Spring 2006


Spring 2006


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The Wind's in the North, 1944, detail, Oil on canvas, 27 x 30 inches, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University

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link to catalog page, Chinese Immigrants, African Americans, and Racial Anxiety in the United States, 1848-82 Author: Najia Aarim-Heriot
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2006

Comparisons of the treatment of the Chinese and African-Americans in the U.S. in the 19th century   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Cosmopolitan Self

The Cosmopolitan Self

George Herbert Mead and Continental Philosophy

Author: Mitchell Aboulafia
Pub Date: 2006

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link to catalog page, Chorus and Community Author: Edited by Karen Ahlquist
Pub Date: September 2006

The chorus and its effect on music and the world   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making Lemonade out of Lemons

Making Lemonade out of Lemons

Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1880-1960

Author: José M. Alamillo
Pub Date: June 2006

How Mexican American workers challenged, transformed and politicized leisure   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chris Marker Author: Nora M. Alter
Pub Date: July 2006

Investigating the maverick filmmaker's personal and politcal relationships with film   learn more...

link to catalog page, Contesting Identities

Contesting Identities

Sports in American Film

Author: Aaron Baker
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2006

Analysis of race, class and gender in American sports films   learn more...

link to catalog page, Holding Up More Than Half the Sky

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky

Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City, 1948-92

Author: Xiaolan Bao
Pub Date: 2006

Bao looks at the dramatic 1982 strike of 20,000 Chinese-American garment workers (most of them women) and explores the profound transformation of family culture that enabled this uncharacteristic militancy and organized protest.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Urban Land Use Planning, Fifth Edition Author: Philip R. Berke, David R. Godschalk, and Edward J. Kaiser, with Daniel A. Rodriguez
Pub Date: April 2006

The newest edition of the urban planning "bible"   learn more...

link to catalog page, How Free Can Religion Be? Author: Randall P. Bezanson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2010

A provocative discussion of eight Supreme Court decisions on church/state separation   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa Author: Paul Edmund Bierley
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2010

The ultimate reference on America's marching band marvel   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jamaica in 1850

Jamaica in 1850

or, The Effects of Sixteen Years of Freedom on a Slave Colony

Author: John Bigelow
Pub Date: June 2006

The double-edged sword of emancipation and the truth about its effects   learn more...

link to catalog page, Onoto Watanna

Onoto Watanna

The Story of Winnifred Eaton

Author: Diana Birchall
Pub Date: 2006

The fascinating biography of an almost fictional best-selling novelist, journalist, and scriptwriter, who succeeded in overcoming the barriers of race and gender.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black and Mormon Author: Edited by Newell G. Bringhurst and Darron T. Smith
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2006

Taking stock of Mormon progress on the developing role of blacks   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bridgeport's Socialist New Deal, 1915-36 Author: Cecelia Bucki
Pub Date: May 2006

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link to catalog page, Sandow the Magnificent

Sandow the Magnificent

Eugen Sandow and the Beginnings of Bodybuilding

Author: David L. Chapman
Pub Date: Cloth: 1994; Paper: March 2006

The strongman whose pioneering focus on physique built an entertainment empire   learn more...

link to catalog page, Being Chinese, Becoming Chinese American Author: Shehong Chen
Pub Date: May 2006

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link to catalog page, Righteous Indignation

Righteous Indignation

Religion and the Populist Revolution

Author: Joe Creech
Pub Date: July 2006

A striking new understanding of Populism by uncovering the way religious commitments shaped the Populist revolt of the 1890s   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pedro Almodóvar Author: Marvin D’Lugo
Pub Date: July 2006

Understanding Almodóvar's increasing complexity through an investigation of his central themes and the Spanish film tradition   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Indiana Dunes Revealed

The Indiana Dunes Revealed

The Art of Frank V. Dudley

Author: Edited by James R. Dabbert with J. Ronald Engel, Joan Gibb Engel, Wendy Greenhouse, and William Gerdts
Pub Date: October 2006

A native Midwesterner’s timeless portrayals of a fragile sanctuary   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hypothetical City Workbook III

Hypothetical City Workbook III

Exercises and GIS Data to Accompany Urban Land Use Planning, Fifth Edition

Author: Ann-Margaret Esnard, Philip R. Berke, David R. Godschalk, and Edward J. Kaiser
Pub Date: April 2006

Exercises and problems to accompany the "bible" of urban planning   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Bill Monroe Reader Author: Edited by Tom Ewing
Pub Date: Cloth: 2000; Paper: 2006

This multi-faceted and richly illustrated reader traces the career of the “Father of Bluegrass Music” who transformed a local musical style into a unique national music form   learn more...

link to catalog page, Radical Unionism in the Midwest, 1900-1950 Author: Rosemary Feurer
Pub Date: September 2006

The dynamic relationship between unionism and radicalism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Waves of Opposition

Waves of Opposition

Labor and the Struggle for Democratic Radio

Author: Elizabeth Fones-Wolf
Pub Date: October 2006

A riveting look at the rise of labor radio   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women, Gender, and Technology Author: Edited by Mary Frank Fox, Deborah G. Johnson, and Sue V. Rosser
Pub Date: 2006

An interdisciplinary investigation of the co-creation of gender and technology   learn more...

link to catalog page, Robber Baron

Robber Baron

The Life of Charles Tyson Yerkes

Author: John Franch
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2008

The epic story of an American visionary and scoundrel   learn more...

link to catalog page, Citizen Spielberg Author: Lester D. Friedman
Pub Date: July 2006

The first completely comprehensive study of Spielberg’s film career   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Civil War Soldier of Christ and Country

A Civil War Soldier of Christ and Country

The Selected Correspondence of John Rodgers Meigs, 1859-64

Author: Edited by Mary A. Giunta
Pub Date: August 2006

The earnest experiences of an intelligent, sincere, and brave young Union soldier   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gangs in the Global City

Gangs in the Global City

Alternatives to Traditional Criminology

Author: Edited by John M. Hagedorn
Pub Date: December 2007

Understanding world-wide gangs through the lens of globalization   learn more...

link to catalog page, Queer Gothic Author: George E. Haggerty
Pub Date: July 2006

Discovering gothic fiction’s role in the development of sexuality   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

A Reader's Edition

Author: Edited by Grant Hardy
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2005

A reader-friendly edition of the Book of Mormon, for Mormons as well as non-Mormons   learn more...

link to catalog page, Longfellow Redux Author: Christoph Irmscher
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2008

In defense of America’s first “pop” poet   learn more...

link to catalog page, Author: Ben Johnston
Pub Date: November 2006

The selected writings of an innovative composer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Unwanted Beauty

Unwanted Beauty

Aesthetic Pleasure in Holocaust Representation

Author: Brett Ashley Kaplan
Pub Date: December 2007

Getting to the bottom of controversial debates over artistic depictions of the Holocaust   learn more...

link to catalog page, Embargoed Science Author: Vincent Kiernan
Pub Date: August 2006

The invisible influence of an elitist embargo on knowledge The "embargo's" impact on public knowledge about important science and medical news   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jews, Sports, and the Rites of Citizenship Author: Edited by Jack Kugelmass
Pub Date: December 2007

How sports act as a path toward citizenship for minority populations   learn more...

link to catalog page, Humanism of the Other Author: Emmanuel Levinas
Pub Date: 2006

This work, a philosophical reaction to prevailing nihilism in the 1960's is urgent reading today when a new sort of nihilism, parading in the very garments of humanism, threatens to engulf our civilization. ---- A key text in Levinas’ work, introduces the concept of the humanity of each human being as only understood and discovered through understanding the humanity of others first   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ten Traditional Tellers Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Pub Date: May 2006

Looking inside the lives, cultures, and stories of traditional storytellers from around the world   learn more...

link to catalog page, Don't Get above Your Raisin'

Don't Get above Your Raisin'

Country Music and the Southern Working Class

Author: Bill C. Malone
Pub Date: Cloth: 2002; Paper: 2006

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link to catalog page, Simone de Beauvoir's Political Thinking Author: Edited by Lori Jo Marso and Patricia Moynagh
Pub Date: May 2006

The first book devoted exclusively to Beauvoir’s politics   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Mormon History Association's Tanner Lectures Author: Edited by Dean L. May and Reid L. Neilson with Richard Lyman Bushman, Jan Shipps, and Thomas G. Alexander
Pub Date: May 2006

Twenty-one eminent non-Mormon historians’ “outsider” perspectives on Mormon history   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Era of Education

The Era of Education

The Presidents and the Schools, 1965-2001

Author: Lawrence J. McAndrews
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2008

The first comprehensive study of the politics and policies of public and nonpublic school aid and desegregation at the end of the twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sunspots and the Sun King

Sunspots and the Sun King

Sovereignty and Mediation in Seventeenth-Century France

Author: Ellen M. McClure
Pub Date: May 2006

Mediation, monarchy, and Louis XIV's attempts to legitimize his reign   learn more...

link to catalog page, Evil by Design

Evil by Design

The Creation and Marketing of the Femme Fatale

Author: Elizabeth K. Menon
Pub Date: May 2006

French print media and the image of the "depraved" woman in the Belle Epoque   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lou Harrison Author: Leta E. Miller and Fredric Lieberman
Pub Date: June 2006

His life, works, and place in the history of twentieth-century American music   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Paddy Camps

The Paddy Camps

The Irish of Lowell, 1821-61

Author: Brian C. Mitchell
Pub Date: May 2006

The dramatic story of the fights and compromises that shaped an Irish community   learn more...

link to catalog page, Saying It's So

Saying It's So

A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal

Author: Daniel A. Nathan
Pub Date: September 2005

How meaning was manufactured following the national pastime's darkest hour   learn more...

link to catalog page, Music and Ideas in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Author: Claude V. Palisca
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2017

A masterful investigation of the close interrelationships between music and intellectual history   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Staggering Revolution

A Staggering Revolution

A Cultural History of Thirties Photography

Author: John Raeburn
Pub Date: April 2006

A comprehensive cultural and artistic history of photography in its most dynamic decade   learn more...

link to catalog page, Vacation Stories

Vacation Stories

Five Science Fiction Tales

Author: Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Pub Date: 2006

Written by Nobel Prize-winning Ramón y Cajal and translated into English for the first time by MacArthur Fellow Laura Otis, these five ingenious, early science fiction tales take a politically subversive and wickedly microscopic look at the nature, allure, and danger of scientific curiosity. (Think Jules Verne!)   learn more...

link to catalog page, Viva Baseball!

Viva Baseball!

Latin Major Leaguers and Their Special Hunger

Author: Samuel O. Regalado
Pub Date: April 2008

Illuminating the struggles of Latin American professional baseball players in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Picshuas of H. G. Wells

The Picshuas of H. G. Wells

A Burlesque Diary

Author: Gene K. Rinkel and Margaret E. Rinkel
Pub Date: May 2006

Recovering and analyzing Wells' amazing wealth of sketches and caricatures   learn more...

link to catalog page, Racing to a Cure

Racing to a Cure

A Cancer Victim Refuses Chemotherapy and Finds Tomorrow's Cures in Today's Scientific Laboratories

Author: Neil Ruzic
Pub Date: February 2006

A Cancer Memoir detailing the serach for new biotherapies in cancer treatment while encouraging others to research, question, and become self-advocates for their own treatments.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Singing in a Strange Land

Singing in a Strange Land

C. L. Franklin, the Black Church, and the Transformation of America

Author: Nick Salvatore
Pub Date: July 2006

The remarkable biography of a magnetic leader, a very human man, and the father of “the Queen of Soul”   learn more...

link to catalog page, Romantic Complexity

Romantic Complexity

Keats, Coleridge, and Wordsworth

Author: Jack Stillinger
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: 2009

A critical look at three fundamental Romantic poets from a leading scholar of British romanticism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Freedom from Advertising

Freedom from Advertising

E. W. Scripps's Chicago Experiment

Author: Duane C. S. Stoltzfus
Pub Date: January 2007

Scripps' revolutionary attempt to produce a newspaper without advertising   learn more...

link to catalog page, In Tender Consideration

In Tender Consideration

Women, Families, and the Law in Abraham Lincoln's Illinois

Author: Edited by Daniel W. Stowell
Pub Date: 2006

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link to catalog page, Author: Benjamin P. Thomas
Pub Date: 2006

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link to catalog page, The Old German Baptist Brethren

The Old German Baptist Brethren

Faith, Farming, and Change in the Virginia Blue Ridge

Author: Charles D. Thompson Jr.
Pub Date: June 2006

A traditional community's struggle to define itself in the face of agricultural change   learn more...

link to catalog page, Women Shaping Islam

Women Shaping Islam

Reading the Qur'an in Indonesia

Author: Pieternella van Doorn-Harder
Pub Date: November 2006

The surprising work of women in, on, and through Islam   learn more...

link to catalog page, Medical Revolutionaries

Medical Revolutionaries

The Enslaved Healers of Eighteenth-Century Saint Domingue

Author: Karol K. Weaver
Pub Date: September 2006

How slave healers inspired the Haitian Revolution, toppled the slave system in Saint Domingue, and led to the loss of France’s most productive New World colony   learn more...

link to catalog page, Coalfield Jews

Coalfield Jews

An Appalachian History

Author: Deborah R. Weiner
Pub Date: October 2006

The stories of vibrant eastern European Jewish communities in the Appalachian coalfields   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicago Blues

Chicago Blues

Portraits and Stories

Author: David Whiteis
Pub Date: April 2006

A descriptive tour through the places and personalities of the Chicago Blues scene, past and present   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Social Sciences and Theories of Race Author: Vernon J. Williams Jr.
Pub Date: August 2006

The secret battles over the values influencing social sciences   learn more...

link to catalog page, Staging Tradition

Staging Tradition

John Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott

Author: Michael Ann Williams
Pub Date: August 2006

The colorful and detailed story of folk music’s pioneering stage presenters   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Black Cow's Footprint

The Black Cow's Footprint

Time, Space and Music in the Lives of the Kotas of South India

Author: Richard K. Wolf
Pub Date: March 2006

The unique worldview and music of a remote community   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chinese American Literature since the 1850s Author: Xiao-huang Yin
Pub Date: 2006

The first comprehensive study of Chinese American literature in English and Chinese from the 19th-Century to the present and combines the work of ethnicity specialists with the findings of literary critics offering a fresh understanding of the interrlations between Chine American history and literature.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Civil Rights and Politics at Hampton Institute

Civil Rights and Politics at Hampton Institute

The Legacy of Alonzo G. Moron

Author: Hoda M. Zaki
Pub Date: January 2007

The heavy price paid by the president of a Southern black college for his civil rights activism   learn more...