Fall 2016


Fall 2016


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ON THE COVER:
Infinite Journey by Larry Kanfer, from his book A Prairie State of Mind. Larry Kanfer Photography, Champaign, IL.

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link to catalog page, May Irwin

May Irwin

Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Author: Sharon Ammen
Pub Date: January 2017

The vivid life and startling times of a forgotten entertainer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Neoliberal Chicago Author: Edited by Larry Bennett, Roberta Garner, and Euan Hague
Pub Date: January 2017

The neoliberal vision realized in an American city   learn more...

link to catalog page, Claiming Neighborhood

Claiming Neighborhood

New Ways of Understanding Urban Change

Author: John J. Betancur and Janet L. Smith
Pub Date: October 2016

How power and perception transforms the City of Neighborhoods   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reading Together, Reading Apart

Reading Together, Reading Apart

Identity, Belonging, and South Asian American Community

Author: Tamara Bhalla
Pub Date: 2016

Discovering authenticity and identity in a book club   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Science of Sympathy

The Science of Sympathy

Morality, Evolution, and Victorian Civilization

Author: Rob Boddice
Pub Date: November 2016

How the first generation of Darwinists redefined the idea of sympathy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Connexions

Connexions

Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Author: Edited by Jennifer Brier, Jim Downs, and Jennifer L. Morgan
Pub Date: October 2016

New ways of viewing the tableau of history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Octavia E. Butler Author: Gerry Canavan
Pub Date: December 2016

An outsider's journey to literary acclaim   learn more...

link to catalog page, Through the Fires

Through the Fires

An American Story of Turbulence, Business Triumph and Giving Back

Author: Robert Owen Carr with Dirk Johnson
Pub Date: April 2016

Holding onto beliefs in the face of financial and personal misfortune   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dissident Friendships

Dissident Friendships

Feminism, Imperialism, and Transnational Solidarity

Author: Edited by Elora Halim Chowdhury and Liz Philipose
Pub Date: October 2016

Women enacting friendship across multiple borders   learn more...

link to catalog page, Politicizing Creative Economy

Politicizing Creative Economy

Activism and a Hunger Called Theater

Author: Dia Da Costa
Pub Date: January 2017

Rethinking the theoretical and policy optimism around the arts and creative economy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Civic Labors

Civic Labors

Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Author: Edited by Dennis Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum, and John W. McKerley
Pub Date: November 2016

At the crossroads of writing, teaching, and living the struggle   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Century of Transnationalism

A Century of Transnationalism

Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections

Author: Edited by Nancy L. Green and Roger Waldinger
Pub Date: September 2016

An extraordinary exploration of questions essential and neglected across migration studies   learn more...

link to catalog page, Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands

Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands

Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Author: Will Guzmán
Pub Date: Cloth: 2015; Paper: August 2016

The struggle against racial injustice in the American Southwest   learn more...

link to catalog page, Herndon's Lincoln Author: William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik. Edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: August 2016

The foundational Lincoln biography, with essential updates and a wealth of added material   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Sanitation of Brazil

The Sanitation of Brazil

Nation, State, and Public Health, 1889-1930

Author: Gilberto Hochman
Pub Date: November 2016

The acclaimed study, available for the first time in English   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ecological Borderlands

Ecological Borderlands

Body, Nature, and Spirit in Chicana Feminism

Author: Christina Holmes
Pub Date: November 2016

Chicana feminists and their coalitions with human, nature, and spirit others   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Third Sector

The Third Sector

Community Organizations, NGOs, and Nonprofits

Author: Meghan Elizabeth Kallman and Terry Nichols Clark
Pub Date: November 2016

The increasingly powerful constellation of groups at the crux of global affairs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Barns of Illinois Author: Photographs by Larry Kanfer
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: August 2016

An endearing tribute to the well-grounded majesty of Illinois barns   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Prairie State of Mind Author: Larry Kanfer
Pub Date: September 2016

A photographic odyssey into a country at once familiar and undiscovered   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bill Clifton

Bill Clifton

America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World

Author: Bill C. Malone
Pub Date: October 2016

Pioneer, pathfinder, and proponent--the journey of an unlikely bluegrass icon   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Age of Noise in Britain

The Age of Noise in Britain

Hearing Modernity

Author: James G. Mansell
Pub Date: January 2017

Sound's impact on how we construct our selves   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gendered Asylum

Gendered Asylum

Race and Violence in U.S. Law and Politics

Author: Sara L. McKinnon
Pub Date: September 2016

The winding, still-unfinished road to justice for women seeking asylum   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, The Red and the Black

The Red and the Black

American Film Noir in the 1950s

Author: Robert Miklitsch
Pub Date: January 2017

A tour-de-force look at noir's forgotten decade   learn more...

link to catalog page, Slavery at Sea

Slavery at Sea

Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Author: Sowande' M. Mustakeem
Pub Date: October 2016

How slave ships manufactured bondage from the raw material of humanity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Remaking the Urban Social Contract

Remaking the Urban Social Contract

Health, Energy, and the Environment

Author: Edited by Michael A. Pagano
Pub Date: September 2016

Toward making the city a better place to live   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Making of Working-Class Religion Author: Matthew Pehl
Pub Date: October 2016

Welding solidarity to the sacred in the Motor City   learn more...

link to catalog page, Local Vino

Local Vino

The Winery Boom in the Heartland

Author: James R. Pennell
Pub Date: March 2017

A nose-to-finish portrait of a midwestern business culture in ferment   learn more...

link to catalog page, Goodbye iSlave

Goodbye iSlave

A Manifesto for Digital Abolition

Author: Jack Linchuan Qiu
Pub Date: October 2016

Lifting the silicon heel from workers' lives   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chinatown Opera Theater in North America Author: Nancy Yunhwa Rao
Pub Date: February 2017

The transformation of Chinese music into American music in the early twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, Of G-Men and Eggheads

Of G-Men and Eggheads

The FBI and the New York Intellectuals

Author: John Rodden
Pub Date: February 2017

A forgotten Cold War witch hunt   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger

The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger

Volume 4: ’Round the World for Birth Control, 1920-1966

Author: Margaret Sanger Edited by Esther Katz
Pub Date: November 2016

Implementing a global vision of contraceptive access and women's rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bloomer Girls

Bloomer Girls

Women Baseball Pioneers

Author: Debra A. Shattuck
Pub Date: February 2017

America, its women, and its game   learn more...

link to catalog page, Alfred Bester Author: Jad Smith
Pub Date: 2016

The SF iconoclast who became a grand master   learn more...

link to catalog page, Six Minutes in Berlin

Six Minutes in Berlin

Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics

Author: Michael J. Socolow
Pub Date: November 2016

How one race spanned the globe and changed history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Paul Thomas Anderson Author: George Toles
Pub Date: August 2016

The acclaimed critic and screenwriter charts P. T. Anderson's landscape of disconnection   learn more...

link to catalog page, Interactive Journalism

Interactive Journalism

Hackers, Data, and Code

Author: Nikki Usher
Pub Date: November 2016

The revolution will be digitized   learn more...

link to catalog page, From Gluttony to Enlightenment

From Gluttony to Enlightenment

The World of Taste in Early Modern Europe

Author: Viktoria von Hoffmann
Pub Date: January 2017

Mystery, metaphor, and the creation of a new sensual realm   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reverend Addie Wyatt

Reverend Addie Wyatt

Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

Author: Marcia Walker-McWilliams
Pub Date: October 2016

An extraordinary woman's struggle for the idea of equality as a universal, God-given right   learn more...

link to catalog page, Baring Witness

Baring Witness

36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage

Author: Edited by Holly Welker
Pub Date: August 2016

From the front lines to the back bedrooms, the voices of today's Mormon women   learn more...

link to catalog page, Splattered Ink

Splattered Ink

Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Author: Sarah E. Whitney
Pub Date: September 2016

Tales told on the dark side of contemporary women's fiction   learn more...

link to catalog page, From Myth to Creation

From Myth to Creation

Art from Amazonian Ecuador

Author: Dorothea S. Whitten and Norman E. Whitten Jr.
Pub Date: November 2016

The culture and symbolism of Amazonian Ecuador from the perspective of native creators   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Elocutionists

The Elocutionists

Women, Music, and the Spoken Word

Author: Marian Wilson Kimber
Pub Date: February 2017

Rediscovering a lost art and the women who made it   learn more...

link to catalog page, Original Stories from Real Life

Original Stories from Real Life

With Conversations Calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Pub Date: September 2016

Tales for building moral creatures from the pen of Frankenstein's grandmother   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blue Rhythm Fantasy

Blue Rhythm Fantasy

Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

Author: John Wriggle
Pub Date: August 2016

Discovering the overlooked arrangers who built the Swing Era sound   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century Author: Nazera Sadiq Wright
Pub Date: October 2016

How unlikely literary characters paved the way for black citizenship and progress   learn more...