Fall 2015


Fall 2015


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link to catalog page, Contemporary Plays by African American Women Author: Edited by Sandra Adell
Pub Date: January 2016

Groundbreaking twenty-first-century works for classes, actors, and theatergoers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Humane Insight

Humane Insight

Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death

Author: Courtney R. Baker
Pub Date: Cloth: 2015; Paper: August 2017

Looking anew at representations of pain in African American history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Christmas in Illinois Author: Edited by James Ballowe
Pub Date: Cloth: 2010; Paper: August 2015

A treasury of Christmas memories and images from the Land of Lincoln   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, An Imperfect Occupation

An Imperfect Occupation

Enduring the South African War

Author: John Boje
Pub Date: November 2015

Everyday life under martial law during the Anglo-Boer War   learn more...

link to catalog page, Feminist and Human Rights Struggles in Peru

Feminist and Human Rights Struggles in Peru

Decolonizing Transitional Justice

Author: Pascha Bueno-Hansen
Pub Date: August 2015

Gendered violence and reconciliation in post-civil war Peru   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fighting for Total Person Unionism

Fighting for Total Person Unionism

Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship

Author: Robert Bussel
Pub Date: October 2015

The progressive vision of a Teamsters local   learn more...

link to catalog page, This Is Not Dixie

This Is Not Dixie

Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927

Author: Brent M. S. Campney
Pub Date: September 2015

Imposing, enforcing, and resisting white supremacy in the Midwest   learn more...

link to catalog page, Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini

Reinventing Film Music

Author: John Caps
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

A superstar of film scoring, from The Pink Panther to "Moon River"   learn more...

link to catalog page, Changing the Playbook

Changing the Playbook

How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Author: Howard P. Chudacoff
Pub Date: January 2016

Turning points in the history of college athletics since 1950   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chinese in the Woods

Chinese in the Woods

Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Author: Sue Fawn Chung
Pub Date: October 2015

Revising an important chapter in the history of labor and the American West   learn more...

link to catalog page, Agnès Varda Author: Kelley Conway
Pub Date: November 2015

An intimate consideration of one of the world's most exuberant and intriguing directors   learn more...

link to catalog page, Team Chemistry

Team Chemistry

The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Author: Nathan Michael Corzine
Pub Date: February 2016

The hard realities of a game as American as red juice, white lines, and Vida Blue   learn more...

link to catalog page, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939

Author: Roger Daniels
Pub Date: October 2015

Volume One: Reappraising the rise of a political titan and his impact on the country he remade   learn more...

link to catalog page, Latina Lives in Milwaukee Author: Theresa Delgadillo
Pub Date: November 2015

The voices of Latina women leaders in a unique moment and place in the history of the Midwest   learn more...

link to catalog page, Twentieth Century Drifter

Twentieth Century Drifter

The Life of Marty Robbins

Author: Diane Diekman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

Country singer, racecar driver, restless seeker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Seeing Sarah Bernhardt

Seeing Sarah Bernhardt

Performance and Silent Film

Author: Victoria Duckett
Pub Date: September 2015

How an icon of the stage leapt to the early silver screen   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, Moving Consciously

Moving Consciously

Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Author: Edited with Essays by Sondra Fraleigh
Pub Date: August 2015

Life-changing practices of movement and touch   learn more...

link to catalog page, Doing Women's Film History

Doing Women's Film History

Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Author: Edited by Christine Gledhill and Julia Knight
Pub Date: October 2015

The complexity and diversity of women's involvement in world cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blues Unlimited

Blues Unlimited

Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine

Author: Edited by Bill Greensmith, Mike Rowe, and Mark Camarigg
Pub Date: October 2015

The history of the blues from the musicians who lived it   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Magic of Beverly Sills Author: Nancy Guy
Pub Date: November 2015

How an alchemy of art, magnetism, community, and emotion produced an American icon   learn more...

link to catalog page, This Book Is an Action

This Book Is an Action

Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics

Author: Edited by Jaime Harker and Cecilia Konchar Farr
Pub Date: November 2015

Second-wave feminism and the written word's power to incite social change   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Mormon Church and Blacks

The Mormon Church and Blacks

A Documentary History

Author: Edited by Matthew L. Harris and Newell G. Bringhurst
Pub Date: December 2015

Assembling the record of a Mormon controversy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Herndon on Lincoln Author: William H. Herndon, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis
Pub Date: February 2016

The definitive edition of one of the most important collections of primary source materials on Abraham Lincoln   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, Woody Guthrie, American Radical Author: Will Kaufman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2015

Unearthing the legendary folkie's deep roots in radical politics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn

Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn

Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century

Author: Edited by Elana Levine
Pub Date: October 2015

Exploring the cultural products targeted to and consumed by women   learn more...

link to catalog page, Street Life under a Roof

Street Life under a Roof

Youth Homelessness in South Africa

Author: Emily Margaretten
Pub Date: October 2015

Yearning for domesticity on the margins of South African society   learn more...

link to catalog page, Waging War on War

Waging War on War

Peacefighting in American Literature

Author: Giorgio Mariani
Pub Date: January 2016

The anti-war genre and its impact on American culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Smokestacks in the Hills

Smokestacks in the Hills

Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Author: Lou Martin
Pub Date: November 2015

Welding together factory life and local ways in a changing countryside   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women Musicians of Uzbekistan

Women Musicians of Uzbekistan

From Courtyard to Conservatory

Author: Tanya Merchant
Pub Date: August 2015

Music's role in constructing gendered national identity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Grasnick 5

Grasnick 5

Beethoven's Pocket Sketchbook for the Agnus Dei of the Missa solemnis, Opus 123

Author: Transcribed, edited, and with a commentary by Patrizia Metzler and Fred Stoltzfus
Pub Date: March 2016

A facsimile edition detailing Beethoven's struggles to complete one of his defining works   learn more...

link to catalog page, Popular Fronts

Popular Fronts

Chicago and African-American Cultural Politics, 1935-46

Author: Bill V. Mullen
Pub Date: September 2015

The classic study of the Black Renaissance, with a new preface   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cybersonic Arts

Cybersonic Arts

Adventures in American New Music

Author: Gordon Mumma Edited with Commentary by Michelle Fillion
Pub Date: November 2015

A candid account of a broad artistic community by an active participant and observer   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Magic World of Orson Welles Author: James Naremore
Pub Date: June 2015

The classic study on the director of Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil, in an updated, revised edition   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy Author: Edited by Michael A. Pagano
Pub Date: October 2015

The neighborhood as the focal point for metro growth and revitalization   learn more...

link to catalog page, Frederik Pohl Author: Michael R. Page
Pub Date: October 2015

A legend's multi-faceted role in shaping science fiction   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cape Verde, Let's Go

Cape Verde, Let's Go

Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal

Author: Derek Pardue
Pub Date: December 2015

How Cape Verdean rappers complicate ideas of Europeanness in contemporary Portugal   learn more...

link to catalog page, Disaster Citizenship

Disaster Citizenship

Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era

Author: Jacob A. C. Remes
Pub Date: January 2016

The clash of reformers and survivors in the aftermath of catastrophe   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, The Man That Got Away

The Man That Got Away

The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen

Author: Walter Rimler
Pub Date: March 2015

Following the master songsmith along the Great White Way and the Yellow Brick Road   learn more...

link to catalog page, Driven by Fear

Driven by Fear

Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

Author: Guenter B. Risse
Pub Date: January 2016

How diseases are made worse by the fear of them   learn more...

link to catalog page, Grounds of Engagement

Grounds of Engagement

Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Author: Stéphane Robolin
Pub Date: September 2015

The interplay between space, place, and race   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cold War on the Airwaves

Cold War on the Airwaves

The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany

Author: Nicholas J. Schlosser
Pub Date: November 2015

Battling for hearts and minds across the Iron Curtain   learn more...

link to catalog page, Spatializing Blackness

Spatializing Blackness

Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Author: Rashad Shabazz
Pub Date: September 2015

The ubiquity of carceral forms within society and the consequences for black communities and black men   learn more...

link to catalog page, Fe-Lines

Fe-Lines

French Cat Poems through the Ages

Author: Collected and Translated with an Introduction by Norman R. Shapiro
Pub Date: October 2015

Purring the praises of the tiger's household kin   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women and Power in Zimbabwe

Women and Power in Zimbabwe

Promises of Feminism

Author: Carolyn Martin Shaw
Pub Date: October 2015

Deferring dreams of equality in post-independence Zimbabwe   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera

Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera

Italy's Occupation of France

Author: Emanuele Sica
Pub Date: December 2015

A vivid tableau of how occupiers and the occupied clashed and collaborated during World War Two   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cultural Melancholy

Cultural Melancholy

Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Author: Jermaine Singleton
Pub Date: December 2015

Counteracting the racial legacy effects that plague our contemporary multiculture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Funk the Erotic

Funk the Erotic

Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

Author: L. H. Stallings
Pub Date: September 2015

Freeing your mind so the funk can follow   learn more...

link to catalog page, ESPN

ESPN

The Making of a Sports Media Empire

Author: Travis Vogan
Pub Date: November 2015

How the Worldwide Leader turned X's and O's into billions of $$$   learn more...

link to catalog page, Prairie Crossing

Prairie Crossing

Creating an American Conservation Community

Author: John Scott Watson
Pub Date: March 2016

The vision and the reality of returning nature to the suburbs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian Author: Ethelene Whitmire
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paper: August 2015

The life of a groundbreaking librarian and Harlem Renaissance figure   learn more...

link to catalog page, America's Religions

America's Religions

From Their Origins to the Twenty-first Century

Author: Peter W. Williams
Pub Date: November 2015

A revised edition of the essential reference   learn more...

link to catalog page, Word Warrior

Word Warrior

Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Author: Sonja D. Williams
Pub Date: September 2015

The life of an inventive African American media writer and tireless champion of freedom, equality, and justice   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reinventing Chinese Tradition

Reinventing Chinese Tradition

The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Author: Ka-ming Wu
Pub Date: November 2015

An eye-opening study of an evolving culture and society within contemporary China   learn more...