Spring 2005


Spring 2005


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Elvis Presley, c. 1956. Bill Avery © 1978, MPTV Photo Archive

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link to catalog page, A History of the American Theatre from Its Origins to 1832 Author: William Dunlap
Pub Date: September 2005

The genesis of the American theatre as told by one of its founding fathers   learn more...

link to catalog page, African-American Concert Dance

African-American Concert Dance

The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Author: John O. Perpener III
Pub Date: 2005

Restores primary African-American dance pioneers to their proper place in the history of American Dance innovation   learn more...

link to catalog page, African-American Mayors

African-American Mayors

Race, Politics, and the American City

Author: Edited by David R. Colburn and Jeffrey S. Adler
Pub Date: 2005

How African-American mayors of major cities from Los Angeles to New York and Detroit to New Orleans met the post-election challenges of decaying inner cities, white flight, entrenched local power structures, and multiple demands from their diverse constituencies.   learn more...

link to catalog page, American Ghost Roses Author: Kevin Stein
Pub Date: March 2005

The Illinois Poet Laureate's new collection   learn more...

link to catalog page, Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations Author: Edited by Susan Kalter
Pub Date: October 2005

British colonial relations with the native peoples of eastern North America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Between Science and Literature

Between Science and Literature

An Introduction to Autopoetics

Author: Ira Livingston
Pub Date: November 2006

A shift in how we understand the world and ourselves, further displacing the nature/culture divide once so definitive for modernity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Body and Soul

Body and Soul

Jazz and Blues in American Film, 1927-63

Author: Peter Stanfield
Pub Date: July 2005

How the "dark continent" of blues and jazz provided Hollywood with a resonant resource to construct and negotiate the boundaries of American cultural identity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Caribbean Crusaders and the Harlem Renaissance Author: Joyce Moore Turner
Pub Date: October 2005

Artists, activists, and the development of international radicalism in Harlem   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chinese Face/Off

Chinese Face/Off

The Transnational Popular Culture of Hong Kong

Author: Kwai-Cheung Lo
Pub Date: 2005

Analyzing pop culture as a reflection of complex identities forged against a global backdrop   learn more...

link to catalog page, City of Clerks

City of Clerks

Office and Sales Workers in Philadelphia, 1870-1920

Author: Jerome P. Bjelopera
Pub Date: May 2005

A new class of workers in the city   learn more...

link to catalog page, Claire Denis Author: Judith Mayne
Pub Date: April 2005

The themes underlying the work of a maverick female filmmaker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Come Hither to Go Yonder

Come Hither to Go Yonder

Playing Bluegrass with Bill Monroe

Author: Bob Black
Pub Date: June 2005

The inside story on the Father of Bluegrass from one of his Blue Grass Boys   learn more...

link to catalog page, Communists in Harlem during the Depression Author: Mark Naison
Pub Date: December 2005

The origins and impact of America's black Left   learn more...

link to catalog page, Democracy, Inc.

Democracy, Inc.

The Press and Law in the Corporate Rationalization of the Public Sphere

Author: David S. Allen
Pub Date: June 2005

How the subversive infiltration of corporate values damages public discourse in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian Medicine

Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian Medicine

Ancient Sources, Translations, and Modern Medical Analyses

Author: Translated and with Commentary by JoAnn Scurlock and Burton R. Andersen
Pub Date: August 2005

The only comprehensive analysis of the earliest recorded medical literature   learn more...

link to catalog page, Edward Yang Author: John Anderson
Pub Date: April 2005

A much-needed introduction to a modern master of film   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ethnic Leadership and Midwestern Politics

Ethnic Leadership and Midwestern Politics

Scandinavian Americans and the Progressive Movement in Wisconsin, 1890-1914

Author: Jørn Brøndal
Pub Date: December 2005

How Scandinavian immigrants entered the American world of politics in search of a Scandinavian-American identity   learn more...

link to catalog page, False Papers

False Papers

Deception and Survival in the Holocaust

Author: Robert Melson
Pub Date: 2005

A unique, candid, sometimes funny, often frightening tale of sheer bravado and chutzpah--a dangerous play impeccably performed in the open on the Nazi stage by a courageous Jewish family   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gandhi Meets Primetime

Gandhi Meets Primetime

Globalization and Nationalism in Indian Television

Author: Shanti Kumar
Pub Date: January 2006

Charting the transformations of Indian popular culture through a politico-cultural analysis of its electronic media   learn more...

link to catalog page, General John Pope

General John Pope

A Life for the Nation

Author: Peter Cozzens
Pub Date: Cloth: 2000; Paper: 2005

A humane and balanced portrait of the much maligned man who played a crucial role in the Civil War   learn more...

link to catalog page, Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood Author: Edited by Stanlie M. James and Claire C. Robertson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2002; Paper: 2005

A powerful challenge to Western representations of female genital cutting   learn more...

link to catalog page, Good Morning and Good Night Author: David Wagoner
Pub Date: February 2005

Selected works from one of the world's most widely acclaimed living poets   learn more...

link to catalog page, Harvest of Dissent

Harvest of Dissent

Agrarianism in Nineteenth-Century New York

Author: Thomas Summerhill
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

A deep account of the long transition towards capitalism and modernity in the rural United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, Indo-European Sacred Space

Indo-European Sacred Space

Vedic and Roman Cult

Author: Roger D. Woodard
Pub Date: September 2005

Explaining the survival of Proto-Indo-European cultic spaces in Vedic India and ancient Rome   learn more...

link to catalog page, Investigated Reporting

Investigated Reporting

Muckrakers, Regulators, and the Struggle over Television Documentary

Author: Chad Raphael
Pub Date: October 2005

Unearthing the close collaboration between government television's early muckrakers   learn more...

link to catalog page, Italian Workers of the World

Italian Workers of the World

Labor Migration and the Formation of Multiethnic States

Author: Edited by Donna R. Gabaccia and Fraser M. Ottanelli
Pub Date: 2005

The impact of transnational Italian workers on the countries where they lived and worked   learn more...

link to catalog page, Japanese American Midwives

Japanese American Midwives

Culture, Community, and Health Politics, 1880-1950

Author: Susan L. Smith
Pub Date: October 2005

The separate but unequal politics of health affecting American minority women   learn more...

link to catalog page, Labor Embattled

Labor Embattled

History, Power, Rights

Author: David Brody
Pub Date: April 2005

What history has to say about the current crisis of American labor   learn more...

link to catalog page, Nietzsche on Language, Consciousness, and the Body Author: Christian J. Emden
Pub Date: July 2005

Vindicating Nietzsche as a man of--and ahead of--his time   learn more...

link to catalog page, Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel Author: M. Giulia Fabi
Pub Date: April 2005

Revealing the role of light-skinned black characters passing for white in African American literature   learn more...

link to catalog page, Peking Opera and Politics in Taiwan Author: Nancy Guy
Pub Date: June 2005

How the politics of culture and censorship shaped Peking opera's unique history in Taiwan   learn more...

link to catalog page, Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher Author: Robert Bray
Pub Date: August 2005

The cantankerous western frontiersman who was "God's breaking plow on the prairie"--until he hit a stump with Abraham Lincoln standing on it   learn more...

link to catalog page, Race, Rock, and Elvis Author: Michael T. Bertrand
Pub Date: 2005

How a white take on black sounds revolutionized race relations   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reinventing Marriage

Reinventing Marriage

The Love and Work of Alice Freeman Palmer and George Herbert Palmer

Author: Lori Kenschaft
Pub Date: September 2005

An intimate biography of one of the first American dual-career marriages   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano

The Rock of His Times

Author: Russell Sullivan
Pub Date: April 2005

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the final fight of boxing's only undefeated heavyweight champion   learn more...

link to catalog page, Self-Help Books

Self-Help Books

Why Americans Keep Reading Them

Author: Sandra K. Dolby
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

Understanding instead of lamenting the popularity of self-help books   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Concise History of Woman Suffrage

The Concise History of Woman Suffrage

Selections from History of Woman Suffrage, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association

Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle
Pub Date: May 2005

The "greatest hits" of woman's suffrage, compiled and explained   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Consumer Trap

The Consumer Trap

Big Business Marketing in American Life

Author: Michael Dawson
Pub Date: 2005

Why the much-advertised American way of life continues to grow more socially, economically, and environmentally costly and less citizen-friendly -- and what we should do about it   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Enchantments of Technology Author: Lee Worth Bailey
Pub Date: October 2005

A rollicking romp through our hidden assumptions about modern, technological existence   learn more...

link to catalog page, The End of Baseball As We Knew It

The End of Baseball As We Knew It

The Players Union, 1960-81

Author: Charles P. Korr
Pub Date: 2005

The fascinating history of the MLBPA's transformation into the nation's most powerful labor union   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Tribe of Black Ulysses

The Tribe of Black Ulysses

African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South

Author: William P. Jones
Pub Date: April 2005

An innovative new study of the largest group of black industrial workers in the South   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Unlevel Playing Field

The Unlevel Playing Field

A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport

Author: David K. Wiggins and Patrick B. Miller
Pub Date: April 2005

A chronicle of significant athletic events and the lives and careers of numerous black sports heroes---and the very significant role of sports in the history of race relations in the U.S.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Theremin

Theremin

Ether Music and Espionage

Author: Albert Glinsky
Pub Date: 2005

The riveting story of an eccentric musician-scientist turned Soviet spook   learn more...

link to catalog page, When Public Housing Was Paradise

When Public Housing Was Paradise

Building Community in Chicago

Author: J. S. Fuerst, with the assistance of D. Bradford Hunt
Pub Date: December 2005

True tales of public housing's possibilities from the people who lived and worked there   learn more...

link to catalog page, William Maxwell

William Maxwell

A Literary Life

Author: Barbara Burkhardt
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

The illustrious life and works of the famous New Yorker editor   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women and Experimental Filmmaking Author: Edited by Jean Petrolle and Virginia Wright Wexman
Pub Date: October 2005

Bringing women's movies from outside the mainstream into focus   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women in the South African Parliament

Women in the South African Parliament

From Resistance to Governance

Author: Hannah Evelyn Britton
Pub Date: August 2005

The play-by-play account of how South African women gained national office, secured constitutional protection, and won legislative reform   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women Making News

Women Making News

Gender and Journalism in Modern Britain

Author: Michelle Elizabeth Tusan
Pub Date: November 2005

Women creating the space for their own political voices in the press   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women's History in Global Perspective, Volume 2 Author: Edited by Bonnie G. Smith
Pub Date: July 2005

Regional and global perspectives from the finest writers on women's history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women's History in Global Perspective, Volume 3 Author: Edited by Bonnie G. Smith
Pub Date: April 2005

Regional and global perspectives from the finest writers on women's history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wong Kar-wai Author: Peter Brunette
Pub Date: April 2005

Exploring Wong Kar-wai's groundbreaking use of sound and visual technique to create a new form of cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Writing out of Place

Writing out of Place

Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture

Author: Judith Fetterley and Marjorie Pryse
Pub Date: 2005

Locating the resistant discourse of women's writing in often surprising places   learn more...

link to catalog page, Young America

Young America

Land, Labor, and the Republican Community

Author: Mark A. Lause
Pub Date: 2005

How working people's republican "free labor" ethos changed the national agenda at a crucial period in U.S. history   learn more...