

Author: Edited by Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait
Pub Date: February 2015

The media's role in creating the multiple avatars of the terrorist leader   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, Diana and Beyond

Diana and Beyond

White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture

Author: Raka Shome
Pub Date: November 2014

Analyzes the global circulation of white femininity through Princess Diana and other celebrity figures   learn more...

link to catalog page, Digital Depression

Digital Depression

Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Author: Dan Schiller
Pub Date: October 2014

A new political economy of digital capitalism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Digital Rebellion

Digital Rebellion

The Birth of the Cyber Left

Author: Todd Wolfson
Pub Date: December 2014

Online organizing and the new era of radical struggle   learn more...

link to catalog page, Disability Histories Author: Edited by Susan Burch and Michael Rembis
Pub Date: December 2014

A new classroom-oriented collection that reconsiders and redefines the field   learn more...

link to catalog page, Emir Kusturica Author: Giorgio Bertellini
Pub Date: January 2015

Exploring the individual style and ever-shifting films of the award-winning Balkan auteur   learn more...

link to catalog page, Francis Ford Coppola Author: Jeff Menne
Pub Date: January 2015

The legendary director and a new way of filmmaking   learn more...

link to catalog page, From Scratch

From Scratch

Writings in Music Theory

Author: James Tenney Edited by Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter
Pub Date: October 2015

Essential music-theoretical writings from a giant of avant-garde composing   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ghost Stories for Darwin

Ghost Stories for Darwin

The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity

Author: Banu Subramaniam
Pub Date: November 2014

A wide-ranging meditation on differences and diversity in the sciences   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, Hawaiian Music in Motion

Hawaiian Music in Motion

Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels

Author: James Revell Carr
Pub Date: December 2014

The performance, reception, and transmission of Hawaiian music in the nineteenth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, In Her Own Words

In Her Own Words

Conversations with Composers in the United States

Author: Jennifer Kelly
Pub Date: Cloth: 2013; Paper: October 2014

Women's voices on musical composition, creativity, and gender   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, Jane Addams in the Classroom Author: Edited by David Schaafsma
Pub Date: October 2014

Essays bringing Jane Addams's innovative ideas on education to the teachers of today and tomorrow   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, Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

On Classic Film Noir

Author: Edited by Robert Miklitsch
Pub Date: October 2014

White hot essays on overlooked aspects of classic film noir   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, Lorado Taft

Lorado Taft

The Chicago Years

Author: Allen Stuart Weller Edited by Robert G. La France and Henry Adams with Stephen P. Thomas
Pub Date: October 2014

The story of the great sculptor's artistic zenith   learn more...

link to catalog page, Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary Author: Robert F. Burk
Pub Date: February 2015

The story of how one man shaped professional sports' modern era   learn more...

link to catalog page, Muddying the Waters

Muddying the Waters

Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism

Author: Richa Nagar
Pub Date: November 2014

A moving exploration of the promise and pitfalls encountered during two decades of transnational feminist work   learn more...

link to catalog page, NFL Football

NFL Football

A History of America's New National Pastime

Author: Richard C. Crepeau
Pub Date: September 2014

Pro football's evolution into a national obsession   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ray Bradbury Unbound Author: Jonathan R. Eller
Pub Date: September 2014

The second volume of the authoritative biography   learn more...

link to catalog page, Redeeming Time

Redeeming Time

Protestantism and Chicago’s Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912

Author: William A. Mirola
Pub Date: January 2015

The role clergy played and didn't play in one of organized labor's greatest victories   learn more...

link to catalog page, Roots of the Revival

Roots of the Revival

American and British Folk Music in the 1950s

Author: Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson
Pub Date: October 2014

Comparing the impact of the folk revival on each side of the Atlantic   learn more...

link to catalog page, Scripts of Blackness

Scripts of Blackness

Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico

Author: Isar P. Godreau
Pub Date: February 2015

Ideas of blackness, whiteness, and racial mixture in a Puerto Rican barrio   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sex, Sickness, and Slavery

Sex, Sickness, and Slavery

Illness in the Antebellum South

Author: Marli F. Weiner
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: September 2014

How white Southern doctors used science to defend slavery   learn more...

link to catalog page, Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums

Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums

Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Author: Peter Manuel
Pub Date: January 2015

The common threads and points of divergence in the music of the Indian diaspora in the Caribbean   learn more...

link to catalog page, Terence Davies Author: Michael Koresky
Pub Date: October 2014

An appraisal of one of contemporary cinema's most admired and confounding figures   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Civil War Diary of Gideon Welles, Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy Author: Gideon Welles Edited by William E. Gienapp and Erica L. Gienapp
Pub Date: September 2014

The definitive edition of an essential Civil War document   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 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, The Music of the Stanley Brothers Author: Gary B. Reid
Pub Date: January 2015

The premier guide to the lives and work of bluegrass icons   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Neighborhood Outfit

The Neighborhood Outfit

Organized Crime in Chicago Heights

Author: Louis Corsino
Pub Date: December 2014

The remarkably sordid past of a Chicago suburb   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Voice in the Drum

The Voice in the Drum

Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia

Author: Richard K. Wolf
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paper: 2017

Discovering how drums "speak" in South Asia   learn more...

link to catalog page, Virtual Homelands

Virtual Homelands

Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Author: Madhavi Mallapragada
Pub Date: August 2014

How the online communities of Indian Americans blur the line between the ideas of home and abroad   learn more...

link to catalog page, Watching Women's Liberation, 1970

Watching Women's Liberation, 1970

Feminism's Pivotal Year on the Network News

Author: Bonnie J. Dow
Pub Date: November 2014

The story of how broadcast news portrayed feminism's mainstream emergence in a single landmark year   learn more...

link to catalog page, When Sex Threatened the State

When Sex Threatened the State

Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

Author: Saheed Aderinto
Pub Date: January 2015

Examining the intersection of sex work and the imperial project in British Nigeria   learn more...

link to catalog page, Winning the War for Democracy

Winning the War for Democracy

The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

Author: David Lucander
Pub Date: September 2014

The history of an overlooked civil rights group fighting for justice during World War II   learn more...

link to catalog page, Yankee Twang

Yankee Twang

Country and Western Music in New England

Author: Clifford R. Murphy
Pub Date: October 2014

A groundbreaking treatment of a region overlooked in the recent surge of country music scholarship   learn more...